‘The Chucky’

Charles Stewart Memorial Cup

Saturday 15th September 2018

Fishermans Beach, Long Reef, NSW.

Online entries are now closed. You can enter on the day of the event.

LIVE EVENT TRACKING – Watch The Chucky live here. Please note that only those competitors that have opted to use the SafeTrx App will be visible on the live tracking. Our goal is to have all competitors using SafeTrx for our events. 

EVENT TRACKING – We will be trialing a new event tracking app, SafeTrx for the event. The app will allow the event organiser and spectators to track competitors live GPS location and position during the event via the web.  The competitor will carry their smartphone in a waterproof bag using the SafeTrx App. Our plan is to have everyone racing using the app. Please download SafeTrx and become familiar with how it works. For more information click here.

PADDLER GUIDE – Instructions

  • Long Course Event Tracking Code: CSMC
  • Short Course Event Tracking Code: SCSHORT

In memory of Charles Stewart

‘The Chucky’ is named after TV Producer and good friend to Ocean Paddling, Charles Stewart.

Charles passed away in January 2016 from a heart attack after finishing an Ocean Paddling session. Charles was instrumental in bringing sports like ours to the public through TV productions via The Wide World of Sports where he worked in the early days, through to coverage of trips like Ningaloo Dreaming and Hamilton Island. Join us for a paddle in memory of Charles on Saturday 16th September.

Oceanpaddler’s Dean Gardiner was very close to Charles.

“I first met Chucky in 1990. He was covering The Molokai Ski Race for Channel Nine and Wide World of Sports. Grant Kenny won it that year and I finished third and the coverage the event got was unbelievable especially when you compare it to the little coverage we get now”.

“Charles and I have been involved in many projects since which all involved Ocean Paddling, these include filming the King of the Harbour and Palm to Pines in the mid nineties, Ningaloo Dreaming, filming of the Trip of a Lifetimes I used to run and our Hamilton Island Trips.”

“He loved the sport he loved the people in it and gave the profile of the sport a huge boost through his ability to create something special out of something we do everyday and take for granted” Said Gardiner.

The event will be held from Fishermans Beach, Long Reef on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Click on the event Information tab for further details.


The Charles Stewart Memorial Cup is an event of the  Shaw and Partners AORS.