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!


6 days 18 hours ago

Early Bird entries close tomorrow night....don't miss out !!


1 week 1 minute ago

Have you checked the long range weather forecast for Saturday? Max 20 deg, light winds. Great tides. Bring it on!!!

1 month 1 week ago

Entries are open!
Get in early before the bird, or with the bird, or just ignore the bird altogether. If the bird gets there first, it'll cost you more. https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=143810

1 month 2 weeks ago

Myall Classic updated their profile picture.

1 month 2 weeks ago

Myall Classic added a new photo.

10 months 2 weeks 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.

1 year 5 days ago

And now, compare the results from our backup results system Webscorer.
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....

1 year 6 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.

1 year 1 week ago

2017 event photos from Ian Wrenford taken at the6km turn can be seen here