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Trophies and Awards

Defence Force Cup

Defence Force personnel as teams of three with the winner decided on the basis of the sum of their handicap times.
Rules

  1. Each team will consist of three boats of any class in any combination. For example, a team could consist of a K1, two LRec2s, a canoe and a surf ski.

  2. The actual composition of the team need not be entered prior to the start (unless you wish to enter more than one team. For example, your service might have 7 boats participating in the Classic, you can wait and see how each of these goes, then pick your three best performers.

  3. The results are based on the handicap time for each boat. A handicap time is calculated for each boat that finishes in a racing class.

  4. It is the responsibility of a services coordinator to advise the organisers of boats entered on behalf of that service before the start. If the race organisers are not advised of your being a member of a Defence Force prior to the start, you are not eligible to be included in a defence force team.

  5. 66% of the team must be current members, the remainder must be ex-members or the family/spouses of current members. The winning team must make available, on request to the race committee, records and documentation providing proof of eligibility.

  1. If only two boats finish, the slower finishing boat’s handicap time +20% is used in lieu of the third handicap time in calculating the total team time.

  2. Services may enter more than one team. If the Service has a number of boats competing, they can compete as separate teams eg Holsworthy 1, 2 and 3 etc. However if this happens these teams must be nominated before the start. Theoretically it is possible to have three teams entered, 9 boats, and win first second and third places.

  3. Boats can be a part of only one team.

  4. Your team coordinator must calculate the team times and submit them for the competition. This

    must be done after the race by listing the names, canoe numbers, individual handicap times and total handicap time of the three fastest boats. This must be submitted to the Entries Co- ordinator c/- PO Box 8050, Summerland Point NSW 2259 by Friday, 3 November 2017.

  5. The winning team will be the Defence force team with the lowest total elapsed time on handicap. This will be announced at the Classic Presentation Dinner.

Roll of Honour

2005-2016 Not Awarded

2003-2004 Army

1997-2002 Not Awarded

1995-1996 Army

1994 RAAF

1993 Army

1992 RAAF

Commonwealth Bank Cup

Donated to encourage friendly rivalry between canoeing and other constituted clubs. All club members contribute participation and class performance-based points to the team total.
Rules

  1. All constituted clubs, canoeing or otherwise and any recognised bodies are permitted to enter. It is the committee’s intention not to limit any bona fide club or organisation from entering this competition.

  2. Paddlers must specify their club on the entry form.

  3. Each club should have a coordinator who is notified of their paddler’s entry into the Hawkesbury

    Canoe Classic.

  4. A craft cannot compete for more than one club. That is all crew members must be from the same

    club (if not in a one man craft).

  5. All persons participating for a club must be current members of that club. This is to prevent

    clubs from ‘stacking’ their entry by including non-members.

  6. Less than ten craft can compete, but points will be awarded to the ten fastest craft from each

club on the following basis:
»» 1 point per kilometre paddled per craft; plus
»» 50 points for finishing per craft; plus
»» 25 points per craft for coming within 1 hour of the current Class Record »» 50 points for breaking a class record

  1. In addition to the 10 best craft, any further eligible craft will be awarded points at 10% of the rate applying to the best 10 craft.

  2. The club coordinator should notify the entries coordinator c/- PO Box 8050 Summerland Point NSW 2259 or email info@canoeclassic.asn.au in writing by Friday 4th November 2017 of their ten fastest craft and the names of any other club members with a calculation by the club of points earned.

  3. The winning club will be the club with the highest number of points. This will be announced at the Presentation Dinner. The winning club must make available, on request to the race committee, records and documentation providing evidence that all competitors are current members of that club.

Roll of Honour

2016 Lane Cove River Kayakers
2015 The Armidale School
2010 - 2014 Lane Cove River Kayakers

2009 The Armidale School
2003-2008 Lane Cove River Kayakers

2000-2002 Central Coast Canoe Club

1990-1999 Lane Cove Valley Canoe Club

1989 Manly Warringah Kayak Club
1988 Sydney University Canoe Club

Macquarie Bank Cup

Rules

  1. Corporations may enter as many craft as they wish.

  2. The results of the best 3 craft from a corporation shall determine a corporate team

    time. Should there be sufficient craft from one corporation, further groups of three craft shall determine additional corporate team times. Craft can only be a member of one team.

  3. A corporate team shall consist of three craft of any class in any combination. For example a team could consist of a Long Rec 1, a TC2 and a SUP.

  4. The winning team will be that team with the lowest total handicap time over the greatest distance travelled, maximum of 333km.

  5. The results are based on the total handicap time for the three craft. Brooklyn or Bust and Wisemans Dash paddlers are not eligible.

  6. To be eligible, at least 66% of the paddlers must be current employees/members of the entered corporation. The remainder must be either ex-employees, family or spouse of current employees. If requested, you must provide appropriate supporting documentation.

  7. It is the responsibility of the team coordinator to advise the organisers of the craft entered on behalf of that corporation before the start. If Classic organisers are not advised prior to the start, you are not eligible to be included in the Macquarie Bank corporate team award. Team composition cannot be altered after the start.

  8. The corporate coordinator shall notify the Entries Co-ordinator c/- PO Box 8050, Summerland Point NSW 2259 by Friday 3 November 2017 of their results. The winning corporation will be announced at the presentation dinner.

Roll of Honour

2010-2016 Not Awarded
2009 Macquarie Bank
2007-2008 NSW Teachers Federation

2006 Not Awarded
2005 Sydney Harbour Kayaks

2003-2004 Vodafone
2002 Dept of Land & Water Conservation

2001 Kell & Rigby
2000 McNamara Frames
1999 NJ Phillips
1997-1998 Sara Lee Bakery
1996 Encom Technology
1995 NSW Department of Education

1994 Commonwealth Bank

Volunteer Award

Bruce McLean Memorial Trophy

This award is to recognise the effort that the volunteers and officials put into the Classic.

Rules

  1. All nominations must be in writing (500 words or less) detailing the volunteer’s outstanding efforts.

  2. Only paddlers and landcrew can nominate a volunteer for this award.

  3. All nominations for Volunteer of the Year must be forwarded to Roger Deane, PO Box 8050, Summerland Point NSW 2259 or email info@canoeclassic.asn.au by Friday 3 November 2017.

  4. The trophy will be awarded at the presentation dinner.

Roll of Honour

2016 Scouts at Finish

2015 Andrew Ward
2014 Volunteer Marine Rescue Hornsby

2013 Not Awarded
2012 Tom Hughes and team - Checkpoint L

2011 Blacktown Boys Brigade - Checkpoint K

2010 SES Holroyd
2009 Liz van Reece
2008 Andrew Perry - Low Tide Pit Stop
2007 Max Lyons - Town Crier at Finish
2006 Lyn & Herb Curtis - Checkpoint A
David Schwab - kayaker at Land CP O
2005 Tyron Low - NSW Sport Physiotherapy

2004 John Barnes & Low Tide Pit Stop Crew

2003 Noel Lennon & Crew, Checkpoint N

Fat Paddler Most Festive Canoe Trophy

For some, the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is about competition and setting personal best times and for others it’s about challenging oneself for the sake of charity. For the less serious paddlers, the Classic is a night of fun and camaraderie on the water, and what better way to celebrate a night of fun than by dressing up your paddlers or canoe or both!

The best outfit and/or boat-dressup combination will be awarded the Fat Paddler Most Festive Canoe Trophy - simply have your landcrew take photos of your outfit at the start of the race (on or off the water) and send the photos and a brief commentary by email to info@canoeclassic.asn.au or by mail to: Richard Barnes, PO Box 8050, Summerland Point NSW 2259 by Friday 3 November 2017. The winners will be presented their trophy at the Presentation Dinner.

Roll of Honour

2016
2015
2014 Tom Simmat
2013 Bob Kenderes (Captain Hook), Mardi Barnes (Smee) & Andrew Perry (Tinkerbell)

2012 Jason Wilson (Batman) & Sarah Morse (Batgirl)

Scouts Award

Frank Marsh Memorial Trophy

Frank Marsh paddled in his first Classic at the age of 55 and continued competing until he was 60. His main goal was to finish and he battled on valiantly year after year, but only managed to complete the 111km once. He was a source of encouragement to many paddlers, particularly the Eastwood Rover Group who commemorated him with a trophy encouraging members of the Scout and Guiding movements to compete in the Classic.

Rules

  1. This competition is open to all uniformed members of the Scouting and Guiding movements over 13 years of age. Teams are based on the district boundaries recognised by the NSW Scouting Association.

  2. All participating paddlers must specify their district on their entry form.

  3. A craft cannot compete for more than one district. All crew members must be from the same district.

  4. At least 66% of the team must be current members, either of a group in that district or rangers residing in that district. The remainder must be ex-members or immediate family/spouses of current members.

  5. Less than five craft can compete, but points will be awarded to the five top scoring craft from each district with one point being awarded per craft for each kilometre paddled. A further 50 points awarded for finishing at Brooklyn.

  6. Brooklyn or Bust and Wisemans Dash paddlers may be part of district teams.

  7. The coordinator of the district must notify the Entries Coordinator c/- PO Box 8050, Summerland Point NSW 2259 or email info@canoeclassic.asn.au by Friday 3 November 2017 of the craft numbers of the top five scoring craft in their district with the number of points earned.

  8. The winner will be the district with the highest number of points. In the event of two districts having equal points, the winner will be determined by the lowest total handicap time of the eligible craft.

  9. The winning district must make available, on request to the Race committee, records and documentation providing evidence that the team meets the eligibility criteria.

Roll of Honour

2009-2014 Not Awarded
2006-2008 2nd Gordon Venturers
2004 Wollongong District
2002-2003 Yanagin District
2000 Yaroona Scouts
1998 Wearne Bay Sea Scouts
1996 Yanagin District
1995 South Ku-ring-gai Scout District
1992-1994 Normanhurst Southern Cross Rangers

1991 South Ku-ring-gai Scout District
1990 Central Ku-ring-gai Scout District
1989 Wanawang District
1988 Wanawang (Eastwood Rovers)

Arrow Cup – Corporate fundraising

This trophy recognises outstanding fundraising by teams. Examples of teams might be from school, work, canoe club or social group.

Rules

  1. This trophy will be awarded to a group or team of paddlers who collectively raise the highest sponsorship dollars.

  2. To be eligible, a paddler must be either:

  • A current employee/member of the entered group

  • An ex-employee/member of the group

  • Directly related family of a current employee/member of the group

  1. On request, the group will provide evidence of eligibility of paddlers.

  2. Paddlers in multi-crew craft from different groups are still eligible to contribute to their

    respective group’s sponsorship total.

  3. Nominate your team or group on the entry form.

  4. It is the responsibility of the group coordinator to advise the fundraising coordinator PO

    Box 8050, Summerland Point NSW 2259 or email info@canoeclassic.asn.au by Friday 3 November 2017 of the paddlers entered on behalf of that group and the total sponsorship sum raised.

Roll of Honour

2016 Not Awarded

2013 The Armidale School

2011-2012 Not awarded
2010 The Armidale School
2009 Macquarie Bank
2008 NSW Teachers Federation

2007 Not Awarded

2015 2014

2006 Team ICAP
2005 Commonwealth Bank

2004 Macquarie Bank

2003 Vodafone
2002 Vodafone/Ericsson

2001 Star City
2000 McNamara Frames

Family Cup

This trophy is to encourage multiple members of one family to participate. Rules

  1. Points will be awarded to every member of one family paddling on the following basis, for each family paddler participating:

    »» 1 point per kilometre paddled; plus

    »» 50 points for finishing at Brooklyn

  2. A family constitutes either parents or legal guardian plus any dependents under the

    age of 21 all living together

  3. Nominations for all Family Cup points must be forwarded to PO Box 8050,

    Summerland NSW 2259 or email info@canoeclassic.asn.au by Friday, 3 November 2017.

Roll of Honour

2014-2016 Not Awarded
2013 The McDonald Family (Tasmania) Parents Fiona and Duncan, with children Lachlan and Jock