Friday, October 23, 2015

Twilight Series and River paddling

Twilight Series

Kupe Canoe Club will be running a Twilight Kayak race series on Tuesday evenings again this summer, in a simpler form than in previous years.

  • First race October 27 and likely to run until Coast to Coast race
  • PFD's mandatory. Race safely and help anyone in trouble
  • Race start 6.30 for the first group from Hataitai Beach in most conditions up to 25 knots.
  • Cancellations on the Kupe Canoe Club Facebook page
  • No gaurantee that races will be timed or results published, so serious racers are encouraged to self time
  • Handicap race with self selected start groups setting off at 3 minute intervals, fastest group last
  • Typically course will be 6 km to 7 km selected to suit conditions
  • No race fee
Particular hazards
Give way to sailors on novice courses run from Evans Bay Yacht and Motorboat Club and give swimmers and fishermen plenty of room

Sandy Winterton
Kupe Canoe Club


River Paddling

Shane Ross is looking to run a few trips down the Hutt River on Thursday evenings...and also Rangitikei River in the weekends in November  & December

To find out more just ask Shane Ross via his Facebook page   

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Foxton Loop Race this Saturday

It's not too late to enter the Foxton Loop Race this weekend.

Race Starts at 12 noon.....briefing at there between 10.30 - 11.15 if you are entering on the day.

In the past many of us have done the traditional 18 km course.....but with not much paddling under the belt of late you'll see a few of us opt for the 8 km course.
There are two reasons for this
1. to justify having this option
2. by supporting the 8km it will grow in numbers and also serve to future proof the event in the years to come

Below is the link to the enter navigate through the tabs at the top of the page to get to the online entry....or just turn up and enter on the day

For some paddling inspiration below is a video from the Cambridge to Hamilton river race that David McKnight put together. Camera's on skis belonging to David McKnight, Rueben Hill and Kyle Christensen

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Whanganui River Challenge update

This event is open to Kayaks, waka ama, surf skis and rowing craft

To view the latest on the Whanganui River Challenge on Oct 31 / Nov 1 view this website link below 

Just as a reminder Early bird entries close October an example the entry fee for a single craft will be $25
From October 23 the entry fee for the same single craft will go up to $35.

Please view the website above for all the crucial information.