Race 7 will set off in two groups, intermediate and beginners. The idea of this is to allow fast transitions after each stage and to implement the best water safety methods possible to all competitors. In order to race in the Sealink around Magnetic Island Loop, competitors must prove themselves at a long course prior or mention other courses you have done in the past.
Stage 1- 3.5km NELLY BAY to ALMA BAY
Stage 2- 9.78 km ALMA BAY to HORSEHOE BAY
Stage 3-10.9km HORSESHOE BAY to WEST POINT
Stage 4- 9.26km WEST POINT to PICNIC BAY
Stage 5- 4.46km PICNIC BAY to ALMA BAY
Race Start Time: 730am
Start Location: Nelly bay Marina, 4819
Finish Location: Alma, 4819
Transport to and from the Island:
Skis can be transported easily to the start line via Sealink with a walk on ticket discounted return ticket (or one way if you wish to paddle home you crazy bugger).
The Sealink Reefcat can accommodate for the ski transport. They can be transported either 5pm on the Friday night or at 0600am Saturday morning prior to the event. Skis can be loaded onto reefcat for return to Townsville at 9pm Saturday or Sunday afternoon. They can be booked onto a regular ferry time slot however restrictions will apply as to the amount of skis that can travel on each trip.
Transport on the Island:
For individuals- no car/ ski transport needed, teams can transport skis via trailer (needs to be booked early) to Horseshoe and West point only or bring their cars over to the island, or even use the same boat as each other.
Short course will do stage 1 to Alma Bay (3.5km)- then will do Stage 1 in reverse back to the Nelly Bay start area once all long course paddlers have left Alma Bay.
Length: 7-9 km over 2 stages
Race Start Time: 07:30am
Start Location: Nelly bay, 4810
Finish Location: Same as Start Location.
The end of season presentations will occur on the Saturday night 6pm on the 8th of October on the deck of Peppers, Magnetic Island.
The stage prizes will also be awarded for the sealink around magnetic island stage race on the night. A great chance to dress up nice and have a good feed, a couple of drinks and maybe even stay the night on magnetic island and chill after a massive season of paddling.
Long Course: $89
Team of 2 relay boats: $149
Team of 2 in a double boat doing the whole trip: $100
Team of 6 in 1 boat: $150 (Must Paddle to island prior to event and leave boats at Nelly Bay).
Short Course: $39 (7-9km over 2 stages weather dependent)