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Monday, November 8, 2010

Outlaw Ocean Series Race 4: The Graeme Long Memorial Paddle

Outlaw Ocean Series Race 4: The Graeme Long Memorial Paddle

Key Information

09-Jan-2011 12:00
25km
Urquhart Bluff (2-3km west of Anglesea). No Melways reference.
Torquay SLSC

Event Description

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This is the marquee downwind event of the Outlaw Ocean Series of 2010/11 and it is also the only Victorian leg of the Australian Ocean Racing Series, so we will see competitors from all over Australia (and possibly overseas) competing. It is a 25km course that, if the wind blows anywhere near as strong as in the 2010 Outlaw race, will be an absolute cracker!

The distance is further than the other ocean races of the Outlaw Ocean Series, but follows some of the most spectacular coastline in the world along Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road. The race takes in sites such as Anglesea Beach, the magnificent Point Addis, the world famous surfing venues of Bells Beach and Winkipop, Bird Rock, Jan Juc Beach, Torquay Beach and Point Danger.

The course direction will depend on the conditions on the day, with a west-southwesterly wind being the preferred conditions for the Urquharts Bluff to Torquay course. If it blows easterly we will be heading from Torquay to Urquharts Bluff. We will have a better idea in the weeks leading up to the event and will keep everyone informed of forecast conditions on outlawpaddling.com

There will be a halfway beach turn at Point Addis front beach (on the east side of the point), which will allow competitors to crack a few point waves as they make their way down to the beach. This provided one of the highlights of the 2009 event.

Several points such as Point Roadknight, Anglesea Point, Point Addis, Bells Beach, Torquay Point and Point Danger offer several excellent viewing points for spectators along the way. Point Addis in particular offers views as far west as Point Roadknight (8km) and east to Torquay Point (8km), so bring your binoculars! Overall the sheer cliff faces that are characteristic of much of the Great Ocean Road coastline make this race as exhillarating for spectators as it is for competitors.

Course Map

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Online Entry

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GREAT PRIZES

There are great prizes on offer for all competitors. Everyone will receive an 'at one with the elements' t-shirt and Hammer nutritional products as a part of their entry fee.

MEDIA AND SPECTATOR BOAT

Outlaw paddling will be providing a few selected people the opportunity to follow the race from the water on the Outlaw media/spectator boat.

The cost is $150 per person and includes a three-hour boat ride along the Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Urquharts Bluff and back again.

All bookings must be made by 25 December.

For more information on this, please contact: jarad@outlawpaddling.com

OCEAN SKI HIRE

Peak Adventure has a range of ocean racing skis for hire and will be providing transport to race start, and pick up from race finish, for $60. If you are interested or wish to find out more please click here.

OCEAN SKI TRANSPORT AND CAR SHUFFLE

Outlaw paddling will have two large trailers leaving Torquay SLSC at 11am. They will be available to transport all boats to the start location at Urquharts Bluff. We will also be organising a carpooling shuffle at this time. If you are interested, please meet at Torquay SLSC at 11am.

INTERNATIONAL AND INTERSTATE COMPETITOR INFORMATION

  • Pick up from Melbourne airport on 9th January and drop off on 10 January is $50.
  • Accommodation at Torquay SLSC is $30 (simple surf club-style accommodation - please bring own sheets).
  • Transport to start location from Torquay SLSC at 11am is free.
  • Ocean ski hire is $60.

If you are interested in this package and would like to know more about prices, please contact the team at Outlaw.

Jarad Kohlar: jarad@outlawpaddling.com 0409 786 237

Registration and presentations

Late registration will be at the westernmost (closest to Lorne) carpark at Urquharts Bluff, which is the long stretch of beach just past Anglesea.

Presentations will occur at a venue in Torquay TBA.

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • 12.00pm: Late registration opens
  • 1.00pm: Late registration closes
  • 1.15pm: Race briefing
  • 1.30pm: Race start for outriggers, sea kayaks, plastics and women. Intermediate male ocean ski paddlers and spec ski paddlers have the option of starting here or at 2.00pm
  • 2.00pm: Race start for male ocean ski and spec ski paddlers
  • 4.00pm: First finisher across the line
  • 6.00: Presentation at Torquay SLSC

SAFETY

All competitors MUST have and wear a PFD and leashes/leg ropes must be attached from your boat to you. If you come off you have to be connected to your craft. Please do this for your own safety.

Outlaw Ocean Series Race 3: Lorne, Surfcoast, Victoria

Outlaw Ocean Series Race 3: Lorne, Surfcoast, Victoria

Key Information

21-Nov-2010 01:00
14-16km
Lorne Beach, next to Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club. Melways Ref 518 G8.
As above.

Event Description

The course will be an out-and-back 14-16km course, departing from Lorne beach, turning right around the Lorne pier and heading to a halfway turning buoy just past Cumberland River. The wind can be an asset for the major leg of this course. Swell won't be as much of an influence, but if we are lucky, the course will maximise the wind and bumps. More details on the course will made 3-4 days out from the event. One thing for sure is it will be downwind.

Outlaw Race 4 Lorne

REGISTRATION AND PRESENTATIONS

Both registration and presentations to be held at the Outlaw event tent next to Lorne SLSC.

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • 12.00pm: Signin and late registration opens
  • 1.00pm: Signn and late registration closes
  • 1.15pm: Race briefing
  • 1.30pm: Race start for outriggers, sea kayaks, plastics and women. Intermediate male ocean ski paddlers and spec ski paddlers have the option of starting here or at 2.00pm
  • 2.00pm: Race start for male ocean ski and spec ski paddlers
  • 3.00pm: First finisher across the line
  • 4:30pm: Presentation at Outlaw tent next to Lorne SLSC

Kayak Hire

Peak Adventure will be supplying kayaks to hire at a great price of only $30, which can include kayak, life jacket, paddle leash and paddle. To find out more, please follow the link below:

peak adventure

SPECTATOR VIEWING POINT

Depending on the course to be run on the day, the race can be viewed at Lorne Beach, Lorne Pier or, if we head out west along the coast from Lorne Pier, then at several points along the Great Ocean Road.

Safety

All competitors MUST have and wear a PFD and leashes/leg ropes must be attached from your boat to you. If you come off you have to be connected to your craft. Please do this for your own safety.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

A message from Geelong Outriggers!

Geelong 2011 Regatta

Audi Victoria Week

Aloha everyone!

The Geelong Outrigger Canoe Club will proudly host its 16th Annual Regatta on Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23, 2011 as part of Audi Victoria Week.

Outrigger canoeing is traditionally a Polynesian style of boating, featuring very long narrow canoes with an ama (outrigger) off the side of the boat which gives the canoe stability in all types of weather conditions.

We anticipate interstate competitors from South Australia and Tasmania will make the trek to compete alongside Victorian teams (comprising both men and women).

Our regatta boasts two full days of racing, incorporating the grueling 13km marathon which will test the strength and endurance of each crew member to get their canoe around the course in Corio Bay.

There'll be short course sprints for OC6 (6-person crew), OC2 (2-person crew) and OC1 (1-person crew). The sprints will showcase the off-the-line explosiveness required to get theses canoes up and racing, as well as the sheer strength and determination of each crew's need for speed.

There'll be racing in front of the dive tower off the Eastern Beach promenade, highlighting the skill and precision of steerer and crew maneuvering their canoe around turning buoys.

Also, for the first time in our regatta, there’ll be the opportunity to witness one of our exciting “challenge” events that demonstrates the unique water change. This event will showcase paddlers rolling out of their canoe into the water whilst team mates wait in the water for their approaching canoe. They need to time their climb into the moving canoe in order to continue racing. Multiple change-overs will form part of this demonstration.

Most of our weekend of racing will be off Eastern Beach, out past the promenade and up to Limeburners Point.

So why not take advantage of this excellent opportunity to witness, first hand, a truly unique water sport.

We love our sport. You will too!

New Outlaw Series has begun!

Eleri and Alex at Sandridge Beach, Port Phillip Bay at the first of the Outlaw Crits races. They both also attended the Outlaw race at Eastern Beach, Corio Bay, Geelong on Sunday 31st October, 2010 representing Inland. The next race is open ocean on the surf coast at Lorne on Sunday November 21st, 2010. We also have a contingent heading to the Cold Water Classic at Boat Harbour, Tasmania on 12th November.
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