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RACE PROCEDURES

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

  • Do not attend if, within the last 14 days, you have been to Victoria or any of the NSW Case locations listed here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest- news-and-updates

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

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

  • No spectators to attend.

  • Only handle your own equipment.

  • Bring and frequently use hand sanitizer.

  • Do not mingle before or after the event.

  • Arrive ready to paddle, and after event pack your gear, change and go.

  • THERE WILL NOT BE A PRESENTATION CEREMONY THIS YEAR.

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.

  • Please note: Do not arrive too early (to minimize crowding). There will be two Check-In lanes operating:

    • Long Course Singles = 06:15 –07:15

    • Short Course, SUPs and Long Course Doubles = 06:30 –07:30.

 

  • 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, load your craft and leave the venue.

  • There will be no post- Race presentation.