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

Results – Race 1 of the Hoe Tonga W6 PADDLA Series 2016

Paddlers were greeted by a pretty decent chilly Southeasterly, but otherwise sunny-ish conditions at Race 1 of the Series. A big thanks to all teams supporting the event, and what a fantastic effort by PCKC as the host of Race 1. The event was very well run, and sets a benchmark for races 2 and 3.

Click here for the results of Race 1, including the number of series points collected by each team so far.

Want to replay the racing? Click on the links below:

Race 2 will be hosted by Hawaiki Nui Tuarua Waka Ama Club, on 6 August 2016. Please ensure that you get your entries on time for Race 2 and 3. For Race 1 we had several teams enter at the last minute, which makes it hard for organisers to plan ahead. Please help our event organisers by being organised.

To view additional information, please go to

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Live racing: W6 Paddla Series Race 1 on 9 July 2016

Watch the racing live:

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

Note that clubs will be invoiced by Hoe Tonga for the entries for this race in the Series. There will be no refunds for teams that do not show up on the day, or those that pull out after the close-off date.

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Ice Water Paddler Series – Race 2 results

Thanks for participating in and supporting this race. Some reasonably challenging conditions for the rudderless W1, with a hard side-on wind for most of the way. The course distance was 9km, with the Hutt River bridge as the half way turning point.

A total of 16 paddlers were in attendance. The next race will be back in Porirua, let’s get those number up again.

Click here for the results.

For future dates and series details, go to