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Sydney Harbour Challenge One-Stop Information shop

24 Feb 2018

Welcome to our One-Stop Information Shop for paddlers! 

Great news! Start lists for all races are now available on Webscorer

View important information about trailer loading and unloading in the video below 


For the latest event news, see our

 SHC Newsletter


AOCRA now has a YouTube channel. Check out the new introduction to SHC 2018 by Ops Team member, Matt Brown. There will be more informative videos as the event draws closer.  

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See highlights from previous Sydney Harbour Challenge races in the video below.    

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 One-Stop Information Shop.  

The paddler information pack is now available for download as a PDF. It will tell you everything you need to know about becoming a part of this fantastic event.

Not familiar with the race venue? No problem. Click the 'Start/Finish Map' link to view the venue and surrounds in Google Maps.

Coming from the International or Domestic terminals?

Getting there by train and ferry: You'll need to purchase an Opal card to travel on trains and ferries. These can be purchased at the International and Domestic terminals on arrival. The train leaves from the Domestic Terminal but you can transfer there from the International Terminal.

Getting there by car: Be aware that the route shown involves toll roads.

AOCRA members wishing to compete must be entered by their club registrar. Registrars, got all the information you need to enter your crews? Excellent! Just click on the 'Register Here' link to go straight to the registration portal.



If you are an international paddler click here for the International Paddler Registration guide for a step-by-step guide to registering to race.



Coming from interstate or overseas and looking to hire a canoe? Event orgnanisers will help put you in touch with local clubs who have canoes for hire. The cost of hire is $200 per canoe per race and is payable to the club hiring out the canoe. No guarantees but we will help where we can.  NOW UNAVAILABLE
Are you a lone paddler looking for a spare seat? Perhaps we can help. Event organisers will help to match up paddlers to crews with a spare seat. No guarantees but we will help where we can.   NOW UNAVAILABLE
Are you a crew with a spare seat looking for a paddler? Perhaps we can help. Event organisers will help to match up crews with a spare seat to paddlers seeking a crew. No guarantees but we will help where we can. NOW UNAVAILABLE

Still have questions? Just ask Connie at

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Photo courtesy of Destination NSW

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 Photo courtesy of Destination NSW