all dates nqops 2016
Its finally out…..the 2016 NQ Ocean Paddle Series Dates! This years series will have us take on some new races with Shoal Point Downwinder in Mackay and the Cowley to Etty Bay, Innisfail. Its great to have paddlers from these areas on board with the series this year. While we […]

2016 Race Series dates RELEASED!

Around MI
Race 7 will be in 2 groups, intermediate and beginners. The idea of this is to allow fast transitions after each stage and to implement the best water safety methods possible to all competitors. In order to race in the Sealink around Magnetic Island Loop, ccompetitors must prove themselves at […]

Race 7 – Sealink Magnetic Loop

Race 5- Cape to Cape
Race 6 kicks off at Cape Cleveland and finishes at Cape Pallarenda. Sealink QLD are putting on a specific trip in order to get us out to cape Cleveland for this race. All paddlers must be at the Sealink Ferry Terminal between 7am and 8am to load paddle craft onto […]

Race 6 – Cape to Cape

Cowley Beach to Etty Bay
Race 5 showcases some of the Norths beautiful beaches. Located just an hour and 40 minutes from Cairns, and 3 hours from Townsville. Competitors will paddle up the coast line from Cowley beach through the stunning waters of Etty bay. Competitors should ensure car and racks are at the Finish […]

Race 5 – Cowley to Etty Bay

battle the barge
Battle the Barge is back by popular demand! When the Barge gets the end of the marina, it will sound its horn- competitors will then race over to Magnetic Island and back. The Barge has only been beaten once in 4 years- is it your turn beat the Barge? Price:  […]

Race 4 – Battle The Barge

Race 3- Mackay Harbour- Shoal Point
This 18km course is new to the Series in 2016. Starting in front of the Mackay SLSC, this course takes competitors past Slade Point, finishing up at Shoal Point. This is one of our NQOPS regular racers (Charlie Wilkie) favourite paddles. A nice stretch of water with views of the […]

Race 3 – Shoal Point Downwinder

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Race 2- Magnetic to Mainland Race Report 14th May, 2016   Short Course It was great to see everyone getting out there and having a go at the short course over the weekend. The wind definitely picked up once the race had started- the waves changed direction towards the end […]

Race 2- Magnetic to Mainland Race Report

Race 2- MI to Pallarenda
Magnetic to Mainland will be the first new race of the 2016 NQ Ocean Paddle Series! The Race takes competitors across the waves from Nelly Bay to Pallarenda. Both experienced and less experienced paddlers are able to take on this race in either the short or long course. Price:  long […]

Race 2 – Magnetic to Mainland

Race 1 -River rush 2nd April, 2016   Short Course It was great to see a few juniors getting out and having a go at the short course over the weekend. Both Rebecca Nahrung (09:52) and Brooke Clarke (12:06) paddled their one lap and then opted to head back out […]

Race 1- River Rush Race Report

Race 1 - River Rush
All competitors must read the General Information Booklet and Race 1 – River Rush Booklet on the Competitor Information page The long course starts in the Ross River with an outgoing tide, feel the Rush as you exit the River mouth and aim for an adrenaline assisted ride to Pallarenda […]

Race 1 – River Rush

Purchase a package for all 2016 races. This is for Individual only. If you would like a package price for Double/OC2 or OC6, please contact   All long course races Normally $309 Package $274 All short course races Normally $219 Package $190

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