Forster Race Week

Forster Race Week

Shaw and Partners Forster Race Week

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2023


Photos from the weekend are now available.

1. Click the link
2. Click on any of the 3 galleries
3. Click Facial Recognition
4. Load a selfie and you will see the photos you feature in 

Note – a hat and sunnies and distance may mean you don’t find all so scroll through and re-live the moment and see if you find any more!

First photo is $19.90 and 2nd onwards is just $9.95


The Shaw and Partners Forster Race Week on the Barrington Coast will take place from the 21st to 23rd April 2023. 

The 2023 program will have the paddling events on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April, with social functions commencing on Friday 21st April. 

For information on Categories, Race Entry Fees, Rules and Equipment click on the EVENT INFORMATION page.


The updated program is below as of the 21st April 2023.

Please note that the Sunday race Forster Ocean Classic will start at 11am at Forster Beach. 

Friday 21st April 2023
6.00pmShaw and Partners Welcome Dinner
The Sicilian, Forster Beach
Saturday 22nd April 2023
10.00am -12.00pmRegistration for both racesForster Beach Event Hub
12.30pmRace Briefing Forster Beach
1.00pmRace 1: Shaw and Partners Nine Mile
Forster Beach to Black Head Beach 13km

Start: Forster Beach

Finish: Black Head Beach

After Race. Time TBCPresentations back at ForsterForster Beach Event Hub
Sunday 23rd April 2023
09.30am-10.30amRegistration and Event Check InElizabeth Beach see map below.
10.30amRace BriefingElizabeth Beach
11.00amRace 2: Shaw and Partners Forster Ocean Classic
Elizabeth to Forster Beach 20km
Start: Elizabeth Beach
Finish: Forster Beach
After racePresentationsForster Beach

Race 2 Sunday 23rd April

Registration and Check In Location

Please park in the Elizabeth Beach Carpark located to the north of Pacific Palms Surf Club on Lakeside Cres. Registration and race check in will take place here. Not at the surf club.

Friday 21st April 2023

Shaw and Partners Welcome Dinner at The Sicilian, Forster Beach. 

Join us for a welcome dinner and drinks at The Sicilian, located on Forster Main Beach. Ocean racing star-studded guest speaker panel, 3-course meal and drinks. $25 per ticket available to purchase during online entry or by emailing Oceanpaddler – until sold out. 

Saturday 22nd April 2023
** Approx 1pm Race 1: Shaw and Partners Nine Mile
Black Head to Forster Beach (or reverse) 13km.
Depending on wind conditions this event will run either Forster to Black Head or reverse covering 13km. In unfavourable conditions, we will have an alternative course.
**Start time will be based on wind conditions and may start anytime from 10am
Sunday 23rd April 2023
**Approx 1pm Race 2: Shaw and Partners Forster Ocean Classic
Elizabeth to Forster Beach (or reverse) 20km.
This event will run from Elizabeth Beach to Forster Beach. Should wind be unfavourable the course will be run in reverse, use the Blackhead to Forster Course, triangular course off Forster or in extreme conditions Wallis Lake.
**Start time will be based on wind conditions and may start anytime from 10am

Tickets available to be purchased when entering the event online or by emailing Oceanpaddler. 

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SafeTrx Tracking

SafeTrx Tracking will be used for the events. Please ensure you download and are familar with how to use the app. 

Friday Night Presentation and Dinner

Thirty Three Degrees

1 Palm Street, Tuncurry NSW 2428

Friday 22nd April – 5pm onwards

Join us on Friday 5pm onwards for the Shaw and Partners Nine Mile presentations and the Forster Ocean Classic Race 2 briefing.

Thirty Three Degrees is an Iconic Restaurant on the banks of Wallis Lake. It is the home of East 33 Oysters and one of our favourite locations when visiting this region. Make sure you book in advance through the link below. We suggest to make a dinner booking at 6pm following the presentations.