Hawkesbury Classic Paddle
30th / 31st October 2021
After a COVID cancelled 2020 event, the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is back, bigger than ever in 2021.
The 111km Hawkesbury Classic is an event every NSW paddler should have on their “bucket list”. For many it is an addiction, returning year after year to challenge themselves against the mighty river.
Be part of this awesome paddling event and experience the magic of the Hawkesbury River at night whilst raising funds for Arrow, The Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.
This year’s event will be held on the last weekend of October, starting at Macquarie Park, Windsor and finishing 111km downriver at Deerubbun Reserve, Mooney Mooney.
For relay paddlers, the organisers have heard paddlers concerns and have capped the entry fee at two paddlers per craft, meaning that a team of three would only pay for two and in a doubles team, only two paddlers would pay the entry fee. All paddlers would be required to fulfil the fundraising conditions of entry. Get your paddling friends together and form your teams. The relay provides a range of options as to what distance you are going to paddle. You could do the 31km Start to Sackville leg, the 34km Sackville to Wisemans Ferry leg, the 46km Wisemans Ferry to Finish leg or the 65km Start to Wisemans Ferry leg.
Regular Classic paddlers will see that there is a change of location for Checkpoint F, located just after the Lower Portland ferry. The site of the checkpoint in recent years, St George Water Ski Park, has sustained major damage in the Hawkesbury floods and will not be up and running by the time of the Classic. Organisers are looking at sites more on the paddling line as a replacement for this year.