Get Your Race On with the 2011 Summer Series

2011 Summer Series six-event paddling competition

2011 Summer Series six-event paddling competition

Summer is upon us and those folks at Blast Paddlers are about to launch their new multi-discipline race schedule, the 2011 Summer Series. This great race series is comprised of 6 races over 6 months, with categories for skis, OCs, SUPs and kayaks – pretty much something for everyone. Here’s the official blurb from their site:

The Sydney Harbour Challenge “Summer Edition” is a fantastic annual Community-focused paddle-sport event, designed and developed with the support and input of world class athletes from all paddling disciplines, and representatives from the peak bodies in the paddle sport industry.

We’ve gone to great lengths to create a comprehensive, all inclusive race event, with the aim of providing a fun, safe, family day out, and the best possible format of of fun, safe, and challenging racing or distance and conditions, tailored to suit paddlers of all levels of paddling skill and fitness.

No matter your skill-level, this is the event for you. We welcome all paddlers, of all abilities, and all craft. From those of us new to the sport, to the old-school veterans. At the 2011 Summer Series, there’s something for everyone with a passion for paddle sport.

So there you have it! The event is $35 in advance, or $45 on the day. Your’s truly is going to be there coming last in my Remix white water boat, so come along for a paddle and say hello as you pass me. Cheers! FP

The Fat Paddler by Sean Smith