Alongside the Derwent Canoe Club, we are very pleased to introduce this year's Winter Series, and welcome one of our favourite local establishments on board as series sponsor.
With a few tweaks to maximise the warmth factor, we are extending our successful summer series format to the colder months, giving you an opportunity to keep fit, challenge yourselves, stay motivated...and have fun! We will again be offering a very inclusive series across 3 divisions, with gear hire available if you don't have your own. The series schedule will feature a variety of conditions, with traditional flatwater/river and beach/bay/open water courses, meaning that eventual series winners will possess a diverse array of skills...with no race the same!
Series schedule (10.30am starts for all events):
Race 1 - Sat 29 May @ southern end Kingston Beach
Race 2 - Sat 26 Jun @ New Norfolk boat ramp (approx 4km downstream of New Norfolk on the Lyell Highway side)
Race 3 - Sat 31 Jul @ southern end Kingston Beach
Race 4 - Sat 28 Aug @ Franklin boat ramp (north of camping ground and south of the football oval on the Franklin foreshore)
Race 5 - Sat 18 Sep @ southern end Kingston Beach
SITE MAPS FOR ALL VENUES ARE BELOW
Three distances will be available at each event (approx 10-12km for Div 1, 8-9km for Div 2, and 4-6km for Div 3) with first time participation encouraged. There are no age, gender or craft categories to worry about during registration...simply enter any of the 3 divisions and your results will be recorded on this basis. As the series builds, categories will form and appropriate series points will be curated by the organisers.
We are very grateful to the Saltydog Hotel for sponsoring the series and giving us somewhere warm to enjoy a post-race meal and a medicinal beer or wine. The Saltydog are contributing vouchers to the overall series prize pool, and offering competitors happy hour prices on drinks after all three Kingston events. With paddlers expected to finish up around 11.45am and the Saltydog opening from midday on "race days", competitors will be able to go straight from the water to start that all important thawing, event debrief and recovery process in comfort!
Please contact us or check out our Facebook page for more information.
We look forward to seeing you there!