Question: What type of craft can is permitted?
Answer: The C100 is open to any paddle craft designed for fast long distance paddling. You must be able to maintain a paddle speed of at least 8km per hour. It may be single double or multiple person configurations. Stand up Paddle Boards are welcome however must exceed 14 feet in length. Be aware the course is wind affected at times.
Question: Will food and water be provided during stage?
Answer: Water will be provided at each compulsory check point. Participants are to be self-reliant as much as possible. Carrying own supply of food and water is essential.
Question: Is the course tide affected?
Answer: Tide will only be noticeable from stage 2 onwards. The event has been timed to coincide with minimal tidal influence
Question: Can I tag team with another paddler to complete the course using one craft?
Answer: Yes this is permitted. Ideal tag points will be at compulsory check points and official rest locations.
Question: How accessible is the course by road ways?
Answer: There are numerous points along the 100km course accessible by road. These points will be identified and relayed to participants during event briefing. All check points and rest points are easily accessible by road. See event mapping for detail.
Question: How do I get my craft to Copmanhurst for the start of stage 1?
Answer: Each participant is responsible for own transport logistics of craft. Copmanhurst is located approximately 40km west of Grafton; a vehicle will be required to transport paddler and craft to this location. A driver will be required to transport vehicle to finish point of stage 1.
Question: I have missed the start due to unforeseen circumstances. Can I still participate?
Answer: A participant will be given 15 minutes lee way to start each stage. The participant must make contact with safety before commencing stage paddle.
Question: How long will each stage take to complete?
Answer: Provided each participant can maintain a constant speed of 8km per hour. Stage 1 and 2 should be completed within 5 hours each. Stage 3 should be completed within 3 hours. Factors affecting timing are tide, wind and rest periods.
Question: I did not make a stage cut off point. Can I still participate in the following stage?
Answer: Yes you are permitted to start the following stage. Consult with event safety to consider earlier start time for following stage.
Question: Will there be an on water safety vessel?
Answer: Yes there will be a designated vessel for safety provisions during each stage.
Question: Will I be given an official completion time.
Answer: Yes, on completion of each stage report to official event timer with your participant number where it will be recorded. An accurate time will be reflected by your ability to report promptly and check name off.