Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships as part of the Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race weekend.

The 2023 edition of 14 Beaches saw over 200 paddlers take to the pristine waters of the Gold Coast for an amazing downwind paddle from Kurrawa to Bilinga and the 2024 edition is looking to be bigger and better with a two day window allocated to ensure the event is run with the best downwind conditions.

To start the weekend on the right foot, a sponsor demo and novice event is scheduled from 12pm on Friday 2 Aug at the Tallebudgera Creek Beach (more details to come). On race day an event hub will be set up at Paula Stafford Park Kurrawa which will also see our 2024 Champions crowned during the medal ceremony.

2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Team Selection Event

The 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships will not only crown the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Champions but will also serve as the selection event for the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Team (Members ONLY) to represent Paddle Australia at the 2024 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships in Portugal over the 4-6th of October.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Key Dates

The key dates for the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships and Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race are as follows*:

The draft race day schedule for the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships and Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race are as follows*:

Craft

The recognised craft for the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships and Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race are:

Age Groups

Age groups are based on the age you will be on 31/12/2024. e.g.: The last year an athlete can compete in the Junior 15 – 16 age group is the year of their 16th birthday.
The recognised age groups for 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships and Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race are:

Classes

The recognised classes for the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships and Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race are:

Race Fees

Includes Race Shirt and Tracking Chip. Every paddler (including doubles partners) must complete a registration. Non-Members are required to purchase a Single Event Membership of $24. The Race Fees for the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships and Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race are:

Registration and Tracking

Registration is now open. The recognised registration platform for the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships and Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race is Webscorer.

The recognised tracking platform for the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships and Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race is Track Me Live.
Click here to view the tracking map from the 2024 Makai Cup Ocean Paddle (NSW).

Race Shirt

VAIKOBI UV PERFORMANCE S/S TECH TEE RACE SHIRT
300 shirts have been ordered for the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships and Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race.
1. Early Bird Entry sizes are guaranteed.
2. Standard and Late Entry shirts and sizes are NOT guaranteed.

To ensure you order the correct size, please click here to view the Size Chart.

The Course

Southerly winds – Snapper to Kurrawa

Northerly winds – Pelican Beach to Kurrawa

Safety, Rules & Contact

SAFETY
By entering the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Ocean Racing Championships and Vaikobi 14 Beaches Ocean Race you agree to the following:
1. You can complete the course in under 2.5 hours. It is highly recommended that you test paddle the course leading up to the event to ensure you are race fit and able to complete the course in the allocated time. If you are not race fit, you will put yourself and the water support team at risk.
2. You will wear the event race shirt, event wrist band, tracking chip and HIVIS clothing
3. All SS1/2s and SLSA1/2s MUST wear a Level 50 certified life jacket style PFD
4. All OC1/2s MUST wear a Level 50 certified life jacket style PFD
5. All SUPs MUST wear a Level 50 certified life jacket style PFD
6. All paddlers (and at least one paddler of a double) MUST have their leash attached when in the water
7. It is highly recommended to carry a mobile phone and flares
8. If you are not able to finish the race after 2.5 hours, you agree to being marked a DNF and once asked by water safety, return to the closest beach and call your emergency contact to collect you.

RULES
– Paddle Australia Competition Policy
– Paddle Australia Refund Policy
– Paddle Australia Extreme Weather and Conditions Guidelines
– International Canoe Federation Canoe Ocean Racing Rules 2023

CONTACT
Paddle Queensland Incorporated
Scott Sharples, Executive Officer
M: 0414 960 728.
E: eo.qld@paddle.org.au
A: SYC Oxenford Watersports Centre 33 Watersport Lane, (PO Box 1338) Oxenford QLD 4210 


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