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Marlin Coast Challenge
October 28, 2017
The Port Douglas Outrigger Canoe Club presents the Marlin Coast Challenge on Saturday the 28th of October 2017 – a 45km relay race from Yorkey’s knob in Cairns to Port Douglas.
This race is a relay or Iron race, designed to encourage both the novice and experienced paddler. Beach changeovers will be made at the designated points. There will be ample support boats watching over the fleet as per the AOCRA support boat ratio.
The start will be a mass start at Yorkey’s Knob and comprise of four legs:
– Yorkey’s Knob to Ellis Beach (12km)
– Ellis Beach to Wangetti Beach (10.5km)
– Wangetti Beach to Oak Beach (8km)
– Oak Beach to North End of Four Mile Beach
– Esplanade, Port Douglas (14.5km)
All changeover points will be clearly marked with marquee & colourful Bali flags on the beach so paddlers can see their destination. All divisions will start together and at each leg after last canoe finishes.
The race is open to all outrigger canoes – 6 man, 2 man, single canoes and vaas as well as all ocean ski’s and stand-up paddleboards.
For more information, download the Program here.