Lane Cove River Kayakers is a racing and fitness paddling club based at Rotary Athletics Field, Lane Cove North, Sydney. We meet every Wednesday evening throughout the year setting out from 6.25pm for a 12km, 9km or 6km time trial on tranquil Lane Cove River.

PNSW Marathon Series #3 - Lane Cove - Sun 28 Apr 2024

Welcome to Lane Cove River Kayakers hosting of Race 3. LCRK offer an interesting 10km deepwater course starting upstream in a mangrove lined stretch of the Lane Cove River, opening out to the waterfrontages of Hunters Hill and Linley Point, with distant views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the bottom turn.

The Aboriginal name for Lane Cove river was Turrumburra and the LCRK club award for the fastest paddler is known as the Turrumburra trophy. We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are meeting, the Cammeraygal People, and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who now reside in this area. We extend that respect to Elders – past and present – and future cultural knowledge holders.

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  • Follow instructions of Parking attendants.
  • Unload your boat as instructed for your division and park your car. No boat set up in car park please.
  • Each Start has an allocated staging area – please use the correct staging area for your Division
  • Register &/or collect your number per normal.
  • Race briefing is above - there will be a brief update around 9am.
  • Each Start will be staged to the pontoon for launching. This is being done to minimise the risk of pontoon bottlenecks and associated frustrations. Please be ready to launch EARLY when your Start is called.
  • First start 9:30am for Div 7, 9:40 for Div 6, 9:50 for Div 5.
  • Div 1 at 10am – then Div 2,3,4,8,9,10,11,12,13 approximately 2-3 minute intervals thereafter.
  • BBQ, food and drinks will be on sale throughout the event. Coffee van from 7am.

Safety boats will be deployed across the course. LCRK volunteers will be in attendance to assist throughout the event. A life jacket is mandatory and footwear is recommended for all paddlers.

The course map is as shown below (or click on the link above for a zoomable version).

As can be seen from the map, the Lane Cove River has lots of twists and turns, and sections which are navigable at high but not low tide. Last time, course length was 'just right' - due to it being set with both separation buoys and ALSO with Hazard buoys which are part of the course. The Hazard Buoys are black and white striped - signifying no corner cutting, do not go shoreside! Note there will be no portage this year.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Below: PNSW Calendar of paddling events for 2024 (partial). Full calendar here

Note: Clarence 100 has been changed to 11,12,13 Oct 2024!