Waka Ama to join Portage Kayak race 17 May 2014

16 04 2014

In conjunction with the Marlborough Sounds Portage Kayak Race (which is celebrating 25 years) there will be Waka Ama races in the Queen Charlotte Sound. 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. This promises to be a great day, and wow, what a spectacle to see a flotilla of outrigger canoes and kayaks in our beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound. Download and entry form here;  Waka Ama entry form 2014  C

OURSE DESCRIPTION W6: 20km: Mable Island to Torea Bay to Torapapa Point to Picton Foreshore – see yellow line on map.

W1 and W2: 10 km from Picton Foreshore to Torea Bay (and neutral return to Picton) – see red line on map.

Waka ama mapRegistration at Picton Foreshore: 8.00am – 8.30am Briefing: (all paddlers must attend)
8:30am Race Start – Staggered by Class:  9.00am – 9:40am There will be prizes and Prize Giving will follow the race finish (approx 1:30pm) at Le Café, overlooking the finish line.

Kono Logo            Le Cafe logo


Our thanks to Mondo Kopua and the management at Kono, and Peter at Le Cafe, for their support of our event.




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