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Epic Kayaks Australia Great Ocean Paddle 2020

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Fishermans Beach

47 The Esplanade

Torquay, VIC 3228

Australia

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Peak Adventure is excited to bring you the Epic Kayaks Australia Great Ocean Paddle on 1 February 2020.

The Epic Kayaks Australia Great Ocean Paddle 2020 is a fast paced 20km downwind race along the iconic Victorian Surf Coast and is the only Victorian ocean paddling event on the Australian Ocean Racing Series calendar!

The 2020 event will be bigger and better, with interstate competitors, more sponsors, more photographers, participant prizes, and lots and lots of spot prizes!

Grab your ski, SUP, outrigger or paddleboard and join us on the Great Ocean Road for Victoria's premier ocean paddling marathon. Traverse the iconic surf breaks of Bells Breach, Winkipop and Torquay and experience one of the world's most spectacular downwind paddle race.

If you need help to make the event possible for you, please get in contact with World Paddle at info@worldpaddle.com


Start Location - Point Roadknight, Anglesea

Race Check In - 6am - 8.30am, Saturday 1 February 2020, Fishermans Beach, Torquay

Race Briefing - 10.45am Point Roadknight, Anglesea

Race Start - Wave 1 at 11am and Wave at 11.15am - Point Roadknight, Anglesea (Note - course could be reversed pending weather conditions)

Race Finish - Fishermans Beach, Torquay

Presentations - 3pm, Bomboras Pop Up Bar, Fisherman's Beach, Torquay (47 The Esplanade, Torquay, above The Salty Dog Cafe)


FAQs

What do I get in my entrance fee?

- Water safety provided by Torquay Marine Rescue Service.

- Limited edition event merchandise

- Event timing

- Photographers (one on land and one on the water) and FREE race photos of your experience

- Presentation venue, meal and drink.

- Prizes for category winners

- Spot prizes

- The entry fee is inclusive of all fees, including the Eventbrite on line registration fee and GST.

- Event Permit Fees.


Is there a cheaper entry fee option?

Yes! An early bird entry was available:

Get 35% discount off your ticket price by using the code 'EARLYBIRD' when you buy your ticket! Valid until 11.59pm, 31 October 2019.

There is an entry option available that does not include dinner. If you select this option we encourage you to join us at presentations.


Is there an Early Bird entry?

Yes! An early bird entry was available:

Get 35% discount off your ticket price by using the code 'EARLYBIRD' when you buy your ticket! Valid until 11.59pm, 31 October 2019.


Can I register on the day?

We encourage you to register on line before 5am Saturday 1 February 2020 (race day morning!), or earlier if possible.

On the day late fee of $40 - You are able to register on the day, however please note that an a late fee of $40 will apply.


What are the prizes?

TBC


Are there other paddle races on that weekend?

Yes - The Peak Adventure Sandridge Bay Series is on Friday 31 January 2020 at the Sandridge Life Saving Club in Port Melbourne. We hope to see you there for our Summer of Paddling weekend!


How do I hire a ski or kayak for the event?

Ski or kayak hire is available at https://www.peakadventure.com.au/race-hire


What is the maximum number of craft that can enter the race?

150 craft


What is the course?

The race will start at Point Roadknight, Anglesea and will finish at Fishermans Beach, Torquay. Please note the course may be reversed pending weather conditions. The race will follow the coastline. The race may be rescheduled to Sunday 2 February 2020 if necessary due to safety requirements. We suggest you keep both days available to race.


What time does the race start?

Race briefing - 10.45am

Wave 1 - 11am

Wave 2 - 11.15am


When do I Check-In for the race?

Saturday 1 February - 6am - 8.30am, Fishermans Beach, Torquay

Please advise race organisers at check in if you are commencing in Wave 1 or Wave 2. All ski's and outriggers are automatically allocated to commence in Wave 2, unless you request otherwise.

To be eligible to race each competitor must check in at the registration table at the above time.

To be eligible to race you MUST bring your mandatory gear to check-in.

Your PFD, mobile phone waterproof case, and flare will be tagged with your race number, name and phone number at Check-In.


What Mandatory Gear must I carry during the race?

Each competitor must present the following mandatory gear at check-in and have this gear on you during the race:

- Boat leash (which must be attached to you and your craft during the race)

- Flare

- PFD

- Mobile phone in a waterproof case

- Hi-vis clothing

- Hi-vis hat

We highly recommend you carry a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) and enough food and water for the length of the race and wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing.


How do I get to the start line after registration?

If you would like to be dropped off at the start line at Point Roadknight, please book a seat on the shuttle bus ($20 cash per person). Please email kathryn@peakadventure.com.au by 5pm Friday 31 January 2020 to secure your spot.


How do I get my craft to the start line?

If you would like assistance transporting your craft from registration to the start line (Point Roadknight, Anglesea) we can provide transportation for you for $10 (cash on the day). Please email kathryn@peakadventure.com.au by 5pm Friday 31 January 2020 to secure a spot for your craft on the Peak Adventure trailer.


What time is Race Briefing?

10.45am at the start location (Point Roadknight unless the course is reversed).

You must attend the race briefing to be eligible to race.


Is there a staggered start?

Yes. The SUP’s and paddleboards and slower paddlers* will commence in Wave 1. This to ensure a high level of water safety can be provided for all competitors.

*'Slower paddlers' are those who are less confident in the ocean, or for who this is their first downwind ocean paddle race. For example, an intermediate paddler in a V8, not an experienced paddler in a V14.

Please confirm with race organisers at check in if you are commencing in Wave 1 or Wave 2. All ski's and outriggers are automatically allocated to commence in Wave 2, unless you request otherwise.


Who is Torquay Marine Rescue Service?

The Torquay Marine Rescue Service (TMRS) is a volunteer body located on the Surf Coast in Victoria, Australia. TMRS works closely with the neighbouring Surf Coast Marine Rescue Services, as well as Victoria Police and the Rescue Helicopter Service. TMRS is overseen by the Victoria Police Rescue Coordination Center located at Williamstown Victoria.

TMRS is primarily focused on ocean rescue of persons and/or vessels, including (but not limited to) fishing boats, yachts, windsurfers / kitesurfers, surfers, swimmers and kayaks.

TMRS is also involved in a safety capacity in community events such as the Danger 1000 Swim Race, Anaconda Race, Dragon Boat Race and other smaller events.

TMRS assisted with the provision of water safety at the Villawood Properties Great Ocean Paddle 2018 event, and we are pleased to be working with them again in 2019.


Tell me more about Water Safety

Water Safety will be provided by Torquay Marine Rescue Service to ensure your enjoyment and safety throughout the race. A spotter will be located at Point Addis. For your safety cut-off time will apply here. If you pull out of the race you must advise the race organisers at your earliest convenience.

A Risk Management Plan is in place for the event.

If you fall out more than 3 times in 10 minutes water safety will escort you to land, where you will be responsible for organising your own pick-up. Your safety, and the safety of the rest of the field, is our main priority, thus your ski will only be taken to land if safe to do so, otherwise it will be your responsibility to collect your ski.


Who do I advise if I pull out of the race?

If you pull out of the race you must advise the Event Manager asap. Send a message to 0478 506 215 with your full name advising you have pulled out. We suggest you save this number in your phone before race day. This number will also be on the safety tags attached to your mobile phone case, pfd and wrist at race check in.


Where are presentations?

After your epic experience on the water we invite you to join us at Bomboras Pop Up Bar from 3pm for presentations and celebrations!

This is your time to sit back, relax and share stories from your Epic Kayaks Australia Great Ocean Paddle 2020 race experience! Photos from the event will be on display.

A meal from The Salty Dog Cafe is included in your entrance fee (if you select this entry option).

We look forward to help you bask in the glory of competing the Epic Kayaks Australia Great Ocean Paddle 2020!

Please attend the presentations to be eligible for prizes.


What are the Prizes?

TBC


How do I volunteer to be part of the Peak Adventure team on the day?

If you would like to join the action and hang out with the Peak Adventure crew for the day, please email kathryn@peakadventure.com.au.

We will provide you with dinner and a great day out on the Surf Coast!

All volunteers will receive a free entry into a Peak Adventure event... choose from the Peak Adventure Sandridge Bay Series, Peak Adventure Winter Series or the Epic Kayaks Australia Great Ocean Paddle 2021.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email info@peakadventure.com.au or Jarad Kohlar on 0409 786 237 or Kathryn Morland on 0478 506 215.











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Fishermans Beach

47 The Esplanade

Torquay, VIC 3228

Australia

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