Myall Classic Paddling Ultramarathon

Anzac Park

Saturday 22 September 2018.

The Myall Classic is a major ultramarathon event on the NSW paddler’s calendar. It is held on the Myall River at Tea Gardens each September on the last Saturday before the school holidays, taking both competitive and recreational paddlers up the Myall River and return.

There are a range of distances and starting times, intended to see all paddlers complete their chosen course by early afternoon, and in time for Presentations at 2:45pm.

Distances offered are 12km, 27km and 47km, the longer course being a perfect shakedown for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic held in late October.PNSW Myall Gary Roberts1

Due to its protected nature, the Myall Classic is a safe, scenic though testing event in the largely unspoilt Great Lakes Marine Park. Conditions can vary considerably though the usual scenario presents paddlers with clear blue skies and warm weather. A light Easterly breeze is usually present in the early afternoon.

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1 month 1 week ago

Found after the race:
1x lifejacket and 1x spray deck. Probably from a Uni team boat. May have been deliberately left in the park.
Contact tony@paddlensw.org.au if you are the owner.

2 months 4 weeks ago

And now, compare the results from our backup results system Webscorer.
http://myall.paddlensw.org.au/results-2/2017-results/
We will be using this system next year.
And the event next year is on the 22nd September.
All the horror stories about the tides seemed unjustified as there was plenty of assistance on the way back for most of the distance. Oh no, I can feel a rap coming on....

3 months 2 hours ago

After making many adjustments for incorrect entries and paddlers starting in the wrong start waves, we have a pretty close approximation to accurate results. Thanks for your patience. Final results will be published as soon as they are confirmed.
To all the paddlers who completed the 2017 Myall classic....well done. Conditions were not nearly as bad as predicted. Those who missed the event missed a great days (often close) racing.
https://regattas.canoe.org.au/?races=1144

3 months 1 day ago

2017 event photos from Ian Wrenford taken at the6km turn can be seen here
http://myall.paddlensw.org.au/photos-2/

3 months 1 week ago

One week to go, and over 250 paddlers registered already. Weather forecast looks pretty good, temps of 8 - 25 with a bit of late westerly wind. Some scattered cloud cover but no rain forecast.
Paddlers please remember your mobile phone. Doesn't need to be in a pouch; any watertight container will do, as it is for emergency use only.
Some paddlers will be using the Glympse app so event managers can track their progress through the race. We're looking to track all paddlers in future events, but the limiting factor at the moment is phone battery life, so we'd rather you save your phone for an emergency call instead.
Looking for one more safety boat volunteer observer, plus any spare hands setting up early on Saturday morning would be appreciated.
See you there!

3 months 3 weeks ago

We welcome Lazy Paddles as our sponsors. Check out the special offer in your race bag. http://lazypaddles.com.au/pages/

3 months 3 weeks ago

This is for social paddlers, partners of paddlers and friends. How would you like to see the race from out on the water? Cheer them on!
We paddle out from the race start site about 9.30 to take up a good vantage spot up the river. Paddle for about 5 - 8 kilometers or a couple of hours to enjoy this beautiful waterway. The River Canoe Club have kindly offered to bring a fleet of their sea kayaks for you to use. Everything will be supplied, and if not already a member, join up for this single event and pay a small fee of $20. Wear sun safe clothes and shoes you can swim in, and the Club will supply the rest for those who REGISTER with the President@rivercanoeclub.org before Monday September 11.
Sunday is a great day to explore downstream, past shipwrecks, sandbars and pristine tidal estuaries.
'Lazy Paddles' have boats for hire for the Sunday paddle.
http://lazypaddles.com.au

3 months 4 weeks ago

As the entries start to flow in for this iconic if you have a partner or buddy coming along and not paddling. Ask them to volunteer lunch will be provided. Check out the roles available and signup online http://myall.paddlensw.org.au/volunteers/

4 months 2 weeks ago

2017 Myall entries are OPEN! Register now after you read the paddlers information on the Myall website http://myall.paddlensw.org.au and then go to https://regattas.canoe.org.au/ to register.