Entry Information

Entry Information 

Event Tracking – SafeTrx App

We are excited to introduce for the first time live event tracking for The Doctor event using the Coast Guard SafeTrx App. The app will allow the event organiser and spectators to track competitors live GPS location during the event via the web.  The competitor will carry their smartphone in a waterproof bag using the SafeTrx App. To learn more about SafeTrx for The Doctor click the link below.

Categories for ‘The Doctor’ 2018

  • Ocean Ski Open Male
  • Ocean Ski Open Female
  • Ocean Ski Over 40 Male
  • Ocean Ski Over 40 Female
  • Ocean Ski Over 50 Male
  • Ocean Ski Over 50 Female
  • Ocean Ski Over 60 Male
  • Ocean Ski 19 & under Male
  • Ocean Ski 19 & under Female
  • Spec Ski Male
  • Spec Ski Female
  • Open Double (any craft type)
  • Mixed Double (any craft type)
  • Female Double (any craft type)
  • Prone Paddleboard Male
  • Prone Paddleboard Female
  • OC1 Male
  • OC1 Female
  • SUP Open Male – all board sizes
  • SUP Open Female – all board sizes

Category note: For prizes and awards there must be at least 5 entries in the category. Where there are less than 5 entries then those competitors will be moved to the next most relevant category.

Entry Fees

Race Fees

2018 Race Fees

Early Bird

 (entry up to and including 26th Oct) 

Standard Entry

 (27th Oct to 16th Nov)  

Late Entry

 (17th to 23rd Nov) 

Single Craft $120 $150 $180
Single Craft – Under 19yrs $95 $120 $150
Double Craft $220 $250 $300

Elite Category Race Fee

Additional $50

(If the brand of ski you are paddling is one of the sponsors of the event you are exempt from this fee.)

The Elite Category is for those competitors that wish to be eligible for prize money. Prize money will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Top 8 in Open Male Ski
  • Top 5 in Open Female Ski
  • Top 3 in Under 19 Male Ski
  • Top 1 in Under 19 Female Ski
  • Top 3 in Over 40 Male Ski
  • Top 1 in Over 40 Female  Ski
  • Top 3 in Over 50 Male Ski
  • Top 1 in Double Ski (first across the line)

Craft Transport to Rottnest Island

Numbers are limited so be sure to book this early so you don’t miss out. There is also the option to take your craft on the ferry with Rottnest Fast Ferries. You will need to book this directly with them.

(Pre-booked prices only – You must book craft transport during the online entry process)

  • $30 for Surf skis, OC1′s, Plastics & Sea Kayaks
  • $50 for Double craft
  • $25 for SUP’s and Prone paddleboards

Click here for information.

An additional $20 late fee for Craft Transport will be charged if you have not pre-booked your craft transport online and just turn up on the day (pending availability).

Ferry Tickets

The Ferry Ticket is not included in your entry fee. You must book your ferry ticket to Rottnest Island. 

Click here for information.  


Entry Refunds & Cancellations

Entry cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the event date when a refund (less 20% administration fee) will be made. Refunds will not be given after this date. Please send requests for refunds in writing to contact@oceanpaddler.com. If the event has to be canceled due to weather conditions or natural disasters or any other reason so deemed by the organisers, the event will be rescheduled where possible and no refunds will be issued.


*A note on Insurance

The event organiser, Oceanpaddler, has public liability insurance. This does not include or cover personal accident insurance for the competitors. All other insurances are the sole responsibility of the competitors.