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Battle of Paddles - June

Updated: 10-Feb-2014

GATORADE BATTLE OF THE PADDLES – HAMILTON ISLAND, Thursday 12 - Sunday 15 June

2014 will see the event celebrate it's 31st anniversary.  Start planning now as you simply cannot miss this one!

The infamous 42 km Hamilton Island Cup continues to proudly hold it's status as one of the world’s toughest outrigger canoe racing events.  In 2012 the Hamilton Cup expanded and changed its name.  Run over three exciting days, competitive outriggers are still the main event but are joined by athletes from three other popular paddle disciplines; Surf Ski / Ocean Ski, Stand-up Paddle Boarding and Board Paddling.

Races include:

Downwind surf ski races for junior, open and masters categories,
including a special long-distance course from Lindeman Island to Hamilton Island’s Catseye Bay;
• Sprint Stand-Up (SUP) courses for junior, open and masters categories;
• Board paddling races for both junior, open and masters categories;
• Sprint, medium-distance and marathon outrigger races; and
• The infamous 42km outrigger marathon

For further entry, or registration information please visit http://www.hamiltonisland.com.au/battle-of-the-paddles/

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