NQ Ocean Paddle Series Points
To be eligible to win a series position, you must compete in 3 or more series races. You can collect a race point by attending a race as a volunteer (must be pre-arranged) if you are unable to race.
Category Points – These are awarded based on your finish position for your category.
Overall Points – These are awarded to the top 10 based on your overall finish position (long course only) regardless of your category. They are split into Male and Female Overall. Sprint points are added to the overall points for final score.
Sprint Points – These are awarded at the sprint before each race. Sprints are split between male and female.
|Male Open Ski||Male Open OC1||OC2/Double|
|Female Open Ski||Female Open OC1||Open SUP|
|Male Masters Ski (40+)||Male Masters (40+) OC2||OC6|
|Female Masters Ski (40+)||Female Masters (40+) OC2|
|Short Course Male||Junior Female|
|Short Course Female||SUP Male|
|Junior Male||SUP Female|
Other categories such as Grand Masters, Plastic Kayak, Male/Female etc will be created as required.
|1st Place||16 Points|
|2nd Place||13 Points|
|3rd Place||11 Points|
|4th Place||9 Points|
|5th Place||7 Points|
|6th Place||6 Points|
|7th Place||5 Points|
|8th Place||4 Points|
|9th Place||3 Points|
|10th Place||2 Points|
|All Finishers (category only)||1 Point|
|1st Place||3 points|
|2nd Place||2 points|
|3rd Place||1 point|
Race Volunteer – 1 point
Refer a friend to try the Short course and get 2 points added to your overall points score. They can not have competed in the NQOPS Series before and they must tell us when they register that you referred them (they can only choose 1 paddler to give the points to).
The short course and junior courses are perfect for people wanting to give the sport ago. If you have a friend who might be interested (even a little…..maybe they glanced at your boat one day….) let them know about the short course option.
Points for Race 6 -Around Magnetic Loop will be different from the standard point system as points will be awarded for each stage of the race. See Around Magnetic Loop race booklet for point details.