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Big Clarence 2022
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm UTC-7
This point to point down river 40km race is for SUP and Prone Paddlers Only. The course will encompass stage 1 of the already established Mighty “Clarence 100” and extend from Copmanhurst to Grafton, taking in the most scenic and diverse geographical features associated with the Clarence River, NSW.
This is a proper flat-water board paddle marathon and will commences with an early morning start. Individual participants should expect to be on the water for up to 7 hours to complete the distance. SUP paddlers will be required to paddle any board over 14ft. Prone paddlers will be divided into unlimited, Stock 14ft and SLSC 10.6 Mals. Category and division awards will be on the basis of participant entry numbers
Not only will there be the prestige for individual effort there will also be the opportunity for clubs and teams to race against each other In relay formats. Club team representation is encouraged. We will promote State against State, club against Club and Individual against Individual.
The event recognises the first nation custodians of the land including the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggiir and Yaegl people. The event will continue to highlight the cultural significance the Clarence River known in cultural history as “Berimba”. Paddlers will be welcomed in cultural tradition prior to event start
The “BIG CLARENCE” is the ideal stepping stone for paddlers willing to test themselves in “The Clarence 100” which will be held in October later that year.
ENTRY Open January 1st 2022
|Jan 1st||Entry opens (early bird discount until 31st March)|
|May 13th||Paddlers arrive in Grafton Friday afternoon May 14th|
|4pm||Paddler sign on commences at “The Crown Hotel” Grafton, NSW|
|7:30pm||First Nations welcome for participants|
|May 14th||5:30am||Paddler assemble at Copmanhurst boat ramp, Copmanhurst, NSW|
|6:30am||Race start time, Lawrence Rd, Copmanhurst, NSW see mapping|
|4:30pm||Event presentation ‘The Crown Hotel”, Grafton, NSW|
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