Compulsory Equipment

The course is predominantly within a National Park, and all paddlers must be self-sufficient for an extended paddle, with the following as a minimum;


  • Every paddler, regardless of craft, is required to wear a Level 50 or 50S non-inflatable lifejacket during the event.
  • All craft must have a Fixed Vertical Number Holder. (numbers taped on the deck will not pass scrutineering).
  • All craft must have positive buoyancy, and float upright and level with the surface in order to provide support for a paddler in the event of a capsize.
  • One paddler in each craft must wear the emergency phone number wristband provided.
  • One paddler in each craft must carry a mobile phone in a waterproof pouch.
  • 47km Paddlers must each have a minimum of 2 litres of water and 50 grams of solid food, or 2 litres of liquid race food..
  • 27km paddlers must each have a minimum of 1 litre of fluid.
  • 12km paddlers are each advised to have fluids on board.
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