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Clutha Classic 2019

Paddle
Wanaka Otago
From $45 to $50 Classic: 54km. Sprint: 39km

The Clutha Classic 54km paddle is a popular warm up event for the Kathmandu Coast to Coast and Red Bull Defiance event. Taking place on the 28th of December 2019, competitors start in waves from the Wanaka foreshore, paddle across the lake to the outlet and down the Clutha River through Albert Town and under the Red Bridge at Luggate before negotiating the famous Devils Elbow, battling towards the finish line at Bendigo Reach.

In 2019 a Sprint 34km event will also be offered. Beginning at Albert Town, the Sprint follows the same course as the Clutha Classic and shares the finish line at Bendigo Reach. The race is handicapped with the slowest competitors leaving in the first wave, and is open to all classes of kayak. A grade 2 certificate of proficiency is required for anyone entering the Clutha Classic.

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The Clutha Classic 54km paddle is a popular warm up event for the Kathmandu Coast to Coast and Red Bull Defiance event. Taking place on the 28th of December 2019, competitors start in waves from the Wanaka foreshore, paddle across the lake to the outlet and down the Clutha River through Albert Town and under the Red Bridge at Luggate before negotiating the famous Devils Elbow, battling towards the finish line at Bendigo Reach.

In 2019 a Sprint 34km event will also be offered. Beginning at Albert Town, the Sprint follows the same course as the Clutha Classic and shares the finish line at Bendigo Reach. The race is handicapped with the slowest competitors leaving in the first wave, and is open to all classes of kayak. A grade 2 certificate of proficiency is required for anyone entering the Clutha Classic.