Welcome to the 14 Beaches Ocean Race hosted by Paddle Queensland.
The 14 Beaches Ocean Race is the first Queensland event on the Shaw and Partners Australian Ocean Racing Series calendar, the third race of the Paddle Queensland Pacific Coast Ocean Racing Series and will also triple as the 2023 Ocean Racing State Championships.
The 14 Beaches Ocean Race is a 15-kilometre downwind held on the Gold Coast starting at Bilinga and finishing at Kurrawa (based on southerly winds), which will bring the ocean racing community from across the State and beyond to the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast and comprises of Male, Female and Mixed classes for Junior, Under 23, Senior and Masters paddlers on Surfski, SLSA ski, Outrigger canoes, Stand up paddling boards and Stand up paddling foil boards.
The Pacific Coast Ocean Racing Series consists of four events from May to September starting with the Brisbane Paddling Clubs’ Moreton Bay Ocean Paddle, the Mooloolaba Paddlers Nordic Kayaks Beach to Beach Ocean Race, the Paddle Queensland 14 Beaches Ocean Racing State Championships and finishing with the Fraser Coast Regional Councils’ Hervey Bay Ocean Classic.
For 2023 the Paddle Queensland Ocean Racing Champions will be awarded to the top three paddlers based on their final Series ranking. Bonus points will be awarded to paddlers travelling between regions with double points on offer for the 14 Beaches (AORS) event.
14 Beaches Ocean Race Event Bulletin:
For all event information please download the event bulletin which outlines the following items: Key Dates / Legal Aspects / Race Fees / Competition Information / Course / General Information / Mandatory Safety Requirements / Recommendations.
Includes Paddle Pack (Race Shirt, Water Bottle, Event Boat Number, Stickers and Sponsor Items). Any participant who is not a Paddle Queensland/Australia or AOCRA Member will be charged an additional Single Event Insurance Fee.
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As part of goals to improve the registration process, each paddler will be required to create a Webscorer account in 2023. Key reasons for this decision include:
• Enables the option to allow participants to edit their own entry after registering
• Ensures consistent name spelling across multiple events (required for results series)
• Saves time for the participant to sign up for your next event
Individual: Please select (Single) when registering in a Single Craft Class.
Team/Mixed: Please select (Double) when registering in a Team/Mixed Craft Class. Please note only one team member needs to enter and pay. The second team member will be sent the event waiver to sign and return prior to the event.