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Kayaks that are not specifically designed to meet the ICF or ACF specifications for the “racing” and “touring” classes or the Surf Ski classes, will be classified as Recreational, Ocean Racing or Unrestricted.

 

Touring Canoes

  • TC1, TC2 and TC4

 

Racing Canoes

  • C1, C2 and C4

 

Touring Kayaks

  • TK1 and TK2

 

Racing Kayaks

  • K1, K2 and K4

 

Surf Skis

  • SSK1 and SSK2

 

Wildwater Kayaks (Down River Racer)

  • DRR

Recreational Kayaks

  • SRec1, MRec1, LRec1, Rec2 and LRec2

 

Outriggers

  • Out1, Out2 and Out6

 

Ocean Racing Skis

  • ORS1

ICF advises an ocean racing ski “is a long, narrow, lightweight kayak with an open (sit-on-top) cockpit, usually with a foot pedal-controlled rudder. They are generally 5-6.5m long and just 40-50cm wide.”

 

Stand Up Paddle Boards

  • SUP1

There are no specifications for stand up paddle boards.

 

Dragonboats

18 person dragonboats are permitted to enter the Wisemans Dash. Relay is not permitted, so all 18 will paddle the full distance Windsor to Wisemans. Dragonboats must conform to Australian Dragonboating Association specifications.

 

Unrestricted

  • UN1 and UN2

This unrestricted class is open to any craft, and especially for craft which do not fit the requirements of other classes. Any craft will be permitted, provided it meets safety requirements and:

* the paddlers are facing forward;

* the craft is powered by hand held paddles only.

Competitive Classes

Examples of Kayaks in Various Classes
Short Rec 1
  • Dolphin

  • Explorer 4

  • Minnow

  • French Tourer

  • Sprite

  • Bass

  • B-line Petrel

  • Manitou

  • Elliot Swift (no rudder)

  • Horizon Scoutt »

  • Elliot Barracuda (no rudder)

  • Epic GPX

Medium Rec 1

  • Arctic Raider

  • Mirage 17, 520 & 530

  • Penguin

  • Australis Salamander

  • Kakadu 4.7

  • Ocean Raider

  • Flash

  • Marauder

  • Epic S and V8

  • Horizon EnV

  • Nadgee

  • Greenlander 17 & 550

  • Contour 450

  • Tasman Express

  • Apollo X1

  • Challenge Sequel & Breeze

  • Prijon Proteus

  • Cobra

  • Elliot Obsession

  • Epic 16x, 18x & 18x sport

Long Rec 1

  • Raider X

  • Mirage 19 & 580

  • Comet

  • Elliot Renegade

  • Challenger

  • Horizon Tourer

  • Horizon Flyer

  • Horizon 580

  • Slade SLR1

  • Q-kayaks Torres

  • Northstar

  • Tasman 19

  • Elliot Renagade

  • Time Traveller 

Rec 2

  • Dusky Bay 5.9

  • Estuary Double

  • Horizon Ekko

  • Mermaid

  • Stellar STI7

Long Rec 2

  • Mirage 24 & 730

  • Elliot Vulcan

  • Elliot Zero Tolerance

  • Tasman Twin & Max

  • Pittarak

  • Slade SLR2

ORS1
  • Carbonology

  • Epic

  • Nelo

  • Fenn

  • Quantum

  • Stellar

  • Think

  • DD3 

Unrestricted 1

  • Sonic

  • Rocket

  • Force 3/4/5

  • Q-kayaks Maximus

  • Mirage 22 & 22S

  • Ruahine Opus

  • Evolution Edge

  • Bandit

  • Epic 16 & 18

Unrestricted 2

  • Stellar S2E

  • Supersonic

  • Vindicator

Generally multisport racing kayaks should enter the Unrestricted category.

Short Rec size kayaks with rudders should enter Med Rec.