Mark Inglis - ER Sport Manager
Tel: 07 574 2061
The paddle race is open to all types and classes of boats, from Stand up Paddleboards to Wakas.
Competitors start at the riverside reserve in Cambridge and work there way 23km down stream to the finish line at the Waikato Sports Fishing Club/ Hamilton city Hawks Club rooms.
For those wanting to tackle a lesser distance, there is also the option of entering the 11km half from the narrows landing.
The 23km event starts at 9.30am from the Cambridge Riverside reserve on Domain Avenue opposite the low level bridge. The aim is to get each category started 5minutes apart with everyone away just after 10.00am. All competitors must attend the race briefing to hear category start times. A list of start times will be available at the marshal’s tent.
For those entered in the shorter 11km event, the race starts at 11.00am from Narrows lane located just before the narrows bridge at Tamahere of Airport Road. Everyone will be started together unless advised otherwise at the race briefing.
The finish line for both events is the beach at the Waikato Sports Fishing Club/ Hamilton city Hawks Club rooms, which is situated on Grantham Street,Hamilton on the left side of the river. Competitors must leave their boat with a boat holder and run up the beach to the timing pad to receive there finishing time and hand in there transponder.