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Hekili GBROC, 2018 National Changeover Titles & Mini G

02 Jun 2018 to 03 Jun 2018
Hekili Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge - 45km incorporating the 2018 National Changeover Titles. Plus the Mini G and Junior Novice Sprint Racing Contact Email gbrochekili@gmail.com

 2018 National Changeover Championships – 45km Downwind

GBROC – 45km Iron

Mini G – 18km

Junior & Novice Sprints & Club Relay

The members of Hekili Outrigger Canoe Club invite you to compete in our eighth GBROC, Australia’s longest distance race, incorporating the 2018 National Changeover Titles. Download the Program Here.

The OC6 Changeover event is open to Club Only National Changeover crews and International and or Composite Crews. Club Only Crews are eligible to compete for the National Changeover Titles.

This year we have a few new events that will enable paddlers of all abilities to experience paddling along part of the spectacular tropic waters of North Queensland.

Over two days, we have a variety of races for you to compete in. For those experienced OC1, OC2, V1, V3 and Ski paddlers who like a challenge, come along and paddle in the 45km Iron race.

Along the same spectacular Yorkeys Knob to Port Douglas coast, will be the 45km National Changeover Titles for our OC6 crews. This course gives all competitors a continuous downwind run and should make for some fast times and exciting racing. Crews should anticipate average race times of between three and five hours.

For a shorter race, we offer the Mini G starting near the Marlin Marina and finishing at Yorkeys Knob, approximately 18kms. This race is perfect for all paddling abilities, offering novices and Under 19’s a chance to feel for the GBROC experience. It is open to OC6 crews, OC1, OC2, V1, V3 Ski and SUP board paddlers. This race is also a downwind run and should take between one to two hours to complete.

After the senior paddlers have completed the Mini G, our junior and senior novice paddlers have a chance to compete in OC6 sprints at Yorkeys Knob. To promote friendly club rivalry and foster the sport of outrigging, Saturday’s racing will conclude with a Club Relay comprising of junior and senior paddlers. Those clubs with no juniors or limited juniors are welcome to borrow juniors from other clubs.

Any questions? Contact Hekili OCC President Rhys Morgan mob: 0419 024 041 email: gbrochekilii@gmail.com or

Hekili GBROC Secretary Jude Kennedy mob: 0417 030 957 email: hekilioutriggers@gmail.com

Let’s help make this the most successful GBROC Event so far.