Portage Kayak Race

10 05 2010

The Portage Kayak Race (so named because if involves about 5 km of portaging (kayak carrying) as well the 27 km of kayaking, is on this coming Saturday, 15th May. It is one of the club’s long standing iconic events and is always a fun and challenging day out. In past years paddlers and officials have been treated to whale sightings, majestic scenery, some “interesting” weather conditons and mid-course snacks served on a silver platter. What will 2010 hold?
There is strong interest from Paddlers in Wellington and Nelson this year so we are anticipating a good size field with some close racing from those who are out to show off their skills and fitness and as always, and the usual camraderie and fun challenges for those who are perhaps a little more recreational and want to take in more of that awesome scenery.
Again we have sponsorship support from Topsport Kayaking in Chch and our local club supporter Medal Winning St Clair Wines. The Prize Giving will be held again at Le Cafe in Picton after the last paddler finishes.
The entry form is available here, and entries will be accepted on the day.

It’s also a good opportunity to be boated around some of the bays in the inner Queen Charlotte Sound if you would like to help out as a timekeeper/marshal. Please let Andrea know andreakoorey@hotmail.com or 5787195 if you would like a morning in The Sounds on the 15th May.




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