Entry Information – WA Race Week

Entry Information – WA Race Week

Entry Information

Entry Information for 2024 will be updated soon.

WA Race Week Categories

All AORS Surf Ski categories are eligible for WA Race Week points.

To be eligible for the Bonus Prize Money and Prizes you must compete in all 4 or 5 events corresponding to your category as listed below. 

Categories that must compete in all 5 Shaw and Partners WA Race Week Events:

  • Open Male and Female Ski (this is Ski Overall – includes all ski age categories)
  • Junior Male and Female Ski
  • Under 23 Male and Female Ski
  • Over 40 Male and Female Ski
  • Over 50 Male Ski

Categories that must compete in 4 Shaw and Partner WA Race Week Events: (that is all WA Race Week Events except the Dash for Cash)

  • Over 50 Female Ski
  • Over 60 Male and Female Ski
  • Over 70 Male Ski
  • Double Male Ski
  • Female Double Ski
  • Mixed Double Ski

You must compete in all WA Race Week events applicable to your category and there must be at least 5 competitors in each category having done all applicable WA Race Week events to be eligible for the Bonus Prize Money and Prizes

As per the AORS, competitors’ age category is based on your age as of the 31st December 2023. 

As per the AORS, all competitors are automatically entered in the Ski Overall secondary category of their discipline for the AORS events (all events except the Dash for Cash). For example a 45-year-old Ski Paddler enters the Over 40 Ski (40-49yrs) category he will also be entered in the Ski Overall secondary category. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 either tick the box during registration or tell us on race day at rego that you wish to race in the Open Ski. There is no additional cost.

How the Points Work

The AORS Point scoring system will be used for the Shaw and Partners WA Race Week for the 4 AORS events – Fenn West Coast Downwind, The Ben Hewitt Sunset Surf Ski Series Race 2 and 3 and Shaw and Partners The Doctor.

Points for the Dash for Cash are listed below and outlined on the Dash for Cash event page

Competitors combined total points across the WA Race Week events (either 4 or 5 events as applicable to your category) will be used to determine overall placings for the Shaw and Partners WA Race Week. Where one or more competitors receives equal overall points the best result in The Doctor will decide the overall position for the WA Race Week.

There must be at least 5 competitors to make a category.

Events and Star Rating:

Fenn West Coast Downwinder (18th Nov)

2 Star

Dr Benjamin Hewitt Surf Ski Series Race #2 (21st Nov)

2 Star

Dr Benjamin Hewitt Surf Ski Series Race #3 (23rd Nov)

2 Star

Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash (24th Nov)

See points below

Shaw and Partners Doctor (25th Nov)

3 Star

Points

PlacingDash for Cash POINTS2 STAR EVENT POINTS
(Fenn West Coast Downwind and Sunset Surfski Series Races 2 & 3)
3 STAR EVENT POINTS
(The Doctor)
13020003000
22519602940
32119202880
41718802820
51418402760
61118202720
7818002680
8617802640
9417602600
10217402560
11117302530
12All competitors from 11th onwards get 1 point17202500
13 17102470
14 17052440
15 17002420
16 16952400
17 16932380
18 2 point gap onwards2370
19  2360
20  2355
21  2352
22  
3 point gap onwards

Entry Fees

Entry Fee Summary for all Events

Events & Categories
Early Bird Fee Standard Fee Late Fee
up to 15th August 2023 16th Aug to 31st Oct 2023 1st Nov to 15th Nov 2023
FENN WEST COAST DOWNWINDER (Organised by Indian Ocean Paddlers)
Single Craft $105 $135 $205
Double Craft $130 $190 $280
THE SHAW AND PARTNERS DOCTOR (Organised by Oceanpaddler)
Single Craft – Junior and U23 $140 $170 $240
Single Craft – all other age categories $200 $230 $300
Double Craft $300 $360 $450
THE SHAW AND PARTNERS DASH FOR CASH (Organised by Oceanpaddler)
Single Craft – Junior and U23 $15 $20 $30
Single Craft – all other age categories $45 $60 $90
DR BENJAMIN HEWITT SUNSET SURFSKI SERIES RACE 2 & 3. Per race cost. (Organised by City of Perth SLSC)
Single Craft – Junior and U23 $25
Single Craft – all other age categories $35
Double Craft $70

**The Doctor entry fee excludes barge transport or transport to Rottnest Island.

Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 15th November 2023 for all events to prepare for WA Race Week. No late entries will be taken after this date.

Further information on the events and entry fees can be found on the individual event websites pages here: 

WA Race Week Entry Terms and Conditons

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

General Entry Terms & Conditions

If the events are canceled 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 canceled, 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 two weeks prior to the commencement of WA Race Week – up to and including the 3rd November 2023.

A refund on event entry fees only, less 20% administration fee, can be provided up to and including the 3rd November 2023.  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, 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 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.

Bonus Prize Money & Prizes

You must compete in all WA Race Week events applicable to your category and there must be at least 5 competitors in each category having done all applicable WA Race Week events to be eligible for the Bonus Prize Money and Prizes.

You must be present at the presentation to receive the prize money and prizes.

All categories in the WA Race Week will either receive Bonus Prize Money or Prizes.

Win a Shaw and Partners Fenn Ski

Even if you are not in the money you could still be a winner. Enter and compete in all four or five events applicable to your category and you will go into the draw for a Shaw and Partners Fenn Ski.