Open Water racing is possibly the fastest growing paddlesport in NSW. This sport is open to a variety of craft, from Ocean Racing Skis, SLSA ‘Spec’ Skis, Outrigger Canoes, to Sea Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards. Harbour Racing is the sport of racing these craft in enclosed or protected waters.
PaddleNSW organises the ‘Harbour Series’ of races, hosted by PNSW member clubs in Sydney and regional areas. They are suitable for all paddler skill levels, with short course options for the less experienced, and longer courses in more exposed waters for those more capable.
The series has been running continuously since 2012, and has been key to the growth of several new open water clubs.
The 2019 Carbonology Sport Harbour Series is a 7-race series including:
30 March Pittwater Challenge hosted by Manly Warringah Kayak Club
6 April Dolls Point Classic hosted by Sutherland Shire Canoe Club
11 May Brisbane Waters hosted by Brisbane Waters Paddlers
25 May Scotland Island Challenge hosted by Pittwater Paddling Club
15 June Hacking Classic hosted by Cronulla Sutherland Kayak Club
29 June Iron Cockatoo hosted by Pacific Dragons
13 July Stroke the Lion hosted by Manly Warringah Kayak Club
TOTAL RRIZE POOL $10,000
Carbonology Sport will present one Carbonology Surfski of choice to the value of $3500 to the winner of the lucky draw, at the final round of the series. Every race entry from the series goes into the draw…the more races entered, the more chances to win!