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Tingira Challenge


Every year we invite paddlers from far and wide to participate in our annual race, the Tingira Challenge.


This year's race was held on Saturday, 16 March 2019. The race started at Tingira Beach, Rose Bay at 8:30 am. Surf ski and outrigger competitors had the choice of competing in the short course (nine kilometres) or long course (14.5 kilometres).


Around 125 paddlers turned up on the day to vie for our magnificent trophies –


  • The Tingira Challenge Trophy for First Male Surf Ski Long Course competitor


  • The Helen Jacobsohn Cup for First Female Surf Ski Long Course competitor


  • The Howard Geoffrey Bersten Memorial Trophy for First Surf Ski Short Course competitor.


Various other prizes were awarded on the day for other race categories such as First Double (Male, Female and Mixed), First OC1 (Male and Female), First Stand-Up Board paddler (Male and Female) and so on. 


Results for the 16 March 2019 race can be found here.

Fantastic race photos from Allan Coker Photography can be found here.