COVID-19 safe procedures

This event is to be conducted under Covid-19 Safe Procedures and all competitors are reminded of their obligations as follows:'

  • Do not attend if you display any of the symptoms listed here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/symptoms-and-testing

  • PNSW/Paddle Australia recommend the download and use of the COVIDsafeApp.

  • Maintain a minimum of 1.5m social distancing at all times.

  • Only handle your own equipment.

  • Bring and frequently use hand sanitizer.

  • Arrive ready to paddle, and, after event pack your gear, change andgo. If you are a category place getter for the Tingira Challenge and/or Sydney Harbour Series, please remain for the presentations at ~10 am.

Race day procedures

This race is conducted at the same location as previous events. Whilst some race day procedures remain the same, some have changed as a result of COVID-19. Please note the following:


  • Competitors are to drop-off their craft and park elsewhere.

  • Do not cross New South Head Road with your craft.

  • Please respect the local residents and keep noise to a minimum.

  • There will be three Check-In lanes operating:

    • Long Course (Intermediates) = 0615–0715

    • Long Course (Competitive) = 0615–0715

    • Short Course, Doubles, SUPs, OCs, Kayaks = 0615–0730


  • Ensure you have the minimum safety equipment noted under the Rules: All Paddlers must wear a Level 50 Lifejacket and have a paddle leash (will be decided on day if required to be worn). All SUP’s must wear a leg leash

  • You must pass through the two flags on the beach when you enter the water. This is to record your race number and check minimum equipment

  • When you finish you must pass through the finish flags to have a recorded.

  • After the race, please load your craft and leave the venue. If you are a place-getter for the Tingira Challenge and/or Sydney Harbour Series, please remain for the post-race presentations.

  • There will be short post-race presentations at around 10am for both the Tingira Challenge and the Sydney Harbour Series (of which this is the third and final event).