- Waterways Guide
Open Water Racing
Open Water Racing is possibly the fastest growing paddlesport in NSW. The Ocean Racing Ski is most popular with races such as "The Doctor" event from Rottnest Island back to Perth and "The Molokai" World Championships. There is a big range of skis available with more stable ones for beginners. The SLSA ‘spec’ ski, is used in surf lifesaving events and in the ‘Ski’ class in marathon events.
There are many local racing series available for beginners through to advanced paddlers. The Harbour Series and Iceberg Series of races run by Harbour Racing Inc. provides paddlers new to the sport the opportunity to hone their skills on the more protected waters of the harbour and lakes. Ocean Racing series include the Surf Lifesaving "Ocean Series', plus the new PaddleNSW NSW Ocean Series now being run for the first time in 2012. These events take place offshore, and provide intermediate and advanced paddlers the thrill of racing on Ocean Swells and Runners.