Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of our not-for-profit sporting association. Your volunteer contribution underwrites the success of an event in many ways.
We need the following volunteers to make our event successful:

Role Time required Volunteer/s
2x IRB safety boat drivers (7.30am – 3.00pm)
2x Safety boat observers (7.30am – 3.00pm)
2x race craft scrutineers (7.30qm – 11.00am)
2x race registration assistants (6.30am – 10.15am)
1 x traffic manager  (6.30am – 3.00pm)
2x finishing staff for finishers medals and number board collection (12.00pm – 2.30pm)
2 x catering staff for volunteers  (10.00am – 2.00pm)
1 x signage volunteer (required Friday for 2 hrs to post river closure signs)
2x Results co-ordinators (organising medal presentations)
1x Trainee Myall Classic Race Manager (so Tony can have a paddle again!)
 1x Safety Officer (6.30am – 3.30pm)
1x Race Entry Manager (you don’t have to look like Bob, but it helps!) (6 weeks leading up to event)
Photographers aplenty…you will be able to load your photos onto the website
Finish spotters (binocular friendly)  (12.30pm – 2.30pm)
A race finish commentator (12.00pm – 2.30pm)

While your paddle buddy is out racing, why not get involved in another way and be rewarded with contributing to an amazing event.

We’d love to have you volunteer. Please complete the form and we’ll be in contact with you.

or contact myallclassic@paddleNSW.org.au if you are able to assist

To the volunteers for 2016
Bob Turner managed the event entry system with remarkable patience, guiding paddlers through the AC entry system with great success.
Anne Cowper once again provided exceptional race timing services alongside Bob, and also managed the registration process before the starts.

Toby Hogbin hand-crafted our trophies again for 2016. His quality workmanship matches his paddling prowess, coming in first outright and smashing the doubles record in the process.
Nigel Weekes was always there organising parking, assisting with event setup and running errands.
Alanna Ewin organised all the volunteer’s and paddlers food, and distributed it with the able assistance of Margaret Heine. She was also a deft hand on the camera.
Roger Deane of Hawkesbury Canoe Classic fame stepped up to manage Race Safety, for which we are very grateful.

Owen Walton and Murray Reece manned one PNSW IRB safety boat (following a stint doing scrutineering), while Clayton Anderson and Rob Hardy took the other safety boat to the top turn at Tamboy.

Carmen and Jason Cooper were roped in as they enjoyed a relaxing day in the sunshine, to present finishers medallions and collect race numbers.
And to the unsung heroes, the crews of the Marine Rescue and SES safety boats, without whom the event could not run. A big thank you. They give their time week after week to train and respond to emergencies.
There are many more, including the Lane Cove paddlers who helped with all sorts of logistical hurdles. You know who you are!
Thank you all.
Team PaddleNSW Myall Classic

P.S. And to the two obliging dolphins that frolicked just metres from the park, justifying their inclusion on the Myall Classic logo. Lucky you turned up!

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2 weeks 2 days 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 3 days 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....

2 months 4 days 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

2 months 5 days ago

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

2 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!

2 months 4 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 1 day 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 2 days 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/

3 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.