2024 Race 3: The JB Run, Saturday 29th June

***new race***

All entries via Webscorer

Saturday 29th June 2024

Barfleur Beach, Vincentia, Jervis Bay

Early Bird entries close Monday 24th June, final entries close 6pm Thursday 27th June

 

NOTE: This is an exposed water course. Jervis Bay is 102 square km so you may encounter large swells and reasonable winds. We will choose the safest course on the day but in keeping with MAKAI tradition the course may be challenging. You should anticipate some kind of chop during the race.

Important Safety Information

  1. All HR paddlers should wear a high-vis cap, carry a storm whistle and some form of communication (such as a mobile phone, PLB or flare).
  2. Paddlers should be able to remount in rough conditions.
  3. Paddlers new to Harbour Racing should enter the short course until they’re confident in the range of conditions they may encounter in the Harbour Racing Series.
  4. Life Jackets and Leg Leashes are mandatory for all paddlers
  5. Attendance at the pre-race Paddler Safety Briefing (8:15am) is mandatory.

Race Guide

Race Guide And Local Information (inc Accommodation)

NOTE: The final course and start order will be explained at the mandatory pre-race Paddler Safety Briefing.

Course and Location Maps

More information is provided in the Race Briefing and Local Information Guide

The direction of the race will depend on weather conditions, the final course will be explained at the race briefing.

Long Course is 2 x 7km laps

Short Course is 1 x 7km lap

This is an exposed water course. Jervis Bay is 102 square km so you may encounter large swells and reasonable winds.
We will choose the safest course on the day but in keeping with MAKAI tradition the course may be challenging. You should anticipate some kind of chop during the race.

Alternate Bad Weather Course

What else do you need to know?

PNSW Harbour Racing Series Rules

 

Course Options

The direction of the race will depend on weather conditions, the final course will be explained at the race briefing.

Long course – 2 laps = 14km

Short course – 1 lap = 7km

NB: SUP’s may only enter the Short Course

 

Race Numbers

From 2023, the HR Series will no longer use race number stickers. Old HR race stickers should be removed from your craft prior to competing in the current Series.

Paddlers will receive a Race Number Card at check-in for use at that race only.

The Race Number Card should be firmly affixed to the top surface at the rear of your craft. It must be easily visible to the Timekeepers and Race Officials.

Paddlers need to supply their own race number holder.

Paddlers MUST RETURN the Race Number Card as soon as they complete the race to the registration desk.

 

Race Schedule and Start Procedure

7 to 8am   Race Check-In

8:15am Mandatory Race Briefing

There will be 3 (three) start waves.

8:45am  Wave 1 – Long Course: Female 50+ and older; Male 60+ and older; All Juniors, All OC1 & 2, and Sea Kayaks

8:55am  Wave 2 – Long Course: Female Open & 40+; Male Open, 40+ & 50+; All Doubles

9:00am  Wave 3 – Short Course: All craft, all ages (including SUP)

The Race Starter will:

Call the paddlers in the wave to make their way towards the start line

Raise a green flag giving the paddlers in that wave a 1-minute warning to come up to (but not cross) the start line

Signal race start by the dropping of the green flag and a single blast of an air horn.

 

Race Finishes

The finish line, which may be unique to each course, will be explained in the race briefing notes. All paddlers must cross between the finish line chequered buoys in order to have their time recorded.

Any paddler who withdraws from a race after the start and exits the course without finishing (DNF) must inform the Timekeepers or Race Officials at the race finish line, and must not pass through the finish gate.

 

Compulsory Equipment

All paddlers must wear a Level 50 or 50S non-inflatable lifejacket that conforms to Australian Standards.

One paddler of every Ski, Outrigger Canoe, Va’a or SUP must wear a leg leash at EVERY event. Paddle leashes or use of both paddle leash and leg leash together are not advised for Ski paddlers.

All kayak paddlers are advised to wear a spray-skirt and use a paddle leash. Kayaks must have bulkheads and sealed compartments to provide buoyancy.

Paddlers must enter the water through an entry gate (two teardrop flags) where compulsory equipment and boat numbers will be checked. Failure to enter through the designated entry gates will result in a DNS (Did Not Start) being applied.

 

Race Medals

Please join us for the race presentation after the race where we’ll be announcing the fastest paddlers and giving our Race Medals. Typically, a medal will be awarded to the fastest paddler where there is a Constituted Class.

 

Series Point Score

Points will be awarded to boats based upon their finishing position within their entered Course Option and, where applicable, Age Category:

Long and Short Course (excluding SUP):

        1. Single Ski – U18, Open (19-39), 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60+, 70+
          The last year a paddler can compete in the U18 Age Group is the year of their 18th birthday.
        2. Double Ski – all ages
        3. OC1 – all ages
        4. OC2 – all ages
        5. OC6 / Dragon Boat – all ages
        6. Other Craft – all ages

Short Course – SUP: all ages

 

Series Results

The Series Point Scores (Individual & Club) and Results are explained in detail in the Harbour Racing Series Rules on the PaddleNSW website.

A prize will be awarded at the Presentations after the the final race of the Series to:

Long and Short Course (excluding SUP):

The eligible male and female Single Ski paddler with the highest point scores in each Age Category

The eligible Double Ski team with the highest point scores

The eligible male and female OC1 paddler with the highest point scores

The eligible OC2 and OC6 / Dragon Boat team with the highest point scores

The eligible male and female Other Craft paddler with the highest point scores

Short Course – SUP:

The eligible male and female SUP paddlers with the highest point scores in Division 3