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The 9km Distance Race


We are anticipating a NE wind, predominant this time of year.  The 9km course will be in a downwind direction from The Illawarra Yacht Club, across Lake Illawarra, finishing at the Shellharbour City Rowing Club.  Both start & finish will be on water.  Warilla Surf Club will be supplying water safety.  Boards may be of any size, leashes must be worn, & whilst PFDs are not mandatory, they are advisable.  This race is recommended for experienced distance paddlers.

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Timing of event

Date: Saturday 26th March

12.00pm: Registration ends Reddall Reserve

1.00pm: Equipment drop starts

2.30pm: Shuttles from Oak Flats

3.00pm: Race briefing Yacht Club

3.30pm: Race start

4.45pm: Safety sweep

5.00pm: Race concludes

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Shuttle info

- Please allow plenty of time to register at Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra before 12pm Saturday.

- Boards, paddles & equipment can be dropped at the Illawarra Yacht Club from 1pm Saturday.

- We are providing security at this location.

- Cars can then be dropped at the Shellharbour City Rowing Club, Oak Flats.

- Shuttles will depart at 2.30pm sharp!

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Lake Illawarra, NSW

Length: 9.5km

Width: 5.5km

Depth: 6ft average

Water: salt & fresh

Tidal & affected by all winds

The Course

Length: 9km

SUP race boards advisable

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