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Picton to Picton Race 2022

Normally the Anakiwa to Picton Race but flood damage has forced changes for 2022. Please see the information below from race organisers. Entry forms and information can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Picton Rowing Club would like to extend an invitation to all interested rowers and supporters to participate in a long distance paddle on Sunday 16th October 2022.


Due to the recent flooding and potential difficulty with road access, we have taken the decision to run the event this year from the Picton foreshore to the Snout and back. A distance of 12km return.
The event is limited to fours, quads, eights and octuples. There will also be a separate category for coastal quads and waka ama. The course may be shortened in the event of bad weather.
Mike Beech is coordinating the Wakas at this end and we have asked that you manage your health and safety independently, following our safety plan. We will have 7 safety boats, one provided by Mike Beech.
We will confirm all safety plans shortly and liaise with you. A safety briefing will be held at 8am at QCYC and we will corace start time at that point as this is dependent on ferries and whether they are running to time. Crews should be ready to launch at 8.30am, with expected start from 9am.

Entry fees are $20 per person (excluding coxswains) to cover the staging of the event and includes the barbecue and beverages at the prize giving.


Race information and entry forms are enclosed. As this will be a handicapped start, please indicate roughly how long you think your crews will take to complete the 12km course on the entry form. Crews will be set off at intervals with slowest crews first.


Please send your entries to [email protected]. Entries close on Friday 7th October 2022 at 8pm. Please make payment by Wednesday 12th October to – Picton Rowing Club account: 03 1710 0002021 000 and quote: your club name – LD

Changing facilities and toilets will be available at Picton Rowing Club. There are also public toilets near the slip and at  Queen Charlotte Yacht Club. The QCYC club deck and downstairs area will be available for spectators. Please note that wet gear is not permitted within the QCYC building. Please remove any dirty footwear prior to entry. 

Trailer Parking and Parking
Trailer Parking will be available outside the yacht club.
All cars will need to park in the main town car park and walk over the bridge to PRC or park in the grass area opposite the St Johns First Aid building , at the marina as directed.


Barbecue and Prize giving
Participants and support crew are invited to join in a supplied brunch and prize giving with Picton Rowing Club members and supporters. All participants will receive a food voucher as part of their entry. Food for spectators and supporters will be $5. A coffee kart will also be available.


Picton Rowing Club – Season Opening
Opening of the Picton Rowing Club 2022/23 season by our club patron, Mr Les Jones, will be held prior to the prize giving.

Please let me have your phone number and either Jim or I will give you a buzz.
Look forward to seeing you all.
Amanda Inkster
021 247 8879
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