Race 6 & State Doubles Championships: Lane Cove

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Early Bird entries close Tuesday 18th May

Final entries close Thursday 20th May

Race 6 of the 2021 Marathon Series will be run on the Lane Cove River, hosted by Lane Cove River Kayakers.

As has been the case in previous years, this is a special Doubles Round, and the PaddleNSW Marathon Doubles State Championships.

The Course will be a combination of a 10km and 5km laps.
Division 1 paddle two (2) x 10km laps and then one (1) x 5km lap
Divisions 2 – 7 paddle two (2) x 10km laps
Division 8 paddle one (1) x 10km lap followed by one (1) x 5km lap
Divisions 9 – 12 paddle one (1) x  10km lap
Division 13 paddle one (1) x 5km lap

There will be no on-site pre-race briefing. The Race Briefing will be emailed to all entrants, along with the Start List, on the Friday before the race. PLEASE READ THE BRIEFING – it will contain important information about the venue, the course, and what you need to do on the way.

Paddler Check-In:
Check-in and Number collection will OPEN from 08:15am.
Check-in and Number collection will CLOSE at 09:25am (before the Div 7 Start)
Please collect your number before 9:25am or you will automatically receive a DNS once the Race Clock starts.
Social Distancing will continue to be a focus for 2021, so please remember this when queuing for Check-in.

Start Times:
09:30am – Division 7 & 20km SUP
09:45am – Division 6 & 15km SUP
10:00am – Division 1, and then remaining Divisions at approximately 2 minute intervals thereafter.

All the usual Covid conditions apply – please don’t enter or attend if you’re even the slightest bit off colour, if you’ve been in, or you come from a Covid Hotspot, or if you’re supposed to be in isolation for any reason.

Paddlers entering for their first race in a PNSW Marathon Series, and any paddler wanting to enter anything other than the Division they last raced in, or were assigned to, should choose one of the “Ranking” race Divisions. (unless entering in Divisions 1, 8, or 9)

This race will be run under the normal Divisional Racing format (Divisions 1 – 13) with some minor changes to accommodate this as a Doubles Round & State Doubles Championships:-
– Regular Doubles combos should enter their regular Division
– New Doubles combos are not required to complete a ranking race but must enter one Division faster than the fasted ranked paddler (eg if a Div 3 paddler pairs with a Div 4, they    should enter Div 2 for this round)
– Entries will be reviewed by the Marathon Committee and ‘Fair Play’ adjustments may be applied
– Division 1 will race 25km (self-promote if you wish)
– Mandatory portage for Division 1 on the mid-river sandbar at Fig Tree Bridge on the return from bottom turn (2 x portages for 25km distance).

Refer to the 2021 Marathon Series Rules on the PaddleNSW website for full details of pointscoring arrangements for this race.

ALL paddlers are required to complete the Registration process.

Early Bird Entry closes Tuesday before the race. Final entries close Thursday.

Life Jackets are MANDATORY for ALL paddlers at this event