Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for the Narrathon

Section: Teams

Q. I plan to complete all sections of the course as an individual, but I have friends/family who only wish to complete one section of the course each. Can my friends/family enter the event under my individual entry fee?
A. If you plan to complete all sections of the course yourself you will be classified as an Individual competitor and your entry fee only covers you. Any competitor who plans to complete less than the full course can only enter the event as part of a team, with the full team entry fee then being applicable. A team cannot comprise any individual competitor who plans to complete all sections of the course.

Q. What is the minimum age to enter as an individual?
A. The minimum age for individual competitors is 15 years on 2 May 2015.

Q. What is the minimum age to enter a team?
A. The minimum age for teams is 13 years on 2 May 2015 - except for the ski paddler, who must be 15 years on 2 May 2015. Any competitor who is under the age of 18 years on the day of competition must provide a signed parental/guardian consent form at registration.

Section: Craft

Q. Are competitors required to wear hi-viz singlets?
A. This year (2015), competitors are recommended to wear SLSA-approved high visibility (hi-viz) singlet tops, although it is not compulsory. Competitors completing the swim sector of the course must wear the supplied swim-caps.

Q. Are competitors required to wear personal flotation devices?
A. This year (2015), competitors are recommended to wear SLSA-approved personal flotation devices, although it is not compulsory.

Q. There seems to be some conjecture regarding craft. Can you paddle an ocean ski rather than a spec ski and still be officially placed?
A. Eligible Craft for the ski paddle are SLSA spec surf skis, ocean racing skis, kayaks, sea kayaks, outrigger canoes and recreational plastics. Any type of board may also be used for the board paddle. The overall winner of the Narrathon must use SLSA spec equipment (board and ski). For all category placings other than the Overall winner, all other Eligible Craft are acceptable.

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