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Hawkesbury Classic Paddle
26th-27th October 2024
111km / Overnight



After a three year hiatus, the Classic hit back with a vengeance.

A perfect night on the Hawkesbury River with a full-moon and mild conditions made for a magical return of the Hawkesbury Classic.

From the funds raised by paddlers, the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Association has been able to make the following donations ;

Our principal funds recipient,

The Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, received a total of $76,000.00.

Other recipients were:

Marine Rescue NSW (Hawkesbury) received $5,000.00

WICEN NSW (A VRA Rescue Squad) received $5,000.00

Nepean / Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group received $1,000.00

Thank you to all those paddlers who put in an extra effort to raise more than the mandatory minimum.

Let's make the 2024 Classic bigger and better than ever.


This year's dates are 26th and 27th October.....lock it in and spread the word. 

We want 250 paddlers taking part this year. 

Kent Heazlett

Event Coordinator 

Hawkesbury Classic Paddle

The Hawkesbury Classic Paddle is a unique opportunity to pit yourself against the physical and mental hurdles thrown up by a 111km, overnight, paddle from Windsor to Mooney Mooney on Sydney's majestic Hawkesbury River. 

The event is open to all forms of paddlecraft from single kayaks, canoes and ocean racing skis to multi-paddler outriggers and Dragon Boats. The age of paddlers in the event range from 16 to 80 !

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The Hawkesbury Classic is a charity fundraiser !! Always has been, always will be !! It's part of our DNA.

Paddlers have raised over $4.4million for the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, which will continue to be the nominated major recipient of sponsorship funds received this year.

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