Harbour Racing

Harbour Racing

Open Water racing is possibly the fastest growing paddlesport in NSW. This sport is open to a variety of craft, from Ocean Racing Skis, SLSA ‘Spec’ Skis, Outrigger Canoes, to Sea Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards. Harbour Racing is the sport of racing these craft in enclosed or protected waters.

PaddleNSW organises the ‘Harbour Series’ of races, hosted by PNSW member clubs in Sydney and regional areas. They are suitable for all paddler skill levels, with short course options for the less experienced, and longer courses in more exposed waters for those more capable.

The series has been running continuously since 2012, and has been key to the growth of several new open water clubs.

The 2019 Carbonology Sport Harbour Series is a 7-race series including:

30 March   Pittwater Challenge   hosted by Manly Warringah Kayak Club
6 April   Dolls Point Classic   hosted by Sutherland Shire Canoe Club
25 May   Scotland Island Showdown   hosted by Pittwater Paddling Club
15 June   Hacking Classic   hosted by Cronulla Sutherland Kayak Club
29 June   Iron Cockatoo  hosted by Pacific Dragons
13 July   Stroke the Lion  hosted by Manly Warringah Kayak Club

tbc Brisbane Waters Open   hosted by Brisbane Waters Paddlers


Carbonology Sport will present one Carbonology Surfski of choice to the value of $3500 to the winner of the lucky draw, at the final round of the series. Every race entry from the series goes into the draw…the more races entered, the more chances to win!

           all contributing over $1000 prize packages
* Banksia Arborcare have a special $500 prize for most improved female paddler in the series.

Details are listed in the calendar to the right, and also available on the PNSW and SurfSki Australia social media pages.

Carbonology Sport Harbour Series Rules 2019                                     Enter races HERE

Harbour Series History