Newcastle Kayak Club Info
WHAT WE DO:
Newy Paddlers Handicapped Race Series:
Runs on Sunday mornings at 9am throughout the Day light Savings months Handicapped times for the paddlers so it doesn’t matter what level of experience or what craft you paddle. This allows for all competitors the opportunity of being competitive. You can enter in four distances, 2klm, 3.2klm, 5.2klm 7klm and 10.6klm.
The club will be supporting and competing in a number of events throughout the next 12 months, some important dates to remember are the following:
Paddle For Good: Australia Day weekend
In conjunction with Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, Newy Paddlers will be holding a fund raising event for a local Women’s Refuge in the Newcastle area where all proceeds will go to the refuge that are in desperate need of appliances.
Winterfest: August 2018
Winterfest is a charity event run by Toronto Sunrise Rotary Club to benefit local nominated community groups. It starts at the Toronto Amateur Sailing Club and involves 5 & 10km races around Fennel Bay, catering for different paddling craft such as kayaks, SUPs , Dragon Boats & Outriggers.
Myall Classic: September 2018
Start of the Ultra Marathon events with the Myall Classic in September, by now we would have a few klm’s under the kayak and ready to take on this great event. With 12klm,27klm and the 47klm distances there is again something for everyone. This is another key event along with the Hawkesbury Classic that the club wishes to be present at in big numbers.
Hawkesbury Classic: October 2018
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is a fun paddle with a serious purpose. Each year around 600 paddlers paddle 111 km overnight in the moonlight, down the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Brooklyn, to raise money for charity.
Over the years the event has built into a great community event, with paddlers, their landcrew and hundreds of volunteers converging on the banks of the Hawkesbury River at Windsor on the day of the event to enjoy the camaraderie and spirit that the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic has built.