Summer racing is BACK AGAIN!
Introducing the Vaikobi Hobart Twilight Series, a collaboration between Next Level Kayaking, our major apparel supplier Vaikobi, the Derwent Canoe Club and the Kingston Beach Sailing Club. We are aiming to bring you a fun, challenging and inclusive set of events catering for competitive and developing paddlers alike.
The series will include 5 events on Thursday evenings at Kingston, and 1 event on Australia Day at Long Beach throughout summer and autumn 2021/22.
All Kingston events will start and finish from the Kingston Beach Sailing Club, giving us an undercover area for briefings & presentations, and a large area for nearby parking. The KBSC will run post-race barbeques and make their bar & deck area available to everyone involved. So you won't have to rush home for dinner, just relax with fellow paddlers, watch the sun set, and enjoy some well-deserved refreshments!
25 November, 2021 - Kingston
16 December, 2021 - Kingston
26 January, 2022 - Long Beach
10 February, 2022 - Kingston
10 March, 2022 - Kingston
31 March, 2022 - Kingston
All Kingston events will start at 6.00pm, encouraging an "after work" vibe with plenty of fresh air, exercise and good times with paddling friends.
The Long Beach event on Australia Day will start at 12.30pm.
Site maps are below.
Three divisions will be available (approx 10-12km, 8-9km and 4-6km) with first time participation encouraged and gear hire available for early stage paddlers. Series categories will be Junior U18, Youth U23, Open, Masters U45, Veteran U55 and Super Veteran O55 for male & female paddlers. We are also offering an Open category for double ski paddlers.
Thanks to generous support from Vaikobi there will be spot prizes during the series and overall series prizes, with both volunteers & competitors going into stand-alone draws. If you're interested in volunteering at some point during the series please let us know, it would be very much appreciated!
Please contact us or check out our Facebook page for more information.
Let's get together and celebrate paddling in beautiful Hobart, get among some sea breezes, and spend time doing the sport we love at the end of another long and challenging year!