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  EVENT :: PORTAGE KAYAK RACE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS
Now in it's 28th year, the Portage Kayak race involves 27km of kayaking and 5km of portaging in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

You can also enter in the 10km kayak race as a bit of a taster.
Type: Multisport   Organiser: Marlborough Triathlon Multisport Club
Start Date: Saturday, 20 May 2017 (09:00AM)   Contact: Andrea Koorey
Status: Closed   Email: andreakoorey@hotmail.com
Venue: Picton foreshore   Phone: Not available yet
Location: Picton, New Zealand   Website: www.marlboroughmultisport.wordpress.com
View: [Entrant List]        
  ENTRY CLASSES
  Class Type Status Early Entries Standard Entries Final Entries  Action
  Open Men Full Course Individual Closed $40.00 - 11 Apr 17 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 18 May 17 (12:05AM) $50.00 - 19 May 17 (12:05AM)  Entry Unavailable
  Open Women Full Course Individual Closed $40.00 - 11 Apr 17 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 18 May 17 (12:05AM) $50.00 - 19 May 17 (12:05AM)  Entry Unavailable
  Vet Men (40+) Full Course Individual Closed $40.00 - 11 Apr 17 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 18 May 17 (12:05AM) $50.00 - 19 May 17 (12:05AM)  Entry Unavailable
  Vet Women (40+) Full Course Individual Closed $40.00 - 11 Apr 17 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 18 May 17 (12:05AM) $50.00 - 19 May 17 (12:05AM)  Entry Unavailable
  Open Men 10km Individual Closed $20.00 - 11 Apr 17 (12:05AM) $20.00 - 18 May 17 (12:05AM) $30.00 - 19 May 17 (12:05AM)  Entry Unavailable
  Open Women 10km Individual Closed $20.00 - 11 Apr 17 (12:05AM) $20.00 - 18 May 17 (12:05AM) $30.00 - 19 May 17 (12:05AM)  Entry Unavailable
  Vet Men (40+) 10km Individual Closed $20.00 - 11 Apr 17 (12:05AM) $20.00 - 18 May 17 (12:05AM) $30.00 - 19 May 17 (12:05AM)  Entry Unavailable
  Vet Women (40+) 10km Individual Closed $20.00 - 11 Apr 17 (12:05AM) $20.00 - 18 May 17 (12:05AM) $30.00 - 19 May 17 (12:05AM)  Entry Unavailable
  Note: All fees shown in NZD.
  EVENT INFORMATION
Helpful Notes: COURSE DESCRIPTION

LONG COURSE:

Leg 1: Kayak 10 km from Picton Foreshore to Torea Bay.
Leg 2: Portage 2km Torea Bay to Portage Bay (Portage Complex)
Leg 3: Kayak 7km Portage Bay to Te Mahia Bay,
Leg 4: Portage 3km Te Mahia Bay to Mistletoe Bay
Leg 5: Kayak 10km Mistletoe Bay to Picton Foreshore.

SHORT COURSE:
Leg 1: Kayak 10 km from Picton Foreshore to Torea Bay (and neutral return to Picton)

RACE START
Race Start and Finish is on the Picton Foreshore
Registration: 7.45am - 8.00am
Briefing: 8:20am
Race Start - Staggered by Class: 9.00am – 9:20am

Prize Giving will follow the race finish (approx 1:30pm) at Le Café.
Special Rules: RACE RULES:

• For safety reasons, all contestants must wear safety approved life jackets on all paddle sections.
• Kayaks must contain 20 litre minimum buoyancy.
• All contestants must carry or wear a wind-proof jacket.
• Kayaks cannot be carried on trolley carts or any vehicle except for Recreation division where trolleys may be used and/or share portage.
• Wash hanging is permitted.
• The Race Director reserves the right to combine classes if insufficient competitors in any class.

SAFETY:
• Paddlers must assist other competitors if requested or needed.
• Contestants must obey the directions of the race officials.
• There will be support boats on all paddle sections.
• It is each paddlers responsibility to ensure they paddle a kayak appropriate for their ability and the sea and weather conditions on the day
• Spray decks and airbags are recommended.
     
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