Open Water

Makai Paddlers score a win on the double

MAKAI Paddlers recently travelled north to Bayview on Sydney’s Pittwater to compete in the Paddle NSW winter harbour series.

Ty Graham represented the one-man outrigger crew, while Chris Welsh, Paul Watkins, and Damo Staunton all raced in the open ski division.

Action Photos from 2015 PaddleNSW Ocean Series

Click on the link for fantastic photos from the Scotland Island Showdown on 27 June....

PNSW Ocean Racing Committee announce 2015/16 Ocean Series

RACE DATES FOR 2015/16

   

Kayakers take to the sea at Watsons Bay on the 14 March

PaddleSafe in a Sea Kayaking context

Location

Watsons Bay Pilot Station
Marine Parade

A classic 20 Beaches Classic

After months of preparation for the event mother nature posed the organisers a tough question. In the face of a destructive Easterly crashing against the Northern Beaches and closing them, what should the course be? There were hopes of a start from Fisherman’s Beach but then if a paddler had to get into trouble it would mean real trouble and rescue would be difficult.

20 BEACHES AND WORLD CHAMPS SELECTIONS

So the 20 Beaches is almost upon us! You can still register at: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=14793

 

Mark Feather RIP

On Saturday 15th of November a downwind ocean race was held in East London, South Africa. One of the paddlers, Mark Feather, was lost at sea during the event and was later found deceased 40 km past the finish on Monday morning.

2014/15 Oceanseries

PaddleNSW is delighted to announce that our Open Water Technical Committee will be managing the Oceanseries this year. The Oceanseries has over the last 8 years been one of, if not the foremost ocean paddling series in Australia.

Thermal imaging shows the way to a safer Sydney Harbour

Sydney sailors will be happy to know that Harbour City Ferries has equipped its entire fleet with FLIR M320L thermal imaging cameras to further improve safety on the waters of Sydney. Sydney’s ferries have been servicing Sydney Harbour for more than 135 years.

THE DOCTOR

South African paddler Jasper Mocke successfully defended his “Doctor” Surfski title last weekend in Perth, in the second race on the 2014 World Surfski Series. This win gives him a strong lead early in the World Series.

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