The Doctor

The Doctor

Shaw and Partners Doctor

Saturday 30th November 2024

Shaw and Partners WA Race Week

23rd to 30th November 2024


Entries to the Shaw and Partners Doctor will be capped at 700 entries. 

You will be redirected to the Race Roster registration home page. Please read all the information on the home page before registering for the events. (If viewing from a mobile device, scroll down to read the information).

If entering in a DOUBLE only one participant is required to select and pay for double entry to the events. Both participant details will need to be completed.

Early Bird entry fee up to 31st July 2024.


$210,000 in CASH & PRIZES

We’re buzzing with excitement and preparations are in full swing as we dive headfirst into the planning for the 2024 Shaw and Partners WA Race Week & The Doctor!

Entries open Monday 8th July. Remember, with the event’s growing popularity, spaces are limited to 700, so be sure to secure your spot early. Get ready for a week filled with thrilling races, camaraderie, and unforgettable experiences!

Please explore the website for comprehensive details regarding The Doctor event. Here are some key points to assist you in organising your race:

  • Craft Transport to Rottnest Island – You must arrange for your craft to be transported to Rottnest Island. Oceanpaddler organises a Barge that you can book whilst entering online. Spaces are limited and sell out quickly. You can also arrange your own transport with the ferry companies (limited spaces) or private transport.
  • Getting to Rottnest Island – as per last year all competitors will need to be checked-in on Rottnest Island by 10am. You must organise your own transport to Rottnest Island via ferry or private transport. We recommend getting 7.30am Rottnest Fast Ferries from Hillary’s Marina. Rottnest Fast Ferries offer our competitors a discount. Click here for ferry information. 

About The Doctor Race

The Shaw and Partners Doctor is regarded by many as the ultimate ocean paddling race. A crossing from the famous Rottnest Island to the stunning white sands of Sorrento Beach. The Doctor captures the ocean paddlers imagination as no other race can. Starting in the crystal blue waters of Rottnest, the paddler is soon into fast moving ocean chop, whipped up by the events namesake and nickname for the afternoon South West wind that prevails nearly every day in summer.

For the next ninety minutes plus, the paddler will be focussed on hooking into the steep surfable chop. The Centaur Marker will appear in front and the paddler will be entering the last third of the race. Up to this point you feel as if you have been the only person on the water but on rounding the marker, paddlers appear all around you.

With the beach in sight and the final run caught, the paddler will leave the craft and make the short run to the finish.

Please check the navigation bar for information regarding the event. Further information on the 2024 Doctor Event will be updated in due course. 

2023 Photos and Results


This is a great way for spectators to get amongst the action and watch their paddling friends participate in The Doctor – one of the greatest ocean paddling events in the world. This is a one way ticket from Rottnest Island to Hillarys Marina.  Click on the link for more info.

You must enter all 4 or 5 race week events applicable to your category to go into the draw. We will provide the days and times we will be drawing the Ski Giveaway when we release the final program. You must be present at the time of the draw to receive the ski. 

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