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Race 3 – Etty Bay 2020

July 4 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Date – 19th April 2020

Briefing time – 1:30pm
Start Location – Cowley Beach
Start Time – 2:00pm
Finish location – Etty Bay

Short Course Briefing time – 2:15pm
Short Course Start Time –
Start Location – Mourilyan Harbour

Finish Location – Etty Bay

Race 3 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 Line area (Etty bay) for the end of the race.


Long individual $45
Team of 2 in a double boat $60 ($30 per person)
Team of 6 in 1 boat $78

Short: $29

Double/OC2: $39

All craft types welcome (SUP, Sea Kayak, Ski, Outrigger etc)

Long Course

Cowley Beach to Etty Bay

Race 3 – Cowley to Etty Bay (If you can not see image above, click to load gallery)

Course Description:

The race starts at Cowley Beach, competitors will paddle 22km around the mainland through Mourilyan Harbour and finish in Etty Bay.
cowley assembly

Cowley Beach- assembly (Click to load image)

cowley start

Cowley Beach start point (Click to load image)

start finish at etty bay

Start (short course) & finish at Etty Bay (Click to load image)

Short Course

NEW!! Short course Point to Point

Mourilyan Harbour to Etty Bay 7.5km

Exit the harbour and turn left to the next Bay “Etty bay” a perfect stepping stone towards doing bigger races and more open water…perfect step up for capable beginners.This is the last few Km of the long course so you are sharing some common ground.

Start: 2:30pm

If anyone is interested in staying the night at Etty Bay, the Etty Bay Caravan Park and Kiosk have some great deals for our Paddlers.


July 4
12:00 am - 5:00 pm