Baudin, Flinders, a race and a friendly encounter.
In October 1800, Nicolas Baudin set sail from France to map the shores of “Terra Australis”. A few months later, Matthew Flinders cast off under the British flag. The race was on to map the Southern continent. Their expeditions were a great feat of endurance and courage. Despite being in a period of war, the two captains shared a meal and compared scientific notes in the friendly waters now known as Encounter Bay.
The course showing 3km laps
Cost: Juniors $10.00, Seniors $ 15.00 ($10.00 insurance fee will apply to non AC members)
Race start: 9:00am
Class, categories and race distances:
Under 14, all classes 12km, 4 laps
Under 16, Touring classes 15km, 5 laps
U16, U18, Open and Veteran 35 international classes15km, 5 laps with 4 short portages
International classes of vet 45 & above 15km, 5 laps, no portage
U16, U18, Open, Veteran TK,TC, SK, SSK & Outriggers & Dragonboat 15km, 5 laps, no portage Mass start, (subject to numbers)
Kayaks, Canadians, Sea-kayaks, Surf-skis, Outriggers, Dragonboats and anything else that can be paddled.
As you approach Victor harbor, Turn Right on the ring road directly after Urimbirra wildlife park. travel 5.8km until you reach the exit roundabout. Take the second exit (Maude Street). At the end of Maude Street, turn left then first right into Bartel Boulevard then turn right at the roundabout and park behind the cafe. Race start is at the beach on the reserve across the road.