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Race 5- Magnetic Loop – 5 Stage Paddle

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



Unlimited available
Race 6 Long Course Individual$89.00

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Date – 11th August

LONG COURSE – 37.9km (or up to 2km less if you take a narrow line against island)
Briefing time – 8:20am
Start Location – Nelly Bay Marina, 4819
Start Time – 8:45am
Finish location – Nelly Bay Marina (paddling past Peppers Deck)

Presentations -3:45pm Scallywags Cafe (just over the road from HQ)

Short Course – approx 10km ( likely Picnic Bay to West Pt or West pt to HSB based on conditions)
Short Course Briefing time – 8:15am
Short Course Start time – Approx 9:05am or when the long course reach horseshoe bay/west pt leg if wind best permits

Start location: Picnic Bay or West Point
Finish location: West Point or Horseshoe Bay


Details are subject to change dependent on conditions

Magnetic Loop is back better than ever! (this year a reversed direction to suit tides/ water levels on reef)

The 5 stage race 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 Around Magnetic Island Loop, competitors must prove themselves at a long course prior or mention other courses/ paddles you have done in the past.

Long Course

Around MI

Race 5 – Around Magnetic Loop (If you can not see image above, click to load gallery)

Course Description: (reversed direction from previous years)

Stage 1- 4.46km NELLY BAY to PICNIC BAY 

Stage 2- 9.26km PICNIC BAY to WEST POINT


Stage 4- 9.78 km HORSESHOE BAY to ALMA BAY

Stage 1- 3.5km ALMA BAY to NELLY BAY




Short Course

Course Description:

Short course will do one stage of the race approx 10km – Horseshoe Bay to West Point

Details are subject to change dependent on conditions


Long Course: $89
Tag Team of 2 individuals: $150 ($75 each)
Team of 2 in a double boat doing the whole trip: $120 ($60 each)

Tag Team of 2 in double boat: $200 ($50 each)
Team of 6 in 1 boat: $180 (Must Paddle to island prior to event and leave boats at Nelly Bay).

Short Course: $50

Short Course Double/OC2: $70


May 13
8:00 am - 5:00 pm