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Short Ships

Welcome the Short Ships information and registration for 2018

Please print this Registration Form and return by post to Sandra Egan, 15 Titore Way, Russell, 0202, drop in the Russell Boating Club on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday or use our electronic registration form

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Yes, the third annual light- hearted Short Ships Race is happening 3 March at the Russell Boating Club.

Under the auspices of the Russell Boating Club with help from Russell Lady Kayakers,

the event guarantees a great day for the entire family!

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The schedule for the day is:

9:00 - 9:40 Registration

9:40 Briefing

10:00 First race (5 minutes between starts)

10:30 Kids' Briefing

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The race is open to a variety of categories including:

• Plastic Sit ons Kayaks

• Plastic Sit ins Kayaks

• Open class (fibreglass, kevlar, carbon)

• Waka

• Paddle boards

• Rowing

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New to the event this year are:

Races for Kids beginning at 10:45 and Just for Fun Races beginning at 11:00. These will all be run within Matauwhi Bay and are open to all paddlers, whether they paddled other races or not.

While the order is not necessarily set, some examples of the fun races are:

Two up - One adult one child, one kayak,

Peg pirate - capture a peg off the back of a kayak, most pegs wins

Raft race - 3 kayaks middle kayak holds the outside two kayaks together and outside two paddle

Chariot race - 2 kayaks one person holding kayaks together, the other standing up to paddle

Rescue race - one in water, one boat to the rescue

And if we still have time Wet Sponge Tag.

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12:00 Lunch: BBQ both meat and veggie. $10 adult $5 child

12:45 Prize giving including spot prizes

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Shorts Ships is a nod to the famous and well loved Tall Ships Race

Entry fee of $10 Adults, $5 Children

Proceeds benefit the Russell Boating Club

m10Racing 2017-18

This seasons evening racing starts September 27th with the first of the Cater Marine Series followed by Omata Estate Series on 4th October and Willis Sails Series on October 6th. The Weekend Series first race is 15th October 2017

m14Tall Ships

 

This event is held in early January each year. All details available here

m12Matauwhi Bay

 

The beautiful location of our clubhouse so please drop by sometime