CARRUM - FRANKSTON - CHELSEA

PATTERSON RIVER: _ 10km-15km Time Trial

(Handicap Event / Scratch Event)

See Course Maps below

8.30am START - Fee $20

Juniors $5 (Product Prizes)

PORT PHILIP BAY or RIVER COURSE

(Dependent on weather and tide conditions)

* Cash Prize Pool Dependent on Entry Numbers - Refer Prize Schedule*

TIME TRIAL & EVENT DATES:

 

MEMBERS ON LINE ENTRY

 

 

NEW MEMBER REGISTRATION

COURSE DETAILS: CARRUM / FRANKSTON / CHELSEA

We use a number of different courses depending on the conditions of the day. The Carrum - Frankston /Carrum - Chelsea are 10-15km paddling time trials starting and finishing at the Patterson River mouth. Conditions may get testing and confused around the river mouth section as tide and wind conditions come into play.

The sheltered Patteson Lakes Canal System and River course may be used if conditions in the bay are deemed to be unsuitable.

Ample car parking is available both in the car park at Patterson Lakes Canoe Club or Patterson River Boat launching facility, Launching Way, Carrum

Off street parking is available at the river mouth car park on the Frankston side. Enter off Nepean Hway via side street next to Cafe Moto.

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.



Sample Course - - Carrum to Frankston / Carrum to Chelsea Circuits - Distances of 10 to 15km