The first race of the Paddle SA Long Distance (LD) Series kicks-off on Sunday the 26th of May with the West Lakes Classic Regatta at Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road, West Lakes.

The full LD Series program includes the following events:

Race 1: 26 June – West Lakes Classic Regatta at Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road, West Lakes.

Race 2: 23 June – The Baudin Flinders Race hosted by Encounter Paddling at Encounter Lakes, Victor Harbor

Race 3: 21 July – The Brother Howard Memorial Race hosted by West Lakes Canoe Club at Aquatic Reserve West Lakes

Race 4: 11 Aug – The Trevor Gallard Memorial Race hosted by Encounter Paddling at Encounter Lakes, Victor Harbor

Race 5: 25 Aug – The Onkaparinga Race hosted by Onkaparinga Canoe Club on the Onkaparinga River at Port Noarlunga

Race 6: 21 Sept – The Holdfast Race hosted by Holdfast Paddlesports on the Patawalonga at Glenelg North

Paddle SA will be introducing a new point system for the LD Series that will operate across the full series.  The system is intended to promote participation and inclusiveness, while rewarding performance, and provides all competitors with the opportunity to accumulate points by simply competing and gain bonus points for performing well in their nominated gender, age and boat class divisions.

At the end of the LD Series divisional winners will be declared and issued with a certificate and “Overall Champions” in eight championship categories will receive an award.

The details of the Paddle SA LD Series Points System can be found here.

Good luck to all competitors. We hope to see as many of you as possible through series.