Entry Information – The Doctor

Entry Information – The Doctor

Entry Information


The AORS categories will be used for The Doctor. 

Primary Categories – Male and Female of the following:

Secondary Categories 

All Ski primary category competitors are automatically entered in the Ski Overall secondary category. For example a Junior, Over 40 Ski or SLSA Spec Ski competitor is also entered in the Ski Overall secondary category. As per previous years, Oceanpaddler will use Ski Overall results when presenting results for the Ski Open results.

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.

Competitors Age

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

For example: The first year a 15-18yrs Surf Ski competitor can compete is the year in which his/her 15th birthday falls and the last year he/she may compete in that category is the year in which his/her 18th birthday falls. That is they must be 15-18yrs as of 31/12/2024.

Competitors can only enter one primary category. For example a 50 year old entered in the SLSA Spec Ski primary category is not eligible for Over 50 Ski points and prizes, only SLSA Spec Ski primary category and Ski Overall secondary category.

Entry Fees

The Doctor Entry Fees 2024

Prices excludes craft transport to Rottnest Island or ferry tickets, see below.


Early Bird

up to 31st July 2024


1st August to 31st October 2024


1st to 20th November 2024

Single Craft – Junior and U23$140$170$240
Single Craft$200$230$300
Double Craft$300$360$450


**** Entries will be capped at 700 craft.

**** Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 20th November 2024 for all events to prepare for WA Race Week. No late entries will be taken after this date.

Craft Transport to Rottnest Island Fee

This is for transport of your craft only to Rottnest Island on the barge Oceanpaddler organise. Numbers are limited. You can book this when entering online, until sold out. 

  • $50 for all single craft
  • $70 for all double craft

Click here for information.

There is also the option to take your craft on the ferries. You will need to contact the ferry companies to check availability and pricing.

Ferry Tickets

The Ferry Ticket is not included in your entry fee. You must book your ferry ticket to Rottnest Island or arrange your own transport to Rottnest.

Click here for information on Rottnest Fast Ferries our preferred carrier. There is a discount code for our competitors to use when booking.

There are other Ferry companies that also run from Hillarys Marina and Fremantle to Rottnest Island. 

WA Race Week Entry Refunds & Cancellations

Please read the following entry terms and conditions prior to entering the WA Race Week events.

General Entry Terms & Conditions

If the events are cancelled due to weather conditions or natural disasters or any other reason so deemed by the organisers, the events will be rescheduled where possible and no refunds will be issued.

Event organisers or any of the event sponsors or stakeholders are not responsible for any costs incurred or paid by the participant if any of the events are cancelled, dates changed or start and finish locations changed. This may include ferry tickets to Rottnest Island, transport costs, additional accommodation expenses etc.

Entry Cancellations and Refunds

Entry cancellations can be made up to 31st October 2024.

A refund on event entry fees only, less 20% administration fee, can be provided up to and including the 31st October 2024.  Refunds will not be given after this date.

No refunds will be given on the purchase of craft transport on the barge to Rottnest Island, flares or other products or merchandise.

Please send requests for refunds in writing to contact@oceanpaddler.com

Entry Transfers are not available nor permitted.  Under no circumstance are you to give your race number to another person. The safety of our athletes is paramount, therefore we need to ensure we have the correct details of all our athletes. This will result in immediate disqualification of both parties.

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.