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WINTEr kayak series

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Sourthern Lakes Multisport Club Winter Kayak Series is back for 2022!

Join us for five fantastic kayak races at different locations throughout the region.  Catering to all abilities and classes of kayak, with a great social atmosphere, and the camaraderie of being hard-core in the depths of winter, paddlers return year after year to test their speed and improve their paddle fitness during winter.  The Southern Lakes Multisport Club winter series is a fantastic opportunity to kick start your training for Kathmandu Coast to Coast, and are handicapped so everyone from beginners to those epic speedsters looking for a blistering personal best, have a chance to win. 

See you on the water in June!

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Race 1 - Frankton

12 June 2022

Location: Frankton Beach (Beach Access Road, off Lake Ave)
Registration: 9am - 930am
Race Briefing: 9:45am
Start first wave: 10am.

Entry Options: Click Here

The race is handicapped with the slowest competitors leaving in the first wave, and is open to all classes of kayak and to all kayaking abilities.  The course takes in a lap of Frankton Arm - around 10km. All paddlers must carry the required Compulsory Gear.  Prize giving will be held once the final paddler has completed the course.

Join us at Joes Garage for a coffee, delicious warm things, and to share some yarns about your day on the water.

 
 
Race 2 - Cromwell
Start/Finish Line at Bannockburn Inlet

26 June 2022 

Location: Bannockburn Inlet, Cromwell (Cairnmuir Road)
Registration: 9am - 930am
Race Briefing: 9:45am
Start first wave: 10am.

Entry Options: Click Here

The race is handicapped with the slowest competitors leaving in the first wave, and is open to all classes of kayak and to all kayaking abilities.  The race begins at Bannockburn Inlet, travelling down the Kawarau River towards the Cromwell Historic Precint, before returning back up river towards the finish at Bannockburn Inlet. All paddlers must carry the required Compulsory Gear.  Prize giving will be held once the final paddler has completed the course.

Join us for a coffee,delicious warm things, and to share some yarns about your day on the water, at Forage Information Centre and Cafe, in Cromwell, after the race.

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Race 3 - Wanaka

10 July 2022 

Location: Wanaka Watersports Facility
Registration: 9am - 930am
Race Briefing: 9:45am
Start first wave: 10am.

Entry Options: Click Here

The Wanaka race is fast and furious, a unique circuit course sees the different waves of paddlers, looping past each other multiple times.  The race is handicapped with the slowest competitors leaving in the first wave, and is open to all classes of kayak and to all kayaking abilities.  All paddlers must carry the required Compulsory Gear.  Prize giving will be held once the final paddler has completed the course.

Join us after the race for a coffee, delicious warm things, and to share some yarns about your day on the water.

 
 
Race 4 - Lake Hayes

24 July 2022

Location: Lake Hayes Recreation Area, North-End Lake Hayes (accessed from Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road)
Registration: 9am - 930am
Race Briefing: 9:45am
Start first wave: 10am.

Entry Options: Click Here

The race is handicapped with the slowest competitors leaving in the first wave, and is open to all classes of kayak and to all kayaking abilities.  The race takes in two laps of Lake Hayes.  All paddlers must carry the required Compulsory Gear.  Prize giving will be held once the final paddler has completed the course.

Join us for a coffee,delicious warm things, and to share some yarns about your day on the water, in Arrowtown, after the race.

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Race 5 - Clutha River

7 August 2022

Location: Miners Lane Recreation Area, Clyde
Registration: 0830 - 0945
Race Briefing: 1000
Start first wave: 1030am.

Entry Options: Click Here 

The race is handicapped with the slowest competitors leaving in the first wave, and is open to all classes of kayak.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A GRADE 2 KAYAK CERTIFICATE PLEASE CONTACT THE CLUB

 The race is from Red Bridge in Clyde to the Historic Stone Bridge in Alexandra.  All paddlers must carry the required Compulsory Gear.  Prize giving will be held once the final paddler has completed the course.

Car Shuttle/Logistics: There are usually several other paddlers who will be keen to car-pool to have a vehicle ready and waiting at the finish - make sure arrive early, before registration to tee-up with others for a ride/car relocation.

Join us after the race for a coffee, delicious warm things, and to share some yarns about your day on the water.

Race Start:

Recreation Reserve/Picnic Area off Miners Lane in Clyde

Race Finish:

Boat ramp area, Dunorling Street, Alexandra

 

Race Entry Options

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Purchase race entries for individual events of the Winter Series

Online Only

Members $10/race

Non- Members $20/race

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We would really love for you to enter online ahead of race day to make it easier for our race handi-capping.  Entering on the day will be available.

Cash Only

On The Day Entry $30

SINGLE RACE ENTRY

ON THE DAY ENTRY

SLMC Winter Kayak Series is attracting large fields of paddlers at each race.  Preparing the handicapping, and allocating waves for paddlers has become quite the mamoth task, so we would prefer that you enter online before race day.

ONLINE ENTRIES WILL CLOSE AT NOON THE DAY BEFORE THE RACE

Race numbers will be allocated to an entrant at their first event.  The number you are allocated will be yours for the season.

Not a member?  Join Here

Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation:  If the race is cancelled due to weather, or circumstances outside of the organiser's control, notification will be posted on the SLMC Facebook Page by 7pm on the night prior and an email sent to those who entered.  There will be no refunds given.

 

Withdrawals -  There will be not refunds for withdrawals, or for any other reason.

 

Force Majeure - In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, earthquake etc - and the series is cancelled, there will be no refunds, but the organisers will make every effort to rechedule the races where practical 

 

Compulsory Gear

All kayaks are to have air bags fitted and inflated - or sealed hatches

Each competitor must have:

  • PFD which must have a foil blanket or bag attached or in a pocket, and a whistle attached

  • Seam sealed kayak jacket or rain jacket (can be worn or carried)

In a dry bag, secured in kayak:​

  • Polypropylene (or merino) top and bottom

  • Spare hat (polypropylene or wool)

  • Gloves (wool or polypropylene)

 

SLMC WINTER KAYAK SERIES

COVID CONTINGENCY

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At alert level orange there are
no restrictions that effect
the slmc winter kayak series

The evolving nature
of the NZ Government
Covid response 
means there may be changes
to the current policies

SLMC WIll keep 
you updated if there 
are changes that effect
the winter kayak series

 

MEMBERSHIP

MEMBER BENEFITS

Southern Lakes Multisport Club Membership entitles you to:

-Discounted Event Entry

-Qualification to race in the NZ Multisport Championships

-Access to equipment and coaching sessions

-The opportunity to work alongside race organisers to grow Kiwi Multisport

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