2020 Harbourseries

PaddleNSW organises the ‘Harbour Series’ of races, hosted by PNSW member clubs in Sydney and regional areas. They are suitable for all paddler skill levels, with short course options for the less experienced, and longer courses in more exposed waters for those more capable.

The series has been running continuously since 2012, and has been key to the growth of several new open water clubs.


Race #1 Brisbane Waters Open Sat 15 Feb


Above: Results for Lane Cove entries

Race report - coming soon from Trevor Nichols.


Race #2 Pittwater Challenge - Sat 14 Mar

Round 2 of the PNSW Harbour Series, hosted by the Manly Warringah Kayak Club. Briefing 8am, Race Start from 8:30am Long Course 14 km Short Course 10 km

Open Water racing is open to a variety of craft from Ocean racing skis, SLSA Spec skis, outrigger canoes to sea kayaks and SUPs. Harbour racing is the sport of racing these craft in enclosed or protected waters.


Race #3 Dolls Point Classic - Sat 9 May

Welcome to race 3 of the 2020 PaddleNSW Harbour Series, The Dolls Point Classic, hosted by Dolls Point Paddlers.

Early Bird Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 5th May. All entries close at midnight on Thursday 7th May

Note that the Entry Fee includes the Paddle Australia Single Event Licence (Limited Insurance) required if you are not a member of a Paddle Australia affiliated paddling organisation. Members of affiliated paddling organisations will not be charged for the Single Event Licence.

The PaddleNSW Harbour Series has adopted the ICF policies for age classification. Ages are taken as at 31st December in the year of the event. The last year a Junior can enter an U18 (< 18) event is the year of their 18th birthday. An athlete can compete in a masters event in the year that they reach the lower limit of the age group. The age of the youngest paddler will determine the age category entered for Doubles entries.

  • Race Start is at 8:30am.
  • Race Briefing is at 8:00am.
  • Paddler Check-in is available from 7:00am, and closes at 8:00am.
  • On the Day Registration is not available

A dedicated parking area has been provided for this event, and is accessed via McMillan Avenue, Sandringham. Please DO NOT use Sanoni Avenue or park in the 16' Sailing Club Car Park. It is important that we leave the public car parking available for the Club and Kiss the Barista (Coffee Shop) customers. A Parking Permit will be provided to you when you enter the McMillan Ave car park reserve.

  • Lifejackets are required to be worn by ALL paddlers in this event.
  • Leg Leashes are required for all Ski & SUP paddlers in this event.


Race #5 Hacking Classic - Sun 28 Jun

Welcome to race 5 of the 2020 PaddleNSW Harbour Series, The Hacking Classic, hosted by Cronulla Sutherland Kayak Club.

Early Bird Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 23rd June.

All entries close at midnight on Thursday 25th June

Note that the Entry Fee includes the Paddle Australia Single Event Licence (Limited Insurance) required if you are not a member of a Paddle Australia affiliated paddling organisation. Members of affiliated paddling organisations will not be charged for the Single Event Licence.

The PaddleNSW Harbour Series has adopted the ICF policies for age classification. Ages are taken as at 31st December in the year of the event. The last year a Junior can enter an U18 (< 18) event is the year of their 18th birthday. An athlete can compete in a masters event in the year that they reach the lower limit of the age group. The age of the youngest paddler will determine the age category entered for Doubles entries.

Race Start is at 8:30am. Race Briefing is at 8:00am. Paddler Check-in is available from 7:00am, and closes at 8:00am. On the Day Registration is not available

Lifejackets are required to be worn by ALL paddlers in this event. Leg Leashes are required for all Ski & SUP paddlers in this event.