Competition terms of entry and insurance

  1. The race referee has control of the event and his decision is final.
  2. Each competitor must complete and sign a waiver form prior to the competition.
  3. The 1st aid personnel on the course have the right to determine whether a competitor may continue.
  4. Compeititors must wear the swim cap provided during the swim leg. If a race singlet is provided, it must be worn at all times.
  5. Wash riding of rescue craft is not permitted and will lead to disqualification.
  6. All competitors must register in person.
  7. All competitors must attend the mandatory race briefing on Saturday morning.
  8. Each competitor is responsible for their timing transponder and transponders must not be swapped during the race unless to a fellow team member. Competitors will receive a $150 levy if a transponder is lost. (This year's chips are more expensive than those used previously)
  9. If a team member cannot finish their leg, the team will be recorded as DNF however the remaining team members may continue.
  10. Any competitor pulling out of the race must inform a marshall at the earliest opportunity.
  11. Competitors may accept food and water from anybody on the course. Water will be available at each transition point.
  12. Profane or abusive language, or unsportsmanlike behaviour is grounds for disqualification.
  13. Failure to complete the whole course or taking shortcuts is grounds for disqualification. Individual competitors or teams found to be taking short cuts will be pulled out of the race and marked DQ. It is each competitor’s responsibility to ensure the correct course is followed.
  14. In the event of any competitor getting into difficulty other competitors must stop to assist and summon a marshall.
  15. Any competitor found leaving rubbish on the course whether on land or in the water will be disqualified.
  16. Permitted craft for the ski paddle are SLSA spec skis, ocean racing skis, kayaks, sea kayaks, outrigger canoes and recreational plastics
  17. The type of board for the board paddle is unrestricted.
  18. The overall winner of the event must use SLSA spec equipment only.
  19. All craft, ski or board, must be seaworthy and the organisers reserve the right to refuse entry if a craft is not considered safe.
  20. Competitors should be aware that parts of Narrabeen lake are shallow and competitors may encounter sand banks during the race. Competitors are permitted to carry their skis in shallow water if they so choose.
  21. Footwear for the run leg is optional.
  22. Swim goggles or face masks are permitted on the swim leg. Swim flippers or other performance enhancing aids are not permitted.
  23. Wetsuits are not permitted.
  24. A competitor may have a board paddler with them during the swim leg provided the board remains 5 metres in front or to the side at all times.


Narrabeen Beach SLSC Inc. is covered by its own public liability insurance and you do not have to be a Surf Life Saving Club member or a member of Paddle NSW to compete. This does not include personal accident insurance. It is strongly recommended that you take out your own personal accident and ambulance cover for the event. Your private health insurance policy may include this, but you will need to check with your insurer.

All competitors should be aware that taking part in an event of this nature involves a significant amount of risk including that of injury and drowning. The event is physically demanding and competitors should ensure they have undertaken sufficient training prior to the event.

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