40th Hawksebury Canoe Classic

    Entries are now open for this year’s Hawkesbury Canoe Classic at www.canoeclassic.asn.au. See the latest Newsletter.

    This is the 40th year of this iconic event and will be held on the 20 October 2016.

    This year a 65 km “short course” (if you can call a 65 km paddle “short”) has been introduced in the hope that a lot of paddlers who have taken on the 111 km challenge of the Classic will make a comeback and also encourage first-timers to take on the 65 km distance if the 111 km is too daunting.

    600 paddlers in up to 400 craft are expected to register. A fundraising target of $400,000 has been set for this year. Over the past 15 years paddlers have raised in excess of $3.65 million for our primary recipient, the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation. www.arrow.org.au

    Over the years we have had many interstate paddlers coming to Sydney to take on the Classic and if possible, we would be appreciative if you could please alert your member clubs.