Live racing: Race 2 of the W6 PADDLA Series (Dolly Varden Beach)

Watch the racing live:

The weather forecast is for rather chilly Southerly, so make sure you bring warm clothing. Canoes should also be fitted with skirts.

As canoes will be equipped with trackers, please ensure that they are returned to registration before your team leaves the race venue.

To view additional information, including finding out who has entered, please go to

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Results for Ice Water Paddler Series Race 3

It was a beautiful sunny day, albeit with a biting Southwesterly. Numbers were a bit down, but a few hardy souls battled it out anyway.

Here the results for Race 3:

Overall Name Time Craft W1 Men W1 Wo SS/SK
1 Jörn Scherzer 0:49:51 W1 1
2 Lawrence Hynes 0:50:04 W1 2
3 Karl Timu 0:51:26 SS 1
4 Rueben Hill 0:52:31 SS 2
5 Barton Fletcher 0:52:35 SS 3
6 Bowen Cook 1:06:45 W1 3
7 Mahinaarangi Rikihana 1:08:47 W1 1
8 Fern Thompson 1:11:18 W1 2
9 Izzy Bruce 1:12:48 W1 3
10 Willie Johnstone Coaching W1

Don’t forget to get your entries in for Race 2 of the Hoe Tonga W6 PADDLA Series this Sunday, also at Dolly Varden Beach.

Several ama stolen or vandalised

Several ama have been stolen or vandalised at Mana Pasifika OCC based at Ngati Toa Domain.

Anita Taggart’s ama was blue and was from a surfrigger. Dennis Ngatai had a yellow click-in ama, also for a surfrigger, Piki Emery had a white ama for a Tomahawk.

If you find these, or someone is trying to sell these to you, please contact Hoe Tonga or the owners.

Sunday, 31 July: Race 3 of Ice Water Series

This race will be at Dolly Varden Beach (next to Paremata Bridge in Mana/Porirua). The forecast is for a strong Westerly.

The course may involve going to Onepoto and back (to get shelter from the wind), and on to Brown’s Bay and back.

When you arrive, please come to registration (ask for Joern or Tanya).

Want to know more about the Series? Go to


Race 2 of the Hoe Tonga W6 PADDLA Series on Sunday 7 August

Race 2 will be on Sunday, 7 August (previously Saturday, 6 August).

Click here to download the event panui for Race 2.


  • Clubs will be invoiced. PLEASE DO NOT BRING CASH. Pay your club instead, the club will then pay on one invoice.
  • Please be on site in time for the canoe safety check and race briefing. Your canoe must be safety checked, and your steerer or team captain must attend the race briefing. If you are late, no racing for you. So if you are paddling a canoe over in the morning, leave in time.
  • Make sure your team’s roster is complete, otherwise those paddlers will miss out on spot prizes, including a brand new Tai paddle.
  • Safety check form (check out what safety equipment your team will need)
  • Waiver (each paddler within a team must sign)
  • For information on the series, go to



Tai Paddle to give away

Thats’s right, a brand new Tai Paddle will be one of our spot prizes for the Hoe Tonga W6 PADDLA Series.

But you have to race (and be on the roster for your respective team) in order to go in the draw. So go on, get those entries sorted.

For more detail and to see who has entered, go to

Please don’t leave this until the last minute, as this makes it hard on organisers. All entries are to be online done by your club reps.

Race 3 of Ice Water Paddler Series postponed!


Due to the very poor weather forecast for this coming Sunday, the Ice Water Paddler Series Race 3 has been postponed until Sunday 31 July.

I know that some of us are hardy enough that we would paddle regardless, but I’m worried about keeping the time keepers happy too😉.

Questions? Call Joern on 021-1250997