Round off your paddling year by taking part in the BGCC 24 Hour Paddling Challenge.
When: Saturday 9th December - Sunday 10th December
Where: Molonglo Reach, Morshead Drive, Campbell, ACT
Who: Any competent paddler as a competitive or social paddler, solo or in a team. (See full item below line.)
Briefing: 9: a.m. Start: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Finish: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
Entries: Early-bird: by 4th December, $40 Standard: by 8th December, $50 Late Entry: 9th December, $60 24 Hr Entry
Compulsory Safety Equipment: Life-jacket + pea-less whistle + space blanket
Wanted: time-keepers! Take part in a relay team and spend some of your off-water time helping out. Non-participants also welcomed to the timing-tent!
For more information, contact: Helen
This year we are planning for a low-key event. BYO: everything. Shelter tents permitted in a limited area, not under trees. We are not trying to raise funds for any charities, but if you feel like donating to the BGCC Club Shed Building Fund – all monies will be gratefully received!
Entries: via Register Now, Early-bird by Monday 4th December, 2017. (see above link)
Entry Fee: $40 up to 4th December; $50 5th to 8th December; $60 by 8 a.m. on 9th December
Course: 4.75 km loop course on Molonglo River
Briefing: Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
Start Time: 9:30 a.m., Saturday 9th December, 2017
Finish Time: 9:30 a.m., Sunday 10th December, 2017
Paddler Safety: There will be a safety boat stationed at the start/finish area, but paddler safety is to be by paddlers caring for anyone in need of assistance on or in the water. Paddlers are all to have at all times out on the water: a pea-less whistle, readily available to relay a message along the river that the safety boat is needed – either upstream or downstream of the start. Any time spent in assisting another paddler in difficulties will be allowed for in the distance paddled.
From Sunset: lap starting at or after 7:45 p.m.: all paddlers must wear a life-jacket, with a torch and space blanket attached, along with their readily available whistle. All paddlers must have lights on stem and stern of their craft. Cyalumes will be provided for paddlers use. An additional light to be attached to the back of the paddler's lifejacket - or to the rear paddler's lifejacket in a double.
Amenities: BGCC Club Shed has a warm shower; there are public toilets; a club barbecue will be available and if enough interest is shown, a thick soup can be provided. The club kitchen has a fridge and kettle and pod-coffee drink-maker.
Camping: Not permitted - but "Shelter Tents" are. (So nothing too elaborate please!) There will be designated shelter tent areas - please do not set up camp just anywhere.