NiSCO Inflatable SUP Racing
Registration opens 8 a.m. on the day and is $35 (including Paddle NSW day membership, event shirt and lots of fun).
Racing from 10 a.m.
View in Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/175375242820890/
BGCC hosted Marathon Races
2016 PNSW Marathon Series Race 1 Canberra
DATE: Saturday 27th February 2016
RACE: Divisional Races over 20 km, 15 km, 10 km and 5 km
LOCATION: Molonglo Reach, Morshead Drive (opposite Duntroon)*
ENTRIES: Pre-race: PaddleNSW website. Race day: 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
BRIEFING: 10:30 a.m.
START: 11:00 am (Div 7: 10:45 a.m.)
COURSES: 20 km – Molonglo Reach - 4 laps (Div 1-7) (Div 1 portage)
15 km – Molonglo Reach - 3 laps (Div 8)
10 km – Molonglo Reach - 2 laps (Div 9-11)
5 km – Molonglo Reach – 1 lap (Div 12)
FOOD STALL: in operation for morning and afternoon tea and lunches on both days of racing at Canberra. A goodly selection of cool drinks, barbecued meats and vegetarian dishes and salads will be available. Tea, coffee, cakes, etc. from commercial Coffee Van.
* Paddlers and visitors should note that extensive roadworks on Morshead Drive have closed the usual roundabout access to Molonglo Reach. If you are travelling from Canberra City towards the airport, it is necessary to travel an extra 500m to the traffic lights at the Monaro Highway exit under the new bridge, where U turns are permitted. Make sure you are in the right lane, U turn and come back to Molonglo Reach. This won’t be an issue if you are traveling on the new Majura Parkway or from Queanbeyan.
40th Burley Griffin Bash
DATE: Sunday 28th February 2016
RACE: Traditional distances - 30 km & 13 km - class categories
LOCATION: Molonglo Reach, Morshead Drive, opposite Duntroon
ENTRIES: 7:30 to 8:30 am (On-line pre-entries welcome: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/ParticipantList.aspx?E=19541 )
BRIEFING: 8:30 am
START: 9:00 am
COURSES: 30 km – Molonglo Reach, around Springbank & Spinnaker Islands in West Lake and return – two laps – return to Molonglo Reach. (Exact course TBA)
13 km – Molonglo Reach, the islands in West Lake & return.
5 km – Loop to Kings Avenue Bridge & back for Under 14 yrs.
3 km – Loop on Molonglo River for Novice and Under 12 yrs.
NOTE: Courses may change if weather conditions are adverse.
Don't forget: Perpetual Trophies to be earned.
30 km: Scrivener Trophy and Molonglo Trophy for fastest Kayak and fastest Canoe
13 km: Springbank Trophy
WARNING! Sorry folks: There will be no camping at Molonglo Reach this year. The ACT Government Departments have decided that tents and caravans will not be permitted. The VisitCanberra website provides comprehensive information on caravan parks and camp sites in the Canberra and Queanbeyan region. http://visitcanberra.com.au/accommodation/find/caravan-and-camping?ref=site-search
Summer Time Trial Details
Wetspot Summer Time Trial Series
The first round of the Wetspot Summer Time Trial Series has completed and thanks to all those who participated and assisted.
Round 2 of the Wetspot Summer Time Trial Series resumes on Wednesday 13 Jan 16. We really need people to do their share of the time keeping, so please contact Russell Lutton and put your name on the roster to assist.
Thanks to Russell Lutton, and Scott MacWilliam for pulling this all together. Click on the Wetspot Logo to see the rules for the event.
Time Keepers Needed
If you have some time on Wednesday evenings and are not paddling in the time trials, please email Russell Lutton. You get 6 points as a time keeper and support your fellow paddlers.