Event Information – Charles Stewart Memorial Cup

Event Information – Charles Stewart Memorial Cup

The Chucky

Event Information

24th August 2024

The Chucky is proudly sponsored by Add-Style Home Additions. A local Northern Beaches business owned by our paddling friend Tim Hookins.

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.


Competitors age is as of 31/12/2024. That is the age bracket the competitor is turning in the 2023 calendar year. 

Long Course

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

  • Junior Ski (15-18years)
  • Under 23 Ski (19-23yrs)
  • Ski Open (24-39yrs)
  • Over 40 Ski (40-49yrs)
  • Over 50 Ski (50-59yrs)
  • Over 60 Ski (50-59yrs)
  • Over 70 Ski (70+yrs)
  • SLSA Spec Ski’s (all ages)
  • OC1 (all ages)
  • Male Double Ski 
  • Female Double Ski
  • Mixed Double Ski

Short Course  / SUP / Paddleboards

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

  • SUP 
  • Prone Paddleboard 
  • Ski – all ages (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


Early Bird

(up to 30th June)


(1st July – 16th August)


(17th – 23rd August)

Juniors and Under 23 Individuals$50$65$80
All other Individuals$70$95$125
Doubles (price per team)$95$115$155

Online entries will close at 12pm Friday 23rd August 2024. No on-the-day regos taken.

Entry Conditions

 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.


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.

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