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2022 Clearwater Classic
Round 1 of the Laydigo Tri Series

4670 SUP Club Inc proudly presents the Round 1 of the Laydigo Tri Series - the 2022 Clearwater Classic Race Weekend to be held on the 13th and 14th August 2022. This event consists of a technical surf race and a flatwater distance race of both short and long courses (5km & 10km) on the picturesque Elliott River, Queensland just 20km from Bundaberg.​

Saturday afternoons technical surf race will be held at the mouth of the Elliott River Elliot Heads.

Sunday morning’s long and short course distance races will commence from Riverview with a stationary deep water start adjacent to the pontoon. The long course will start and finish at the pontoon heading straight upstream and turning a large inflatable yellow buoy at 5km.

Short course will head straight upstream and turning a large inflatable yellow buoy at 2.5km and returning to the start/finish line at the pontoon (refer attached maps for race course options).

Download Course Maps Here

The technical surf race will also be Round 3 of the 4670 SUP Club Surf Race Series.

The distance race provides for competitors on Raceboard SUPs (14’ and under) for the long and short courses, all-rounder SUPs (non-race board shape), and prone paddlers on the short course.

To paddle in this event, you must be a member of a Surfing Queensland/Australia SUP Club, for example but not limited to:

  • 4670 SUP Club

  • Sunshine Coast SUP Club

  • Bris SUP Club

  • SUSinc SUP Club

  • Alley Allstars SUP Club

  • Townsville SUP Club.

For those paddlers that are not a current member of one of the above-mentioned SUP clubs, please support your local SUP Club to help support and grow the sport, or alternatively, take out a 4670 SUP Club race weekend membership for $20 through the Surfing Queensland online portal, see the link below.  If you are not a member of a SUP Club it will be a two step process;

  1. Join and pay for a club membership, and then

  2. Register for the Clearwater Classic event

 

Please note that the all competitors memberships will be will be checked to ensure that they are current financial members of the club that they nominate in through the event nomination process. 

Join the 4670 SUP Club here!

Each competitor will receive a custom 4670 SUP Club CWC22 race hat when finalising their registration on race day. Custom trophies are being designed and prepared for those that finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the respective divisions.

Divisions

Saturdays technical surf race will be capped to 50 competitors and Sundays distance race event will be capped to 100 competitors

Age divisions will be determined by the age you are on the 13th August 2022 e.g. if you turn 40 on 13th August 2022 you can race in the 40+ or the open division for the distance race, however you can only enter one race division.

The online race registration cut off will be midday on Wednesday 10th August 2022.

2022 Laydigo Clearwater Classic Technical Surf Race Divisions for the 13th August 2022

  1. SUP 14’ and under - Open Men

  2. SUP 14’ and under - 40+ Men

  3. SUP 14’ and under - 55+ Men

  4. SUP 14’ and under - Open Women

  5. SUP 14’ and under - 40+ Women

  6. SUP 14’ and under - 55+ Women

  7. All Rounder - Open Mixed

  8. Prone - Open Mixed

Cost -$0 (but must be a 4670 SUP Club member or also paddling the Sunday Distance race)

2022 Laydigo Clearwater Classic Distance Race Divisions for the 14th August 2022

Long Course (10km)

  1. SUP 14’ and under - Open Men (Tri Series)

  2. SUP 14’ and under - 40+ Men (Tri Series)

  3. SUP 14’ and under - 50+ Men (Tri Series)

  4. SUP 14' and under - 60+ Men (Tri Series)

  5. SUP 14’ and under - Open Women (Tri Series)

  6. SUP 14’ and under - 40+ Women (Tri Series)

  7. SUP 14’ and under - 50+ Women (Tri Series)

  8. SUP 14' and under - 60+ Women (Tri Series)

  Short Course (5km)

  1. SUP 14’ and under - Open Men (Tri Series)

  2. SUP 14’ and under - 40+ Men (Tri Series)

  3. SUP 14’ and under - 50+ Men (Tri Series)

  4. SUP 14' and under - 60+ Men (Tri Series)

  5. SUP 14’ and under - Open Women (Tri Series)

  6. SUP 14’ and under - 40+ Women (Tri Series)

  7. SUP 14’ and under - 50+ Women (Tri Series)

  8. SUP 14' and under - 60+ Women (Tri Series)

  9. SUP All-Rounder - Open Men

  10. SUP All-Rounder - Open Women

  11. Prone - Open Mixed

 

Cost - $70

No beach entries will be taken and please note the cut off for registrations (including race weekend membership if not already a SUP Club member).

 

Race registration and payment will be through WEBSCORER. Please ensure you have also completed your SUP Club membership before race fee payment (if required)

Saturday Technical Surf Race Registration and Start Time

Race registration will be at the Elliott Heads Parklands.  It will be a wave start with All-rounders & Prone in the first wave and 14' race SUP and under in a second wave.

Race Registrations open at 1pm;

Race Brief at 2pm;

Race Start from 2:30pm

The tech race location and parking map can be found here

Sunday Distance Race Registrations and Start Time

The race registration tent will be located at Dolbo Park Riverview on the morning of the race. Come over and grab your race gear and sort your check-in nice and early.

Race Registrations to open at 7:30am and closes at 8:30am;

Race Brief at 9:00am; and

Race Start at 9:30am.

Please see the location and parking map here

Club Sponsors     

  • Laydigo

  • Jayco Bundaberg

  • The Club Hotel

  • Charm City Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control

  • Coral Coast Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic

  • Itag Media

  • Seashore Nails and Beauty

  • #TWPR

Communication:

Event information is available on 4670 SUP CLUB INC Facebook page and Clearwater Classic event on this page.

For enquiries relating to the event message the club through the Facebook page and someone will come back to you

Check In: Tent 1 - REGISTRATION TENT (Distance Race)

  • Staff will communicate and provide map of start location for each race each day and are available on 4670 SUP CLUB INC Facebook event page.

  • Each competitor must check in to be allocated their race number and have their board measured.

  • Communication of next process - Race Safety and Course Brief.

 

Tent 2 – race officials start/finish (start/finish line will be mark with teardrop flags)

Safety Briefing: Attendance at the Race Safety Briefing is mandatory for all competitors in the event you are competing in on the weekend

  • Welcome to race and race course brief on paper and visually.

  • Questions answered.

  • Ensure Race # is correct, mark off names and leg ropes on.

  • SUP paddlers are to avoid contact with other paddlers, safety is highest priority

  • Count downs to start from 15min with hooter starting races

  • Leg ropes are mandatory for all races during the weekend (prone paddlers exempt from leg rope)