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2016 Race 5 – Cowley to Etty Bay

August 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$29.00 – $66


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Race 5 showcases some of the Norths beautiful beaches. Located just an hour and 40 minutes from Cairns, and 3 hours from Townsville. Competitors will paddle up the coast line from Cowley beach through the stunning waters of Etty bay. Competitors should ensure car and racks are at the Finish Line area (Etty bay) for the end of the race.


$2 Sausage Sizzle

The Etty Bay Surf Life Saving Club will be putting on the BBQ for this race so make sure you bring a few dollars to support them!



long individual $35
Team of 2 in a double boat $50 ($25 per person)
Team of 6 in 1 boat $66 ($11 each person)

Short: $29


Long Course

Cowley Beach to Etty Bay

Race 5 – Cowley to Etty Bay (If you can not see image above, click to load gallery)

Course Description:

The race starts at Cowley Beach, competitors will paddle 22km around the mainland through Mourilyan Harbour and finish in Etty Bay.
Length: 22km

Briefing: 1:00pm
Race Start Time: 1:30pm
Start Location: Cowley beach, 4871
Finish Location: Etty bay, 4858



cowley assembly

Cowley Beach- assembly (Click to load image)


cowley start

Cowley Beach start point (Click to load image)


start finish at etty bay

Start (short course) & finish at Etty Bay (Click to load image)

Short Course

Cowley Beach to Etty Bay SHORT

Race 5 – Cowley to Etty Bay Short Course (If you can not see image above, click to load gallery)

Course Description:

The short course starts at Etty bay. Competitors will paddle 1.5km out to a buoy in the beautiful Etty bay and then back again for 3 laps.
Length: 9km

Briefing: 1:30
Race Start Time: 1:45pm
Start Location: Etty Bay, 4858
Finish Location: Same as Start Location.


If anyone is interested in staying the night at Etty Bay, the Etty Bay Caravan Park and Kiosk have some great deals for our Paddlers.


Prices as of 01/06/16 are as follows

For campsite:

Powered Site – $35/per night (up to 2 people)

Unpowered Site – $25/per night (up to 2 people)

Extra person – $10/per night


Deluxe Cabins – Sleep 4 and have an ensuite

$120/per night (up to 2 people)


Budget Cabins – Sleep 5 but have NO ensuites

$80/per night (up to 2 people)

Extra Person $10/per night


Here is a little video clip of Etty Bay where you can get an idea of what the cabins look like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yei_4ftggEw


They require a $50 deposit when booking. Give them a call on 07 4063 2314 to book!


Click HERE to view the competitor booklet


August 13, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$29.00 – $66
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