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  EVENT :: PORTAGE KAYAK RACE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS 2019
Now in it's 30th 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 (NB this requires a neutral 10kkm paddle to return to the start point)

Early Bird entry fee applies until 31 May. Entries accepted until midnight 4 June. After that please enter on the day. Late fee will apply.
Type: Multisport   Organiser: Marlborough Triathlon Multisport Club
Start Date: Saturday, 08 Jun 2019 (07:45AM)   Contact: Andrea Koorey
Status: Open   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 Open $40.00 - 24 Apr 19 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 31 May 19 (12:05AM) $50.00 - 05 Jun 19 (12:05AM)
  Open Women Full Course Individual Open $40.00 - 24 Apr 19 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 31 May 19 (12:05AM) $50.00 - 05 Jun 19 (12:05AM)
  Vet Men (40+) Full Course Individual Open $40.00 - 24 Apr 19 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 31 May 19 (12:05AM) $50.00 - 05 Jun 19 (12:05AM)
  Vet Women (40+) Full Course Individual Open $40.00 - 24 Apr 19 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 31 May 19 (12:05AM) $50.00 - 05 Jun 19 (12:05AM)
  Open Men 10km Individual Open $20.00 - 24 Apr 19 (12:05AM) $30.00 - 31 May 19 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 05 Jun 19 (12:05AM)
  Open Women 10km Individual Open $20.00 - 24 Apr 19 (12:05AM) $30.00 - 31 May 19 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 05 Jun 19 (12:05AM)
  Vet Men (40+) 10km Individual Open $20.00 - 24 Apr 19 (12:05AM) $30.00 - 31 May 19 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 05 Jun 19 (12:05AM)
  Vet Women (40+) 10km Individual Open $20.00 - 24 Apr 19 (12:05AM) $30.00 - 31 May 19 (12:05AM) $40.00 - 05 Jun 19 (12:05AM)
  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: 8:30am
Race Start - Staggered by Class: 9.00am – 9:20am

Prize Giving will follow the race finish (approx 1:30pm) at Le Café.
Related Material: » Portage Acknowledgment and Acceptance 2019.pdf
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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