Dash for Cash

Dash for Cash

Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash

Friday 25th November 2022

Sorrento Beach, WA

An event of the Shaw and Partners WA Race Week.

$15,000 PRIZE MONEY

The Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash features the world’s best paddlers competing over three races to find the ultimate sprint King and Queen.

The race will start offshore racing directly to the beach with a small run up to the finish shoot.

This event is open to all Single Surf Ski competitors (please see Category list below). In the Open Ski Category, fifteen paddlers will be selected from trials and pre-selection to compete in the three-race final Dash for Cash. In addition, there will be straight out finals for the age category races. 

Program

7am – Registration at Sorrento SLSC

8am – Racing begins. Trials for the Open Category followed by Finals for the Age and Open Categories. 

Presentations will take place on the beach immediately following the event.

Categories

The following categories will race in the Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash. 

  • Open Ski Male and Female
  • Under 17 Ski Male and Female
  • Under 21 Ski Male and Female
  • Over 40 Ski Male
  • Over 50 Ski Male

Please Note: Some WA Race Week categories are not participating in the Dash for Cash. In that instance you only need to do the other four WA Race Week events for the overall point score. 

Dash for Cash Racing Format

Open Ski Category Race

In the Open Ski Category, fifteen paddlers will be selected from trials and pre-selection to compete in the three-race final Dash for Cash. The top fifteen male and female paddlers for the final three races will be selected using the following criteria.

Trials – We will be holding trials on the morning of the event to select the finalists for the Open categories of this event. There are ten spots open that will be filled from the trials. The trials will consist of two heats then a final if numbers exceed 20 paddlers.  If less than 20 paddlers it will be a straight final. The top ten join the five pre-selected listed below.

Pre-selected – The top five paddlers from each gender from the 2019 Doctor are all pre-qualified for the final. If any of these competitors cannot attend, the next place along will receive the invitation. The pre-selected athletes are:

Open Men

  • Cory Hill (Aust)
  • Nic Notten (South Africa)
  • Sean Rice (South Africa)
  • Jackson Collins (Aust)
  • Tom Norton (Aust)

Open Women

  • Danielle McKenize (Aust)
  • Georgia Laird (Aust)
  • Jordan Mercer (Aust)
  • Hayley-Jo Nixon (South Africa)
  • Teneale Hatton (New Zealand)

The Finals will consist of three races where the back competitors are eliminated. The winner of each race picks up prize money which increases with each race. Click here for prize money.

Age Category Races

The age category races will be one straight out final. This will be held between the Open Trials and Finals. These categories are:

  • Under 17 Ski Male and Female
  • Under 21 Ski Male and Female
  • Over 40 Ski Male
  • Over 50 Ski Male

You can race in as many categories as you wish. For example an Under 17 competitor may also race in the Under 21 and Open Ski. That competitor is eligible for Dash for Cash Prize Money however the points will only go towards their primary category U17 and Open Ski. When you enter online you will enter in your primary category. If you wish to race in additional categories you need to let us know at the registration on the morning of the Dash for Cash.

Entry Fees

 Early Bird StandardLate
 up to 8th Oct 20229th Oct to 9th Nov 202210th Nov to 17th Nov 2022
Under 17 and 21$15$20$30
Open, Over 40 & 50$45$60$90

Online entries will close on midnight Thursday 17th November 2022. No late entries taken on race day. 

Note regarding online entry: When you enter online you will enter in your primary age category. If you wish to race in additional categories you need to let us know at the registration on the morning of the Dash for Cash. There will be no extra fee.

Point Score

The Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash is an event of the Shaw and Partners WA Race Week (insert link to WA Race Week)

The Dash for Cash Point Score is as follows across all categories:

  • 1st – 30
  • 2nd – 25
  • 3rd – 21
  • 4th – 17
  • 5th – 14
  • 6th – 11
  • 7th – 8
  • 8th – 6
  • 9th – 4
  • 10th – 2

All competitors 11th and after gets 1 point.

Prize Money

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