Tingira Challenge



Paddlers from far and wide are invited to participate in our annual race, the Tingira Challenge. 


The 2020 Tingira Challenge will be on Saturday, 28 March 2020, with a 9.00 am race start at Tingira Beach, Rose Bay. There is plenty of parking at neighbouring Lyne Park.


Registrations will open on webscorer on Friday, 13 March 2020 and close at 6 pm on Friday, 27 March 2020.

Surf ski, sea kayak and outrigger competitors have the choice of competing in the short course (eight kilometres) or long course (15 kms).

Magnificent trophies

Paddlers 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.


Cash prizes

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of multi-award winning Sydney eastern suburbs real estate agency, Phillips Pantzer Donnelley, the 2020 Tingira Challenge will award the following cash prizes:

  • Male long course winner: $500; second place getter: $300; third place: $200

  • Female long course winner: $500; second place getter: $300; third place: $200


Various non-cash prizes will be awarded to winners of other race categories such as First Double (Male, Female and Mixed), First OC1 (Male and Female), First Sea Kayak (Male and Female), First Stand-Up Board paddler (Male and Female) and so on. 


Prizes for all


And every participant has the chance of walking away with a top notch door-prize whether its a Go Pro (three on offer!), a weekend driving the "best-SUV-in-market" Peugeot 5008, or the latest paddle apparel from our much-loved brand, Vaikobi.


We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 28 March 2020! 

The 2019 Race Results


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


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

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