Friday, March 20, 2015

Porirua Grand Traverse...and Paddle section time trial next weekend. a Multisport event that's having it's 10th Anniversary on Sunday April 12. Chester is on the board of Trustees now and is responsible for the "Water Management" of the event.

Though it has a 10 km paddle, 26  km mountain bike and 18 km mountain run......all the disciplines are now can do the paddle only.... or maybe add a run or mountain bike to that.

There is also a doubles option where two people complete all the sections together.......the paddle section is in a double kayak or go to the Facebook page

Pre PGT time trial.

Welly Paddlers are running a time trial over the
 10 km Paddle leg.

Sunday March 29 at 8 am.

Start/Finish: Whitireia Polytechnic Boat ramp

Entry Fee : It's Free !

Mass Start: Timing take your own time....we'll all be paddling (even Sharlene) Chester will be setting the stopwatch off his ski with a one minute countdown.....though there is an option of turning as you see the first paddlers head back on the homeward leg.....they can chase any "turn arounds" back to the finish.

High tide is at 5 am.....low tide is at 12 noon..... so it will be an it's a low tide on the day (April 12)

Of course it's open to : waka ama, kayaks, surf ski, Stand Up Paddlers and adventure racing doubles.

Surf ski hire : We are hiring surf skis for the event..... get hold of quick smart to get a surf ski.....they range from stable to tippy.... the skis for hire are in some of these photos below.

The skis are $150 for two, use of surf ski on the day of the PGT..... and a pre event fit up and paddle from 3 pm to 5 pm Saturday April 11. We transport the skis.

Note : The skis are usually $200 - $300 for International surf ski Events

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