Welly Paddlers Series (1), 26 Sep, at Ruamahanga River, Wairarapa

Well on September 26th its kick off time for the 8th Season of this Series.
You will see there is a mix of waterways so we’ll have races that go from flat water to upwind and downwind courses on more open water………..there’s something there for everyone…………….. so no one misses out on the opportunity to participate.
  • Sept 26 Wairarapa, Ruamahanga River, venue Waterski Club 12km & 7 km & 3 km
  • Oct 10  Wellington, Evans Bay, venue Shelley Bay 7 km
  • Oct 31  Mana, Plimmerton, venue Ngatitoa Domain 7 km
  • Nov 21 Foxton to Foxton Beach, venue Foxton 10 km (Finish at The Manawatu Boating Club)
  • Dec 19 Petone – Matiu Island, venue Petone Esplanade 8 km
Around Dec 7 we’ll have the schedule ready for the January to April period (once all the other groups have there races finalised.)
Our major long distance race is scheduled for January 30, but we will have a close look at what’s happening as far as the other major long distance events go and may reschedule this event for late March or April around the other events.
Welly Paddlers
Race 1 Ruamahanga River
Sunday Sept 26
registration from 9.15 am
race briefing 10.10am
Race start 10.30 am
……..Don’t forget it’s daylight savings so put your clock forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night 25/9……..
Start finish at the Waterski Club, East West access Road, off Kahutara Road (Southern end of Lake Wairarapa)
The 12 km course will be up to the road bridge at Tuhitarata and back
7 km course will be a two lap course
3 km course 1 lap for Stand Up Paddle boards.
The event is open to all types of Waka Ama, Surf ski and Surf Life Saving craft, touring, sea, multisport and K1 kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards.
You can either race for the town clock or treat each event as a cruise or a good bit of training. We endeavour to make each event as un complicated as we possibly can.
Please use Toilet facilities in the surronding townships we don’t have the availability of toilet facilties at the venue.
Entry fee:
$5 single craft
$8 doubles
$12 W6’s
All entry money goes into spot prizes. All results and photos will be on the website www.wellypaddlers.blogspot.com by 9 pm on the same day as the event.
Any further info:
Chester or Sharlene
04 976 1795
027 4581 005
022 6455 820