Event Title
Queen & King of the Bay
Date
Saturday, 15 February 2020
Location
Kaiteriteri Beach
Organiser
Nathan Fa'ave
Contact Number
0274266734
Summary
26km paddle along the coastline in Tasman Bay, past Motueka, Kina and Ruby Bay.
Description

Welcome the annual surfski race from Kaiteriteri Beach to Port Mapua. It is a 26km paddle along the coastline in Tasman Bay, past Motueka, Kina and Ruby Bay. The prevailing wind in the summer is a northerly which is a tail wind over the paddlers left shoulder. Sea conditions are typically wind generated chop, more like lake conditions as opposed to open ocean. Depending on the lines paddlers take, they can be up to 2.5km from shore during the race.
Because anywhere along the race course you can safely land it makes this an ideal paddle for all abilities. The race in only run with onshore winds and incoming tide. If the wind on Saturday is offshore, it maybe postponed until Sunday. The South Island Surfski Champs are on in Nelson on Sunday the 16th February, so the event maybe switched for optimum conditions.

START
Kaiteriteri Beach

FINISH
Port Mapua

EVENT INFORMATION
Registration 12:00pm - 12:45pm (Kaiteriteri Beach)

Event Briefing for all paddlers 12:45pm

Start Waves
Division 5 - 1:00pm (average speed = 8-9km/h)
Division 4 - 1:15pm (average speed = 9-10km/h)
Division 3 - 1:30pm (average speed = 10-11km/h)
Division 2 - 1:45pm (average speed = 11-12km/h)
Division 1 - 2:00pm (average speed = 12-13+km/h)

Paddle times range from 1:40-3:00 hours

ENTRY PACKAGE
timed race with safety vessel support
event paddle tee
race number

ENTER
Standard entry ends January 31st | Late Entry in February
www.kayakhq.co.nz

CATEGORIES
U20 Female and Male
Open Female and Male
50+ Female and Male

AWARDS
Mapua Wharf 4:30pm

WEATHER
Closer to the event entrants will be updated with weather information and if there are any route changes. The back up course starts and finishes at Kaiteriteri Beach.
Water Temperature in February 18-20 degrees
High tide 3:50pm, Feb 15th
Best local weather information:
http://www.swellmap.co.nz/surfing/new-zealand/ruby-bay
https://www.windy.com/?-41.169,173.072,12

RULES
pfd must be worn
leg or body leash worn
1 x communication device must be carried (epirb, phone, vhf marine radio)
1 x signalling tool must be carried (whistle, mirror, flare - smoke is best in daytime)

TRANSPORT
It is 35km by road from Kaiteriteri to Mapua, allow 40-minutes. Those wishing to car pool should meet at Mapua Wharf area at 10:30am (depart for Kaiteriteri at 11:00am), at the car park on the corner of Aranui Road and Tahi Street. More details about ride sharing will be sent to the entrants the week prior to the event.

SKI HIRE
If you are wanting to rent a ski locally for the event, there are a lot of skis in Tasman Bay and chances are you'll be able to arrange something. The best place to start would be posting on the Tasman Bay Kayak Racing Club facebook page or contact KayakHQ.

PERFORMANCE PRIZE CATEGORIES (1st, 2nd and 3rd)

  • Line honours female
  • Line honours male
  • Fastest time female
  • Fastest time male
  • 50+ female
  • 50+ male
  • Mixed double

PREVIOUS WINNERS

QUEENS

2009    Jane Martin

2010    Jane Martin

2011    Fleur Lattimore

2012    Suzie LeCren

2013    Suzie LeCren

2014    Suzie LeCren

2015    Lynley Coventry

2016    Lisa Morrison

2017    Lynley Coventry

2018    Lynley Coventry

2019    Carly Tyler

KINGS

2009    Nathan Fa’avae

2010    Nathan Fa’avae

2011    Nathan Fa’avae

2012    Dan Busch

2013    Sam Dillon

2014    David Ayer

2015    Hadyn Lockie

2016    Hadyn Lockie

2017    Hadyn Lockie

2018    Andrew Mowlem

2019    Toby Brooke

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