Clutha Classic 2021
Time & Location
About the Event
THE CLUTHA CLASSIC 2021
will be held on Tuesday 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 Eely Point in Wanaka, across the lake to the outlet and start of the Clutha River. Paddlers are then paddling 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 at Eely Point 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
(BEWARE, DIDYMO IS PRESENT ON THE CLUTHA RIVER)
A kayak Grade 2 certificate of proficiency 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 starts 10.15am
2021 Edition Tuesday Dec 28th
- Clutha Classic Entry$80$800$0
- The Sprint Entry$80$800$0
- Clutha Classic - Double Kayak$160$1600$0
- The Sprint - Double Kayak$160$1600$0