Events & Club Races

There are a number of races coming up in 2016:

If you have any ideas or feedback that you would like to give please get in touch


3-4 December - Canoe Racing NZ, Blue Lakes 2

The second of the national canoe sprint regattas, this event is a good one to prepare for the Nationals in February 2017.  For  more information click here


Sunday 11th December - Rasdex Classic River Race - The Main Event 67km, 2+ Waimakariri River

Following the same course as the kayak leg of the Coast to Coast this race is much anticipated by paddlers around New Zealand and further afield.  Important build up for those contemplating the Coast to Coast in February.  Entries are now open.  Late fees apply if you enter after 25th November and there will be no on the day entries, entries close on Monday 5th December.  Click on the Classic River Race tab on this page for more information.


Sunday 18th December - Matthewes Cup, Lyttleton Harbour

The origins of this race date back to race 1877 when Fuch Ballach won a canoe race held on Lyttleton Harbour, paddling a craft owned by R.H. Matthewes - so the trophy is named after the winning boat owner, not the actual winner!  Sometime in the late 1960's the descendents of the original winner donated the Matthewes Trophy to the club and a decision was made to race annually in a closed handicap race for all competitors.  Therefore anyone racing has a chance of winning.

This is a great excuse for a blast out before Christmas.

Open to Surfskis and Kayaks only, with PFD and compulsory gear requirements andn minimum bouyancy.

Registration is 8.00am

More Details to follow on this page and the Arawa Facebook event.  


10-11 February 2017 - Kathmandu Coast to Coast

This race is one of the world's longest running multi-sports events, founded by Robin Judkins in 1983 when just 25 hardy souls took on the 243km challenge over two days.   Held every February, the racecourse starts on the West Coast, at Kumara Beach and traverses the width of the South Island, crossing the main divide and finishing on the East Coast. In 2017, the finish line will be at the Pier on New Brighton Beach in Christchurch. 


17-19 February 2017 - NZCT Canoe Sprint National & Oceania Championships

The pinnacle of the canoe sprint domestic season, to be held at Lake Karapiro and open to all age groups. Proudly supported by NZCT racing is held over three full days and will include 200m, 500m, 1000m, 5km.  Age groups will range from Tyros (U13 right through to Masters)


21-30 April 2017 - World Masters Games, Auckland 

With more athletes than the Olympics, the World Masters Games is the single biggest multi-sport event on earth.  In 2017 this event is coming to Auckland.  The World Masters Games is for everyone - whether you play to stay fit, to have fun or quite simply to win!  In 2017, 25,000 athletes will converge on Auckland for the event of a lifetime. Now the time is to start trainging. 

To visit the event webpage click here


7 May 2017 - Hutt City Crazyman

Established in 1991, this is one of NZ's longest running multisport events.   Based around the icon outdoor elements of Wellington's Hutt City.  The 56km scenic tour showcases the hills, the beaches, harbour and river that make our Capital the outdoor wonderland that it is.  Click here to visit the race website.


May 2017 - Cure Rowing Club Mothers Day Regatta incorporating Kayak Races

This race was successfully introduced in 2016 and enjoyed by those that took part.  We will look to make this an annual event.  The date is tide dependent and will be advised closer to the time. 


If you have an event that you would like featured in this list please email: