Hawkesbury Classic

Windsor to Brooklyn

111 km on the Hawkesbury River NSW Australia

23-24 October 2010

Coaching Available

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The Event

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is a fun paddle with a serious purpose. Each year around 600 paddlers paddle  111 km overnight in the moonlight, down the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Brooklyn, to raise money for charity.

Over the years the race has build into a great community event, with paddlers, their landcrew and hundreds of volunteers converging on the banks of the Hawkesbury at Windsor on the day of the race to enjoy the camaraderie and spirit the race has built.

The race has an excellent safety record, with the long-term health of paddlers over-riding any other considerations.

The first paddlers leave Windsor at 4:00pm on Saturday and pass 21 safety checkpoints during the night. The fastest craft arrive at Brooklyn in less than 10 hours, but the average time is closer to 15 hours.

The Classic has been run since 1977 and is made possible by volunteers who put in hundreds of hours of time throughout the year, landowners who allow us the use of their land for the weekend and the paddlers and their support crews.

The Classic has raised more than $3 million for medical research, with our major charity being the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.

For more info or to enter this event visit www.canoeclassic.asn.au