Club AGM 18 October 2016

27 09 2016

The Marlborough Triathlon & Multisport Club AGM

Date: Tuesday 18 October, 7.30pm

Venue: Fairweathers, Scott Street, Blenheim

Come along and share any thoughts you might have on what the club is up to, have a drink or three if you think it’ll improve your general knowledge in the famous Quiz and share some laughs.

All existing and intending members and interested parties are welcome, and it would be great to get lots of people along to consider the aims and goals of the club of the next year and beyond.

Hope to you see you there


Twin Rivers Kayak Race Sunday 4 September 2016

27 08 2016


Twin Rivers 2016 results

The Twin Rivers Kayak race  is on Sunday 4th September 2016 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.

Entry can be on the day or beat the late entry fee and enter before 2nd September.

Download an entry for here

For further information contact Andrea phone 027 451 8577

Beavertown Badboy Kayak Race 24 July 2016

2 07 2016

The annual Beavertown Badboy Kayak Race is on Sunday 24 July 2016.

It involves 32 K’s of flatwater water racing on the original course including the Opawa and Wairau River’s, Roses Overflow and the Opawa loop. Small amount of portage in there as well.

Start time is 10am, Registration from 9am


The Portage Race goes from Strength to Strength

30 05 2016
Portage 2016 Matt and Hayden

Matt Loveridge (L) fights a close battle with Hayden Lockie to take the win by one second after the better part of three hours racing.

Portage 2016 Results

Waka Ama Results 2016

A few years ago we had such low numbers in this event that there were more race officials than competitors, but in recent years, that has all changed.

In 2014 we gave the event a bit of push and celebrated the race’s 25th anniversary with a big field. We achieved this by promising a bit of a 25th party, reinstating the 10 km kayak event from Picton to Torea (we won’t go into the minor detail that the paddlers then have to get back from Torea!), and inviting Waka Ama paddlers to join us for a 20km or 10 km race.

And, now we have a bit of a party every year in Picton for this event. My thanks goes to all the paddlers who have kept the event the special thing that it is and also to Waka Ama paddlers who have joined us and for bringing your style and enthusiasm – I love it!

This year we had more than 120 paddlers, and they were all racing to Torea together – what a sight.

There were 10 kayakers who didn’t want to brave the portaging sections of the race and took on an unscheduled ferry, and each other in the battle for the 10km crown. Carole and Nick Webby teamed up in their double ski and used that advantage to make it to Torea first, followed closely by John Blackmore, and then Thomas Moore who was back visiting old haunts for the weekend. The 10k’ers then had some fun on the return trip to Picton checking out the dolphins, fish-eating seals, wash riding (I’m not so sure that was part of the support boat drivers’ brief!) and generally enjoying the beautiful waterways we have on our doorstep.

Meanwhile the long course “hard bastards” were away from the crowds in the Kenepuru and challenging themselves with some hilly running with some extra unwieldy weight. Matt Loveridge and last year’s winner Hadyn Lockie pretty much held hands most of the way and could well have been still doing so at the finish line with less than a second separating them. Nice racing guys.

Naomi Whitehead was our only women on the long course – and made it look easy too, which is more than I can say for some of the old timers our there!

Back in the Queen Charlotte Sound the 13 W6 Waka Ama teams were a great sight as they paddled together from Picton to their start line at Mable Island. The field spread out after the start with some racing within the race going on between many pairs of boats. The boys from Motueka (Abel Tasman Soul) cleared out from the field to lead home from the mixed crew of ATG (Against the Grain) and the women’s team Katcha Whaea.

Thanks to all the volunteer race officials and the sponsors, We look forward to seeing everyone in Picton again next year for another great day, and we’ll see if I can get the ferrys to give way to us!


Marlborough Sounds Waka Ama Races

2 05 2016


Waka Ama Results 2016

This will be the 3rd 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 Race info and Waiver form 2016

Portage Kayak Race 2016

14 03 2016

Le Cafe logo Martella Callahan & Martella Flow

The 2016 Portage Kayak Race is confirmed for Saturday 21 May. This iconic race which involves 27km of kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds and 5km of portaging, is in it’s 27th Year.

Download full race info here



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.

Opawa Blast is back for 2015/16 (results added)

6 12 2015

Opawa Kayakers


Opawa Blast 15.12.15

Opawa Blast 22.12.15

Opawa Blast 5.1.16

Opawa Blast 12 1 16

Dust off your kayak, and get ready for 5.862km of paddling on Blenheim’s Opawa River.

Place :  The Opawa River – Behind the Boathouse Theater just downstream of Raupo Café. Access behind Wadsco’s commercial service building.

Dates:   Tuesdays – Start December 15th with future races to be confirmed.

Time :   6 pm Start time to give all you hard workers time to get there.

Format : Using a scientific handicap system, paddlers will start at different intervals to reach the finish at exactly the same time together.

What to Bring:  A boat, a paddle, appropriate clothing, maybe a towel, they are always handy.

This is a great little workout for C2C paddlers lifting lactic threshold while improving technique and racing strategy.Retired paddlers dust off that eclipse and come down for a  paddle with Marlborough s present paddling crew then come and socialize afterwards .