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, competitors must prove themselves at a long course prior or mention other courses you have done in the past.
Stage 1- 3.5km NELLY BAY to ALMA BAY
Stage 2- 9.78 km ALMA BAY to HORSESHOE BAY
Stage 3-10.9km HORSESHOE BAY to WEST POINT
Stage 4- 9.26km WEST POINT to PICNIC BAY
Stage 5- 4.46km PICNIC BAY to NELLY BAY
Race Start Time: 730am
Start Location: Nelly Bay Marina, 4819
Finish Location: Nelly bay Marina, 4819 (paddling past the peppers deck)
Short course will do stage 1 to Alma Bay (3.5km)- then will do Stage 1 in reverse back to the Nelly Bay start area once all long course paddlers have left Alma Bay.
Length: 7-9 km over 2 stages
Race Start Time: 07:30am
Start Location: Nelly bay Marina
Finish Location: Same as Start Location.
Long Course: $89
Team of 2 relay boats: $149
Team of 2 in a double boat doing the whole trip: $100
Team of 6 in 1 boat: $150 (Must Paddle to island prior to event and leave boats at Nelly Bay).
Short Course: $39 (7-9km over 2 stages weather dependent)
Short Course Double/OC2 $55
Long Courses are typically Point to Point with the main aim to find good downwind and or technical paddling.
Short courses are aimed at encouraging beginners, helping to grow the sport of ocean paddling and getting new people into new boats of all levels.
The end of season presentations will occur on the Saturday night 6pm on the 8th of October on the deck of Peppers, Magnetic Island.
The stage prizes will also be awarded for the Sealink around magnetic island stage race on the night. A great chance to dress up nice and have a good feed, a couple of drinks and maybe even stay the night on magnetic island and chill after a massive season of paddling.
Asian-style sweet and sour pork
Coriander and ginger chicken stir-fry with hokkien noodles and cashews
Sweet potato and chickpea curry (vegan) (gf)
Jasmine rice (gf) (v)
Pappadoms and prawn crackers
*There will be snacks available to order straight after you finish the race, and also other dining options available inside peppers.
When: Saturday the 8th of October at 6pm
Where: The Deck, Peppers Resort Magnetic Island.
Cost: $30 Per Adult
You MUST pre purchase all dinner tickets before the day, you can do this below