It is looking very much like the race will start at 1pm on Saturday 18th from Fisherman's and finish at Station Beach round Barrenjoey Head. We will email and text everyone on Thursday as a trial run and again on Friday evening just after 8pm with final directions. Please advise us at email@example.com if you do not receive a notification.
All paddlers will have to register for this event using the link below.
It will be a beach start and the course will take us about 2 km out to sea, round a boat marker and then up the coast, around Barrenjoey Head to finish on Station Beach. The paddlers who nominated for Australian selection will have red stickers on both sides of the boat and the others who are racing the Open Water Final only will have yellow stickers on the front right of the boat.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PADDLERS MUST WEAR A LIFEJACKET THROUGHOUT THE RACE AND HAVE A LEG-LEASH AVAILABLE FOR USE IF REQUIRED BY THE RACE DIRECTOR.
THIS IS AN EVENT FOR EXPERIENCED OPEN WATER PADDLERS ONLY. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF YOUR ABILITY TO COMPLETE IT SAFELY PLEASE DO NOT RACE. THERE WILL BE OTHER PADDLENSW RACES SUITABLE FOR YOU.
Australian selection paddlers will enter in the normal Open Water categories and the times will be recorded as per the Open Water system. The selection panel will be given the results immediately and will aim to make the full team selection by Tuesday 21st May. There may be further nominations made as soon as possible after that depending upon availability for attendance in Portugal.
As stated in the selection Criteria document (below) at least 2 paddlers from each category will be selected at this race depending upon their placing. The selection panel will consider the remaining placings and announce the full team on Tuesday 21st.
This is a point to point race and paddlers are expected to make their own transport arrangements involving starting at Fisherman's and finishing at Station Beach. Fruit, drinks Real Coffee and a BBQ will be provided free of charge at the finish. This is the final race of the PaddleNSW Open Water Series and the series medals will be presented on the day.
PADDLERS SELECTED IN AUSTRALIAN OCEAN RACING TEAM
Emails will be sent to all paddlers nominated for Australian team selection on 21st May. All nominees will be requested to confirm or otherwise their intention to attend the World Championships at Vila do Conde in Portugal 2013 by Thursday 23rd May. An information package will be forwarded on 21st to all nominees.
To get a general idea of the World Champs see the link below.
A Team meeting, to be attended by as many team members as possible, will be held about 26th May 2013 (TBC) at Sports House Olympic Park at 5pm to discuss the following:
- Introduction of personnel
- Finances/ Budget
- Flight bookings/ passports
- Booking of boats
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