The Dragon Run, Hong Kong

Nov 24 2007 8:00 am
Etc/GMT-10
Event Description: 

“THE DRAGON RUN”
NOVEMBER 24, 2007;
International Surfski and Outrigger Championships

Hong Kong will be the stage of an International Surfski and Outrigger solo race across some of the best paddling waters in the territory on November 24. The race will be approx 20-26km, depending on the conditions on the day, and pass through some beautiful scenery.

Conditions at this time of the year are great for paddling. The North East monsoon – the prevailing wind at that time of the year in this part of the world - should provide for some excellent down wind paddling conditions. If the prevailing winds blow, the proposed race course should offer approximately 15km of down wind paddling. Water temperatures will be around 23 degrees Celsius, with air-temperature between 18 and 27 degrees.

In Hong Kong East meets West, and there is plenty to do and see other than paddling. Hong Kong is famous for shopping and eating but it also offers a range of great cultural experiences and, as anyone who has been here will tell you, is a fantastic place to have a serious party.

Prize money will be a minimum US$10,000. The prize money break down, logistical arrangements and routes will be announced soon. There will be a limited number of surfskis available, new Epic V10’s, and a variety of used surfskis from different manufacturers that will be made available by local paddlers.

If you are interested in participating in the race and need to charter a surfski please drop us an e-mail to info@Roughwater.com.hk. More details on availability and charter fees will become available soon.

Please note that there are direct return flights from Hong Kong to Dubai, and Perth, making it possible to attend 3 World Class paddling events in a short time span.

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As announced earlier, “The Dragon Run” surfski and outrigger canoe race will take place in Hong Kong on Saturday November 24, 2007. A map of the proposed course – 27km - is attached and, with the prevailing wind at that time of year being from the NE, 15km of the course should be down wind. Generally speaking, if “normal” conditions prevail, we would expect a steady NE wind and waste/chest high swell through the down wind sections.

Our prize money is currently set at US$10,000, with the break down being as follows:
- 1st across the line: US$5,000
- 2nd: US$2,000
- 3rd: US$1,500
- 4th: US$1,000
- 5th: US$500

Should race organizers receive sufficient entries in the women’s category, an additional cash prize for the first woman home will be offered.

The race entry fee is HKD500 (approx US$65).

Oscar Chalupsky and Dean Gardiner – who have both paddled and partied (quite seriously!) in Hong Kong previously – have both confirmed their participation, and we hope that a number of other paddlers from around the world – both elite level and simply those wanting to experience one of the world’s great cities – will join us for the race.

A number of Epic and Fenn skis will be available for rent at a rate of US$250 for the race week. We can also offer visitors the use of a limited number of surf skis and OC1 canoes through the local paddling community.

Race organizers can recommend hotels to suit a range of budgets. In addition, a few members of the local paddling community have kindly offered to let visitors stay with them if the need arises.

We are hopeful of this race being given World Cup status but, as yet, nothing has been confirmed.

A race website is currently being established with the generous assistance of one of our race sponsors, Transact 24. A further announcement will be made when the site is up and running.

If you have any questions or wish to secure a ski for the race please contact Rene at info@Roughwater.com.hk or Andy at aorr@imgworld.com.

MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL KAYAK ENDURANCE - MIKE'07

Aug 24 2007 7:00 am
Aug 30 2007 12:00 pm
Etc/GMT-10
Event Description: 

In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007 and celebrating the 50years of Malaysia Nationhood, we would like to inform that Malaysia Canoe Association (MASCA) is organising the inaugural Malaysia International Kayak Endurance - MIKE '07.

This event is a joint effort and managed by Crystalizer Sdn Bhd. MIKE '07 is a 7 days event in 9 locations. The race begins in Langkawi, Kuala Perlis, Batu Feringhi, Bagan Ajam, Lumut, Teluk Batik, Pulau Indah, Bagan Lalang and ended in Putrajaya from 24 August until 30 August 2007 .

MIKE '07 is under the patronage of YAB Datuk Seri Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia . MIKE '07 is also an event sanctioned by International Canoe Federation (ICF), which is base in Lusanne , Switzerland with comprises of 135 member countries from all over the world.

Along with MIKE '07, MASCA as the main body for canoe/kayak sports in Malaysia , has been chosen to host the biannual ICF Congress in 2010 and also bidding to be the organizer for ICF-World Cup in 2011.

We hope the collaborations will spark the flame of victory in canoeing/kayaking sports activities in order to create world class paddlers at the same time making Malaysia as the main destinations for sports tourism enthusiast.

Hong Kong Outrigger Canoe Club (HKOCC)

Map Coordinates: 
22.219270945173786 114.21511173248291
Description: 

Paddle club based at Stanley on Hong Kong Island. Regular practices, participation in local and international races

link:
www.hongkongoutrigger.com

description:
Paddle club based at Stanley on Hong Kong Island. Regular practices, participation in local and international races

KURO-SHIO-SOH, SPRING EDITION

Apr 8 2007 9:00 am
Apr 8 2007 3:00 pm
Etc/GMT+9
Event Description: 

Down Wind one man race in Shizuoka Pref., Japan.

JAPAN OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dec 3 2006 9:00 am
Dec 3 2006 7:00 pm
Etc/GMT+9
Event Description: 

Inaugural Club Championships between Japanese outrigger canoe clubs.
Held in Chigasaki-beach, Shonan, JAPAN.

Team TEIKEI, Japan

Map Coordinates: 
35.320867984168814 139.36552047729492
Description: 

OC Club in Japan

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OC Club in Japan

Kansai Outrigger Canoe Club, JAPAN

Map Coordinates: 
34.71000915922494 135.3076171875
Description: 

OC Club in Japan

description:
OC Club in Japan

Central Surf Club, Japan

Map Coordinates: 
34.586018936001786 137.05204010009766
Description: 

OC Club in Japan

description:
OC Club in Japan

KAMAKURA OUTRIGGER CLUB

Map Coordinates: 
35.302937911743 139.55185890197754
Description: 

Very First Canoe Clubs in Islands of Japan

link:
http://kamakura.outrigger.jp/

description:
Very First Canoe Clubs in Islands of Japan

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