Proposed New Event

Saturday 1st, December 2018

"Gippsland Lakes 100"

Sale to Lakes Entrance
100 Kilometre Paddle Challenge.
5 Stages - 13 Hours Time Limit.
Multi Craft Paddle Event

"Expression of Interest Paddle"

Saturday 2nd of December. 2017

Expression of Interest Paddle is not a sanction event.
Enter at your own risk.

Start at the `Port of Sale’ & follow the Gippsland Lakes and finish at Lakes Entrance.
Course will detour North side of Raymond Island.
May detour South side depending on wind direction.
Why five stages? Participants’ would be closer together. Water safety easier to manage.
It is anticipated the event would take between 10 to 13 hours to complete in one stage only.
Tail end paddlers could be up to 20km from the finish line. 2 ½ hours approx still to finish.

Allowing 14 Hours of Sunlight. Sunrise 5.45am. Sunset  8.15pm. Race start  6am.
7.48 minutes per km = 100km over 13 Hours. 7.7km  x 13 Hours = 100km

In the advent of adverse weather conditions the Expression of Interest Paddle will only be held on December 2nd 2017. The event can be reversed, reduced in leg stages or relocated to Bairnsdale and complete a number of return paddles on the Mitchell River.

`Port of Sale’
Heart Morass Reserve
1st Leg 
Holland’s Landing
2nd Leg 
3rd leg 
4th leg
Lakes Entrance
5th leg
Per Leg
 18  27  28 14 13
 18  45 73 87 100
Max Per Leg
 2.20  3.30 3.40 1.50 1.40
Race Time
6am Start
 8.20am  11.50am 3.30pm 5.20pm 7.00pm


Five Stages

To be contested solo or in teams of up to five, etc. Five paddlers, one stage each.
Spec Surf Skis.  Ocean Racing Skis.  Stand Up Paddle Boards.  Sea Kayaks.  Surf Boats.
Out rigger Canoes.   OC2.   OC3.   OC6.   Prone Paddle Boards.   Single & Doubles for all crafts.
You start each leg together.
Your time stops when you complete each leg.
The quicker you complete a leg the longer rest time you have!
Your time restarts at the start of each leg.
You can only exceed a leg stage time no more than any accumulated rest time from the previous combined leg stages. Otherwise you are withdrawn from the event.
If you exceed the last leg race time and it is less than any accumulated rest time, your over all event time is still valid.
If you exceed your accumulated rest time after the last leg, your event time will not be valid.
The fastest combined five leg times will be the outright winner.
The 13 hour time limit will can be extend to a maximum of 14 hours due to a change in weather.
Depending on weather the event will be held on the better of the two weekend days. December 2018
In the advent of a weather change during the race one or more legs could be redirected.
In the advent of adverse weather conditions the event can be reversed, reduced in leg stages or relocated to Bairnsdale and complete a number of return paddles on the Mitchell River.
Minimum age. 18 years

All safety requirements will be updated soon.

Contact Us

All Enquiries please contact:

Paul King: 0417 154 055
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