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Entry Classes

 

All paddlers must be at least 15 years old on the race day.

The age cut-off date for ages based classes is Race Day. 

Juniors

To enter a junior class, the paddler must be at least 15 years old on the race day and under 18 years on the age cut-off date.

Veterans

To enter the 40+ veteran class, the paddler must be over the age of 40 years before the age cut-off date.

To enter the 50+ veteran class, the paddler must be over the age of 50 years before the age cut-off date.

To enter the 60+ veteran class, the paddler must be over the age of 60 years before the age cut-off date.

To enter the 70+ veteran class, the paddler must be over the age of 70 years before the age cut-off date.

To enter a Veteran Class you must enter your date of birth with your entry.

Open

To enter an open class, the paddler must be over the age of 18 years on the age cut-off date. 

If different age groups paddle in the one craft, the craft must enter in the lowest age group class or the open class. For example, Vet +50 and Vet +40 paddlers in the one craft can enter the Vet +40 or Open Class.

Mixed

A mixed craft of two or three persons must comprise of at least one paddler of each gender in the craft.  A mixed craft of four person class must comprise of two males and two female paddlers.

Constituted classes

A constituted class shall consist of a minimum of three craft that start. Only constituted classes are eligible for trophies.

Brooklyn or Bust

This class is for paddlers who do not want to be competitive. Any type of canoe can enter in this class. Paddlers in the Brooklyn or Bust class start at 4pm for single paddlers, and 4:30pm for doubles, triples and quads, getting a head-start on other faster craft. The Brooklyn or Bust class is aimed at those who are happy to just finish. Paddlers in the class are rewarded with a medallion at the finish but this class is not eligible for any trophies, records or time-based team events. You are not permitted to change into this class on the day of the event. This is a non-competitive class. Handicap results are not calculated.

Wisemans Dash

All paddlers who paddle the shorter distance, 67km from Windsor to Wisemans Ferry, paddle in the Wisemans Dash class. It is the equivalent of the full distance BorB, so paddlers are rewarded with a Dash medallion at Wisemans finish but this class is not eligible for any trophies, records or time-based team events. You are not permitted to change into this class after registrations have closed. All paddlers must be at least 15 years old on the race day.

The Classic Relay

This class is for paddlers who do not want to be competitive but would like to be able to share the effort amongst a group. Any type of canoe can enter in this class.

Relay rules:

  1. All paddlers to pay the appropriate entry fee and sponsorship amount equal to individuals entering the Dash or the Classic.

  2. All paddlers in a relay team must report to scrutineering, registration and paddler briefing at the start at Windsor.

  3. Relay teams must submit a plan of proposed changeovers prior to the event. This is to be submitted to the entries coordinator by 6pm Wednesday 23 October 2019.

  4. All paddlers in a relay team shall wear an official wristband issued at registration. The relay team shall be disqualified if seen without their wristband.

  5. Relay changeover points are at Checkpoint D Sackville and Checkpoint I Wisemans only.

  6. Members of a relay team may act as landcrew for the team subject to completion of the regular landcrew indemnity on line.

  7. The relieving paddler must check in with officials before the arrival of the craft  and paddler must check in after exiting the craft.. Race officials must know at all times who is on the water.

  8. Paddlers in a relay team may choose to paddle 1, 2 or 3 legs.

  9. One craft must be used for the full distance, by all relay team paddlers. This craft shall be the one scrutineered at the start.

Certificates

After the results are finalised, certificates will available on the internet for download.

Records

All paddlers in racing classes will be eligible to obtain a class record in the class nominated on their entry form. Fastest times will be recognised for all divisions of classes regardless of the number of starters. The full distance must be completed to be eligible for class records.