Cape2Cape Long Course Logistics


As you can imagine the logistics for a race where the ‘start’ line is inaccessible by land are complicated but with Covid restrictions the logistics for this race are just a little more difficult than normal. Please read the logistics information carefully and if you are unsure – call us ASAP (Joel- 0447496489) so we can make sure everyone gets out to the cape, with their paddle craft.

Paddle craft will travel via Military Barge to the cape and people will travel via Sealink Ferry to the cape.

Getting Paddle Craft to the Start

PADDLE CRAFT – LOADING

THURSDAY 10th  September

0600 – 1900 Skis can be loaded onto trailers.

Trailer 1 – Located in Pallarenda (27 The Esplanade, Pallarenda)

Trailer 2 – Located in Rasmussen (40 Chiquita Ave, Rasmussen)

Ensure you bring your own tie down straps and make sure they are labelled so they can be returned. Please also put your name on the nose of  your boat.

FRIDAY 11th  September

1300 – 1345 Load skis onto trailer at front of Ross Island Barracks (park in civvy carpark)

1400 – 1500 Loading and storage of Skis on the base

Ensure you bring your own tie down straps and make sure they are labelled so they can be returned. Please also put your name on the nose of your boat.

SUNDAY 13th September

0545-0600 Additional craft to be loaded must be at the Front Gate of Ross Island Barracks

0600-0615 Loading additional craft onto trailer extensions

0615 – load all staff onto Barge for trip

0630- barge leaves Ross Island for the Cape

Ensure you bring your own tie down straps and make sure they are labelled so they can be returned. Please also put your name on the nose of your boat.

If you are out of Townsville and are able to load Saturday, please contact us ASAP so we can arrange a time for you to load onto a trailer on Saturday (this will make our Sunday morning loading faster) There is limited space for this. Contact Joel 0447496489

 

Still can’t see something that works for you – Contact Joel 0447496489 to help with arrangements

Getting yourself to the Start

0700 – Competitors arrive at Sealink Ferry Terminal – Check off race list

0715- Passengers leave Sealink terminal for the Cape

0730 Briefing of boat transfer logistics (on Sealink vessel)

0800  Arrive at Cape Cleveland

0800 – 0830 Unload Passengers onto water safety craft

0835- 1130 Paddlers wait on the beach for wind to pick up on the cape, eating and drinking on the beach

1130 -1145 Last minute briefing on the paddle safety plan

Important Information

  • Put your name on your boat so when it is unloaded from the barge we can call you over. The barge will not dock at the cape…you will paddle your boat to shore. You bags will be transferred to shore via safety boat.
  • Car keys etc can be left with us when you board the Sealink ferry. They can be collected at the finish line (Cape Pallarenda)
  • You can take a bag out to the cape, we suggest you take some snacks, sunscreen etc. This bag will be loaded onto a watersafety boat for transport back to the finish line. There may be a delay in getting this bag back (depends on how fast you paddle).
  • Make sure your bag is waterproof if you don’t want your gear wet! There is no guarantee it will stay dry while being transferred from boats or to shore. A garbage bag inside works well.