Please be advised that, due to Covd19 restrictions, Canoe Racing NZ are now unable to co-host the event as the opening race of the Darcy Price Memorial NZ Oceanski series.
This is mainly due to advice recently received from health board advisors, in line with government guidelines.
This means, contrary to earlier advisory, we are unable to host paddlers from Tamaki Makaurau Auckland. Paddlers from outside that area can still travel to and race in Tutukaka. There will be a staged paddle crossing, but with some additional Covd19 regulations and rules set in place.
For a full refund of entry fees you must notify of your withdrawal as soon as you are able. As we are unable to determine who is or is not based in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, it would be helpful if you could also indicate your withdrawal. If no notification of withdrawal arrives via email, your entry will be processed. You may be asked to wear masks on any ferry craft and there will be no official race briefing or post race prize giving. Other arrangements for race briefing and post race activities (if any) will be advised via email.
All race related gatherings and activities will be managed with Covd19 regulations in mind. At this stage race day is still Saturday, Sept 19. You will still need to be in Tutukaka or within close driving range on Friday September 18 as the crossing may start as early as 0830 hrs and a race briefing staged outdoors immediately beforehand.
As an organisation we fully support Tim Eves. We know it was a tough decision.
The Poor Knights Crossing remains one of the most iconic surfski races in New Zealand and is a bucket list event for many. We hope everyone will get to experience this wonderful event again next year.