Race 2 Welly Paddlers Series, Shelley Bay, 10 Oct


Shelley Bay will be the Venue for race 2 of the Welly Paddlers Series on Sunday October 10.
The long range forecast for this Sunday is Northerlies 30 kph………alternately it could go southerly which works perfectly on this course as well.
Open to:
Surf ski
Waka Ama
SUP’s
Sea Kayaks
Surf Life Saving Craft
Multisport Kayaks……… if you are a confident paddler in more open waters.
entry fee:
$5 singles
$8 doubles
$12 W6’s
All entry money goes into the Spot prize pool for this race.
Everyone knows about Buoyancy Vests and the Wellington Regional Council bylaws and also the requirements of the various Sporting codes when it comes to your events and activities………… so we will leave that responsibility to each Paddler to work within the codes of each of your Sporting groups/bodies.
We’ll be set up there from 9 am with the Welly Paddlers Gazebo and the ute full of Spot prizes.

Register with Sharlene as soon as you get there. The race briefing will be at 9.50 am with the race starting at 10 am.

Our course will be an upwind, downwind, upwind course and will head north to an anticlockwise buoy turn close to the shore just before Point Halswell then a good downwind run to the Burnham Wharf (Northern most of the two wharves) where you’ll turn clockwise around a buoy close to the shore and then head back to the finish at Shelley Bay………..that’s an easy 6km.

There will also be a shortened course for SUP’s, so we’ll set that once we see what will work for those who turn up.

The course for the day will be posted on a white board, which you’ll see when you register and I’ll explain this to everyone at the briefing as well.
After the briefing you’ll get the usual 10 minute warm up period then we’ll start the race.
Normal Service will resume with race results and photos on the website by 9 pm Sunday night.
I’ll post a forecast for race day on the website by 8 pm Saturday October 9
027 4581 005 for race day info.
Chester