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Regional Races

Bucklers Hard Regional (Classic & Short races)
Saturday 07 October 2017 

RANKING ENDURANCE CLASSIC WWR & WAVEHOPPER RACE & NON-RANKING OPEN RACE (5 MILES)

START 1050

BOOK IN BY 1000 LATEST BRIEFING (BOTH RACES) 1015 ALL TO ATTEND BE IN CANOE KIT READY TO GET ON WATER

START/ FINISH BUCKLER'S HARD BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE, SO42 7XB, IN THE NEW FOREST

TIDAL RIVER BUT HELD NEAR THE TOP OF TIDE FOR ACCESS AND TO MINIMISE TIDAL CURRENTS 

ENDURANCE CLASSIC 5 MILES

SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS WHO CAN PADDLE IN A STRAIGHT LINE FOR 5 MILES, STEER THEIR BOAT TO AVOID HAZARDS IN WIND AND TIDE AND HAVE THE STAMINA TO PADDLE 5 MILES AT A REASONABLE PACE.

 

OPEN INTIALLY BUT NARROWS, TWISTY WITH SHALLOW AREAS NEAR BANKS AND MANY MOORED BOATS AND MOORING CHAINS. MUCH OF LAND IS AN AREA OF SPEICAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST AND IS PROTECTED.  THE RIVER AND MOST OF LAND IS PRIVATELY OWNED MUCH BY THE BEAULIEU ESTATE.

PADDLERS WILL START AT THE SLIPWAY AT THE HISTORIC BUCKLERS HARD, PADDLE TWO AND ONE HALF MILES UPSTREAM TURN ROUND A YACHTING BOUY MARKED BY THE HARBOUR MASTERS BOAT WHERE RACE NUMBERS WILL BE TAKEN AND THEN RACE BACK TO THE FINISH AT BUCKLERS HARD.

Location BUCKLER'S HARD BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE, SO42 7XB, IN THE NEW FOREST
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