Portage Kayak Race Results 2019

18 06 2019

Portage Race Split times Results 2019

Waka Ama Results 2019

Annual General Meeting 2018

19 10 2018


The Marlborough Triathlon and Multisport Club has it’s annual General Meeting coming up. If you want to have your say, or hear about what’s happening with the club, we’d love to see you there.

7.30pm Tuesday 30 October 2018
Fairweathers – 36 Scott Street, Blenheim
Great company, discussion and supper all provided

Portage Kayak Race Results 2018

24 05 2018

Race Results Kayak Portage 2018

Waka Ama Picton Races Results 2018

Twin Rivers Kayak Race 2017

21 08 2017

2017 Results

Junior.1 Edan Fitzpatrick 2:00:08 Open Men. 1 Reid Forrest 1:38:17 2 Thomas Walsh 1:53:54 Open Women 1 Hannah Johnston 2:07:04 K1 1 Dave Fernandez 1:45:31 Vets 1 Ian Martella 1;46:56 2 Michael Fitzpatrick 2:00:05 Masters 1 John Blackmore 1:45:40 2 Mark Bryant 1:54:30 Classics 1 Keith Alderson 1:51:01 Double Ski Nick and Carole Webby 1:45:01017 Results


The Twin Rivers Kayak race  is on Saturday 16 September 2017 from the Blenheim Rowing Sheds to Riverside Park in Blenheim. The 20km flat water race is one of the club’s oldest races and is always popular with local and away paddlers who are keen to kick start their summer season or make the most of the effects of the hard work training in the dark over winter.

The course is 5km down the Wairau River and then 15 km up the Opawa River assisted by the incoming tide.

Download an entry form here:

Twin Rivers Kayak Race Entry Form 2017

For further information contact:  Nick Webby 0277157717 or Marty Martella 0272299077


Marlborough Sounds Waka Ama Races 2017

11 04 2017


This will be the 4th year that Waka Ama races will be held in conjunction with the Portage Kayak Race. While the kayakers race from the Picton foreshore to the Kenepuru Sound and back via Torea Bay and Onahau Bay, the W1 and W2 crews will race 10km from Picton foreshore to Torea Bay (with a neutral bunch paddle back to Picton). The W6 crews will race 20 km from Mabel Island to Torea Bay and Torapapa Point and back to Picton.

Download race info here


Waka Ama Results 2016

Portage Kayak Race 2017

11 04 2017

The 2017 Portage Kayak Race is confirmed for Saturday 20 May. This iconic race which involves 27km of kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds and 5km of portaging, is in it’s 28th Year.

Download full race info here

PORTAGE KAYAK RACE info sheet 2017


Race Map

Leg 1:  Kayak 10 km from Picton Foreshore to Torea Bay.

Leg 2:  Portage 2km Torea Bay to Portage Bay (Portage Complex)

Leg 3:  Kayak 7km Portage Bay to Te Mahia Bay,

Leg 4:  Portage 3km Te Mahia Bay to Mistletoe Bay

Leg 5:  Kayak 10km Mistletoe Bay to Picton Foreshore.

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Wairau River 5k Race Report

30 01 2017

Tuesday night racers elected to paddle the Wairau River for change from the Opawa Blast. Conditions were favourable for quick times with both a tailwind and a good riverflow for the 5km downstream paddle. The warm evening caused some localised overheating, with one paddler deciding to take a cooling dip on the way up to the start from the Ferry Bridge.

First in was Paul Bourgeois, closely followed by a fit and fast Ian Martella. Hot on his heels was Nick Webby, followed by David Bullivant showing good form in his surfski. Recent K1 convert Thomas Walsh conquered the swirls and eddies, looking comfortable and continuing his improvement in a challenging boat. Next in was Tim McFarlane just edging out Carole Webby by a nose. Mandy McFarlane was the next racer, finishing in a strong time, and coming in a few hundred metres ahead of the very visible craft paddled by Murray Gane.

With the racers in sight of each other for almost all of the race, competition and motivation was high.


Mandy McFarlane  26.19

Carole Webby   24.42

Thomas Walsh   23.46

Murray Gane      22.54

David Bullivant  22.53

Nick Webby        21.55

Ian Martella        21.20

Paul Bourgeois  19.40