W1 Harbour Series (Final), SATURDAY, 4 September, at Mana – NOTE CHANGE OF DATE DUE TO WEATHER

The W1 Harbour Series (VI & FINAL) on 4 September will be run from Mana.

NOTE THAT THE DATE FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FROM SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER TO SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST.

The weather forecast is for gale force winds on Sunday but calm conditions on Saturday morning. It has therefore been decided to shift the event. Apologies for any inconvenience. Let’s hope the weather forecast is correct!

Time: meet at 9.15am, race start at 10am

Distance: ~ 10km

Safety: Paddlers are to ensure that they carry all necessary safety gear, i.e. life jacket, bailer, and are trained in basic self-rescue techniques!

Cost: $2 and your enthusiasm, money goes towards price for the paddler with the most points but winning isn’t the only way to gain points.

FYI, points to give away:

  • 1 point for attendance
  • 1 point for a win (if at least three paddlers in same/lower/higher division)

The main price is a a brandnew blue wave camelbak. There will also be additional spot prices handed out following the race so stick around for a few minutes after the event.

Purpose: This event is for those looking for some competition and for those wanting to spice up their W1 training sessions.

Paddling craft: The series is intended for W1 but the event is open to all paddling craft. The series runs during the Winter season between May and September. Note that the Surfski and Waka Ama Series runs between October and March.

Race notices / change of venue: announced via http://www.hoetonga.co.nz (The venue is normally confirmed on Friday before the race, check http://www.hoetonga.co.nz for race notices.)

If you have any questions, please contact Jörn Scherzer @ 021-1250997.

ENDS