Please read the information and general instructions below before entering. The Waikato 100 entries are set to open on the 1st August, 2019. Feel free to let the organisers know you've got a crew of spray-hardy, swashbuckling water rats ready to take on the mighty Waikato on 2nd November 2019 and head over to the Contact page and let them know.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY.
ORGANISATION IS KEY
Here are a few important dates and times for the race weekend.
Entries close - Entries close 2200 Monday 28 October.
Registration night - Kicks of at 1800 Friday 1 November at the Waikato Rowing Clubrooms. You or a representative must be there to pick up race packs and hear race/safety briefing. We'll even chuck some snarlers on the BBQ for you. Race safety briefing will begin at 1900. We should all be done and dusted by 1930.
Race day - We will cover this in the race briefing too, here are the current start times for the distances. We would love it if you were there at least half an hour beforehand. These are subject to tweaking based on weather and contingency courses etc.
100km (Full Monty and Relay) | 0700 - Full Monty SUP athletes may wish to start earlier. Discuss with event organisers.
50km (Full Monty and Relay) | 1100
25km | 1300
Prizegiving - Our athletes are likely to be finishing from 1500. We hope to have all vessels out of the water by 5pm. Prize giving will begin at 1630.
MAKE SURE YOU BRING THE CORRECT VESSEL. NO SAILS OR ENGINES.
All classes will have, Mens, Womens, and Mixed gender classes. Age grades will include School, U20, Open and Masters (50+) and University.
Rowing grades include:
Double Scull/Pair - on application
Single Scull - on application
Coxed crew will need to enter under the total team number. ie, a coxed four will enter under the 5-9 crew category.
Waka Ama grades include:
The Waikato 100 is an approved Waka Ama NZ event. Results will be shared with the national body.
The kayak class will be open to single (K1) and tandems (K2) and quad (K4). The kayak class will also include surf skis, multisport kayaks and sea kayaks.
The Waikato 100 is a sanctioned event in the NZ Paddler Series. So points will go towards your overall ranking! For more information head to NZ Paddler Series.
SUP is an open class grade. If you want to bring your racing board or your cruising board, we don't mind. As long as you come! If you want to spread the work, come as a double!
This is an open event. For those who don’t wish to pull their budgie (sparrow) smugglers between the cheeks and wear their butts raw over 100KM, surboaties can replace their slide-seat with rowing skiff type sliding seats with wheels. We won't judge you (we will).
THE RULES AND REGULATIONS
THIS IS TO BE NO PIRACY, EVEN IF YOU DO HAVE AN EYE PATCH
Please make sure your crews have read and understand the rules and regulations that follow. Failure to comply with any of this articles may result in the offending crew being penalised or disqualified.
A detailed outline of the race rules will be confirmed closer to the event. We can safely say there will be a 'no pedal propeller' clause. We're looking at you, Jim.