Sprints and Marathon 2016 Events

Canoe Marathon / Canoe Sprint / Featured / General / May 20, 2016

Save the Date  for our School and State Sprint and Marathon events for 2016.

We also invite everyone to two new events  – Half day Sprints Regattas.

EVENT DATE VENUE HOST
Queensland School Marathons Championship Sat 13 August Currumbin Currumbin Creek Paddlers
Queensland State Marathons Championship 27/28 August Varsity Lakes Varsity Lakes Paddlers
Half Day Sprints Regatta Sat 3 September Lake Coomera Sprints Technical Committee
School Sprints Championship Sun 23 October Lake Coomera Sprints Technical Committee
Half Day Sprints Regatta Sat 19 November Lake Coomera Sprints Technical Committee

New  Half Day Sprints Regatta Format

The Half Day Regatta format  will operate with each entrant racing 1 x 1000m and then a round robin of 500m and 200m. Each entrant will be able to enter a total of 5 races as everyone progresses to a final in the 500 and 200m. Competitors select which craft to race for each distance and nominate an approximate time so that they are seeded. Entries will be open to kayak, canoe, SUP, surf ski.

Each race will be competitive as it will be based on times submitted and will combine age/gender/boat type.

For competitors and spectators alike it should prove to be more fast-paced than an traditional sprint regatta. The QC Sprint Technical Committee would like to encourage all paddlers to come and try this format. For the experienced sprint paddlers it will provide a good opportunity to compete on the regatta course with the pressure of similar speed paddlers beside you that you might not otherwise get until the National Championships, while for those new to sprints or marathon paddlers who always wanted to try sprints, it is a good introduction to the discipline without having to compete in a State Championship level regatta.

We look forward to your participation in these events. 
Stay tuned for more information on the website and on our Calendar.