Every Month - Sunday morning
Our club runs a 10 race series over 10 km for kayaks & 5km for SUPs each month at Cockle Creek.
The kayak race is handicapped while the SUPs use the SUP 5.0 format all starting at the same time with the aim of building points based on achieving personal best times. Refer parameters under "Results Tab") with results determining accumulating each month to determine a series winner in both male & female.
We encourage all members to participate at their own level to have fun and improve their own skills. You must be a member of our club or PaddleNSW to participate. A small entry fee is charged and this covers a BBQ at the end.
If you enjoy a bit of healthy competition and want to get paddle fit then this is the event for you. A bit of club rivalry is encouraged so all clubs interested should keep these dates in their calendar (refer "Events Tab" for details)
Contact Ray Baxter 0412 492 242
Hunter Paddle Challenge
The Hunter Paddle Challenge offers keen paddlers the choice of a full 60km, 30km or 15km course.
The route traverses the scenic upper reaches of the Hunter River from Lorn near Maitland through farm land to historic Morpeth and on to Raymond Terrace, where the shorter course starts, and continues to Hexham passing by nature reserves at Ash Island and finally finishing near the rivers end at Stockton.
The inaugural event started in 2012 and is run by Hunter Wetlands Centre to raise proceeds for environmental projects undertaken by the organization.
This centre was founded in 1984 by a group of conservationists on a 45 hectare site at Shortland, Newcastle and is haven for local and migrating birdlife and a home to a wide range of local flora & fauna.
This event is on early September and is a good lead up in training for those interested in doing the Hawkesbury Classic.
17 September 2016
The Myall Classic – kayak and canoe race has established itself as an iconic event on the Australian marathon racing calendar. The Myall Classic is one of the ‘Big Three’ flatwater marathon races in Australia.
Every year, in September, hundreds of paddlers gather at Tea Gardens to battle it out on the stunning waters of the Myall Lakes. With three events – the 12km, 27km and 48 km, the Myall Classic has something for everyone – whether you’re a competitive paddler looking for some exciting racing or a recreational paddler wanting to soak up some of the stunning scenery and pristine waters of the Myall Lakes.
On top of some great paddling to be had, the Myall Classic raises money for the Cure for Life Foundation. Cure For Life is a foundation aimed at supporting advancements in the treatment of brain cancer.
The action starts on the banks of the Myall River opposite the Tea Gardens Hotel Motel, Marine Drive, Tea Gardens at 8am.
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic
29 - 30 October 2016
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is a fun paddle with a serious purpose. Each year around 600 paddlers paddle 111 km overnight in the moonlight, down the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Brooklyn, to raise money for charity.
Over the years the event has build into a great community event, with paddlers, their landcrew and hundreds of volunteers converging on the banks of the Hawkesbury River at Windsor on the day of the event to enjoy the camaraderie and spirit that the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic has built.
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic has an excellent safety record, with the long-term health of paddlers over-riding any other considerations.
The first paddlers leave Windsor at 4:00pm on Saturday and pass 21 safety checkpoints during the night. The fastest craft arrive at Brooklyn in less than 10 hours, but the average time is closer to 15 hours.
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic has been run since 1977 and is made possible by volunteers who put in hundreds of hours of time throughout the year, landowners who allow us the use of their land for the weekend and the paddlers and their support crews.
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic has raised more than $4 million for medical research. The major beneficiary for this year's event will be the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.
Our club participates in this event late October each year so if you would like further details
Check out The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic for the latest details.
21-25 November 2016
The Marathon is one of the world’s longest canoe races covering a distance of 404km over its five day duration. The event originated in 1969, when ten friends decided to paddle the Murray River to raise $250 for charity. The Marathon attracts on average 750 paddlers and 2500 support crews, annually.
The event starts in Yarrawonga and finishes in Swan Hill, passing through Tocumwal, Picnic Point, Echuca, Torrumbarry, Cohuna and Murrabit on the way
YMCA took over the running of the Marathon in 2009, and has continued to bring friends, families and community groups together.
YMCA Victoria is a not-for-profit community development organisation, which builds strong people, strong families and strong communities. One of the major aims for the Murray Marathon is to support the Murray River region.
YMCA is committed to investing all funds raised from the event back into the Murray River region, to help maintain the social, environmental and economic sustainability This is done through the allocation of funding from the 'Take the Challenge' grants. 'Take the Challenge' was created by YMCA to give regional communities the opportunity to put forward ideas of programs and services that could address a disadvantage in their community.
The Murray Marathon is a great event helping to overcome the issues of disadvantage in regional communities. Through the event many communities have been positively affected through the improvement of their economic, social and environmental situations. Every year YMCA aims to deliver an even better Marathon and the continued success of the event shows the achievement of these goals.
The Marathon has become such an iconic event around Australia as its core values and contribution back to disadvantaged communities truly resonates with everyone it touches.