Thank you for entering the VÖOST Shaw and Partners Forster Race Week.
A huge thank you to our co-naming sponsors VÖOST and Shaw and Partners, to the Town of Forster for having us and to all our other sponsors and supporters.
There is still time to train with some of the legends of the sport today at 2pm. Just meet right hand end of Forster Main Beach at 1.45pm, bring your paddling gear.
Due to Covid restrictions, Friday evening at Hamiltons (for Race 1 presentations and Race 2 briefing) will be restricted to 160 patrons at any one time. That will mean if it is full your will not get in until someone leaves so please make sure you are there early. Don’t forget to book for dinner if you wish to sty on after race briefing. Booking link below.
Race 1 will start at Forster Main Beach and finish at Black Head. Start time will still be 1pm (1300).
Conditions look to be a light to moderate SW wind which is ideal for that course.
Everything else will be as program at this stage. Stayed tuned for updates on Race 2 as this may change.
Please note – all competitors must carry their own water. There will be no water supplied after the race.
The event safety number is 0427 171 403 – please ensure you have this in your mobile phone for the race.
All competitors must register for the event as per the registration times below. 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.
Thursday 13th May
2.00pm Start (meet at 1.45pm)
|VÖOST Training with the Stars|
|6.00pm||Shaw and Partners presents ‘War Stories from the Water’|
The Sicilian, Forster located on Forster Main Beach
Friday 14th May
|10.00am to 12.00pm||Event Registration Both races at Forster|
Forster Beach on grass area behind surf club
|12.30pm||Race Briefing (start location)|
Forster Main Beach
|1.00pm||START: Race 1 – Shaw and Partners Nine Mile||Forster Main Beach|
|2.00pm onwards||FINISH: Race 1|
Black Head Beach
|4.00pm||Registration for Race 2 (for those only doing Race 2)|
|5.30pm||Presentations for Race 1|
|6.00pm||Race Briefing for Race 2|
Saturday 15th May: Race 3
|11.30pm||Race Registration (please try and do this on Friday prior)||Elizabeth Beach|
|12.30pm||Race Briefing||Elizabeth Beach|
|1:00pm||START: Race 2 – VÖOST Forster Ocean Classic|
FINISH: Race 2
After race approx 4pm
We are a registered Covid Safe business and we are dedicated to making the Bridge to the Beach a Covid Safe event. Please help us and follow these guidelines:
– Stay home if you are unwell and get tested
– Practice social distancing and stay 1.5m apart
– Wash hands frequently
– Please follow the direction of staff and Covid marshals
Please ensure you have the following equipment as we will be spot checking. Anyone who does not have the required equipment will be disqualified and not permitted to race.
********Scrutineering of compulsory equipment may take place at registration on race morning. Please ensure you have the correct equipment
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.
CLICK HERE for the full instructions. If you need assistance please come and see us at registration or prior to the race.
Race 1 presentations and Race 2 briefing will take place at Hamilton’s as per program above. Be sure to book a table.
1 Palm Street, Tuncurry NSW 2428
Hamilton’s is an Iconic Restaurant on the banks of Wallis Lake. It is the home of East 33 Oysters and one of our favourite locations when visiting this region. Make sure you book in advance through the link below if you wish to book a table before, during or after the race presentations and briefing on Friday evening.