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Waka Te Tasman 2023

Friday 17th-Saturday 18th November 2023  Kaiteretere

The biggest race on the South Island right on our doorstep in beautiful Kaiteretere, hosted by our friends at Motueka Waka Ama Club. As well as attracting some top class crews and individuals from around the country, WTT also offers novice racers a chance to get out there and enjoy some friendly competition. The atmosphere is always great and the conditions can be challenging and fun (or flat calm and still fun). There are races in various age categories for rangatahi, wāhine and tāne.

If you are a paddler looking for a crew to race in please email Tony Davies on [email protected]

Full information can be found on the WANZ race calendar page by clicking here


Race Entry

Please note that as this is a sanctioned race you can only enter Waka te Tasman via Maitahi OCC. This is a stipulation of the race organisers.

The 2023 Race Pack can be downloaded HERE

Please refer to the entry information on the pānui for race categories. The cost per person is $60 for adult paddlers and $30 for rangatahi.

Please take note that there is now an Intermediate (J13yrs) category for the W6 event

If you paddle singles or doubles on Friday and are also in a crew race on Saturday, the cost remains the same. The entry fee includes food but please see the pānui for details.

To enter you will need to pay your race fees to the Maitahi OCC account. Please note that it is the responsibility of the Team Manager to collect individual crew money and make a single payment :

SBS Bank 03 1355 0682383 00
Use your crew name as the Reference
 When you pay your fees please email Zoe Horvath [email protected] and Tony Davies [email protected] with the following information :

  • Crew name
  • List of crew members (please refer to pānui for info on maximum crew numbers in OC6 races)
  • Race Category. If any of your crew are racing singles or doubles this would be a good time to let us know, or they can contact us separately
  • Waka requirement if not already registered

Club Waka Allocation

In line with our new allocation policy, please see the dates and allocation information below.

Registration of Interest for club waka : Open Now
Club waka allocated : 7th October
Payment Date Opens : Open Now
Payment Date Closes : 9th November

Registrations of Interest :


Ohana : NMW, Krakenz 50, Hinetahi
Tuhirangi : NMW (2nd choice), Krakenz 50 (2nd choice), Krakenz 60
Mangoripi :
Mangōpare :
Nga Iti Tangata :
Any OC6 :


Anihau :
Te Wairua o te Kauwau :
Tāua Erua
Any OC2

Confirmed Allocations :


Ohana : Hinetahi (Event 1, Saturday), Krakenz 50 (Event 3, Saturday)
: NMW (Event 1, Saturday), Krakenz 60 (Event 3, Saturday)
Mangoripi :
Mangōpare :
Nga Iti Tangata

Any OC6 :


Anihau :
Te Wairua o te Kauwau :
Tāua Erua
Any OC2

Rigging & Transport

De-rig and loading : Thursday 16th November TBC
Race rigging : Friday 17th/Saturday 18th TBC
Race de-rig : After races
Unload and re-rig : Sunday 19th TBC

Maitahi Crews & Paddlers

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