MENTONE / BEAUMARIS BAY: _ 10km Time Trial (Handicap Event / Scratch Event)

8.30am START - Fee $20 (Cash Prize Pool*)

Juniors $5 (Product Prizes)

Beaumaris Bay/Mordialloc Circuit

(Dependent on entry numbers - refer prize schedule info)

Entry & Course Map details below.

TIME TRIAL & EVENT DATES:

MEMBERS ON LINE ENTRY

 

 

NEW MEMBER REGISTRATION

COURSE DETAILS: Beaumaris Bay / Mordialloc / Mentone Circuit

We use a number of different courses depending on the conditions of the day. The Beaumaris Bay/Mordialloc Circuit is a 10-13km paddle in a reasonably sheltered cove. It may get testing around the more open Rickett Points to Mordialloc section depending on the conditions of the day.

You may paddle a Shorter Circuit of approximately 6km by doing the first part of the course which is suited to SUP and Juniors.

Ample car parking is available both in the car park above Mentone Life Saving Club, Beach Rd, Mentone and street parking is available in Beach Road and side streets opposite Mentone LSC.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

PFD's must be worn with a signalling device attached (Pealess Whistle).

A Safety Leash attaching you to your craft (calf leash, body leash) is mandatory. An additional paddle leash is optional.

Mobile phone in waterproof bag (fully charged) must also be carried with the 'FollowMee' App Installed.

Please note that this is a TIME TRIAL and you will be responsible for your own safety - read our waiver carefully before entering. If you feel that the conditions are beyond your capabilities do not participate on this occasion. Every boat on the water is a safety boat and we ask that help is given to anybody that may require it during the running of the Time Trial.

Paddlers must be good swimmers (min. 400 metres) be able to remount their craft without assistance in the case of surf or ocean skis, or have the ability to eskimo roll if in an enclosed sea kayak.

Any paddler who falls off and remounts his/her craft for a 3rd time MUST RETIRE following the next mishap by taking the most direct route to the safety of the nearest beach and reporting to the nearest FPA official as soon as possible.

REGISTRATION AND ENTRY PROCEDURES:

Registration and Entries by 9pm Friday.

SMS your name and boat number (if known) to 0418 106656 0r email details to fpa@fitnesspaddlers.com.au

As we try to be finished by 10am to allow participants to meet family and other commitments for the day, we do not want the registration procedures to become a long drawn out affair that may delay the on time running of the events, so we ask that you PLEASE register and enter by Friday Evening.

If you are unable to access the internet, ring 0418 106 656 before 9pm on Friday, with your details, and we will get you registered and entered for the event.

All you then need to do on Saturday morning is just advise us that you have arrived, pick up your number and pay your fee.

Participants receive permanent numbers that you attach to your boats, once registered this is your entry number for all future events, thus reducing further the inconvenience to paddlers on the morning of the event.

The 8.15am BRIEFING MUST BE ATTENDED by all paddlers entered in the time trial as there will be information passed on at the briefing that you MUST be aware of.

NEW MEMBER REGISTRATION

RISK WAIVERS MUST BE SIGNED BY ALL PARTICIPANTS - please note that this is a TIME TRIAL and you will be responsible for your own safety. If you feel that the conditions are beyond your capabilities do not participate on this occasion. Every boat on the water is a safety boat and we ask that help is given to anybody that may require it during the running of the Time Trial.

 

Course - - Beaumaris Bay/Mentone Circuit - 10.5km - Mentone LSC - course may be varied.