We INVITE YOU TO
The Sydney Harbour Challenge 201 8 Saturday February 24th
The Bridge to Beach Sunday February 25th
Manly Wharf, Manly
Note: Race Directors reserve the right to change any factors of the event for safety reasons if required.
Friday 23rd February 9 am Registration open – Manly wharf promenade
Saturday 24th February – Race Day 6.00 am Registration open
6.30 am Welcome to country & race blessing
7.30 am Briefing Mixed Race
8.00 am Start Mixed Race
10.30 am Briefing Women’s Race
11.00 am Start Women’s Race
1.30 am Briefing Men’s Race
2.00 pm Start Men’s Race
6.30 pm Approx Presentation Manly Wharf Marquee All races will be live streamed
Sunday 25th Feb 2018
FENN Bridge to Beach
Sydney Harbour Bridge to Beach, run by Ocean Paddler
Race Starts from 7.30 depending on division V1 , V3, V6, Ocean Ski SUP
Sydney Harbour Challenge
TRAILER AND CANOE INFORMATION
BUMP IN / BUMP OUT FOR CANOES
Participants must realize that Manly is one of Sydney’s largest tourist destinations in Sydney. The manly traffic area is an extremely congested and busy place. For us as an outrigger community to operate on an ongoing basis out of Manly Wharf a high level of Patience and co-operation is essential to have a smooth removal of our sporting equipment.
TRAILER PARKING SITE:
THERE IS NO MAP TO THE TRAILER PARKING AREA. THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS TO THE TRAILER PARKING AREA This area is strictly controlled. If you are found driving you trailer up in this area you will be asked to leave the event. This is a not negotiable point. The area where the trailers are being parked access is strict. Please check web site for updated unloading / loading information
THIS MUST BE DONE FRIDAY – The only exception to this is if you are paddling your canoes in from somewhere else in Sydney on Saturday morning, this may be done via water without accessing any of Manly Council boat ramps or public spaces.
THE SITE: will have traffic and pedestrian controllers with a drop off space for trailers with cars, ideally we would like you to drop your trailer off and disconnect your car , the trailer will be unloaded and canoes stored on the grass until your club can rig the canoes. Your trailer will be taken to the trailer storage area and stored for the weekend or alternatively your car and trailer can be driven by one of the event staff and stored for the weekend.
NOTE THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE TRAILER PARKING AREA.
TRAILERS MUST BE UNLOADED AND STORED BY 8PM as the trailer storage area does get locked at 8PM by the land owners.
LOADING OUT AFTER THE RACES
The event organizers will provide clearly visible marshals to coordinate the orderly loading and removal of canoes from the event area in Manly.
BEFORE YOUR TRAILER / CLUB CAN GO ON THE LOAD OUT SCHEDULE YOU MUST :
- HAVE ENOUGH CLUB MEMBERS IN THE LOADING AREA TO LIFT YOUR CANOES ONTO YOUR TRAILER.
- ALL CANOES MUST BE TOGETHER , UNRIGGED AND IN THE SAME AREA READY TO LOAD.
- IF YOU ARE NOT PRESENT WHEN YOUR NAME IS CALLED FOR YOUR LOADING SPOT YOU WILL GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST.
- BE PATIENT WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS
- EXPECT DELAYS YOU ARE IN MANLY
- LOADING SLOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS WELL AT THE COMPLETTION OF SUNDAYS EVENTS
** Once canoes are loaded onto your club trailers you MUST EITHER connect your club towing vehicle and tow the canoes away from the race venue to your club site by your club member or
** Your trailer can be towed back up to the trailer storage site can it can be stored for Saturday night and Sunday. The only people with permission to drive to the trailer storage area are event staff. If you want your trailer stored for Saturday night you will not be able to get the canoes out until after all racing has finished Sunday. This area will be locked for safety reasons.
Mandatory for all Races
All OC6 canoes must have available storm covers, 6 life jackets, 2 bailers, 25m tow rope and a spare paddle.
OC6 Long Course – Blue Line on Map
Competitor’s will start in the water off Manly Cove following the western shore of Sydney foreshores passing Bradley’s Head , Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House , kirribilli House then Under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to a marker buoy off Luna Park, the reverse for the return leg.
FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE ON RACE DAY, AND UPDATED VIA FACEBOOK AND WEB PAGE COURSE WILL BE SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS ON THE DAY. IT WILL BE ADJUSTED TO ENSURE THE BEST POSSIBLE RACE CONDITIONS
Queries and Contact
Queries should be directed to:
Emma 0418 713 747
Members of Pacifica will be performing safety inspections on all canoes. If a canoe fails to meet the required Safety guidelines, the canoe will be ineligible to take part in the event.
In the event of rough seas the course will be changed at the race directors discretion to comply with AOCRA and RMS rules.
Boat Trailer Parking Unloading / Loading/ Rigging
We are under strict guidelines as to trailers and boats in this area. All competitors must make note of the specific guidelines. Trailers can only be driven by event staff to the storage area. There will be designated areas for trailer parking, unloading, loading and rigging open from 5:30 am and car park attendance will give you directions. Trailer drivers please arrive as early as possible to avoid congestion. Please call 0415769218 30 minutes out.
Age Divisions for All Competitors
The following age divisions shall apply to this OC6 event, based on calendar year of competition:
- Young Guns Must have three people under 18 for all divisions
- Open: Open to all
- Masters: 40 yrs and above
- Senior Masters:50 yrs and above
- Golden Masters: 60 yrs and above
- Platinum 70 +
Note: For prizes there must be three (3) teams to make a division ( this can be changed by the Race Director ONLY for extenuating circumstances
OC6 = $540 per team/canoe (equivalent to $90.00 per paddler and sponsors race shirts are provided)
OC6 CANOE RENTAL $200 PER RACE
Race fees must be paid ONLINE by Direct Debit or Credit Card.
INTERNATIONAL PADDLERS all PADDLERS INTERNATIONAL must sign a waiver form at registration on FRIDAY NIGHT and have their own travel insurance.
Merchandise will be available for sale.
Race Starts at Manly Wharf between the wharf and the aquarium, Race finish as per picture below next to the aquarium.
Finish Line Between Aquarium and pool