Salty Friday's


Twilight racing returns to Hobart with our brand new Salty Friday's race & development series! This is an inclusive series, with developing paddlers receiving just as much support as experienced paddlers. Entry fees are cheap and the same for everyone. There are no age, gender or craft categories...paddlers simply enter any one of 3 divisions and results will be recorded on this basis. There are also hire options available for early stage paddlers who don't have their own gear (please note that this series is NOT suitable for total beginners).

Knock off work and #getsalty with us this summer!

Series features

  • Venue rotation with courses at Kingston Beach, Long Beach (Sandy Bay) and Little Howrah Beach
  • 6.15pm starts, giving you plenty of time to get to the events
  • Post-race eats & drinks at The Salty Dog Hotel (Kingston) and the Hobart Twilight Market (Long Beach)
  • 3 divisions catering for inexperienced paddlers through to advanced paddlers 
  • Dedicated event staff & IRB safety crew
  • Simple & efficient systems for entries, results and participant communication
  • Entry fees can be paid online, or with cash/card at the event
  • Spectator-friendly, multi-lap courses (set according to the conditions on the day)
  • Mobile event with flexibility to use other venues if we're up against tricky weather or any other adverse circumstances

Choose your challenge:

Division 1 (approx 8-10km)
Division 2 (approx 6-8km)
Division 3 (approx 4-6km)

We will normally run a sheltered course for Division 3, and a more exposed course with a maximised downwind section for Divisions 1 and 2. Courses will normally be triangular or rectangular in shape, allowing safety craft to patrol from a central point with full visibility.

Schedule for 2018 

Oct 12 - Social paddle, course familiarisation & early bird registrations at Kingston Beach 
Oct 19 - Kingston Beach 
Oct 26 - Little Howrah Beach
Nov 2 - Long Beach, Sandy Bay (Hobart Twilight Market)
Nov 9 - OFF
Nov 16 - Kingston Beach
Nov 23 - Little Howrah Beach
Nov 30 - Kingston Beach
Dec 7 - Long Beach, Sandy Bay (Hobart Twilight Market)
Dec 14 - OFF
Dec 21 - Kingston Beach

Schedule for 2019 

Jan 18 - Race 10 at Kingston Beach
Jan 25 - OFF (we'll be running our Australia Day race on the 26th instead)
Feb 1 - OFF
Feb 8 - Kingston Beach
Feb 15 - Kingston Beach
Mar 1 - Long Beach, Sandy Bay (Hobart Twilight Market)
Mar 8 - Kingston Beach
Mar 15 - Kingston Beach
Mar 22 - Kingston Beach
Mar 29 - Kingston Beach
Apr 5 - Kingston Beach

WHEN All events will start at 6.30pm, with registrations open from 5pm 

WHERE Northern end of Kingston Beach, southern end of Long Beach, central location at Little Howrah Beach (see site maps below)

MORE INFO Please contact us by email or phone or check out our Facebook page

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