Event Information – Charles Stewart Memorial Cup

Event Information – Charles Stewart Memorial Cup

Event Information

19th March 2022

The Course

The event will take place at Fishermans Beach, Collaroy.  There will be both a Long Course 16km and SUP/ Paddleboard/ Short Course 8km. Click here for course maps.


Long Course

The AORS Categories will be used for the Long Course and AORS points will be awarded.

  • Ski Open
  • Ski Under 17
  • Ski under 21
  • Ski Over 40
  • Ski Over 50
  • Ski Over 60 
  • Ski Over 70 (male only)
  • OC1
  • SLSA Spec Ski’s
  • Male Double Ski 
  • Female Double Ski
  • Mixed Double Ski

** Age category is based on your age as of 01/01/2022. For example, if you are 17 on the 01/01/2022 you can race the Under 17 category.

SUP / Paddleboard / Short Course

The AORS SUP and Prone Paddleboard categories will be used and AORS points will be awarded.

  • SUP 
  • Prone Paddleboard 
  • Ski  (not eligible for AORS points)
  • OC1  (not eligible for AORS points)
  • Double craft  (not eligible for AORS points)

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.

Event Times

The registration, briefing, start and finish of the race will all take place at Fishermans Beach, Long Reef.

Please check final event information for final times.

  • 8.30am – Registration opens
  • 9.30am – Registration closes
  • 9.45am – Briefing
  • 10.00am – Race start

Presentations will take place after the event at Fishermans Beach.

Entry Fees

  • $60 Singles 
  • $30 Singles Under 17 and Under 21
  • $80 Doubles 

*Online booking credit card booking fees apply.

Online entry will close at 5pm on Friday 18th March 2022.

There will be no entries taken on race day. 

Entry Conditions

Postponement due to COVID-19 

If the event is not able to proceed due to ongoing restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic the event will be postponed to 2023. Entrants should take this into consideration when entering.

If the event is postponed all entries will be carried over to the 2023 event date.  If you require a refund, please submit a request in writing within 2 weeks of the postponement. Email contact@oceanpaddler.com

Our normal Refund and Cancellation Policy applies to all other refund requests as outlined below. 

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 cancelled 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.

Equipment Requirements

  • All Surf ski, SUP, OC1 competitors must wear an approved Level 50 Lifejacket or greater (hi-vis preferred & recommended). An approved Level 50S Lifejacket can only be worn with a hi-vis shirt over the top. No black or dull colour lifejackets will be permitted. No inflatable bum bag style lifejackets are permitted except for prone paddleboard competitors
  • Prone paddleboard competitors only are permitted to wear and approved Level 100 Inflatable bum bag lifejackets. Oceanpaddler will have these available to purchase or hire. Please contact us prior.
  • Prone paddleboard competitors must wear a hi-vis shirt.
  • All competitors must wear a Safety Leg Leash – a leash that attaches the paddler to the craft
  • All competitors must wear the electronic timing chip provided at registration
  • It is recommended to wear hi-vis hat / clothing
  • It is recommended to carry a mobile phone in a water proof bag
  • It is recommended to carry water for the race

A list of approved lifejackets can be found here. 

Scrutineering of compulsory equipment may take place at registration on race morning. Please ensure you have the correct equipment

Race Rules

All competitors must abide by the following race rules:

  • Wear / carry the mandatory equipment as outlined above (‘The Chucky’ event)
  • Register for the event on the morning of the race and collect the timing chip
  • Attend the pre-race briefing prior to the start
  • Stop and help any other competitor/s in difficulty whilst on the course
  • Follow the event course at all times
  • Follow the direction of water safety officials at all times 
  • If a competitor withdraws mid-event they must notify the event officials either in person or by phone to be formally withdrawn from the event. Official contact numbers will be available at registration

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