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Wed, 29 May


Clutha River

Clutha Classic

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Clutha Classic
Clutha Classic

Time & Location

29 May 2019, 7:00 pm

Clutha River, Clutha River, Otago, New Zealand

About the event


will be held on Saturday 28th December

This is a legendary race that is a popular hit out before the Kathmandu Coast to Coast the Classic is 54km long. Competitors start in waves from the Wanaka foreshore across the lake to the outlet and start of the Clutha River. Paddlers are then riding the Clutha down through Albert Town, Luggate, passed the much anticipated Devil's Elbow and down to Bendigo Reach.

Registration 8am - 930am

Classic Race Briefing 9.45am

First Wave away 10.15am


The Sprint 39km is now a race in its own right it has now grown in numbers that we will run it as a separate race! a race inside a race!

Registration will be at race HQ on the Wanaka Lake Front 8am - 930am

Alberttown boat ramp carpark Boat and gear check for The Sprint opens at 9am - 10.30am

The Sprint race briefing 10.45am Which must be attended by all Sprint competitors! Start times will be in Waves depending on handicapping system. Start for first wave away will be approximately 11.15am

Compulsory Gear list

kayak helmet, Buoyancy aid, 20 litres in boat ( air bags or foam) or sealed hatches.Repair kit 9m duct tape minimum.

In a dry bag

polypro top and bottom, hat wool or polypro

first aid kit

Windproof jacket or paddle jacket worn or stored.

survival bag and whistle


A kayak Grade 2 certificate of proficience is required for anyone entering in either race.

Boat checks and registration from 8am to 9.30am on the Wanaka lakefront opposite Dungarvon Street,

Race briefing for Classic Race 9.45am everyone must attend!

first wave start 10.15am

2019 Edition Dec 28th

Entries open in November for Non Club Members

contact Darren 0272794999


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