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Race 5 – Magnetic Loop 2020

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Date – 19th September

The Magnetic Loop Stage Race is back to get your adrenalin flowing. Such a great race wit awesome scenery it is destined to become not just a favourite but a classic event.

The 5 stage race will run with 2 groups of paddlers, those that are faster and those that are more social. 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 to the event or mention other courses/paddles you have done in the past.


LONG COURSE – 37.9km (or up to 2km less if you take a narrow line against island)

Briefing time – 8:25am
Start Location – Nelly Bay Marina
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 – 8:50am
Short Course Start time – Approx 9:05am or when the long course reach horseshoe bay/west pt leg if wind permits

Start location: Picnic Bay or West Point TBA on Race morning
Finish location: West Point or Horseshoe Bay TBA on Race morning

Race Stages (direction will be determined at a later date and is dependent on wind/tide conditions)

Stage – 4.46 km NELLY BAY to PICNIC BAY

Stage – 9.26 km PICNIC BAY to WEST POINT


Stage – 9.78 km HORSESHOE BAY to ALMA BAY


Transport for teams is provided to swap over locations. This transport must be booked prior to the race to ensure adequate transport is available.

Transport is provided for short course competitors and their craft to the start line from Nelly Bay and from the finish back to Nelly Bay. This transport must be booked prior to the race.

Want a few creature comforts at each stage – We will transport 1 bag per competitor to each stage finish so you can have all the comforts you need while you’re there. Make sure your bag is clearly labelled with your name so we can make sure it makes it in the correct location when you want it!

We also provide massage, food, drink, groovy music at each staging area. It might be a ‘race’ but really everyone just wants to have a great day!!!!


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


September 19
8:00 am - 5:00 pm