Summer Series - Round 3 - Botany Bay - Jan 26th

  • dez
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12 years 6 months ago #9564 by dez

Hi paddlers,

Yes it's that time again folks! The much anticipated Round 3 of your Summer Series is being held on at Botany Bay on January 26th, Australia day.

In response to a flood of emails suggesting it, we moved the Botany Bay event forward to take advantage of Australia day. It just seemed un-patriotic and un-Australian not to hold the Botany Bay event on Australia day. That's right, you asked, we responded. It's your series after all.

In the words of one of our series ambassadors, "what better way to show your true Australian colours than paddle on Botany Bay on Australia day". Powerful words indeed, and that's exactly what we plan do to, and we're counting on you being there as well.

Apparently back in 1788 the 1st fleet sailed into Botany Bay and deemed it not suitable for their needs, but as far as we're concerned there's no place more suitable to celebrate Australia day.

So do plan to come celebrate Australia day at Botany bay with us, compete in round 3 of the Summer Series, enjoy a fun paddle event in your favourite paddle race series.

We're putting on a free BBQ, there's heaps of awesome prizes to be won, show bags, loads of freebies on the day, discount vouchers to take with you, tons of product samples from ASN Neutral Bay, you can demo paddle ski's & kayaks from Carbonology Australia and Stellar Kayaks, so plan to come and be part of an awesome morning on the water with all your paddling pals, and why not bring your whole family with you.

Event details

Here's an overview of the details for this event. We'll have the full event page on our web site updated later this morning.

Date: Thursday Jan 26th 2012
Location: in front of the St. George Sailing Club, Botany Bay

Registration: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Briefing: 7:45 AM

Race starts:
- 10.0 KM Open = 8:00 AM
- 5.0 KM SUP Race = 8:00 AM
- SUP 2.5 KM SUP race = 8:15 AM

Presentations: After last paddler finishes ( approx 9:30 AM )

Event page

The round 3 event page is being updated as I type, we'll have it updated by mid Tuesday morning at the latest:

    Event webpage ->


Please pre-registering early, don't wait, do it now. To register click on the following link:

Register here ->

Please note, there will be a $10 surcharge for late entry on race day. Late entry will be by cash only!


Please make sure you also join us on Facebook, we post lots of info and photos on Facebook that are not posted to the website or share via email, so don't miss out, join the conversation on Facebook now:

    Facebook ->

Invite your friends

Could you also forward this email to ALL your paddling friends & contacts. We'd really like to see paddlers right around the country come join us on Australia day for a paddle on the waters of Botany Bay. Help us make this the biggest event so far for the series.

Safety & Hydration

- Kayak, Outrigger & Ski entrants MUST wear a PFD
- Series race tops MUST be worn over the top of PFD's
- Standup Paddle Board entrants MUST wear a Leg Leash
- Mobile phones are highly recommended (i.e. in an Over-board waterproof case)
- Ideally carry at least two liters of fluid (i.e. with something like Agent Orange from ASN)


Event prize pool:
There's a stack of awesome prizes that will be given away in a lucky draw during the post race presentation, including compression sports wear from Unleash Compression, leg leashes from Coreban, wing paddle from Carbonology Australia, products from Australian Sports Nutrition (ASN) Neutral Bay, waterproof satchel and phone cases from Over-board, sunglasses from Sea Specs, rudder flags from Blast, and much much more.

Series prize pool:
By participating in this event you are also awarded points depending on your place, which go towards your entry in the end of series prize draw for a SUP board from SUP Love, a SUP board from Coreban, two Outrigger paddles and two SUP paddles from Oz Standup Paddle Centers, compression garments from Unleash Compression, sport hydration and nutrition products from Australian Sports Nutrition (ASN) Neutral Bay, paddles from Carbonology Australia, waterproof phone cases and satchel bag products from Over-bard, sunglasses from Sea Specs and much much more. Please note that to qualify for the end of series prize draw you must compete in four or more events to have a total of at least 4 points or more.

See you on Australia day

A big thank you to our sponsors, partners, ambassadors, and participating paddlers who are supporting this event and the series as a whole. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday the 26th. If you have any questions please get in touch at any time.

Dez Blanchfield ( Series Director )
Blast Paddlers
Phone: 0414 464 356
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2011 Summer Series Sponsors, Partners & Ambassadors:

Major sponsors:
- Carbonology Australia
- Stellar Kayaks
- Australian Sports Nutrition – Neutral Bay
- Coreban Standup Paddle Boards
- Oz Standup Paddle Centers
- SUP Love Standup Paddle Boards
- Blast Paddlers ( Australia )

Partner sponsors:
- Over-board
- Unleash Compression
- Sea Specs sunglasses
- K38 Water Safety
- Moments of Magic ( Alex Francois, photography )

- Malcolm Hall ( Carbonology Australia )
- Gavin Clark ( Slipstream Surf, Botany Bay Blast )
- Gordon Club ( Stellar Kayaks )
- Ian Club ( Stellar Kayaks )
- Shane Daly ( ASN Neutral Bay )
- Kristine Hearn ( ASN Neutral Bay )
- Anthony Cook ( Over-board )
- Guy Andrews ( Ironman, Guy Andrews TV )
- Woogie Marsh ( Coreban )
- Travis Grant ( Kamanu Composites )
- Stuart Murray ( SUP Love )
- Brad Smith ( Army Surf Riders Assn. )
- Berni White ( High Country SUP )
- Damien Daley ( Surfski Coach )
- Matt O’Gary ( Blast Sponsored Athlete )
- Dave Bell ( Oz Standup Paddle Centres )
- Dez Blanchfield ( Blast Paddlers project )
- Julian Norton-Smith ( Paddle 2 Fitness )
- Nat Bradford ( Sydney Surfski )
- Sean Smith ( Fat Paddler )
- Shannon O’Brien ( Sydney Harbour Kayaks )
- Ben Dibley ( Kulman Boat Building )
- David Burton ( Pittwater Blast )
- Dale Atterby ( Jameison Park, Narrabeen Blast )

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