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Queen & King of the Bay Surfski Race

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Queen & King of the Bay 2021

Welcome to the annual surfski weekend of racing in Tasman Bay. There are two superb ocean paddling courses. The Queen & King of the Bay links two iconic attractions, Kaiteriteri Beach and Mapua Wharf. The other course is equally awesome, linking Cable Bay and Tahunanui Beach. The beauty of having 2-days and 2-courses is that the races can be put on the day for the best conditions. The aim will be to have the Queen & King of the Bay on Saturday, but if weather dictates, it will be on Sunday.

Queen & King of the Bay

If you only wish to enter Queen & King of the Bay, be aware that the race could be on Saturday or Sunday.
START Kaiteriteri Beach
FINISH Port Mapua
DISTANCE 26km

EVENT INFORMATION
Registration 12:00pm – 12:45pm (Kaiteriteri Beach)
Event Briefing for all paddlers 12:45pm

START WAVES
Division 5 – 1:00pm (average speed = 8-9km/h)
Division 4 – 1:15pm (average speed = 9-10km/h)
Division 3 – 1:30pm (average speed = 10-11km/h)
Division 2 – 1:45pm (average speed = 11-12km/h)
Division 1 – 2:00pm (average speed = 12-13+km/h)
Paddle times range from 1:40-3:00 hours

ENTRY PACKAGE
Timed race with safety vessel support
Race number
Prizes and awards

ENTER
Entries open December 1st | Standard entry ends January 31st | Late Entry in February
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CATEGORIES
Single Open Female and Male
Mixed Double

PRIZES
Three fastest single females and males, and fastest mixed double

AWARDS
Mapua Wharf 4:30pm

WEATHER
Water Temperature in February 18-20 degrees
High tide 4:35pm, Feb 20th

RULES
PFD must be worn
Leg or body leash worn
1 x communication device must be carried (EPIRB, phone, VHF marine radio)
1 x signaling tool must be carried (whistle, mirror, flare – smoke is best in daytime)

SKI HIRE
If you are wanting to rent a ski locally for the event, there are a lot of skis in Tasman Bay and chances are you’ll be able to arrange something. The best place to start would be posting on the Nelson Surfski Club or contact Kayak HQ.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
QUEENS
2009 Jane Martin
2010 Jane Martin
2011 Fleur Lattimore
2012 Suzie LeCren
2013 Suzie LeCren
2014 Suzie LeCren
2015 Lynley Coventry
2016 Lisa Morrison
2017 Lynley Coventry
2018 Lynley Coventry
2019 Carly Tyler
2020 Rachel Clarke

KINGS
2009 Nathan Fa’avae
2010 Nathan Fa’avae
2011 Nathan Fa’avae
2012 Dan Busch
2013 Sam Dillon
2014 David Ayre
2015 Hadyn Lockie
2016 Hadyn Lockie
2017 Hadyn Lockie
2018 Andrew Mowlem
2019 Toby Brooke
2020 Ben Keys

Think surfski- Nathan Faavae

South Island Surfski Championships

If you only wish to enter SI South Surfski Champs, be aware that the race could be on Saturday or Sunday.

START Cable Bay Beach – NE end (or reverse course Tahuna to Cable if south-westerly)
FINISH Tahunanui Beach
DISTANCE 21km

EVENT INFORMATION
Registration 12:00pm (Cable Bay Beach)
Event Briefing for all paddlers 12:45pm

START WAVES
Division 5 – 1:00pm (average speed = 8-9km/h)
Division 4 – 1:10pm (average speed = 9-10km/h)
Division 3 – 1:20pm (average speed = 10-11km/h)
Division 2 – 1:30pm (average speed = 11-12km/h)
Division 1 – 1:40pm (average speed = 12-13+km/h)
Paddle times range from 1:20-2:30 hours

ENTRY PACKAGE
Timed race with safety vessel support
Race number

CATEGORIES
Open Female & Male
Mixed Doubles

PRIZES
Three fastest females and males, and fastest double

WEATHER
The course can be run in both directions with northerly winds for the Cable bay to Tahuna direction, and in southerly winds the course would be run in reverse (Tahunanui to Cable bay).
Water Temperature in February 18-20 degrees

RULES
PFD must be worn
Leg or body leash worn
1 x communication device must be carried (EPIRB, phone, VHF marine radio)
1 x signaling tool must be carried (whistle, mirror, flare – smoke flare are best in daytime)

2020 Queen & King of the Bay
Queen & King Of The Bay Surfski Race 2020
Queen & King Of The Bay Surfski Race 2020
Queen & King Of The Bay Surfski Race 2020
Queen & King Of The Bay Surfski Race 2020
Queen & King Of The Bay Surfski Race 2020
Queen & King Of The Bay Surfski Race 2020
Queen & King Of The Bay Surfski Race 2020
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