24 Hour Paddling Challenge 2018

Weekend of 1st – 2nd December, 2018

Hosted by BGCC at Molonglo Reach, Morshead Drive, Campbell, ACT

This year we are again planning for a low-key event. BYO: everything. Shelter tents permitted in a limited area, not under trees. We are not trying to raise lots of funds for any charities, but if you feel like donating for the BGCC to pass on to an appropriate organisation helping drought-affected farming families – all monies will be gratefully received!There will be a collection box on site as well.

Entries:           via Register Now at: 2018 24 hour Entry

Entry Fee:      $30 up to 26th November;       $50 between 27th - 20th November;  Very late Entry! $60 to 8 a.m. on 1st December

Course:           4.7 km loop course on Molonglo River

Briefing:         9:00 a.m.

Start Time:     9:30 a.m., Saturday 1st December, 2018

Finish Time:   9:30 a.m., Sunday 2nd December, 2018

Enter As:        Solo; Team of maximum 4x boats (competitive); or any number of boats (fun); single or double boats

Early Morning Tranquillity, Molonglo Reach, 26th November, 2006.

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 7:30 p.m.: all paddlers must wear a lifejacket, 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 to use.

Amenities: BGCC Club Shed has warm showers; 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: is 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.

Enquiries to: Helen Tongway