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Race 6 – Magnetic Loop 2021
September 11$50 – $200
Date – 11th September
The Magnetic Loop Stage Race is back to get your adrenalin flowing. Such a great race with awesome scenery it is destined to become not just a favourite but a classic event.
The 5 stage race will run with 2 groups of paddlers, those that are faster and those that are more social. The idea of this is to allow fast transitions after each stage and to implement the best water safety methods possible to all competitors.
LONG COURSE – 37.9km (or up to 2km less if you take a narrow line against island)
Briefing time – 8:30am
Start Location – Nelly Bay Marina
Start Time – 8:45am
Finish location – Nelly Bay Marina (paddling past Peppers Deck)
Presentations -3:45pm Scallywags Cafe (just over the road from HQ)
Short Course – approx 10km ( likely Picnic Bay to West Pt or West pt to HSB based on conditions)
Short Course Briefing time – 8:30am (with long course briefing)
Short Course Start time – Approx 9:05am or when the long course reach horseshoe bay/west pt leg if wind permits
Start location: Horseshoe Bay
Finish location: West Point
Race Stages (direction will be determined at a later date and is dependent on wind/tide conditions)
Stage – 4.46 km NELLY BAY to PICNIC BAY
Stage – 9.26 km PICNIC BAY to WEST POINT
Stage -10.9 km WEST POINT to HORSESHOE BAY
Stage – 9.78 km HORSESHOE BAY to ALMA BAY
Transport for teams is provided to swap over locations. This transport must be booked prior to the race to ensure adequate transport is available.
Transport is provided for short course competitors and their craft to the start line from Nelly Bay and from the finish back to Nelly Bay. This transport must be booked prior to the race.
To book transport, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want a few creature comforts at each stage – We will transport 1 bag per competitor to each stage finish so you can have all the comforts you need while you’re there. Make sure your bag is clearly labelled with your name so we can make sure it makes it in the correct location when you want it!
We also provide massage, food, drink, groovy music at each staging area (within COVID safe guidelines). It might be a ‘race’ but really everyone just wants to have a great day!!!!
GETTING YOUR CRAFT TO MAGNETIC ISLAND
Magnetic Island Ferries is the best way to get your craft to Magnetic Island, either on a vehicle or as a walk on. The start/finish is only about 200m from where the barge will dock at Magnetic Island.
NQOPS is able to offer very limited transport on their event trailer. This must be booked and will cost $20 per craft to be paid with booking. Email admin@nqoceanpaddle series to book. Kayaks will need to be loaded during the week prior and picked up after kayak trailer returns to Townsville.
You can also use the facebook event to look for others who may have a spot available on their vehicle to transport a kayak.
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