Thank you for entering the Shaw and Partners Forster Race Week on the Barrington Coast.
A huge thank you to Shaw and Partners Financial Services for their ongoing support of our events. Thank you to the AORS sponsors Thorzt, Fenn, Vaikobi, Gara Paddles, Bennett Paddles, Knysna Racing, Gage Roads, Prime 100 Pet Food, Boomerang Beach Surf Co and our supporters Nordic Kayaks, All Wave, Epic and The Paddler.
A special thank you to Mid Coast Council Barrington Coast for supporting the Forster Race Week and hosting our event in the region.
Oceanpaddler will be have a merchandise tent at the event hub at Forster (located behind the surf club) on Friday and Saturday with a range of Vaikobi and Oceanpaddler goodies. Please come and check it out and grab a bargain with 30% off Vaikobi summer range!
If you are passing by Pacific Palms please stop by Boomerang Beach Surf Co and support our sponsor and local business.
Training with the Stars will be at 3pm on Thursday at Forster Main Beach. Please meet on the beach at 2.45pm ready to start by 3pm. Remember your lifejacket and leg leash please.
Shaw and Partners Welcome Dinner will take place Thursday evening at 6pm at The Sicilian, Forster Beach. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Barrington Coast.
The race courses at this point are outlined below, however we will be monitoring conditions and will advise of any updates or changes.
Race 1 – Nine Mile on Friday at 1pm – Start Forster Beach and finish Black Head Beach.
Race 2 – Forster Ocean Classic on Saturday at 1pm – Start Elizabeth Beach and finish Forster Beach.
The event safety number is 0422 554 965 (the Oceanpaddler mobile number) – please ensure you have this in your mobile phone for the race.
|Thursday 21st April 2022|
|3.00pm||Fenn ‘Training with the Stars’||Forster Beach|
|6.00pm||Shaw and Partners Welcome Dinner||The Sicilian, Forster Beach|
|Friday 22nd April 2022|
|10.00am -12.00pm||Event registration for all races|
* Bring your mandatory equipment with you for checking including SafeTrx downloaded on your phone. Click here for equipment list.
|Forster Beach event hub behind surf club|
|12.30pm||Race Briefing for Competitors at the race start location||Forster Beach|
|1.00pm||Race 1: Shaw and Partners Nine Mile|
Forster Beach to Black Head Beach 13km
|5.00pm||Presentations for Race 1 hosted by Thirty Three Degrees, on Wallis Lake.|
Join us for the presentations followed by dinner. Bookings for dinner required. Click here to book.
Thirty Three Degrees
1 Palm St, Tuncurry
|Saturday 23rd April 2022|
|8.00-10.00am||Registration||Forster Beach event hub behind surf club|
|11.30am||Registration and Event Check In||Elizabeth Beach Carpark. See map below|
|12.30pm||Race Briefing for competitors||Elizabeth Beach Carpark. See map below|
|1.00pm||Race 2: Shaw and Partners Forster Ocean Classic|
Elizabeth to Forster Beach 20km
|After race||Presentations||Forster Beach event hub|
Race 2 Forster Ocean Classic – Start Location Elizabeth Beach
Please park in the Elizabeth Beach Carpark located to the north of Pacific Palms Surf Club on Lakeside Cres. Registration and race check in will take place here. Not at the surf club.
All competitors must register for the event as per the registration times below. Please bring your mandatory equipment as outlined below for us to check. If you ordered a flare and whistle you can collect this at registration.
You will be required to mark your name off the list before Race 1 and Race 2 so we know exactly who is racing.
If you are racing in both Race 1 and Race 2 you will be issued with one timing chip to be used for both races. It is your responsibility to ensure you do not lose your timing chip and you must wear it on your ankle for both races. At the conclusion of Race 2 you need to hand the timing chip back as soon as you cross the line. Any lost timing chips will incur a $50 fee.
If you are racing in Race 1 only then please ensure you hand the timing chip back as soon as you finish the race. All timing chips will be collected after Race 2.
Please ensure you attend the race briefings for final information.
Please ensure you have the correct equipment and bring this with you to registration for checking. Anyone who does not have the required equipment will be disqualified and not permitted to race. Click here for detailed info. We will have a limited number of flares available for purchase.
All competitors must abide by the following race rules:
You must ensure you use SafeTrx on race day if you are carrying a mobile phone. We will be monitoring and checking this.
CLICK HERE for the full instructions. If you need assistance please come and see us at registration or prior to the race.
Race 1 code: FORSTER1
Race 2 code: FORSTER2
Friday Evening at Thirty Three Degrees Oysters Bar & Restaurant
Race 1 presentations will take place at 5pm at Thirty Three Degrees as per program above. We recommend booking a table for 6pm . Book here.
1 Palm Street, Tuncurry NSW 2428
Saturday Afternoon at Forster Event Hub and Surf Club
Presentations for Race 2 and overall Forster Race Week will take place at the event hub and Surf Club following the race. Please join us for a Gage Roads drink.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL COMPETITORS.