Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash
Friday 24th November 2023
Sorrento Beach, WA
$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 only (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.
6.15am – Registration at Sorrento SLSC
7.15am – Racing begins. Trials for the Open Category followed by Finals for the Age and Open Categories.
Presentations will take place after the event.
The following categories will race in the Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash. These categories must race in the Dash for Cash to be eligible for the WA Race Week overall Bonus Prize money. That is race in all 5 WA Race Week events.
- Junior Ski Male and Female (15-18yrs)
- Under 23 Ski Male and Female (19-23yrs)
- Open Ski Male and Female (all ages)
- Over 40 Ski Male and Female (40+ females, 40-49yrs males)
- Over 50 Ski Male (50+ males)
Over 50 and 60 Ski females can enter the Over 40 Ski female category, and Over 60 and 70 Ski males can enter the Over 50 Ski male category if they wish. However it is not a requirement to race the Dash for Cash to be eligible for Overall WA race week points and bonus prize money for these categories (Over 50 and 60 female ski and Over 60 and 70 male ski).
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SKI OPEN / OVERALL POINTS – If you are a Junior, U23 or Over 40+ competitor and wish to receive points in the Open Ski category to be eligible for WA Race Week Open/Overall Ski points and bonus prize money, then you must race in the Open Ski category of the Dash for Cash as well as your age category. You only need to enter your primary category for the Dash for Cash, and tell us on race day at rego that you wish to race in the Open Ski. There is no additional cost.
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. Click here for full details on WA Race Week Points.
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 2022 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:
- Kenny Rice (South Africa)
- Mark Keeling (South Africa)
- Robert Ulvard Hart (South Africa)
- Cory Hill (Australia)
- Joshua Fenn (South Africa)
- Danielle McKenzie (New Zealand)
- Jemma Smith (Australia)
- Ana Swetish (USA)
- Michelle Burn (South Africa)
- Hannah Sculley (Australia)
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:
- Junior Ski Male and Female
- Under 23 Ski Male and Female
- Over 40 Ski Male and Female
- Over 50 Ski Male
The Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash is an event of the Shaw and Partners 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.
Points awarded for all other WA Race Week events can be found here.
|up to 15th August 2023
|16th Aug to 31st Oct 2023
|1st Nov to 15th Nov 2023
|Junior and Under 23 Ski
|All other categories
Online entries will close at midnight on Wednesday 15th November 2023. No late entries taken on race day.
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.