Entries open soon via GoMembership

Course descriptions under construction…

The Sutherland Shire Canoe Club is excited to be hosting Race 2 of the 2021 PNSW Harbour Series – the Dolls Point Classic on Botany Bay!

Save the date for the morning of Sunday 8th of May. Registration is only online via GoMembership.

Click through the tabs below for more information, or browse through photos from the 2019 event.

Where: Depena Reserve, Dolls Point, McMillan Avenue, Sandringham
When: Saturday 8th May, 2021
Registration: Online registration only (via GoMembership)
Early Bird Entries Close: Close Tuesday 4th May, 2021
Entries Close: Midnight, Thursday 6th May
Race Briefing: Communicated via email to entrants on Friday 7th May
Series Information: https://nsw.paddle.org.au/upcoming-events/2021-harbour-series


The objective of the PNSW Harbour Series is to provide a series of races in more protected waters that will provide for close and exciting racing, some potentially challenging conditions, and a pathway for those paddlers wanting to progress to more exposed open water paddling events.

Race Briefing Friday Evening Via Email
Check-ins: 07:00 – 07:50 am Long Course Singles & SUPs
07:20 – 08:00 am Short Course (all, incl SLSA U17/U19), & Long Course Doubles
Race Starts: 08:25 am Short Course (all, incl SLSA U17/U19), & Long Course Doubles
08:27 am SUPs
08:30 am Long Course Singles

Paddlers should choose to enter either the long or short course based on their level of experience, their abilities and their expected paddling speed. Any paddler who cannot paddle faster than 8.5 km/hr for the entire long course distance should enter the short course. SUPs may only enter the short course event.

The short course is approximately 9km, and the long course is approximately 14km. Details to come soon.

Long Course

Satellite view of the Dolls Point Classic Long Course 2021
DPC Long Course as of 2021-03-19

Short Course

Satellite view of the Dolls Point Classic Short Course 2021
DPC Short Course as of 2021-03-19

Three safety vessels will be on the water during the race.

A professional First Aid Office will be stationed at the start/finish line. Numerous race officials and volunteers have current first aid qualifications.

The Harbour Series is open to any paddler with the correct safety equipment including a L50 non-inflatable lifejacket. Leg leashes are required for Ski or SUP paddlers. Read the PNSW Harbour Series Rules 2021 for the full list of compulsory equipment.

Entry and parking is via Depena Reserve at the end of McMillan Avenue.

DO NOT USE the Sanoni Avenue entrance or carpark – these are reserved for Coffee Shop and Sailing Club patrons, and members of the general public accessing Dolls Point.

Drivers will be given a parking ticket which MUST be displayed on their dashboard. Failure to comply with parking instructions may result in a parking fine.

The following categories will be available to enter:

  • Single Ski: Male/Female – U19, Open (19-39), 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • SLSA U19 Spec Ski
  • Double Ski: U19, Open (19-39), 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • Single Outrigger: Male/Female, – U19, All Age
  • Double Outrigger: Male/Female – U19, All Age
  • Sea Kayak: U19, All Age
  • SUP: Male/Female – U19, All Age

The conditions of Botany Bay are variable with wind and tide effects.

Of particular note is the meeting of flows from the Cooks River and the Georges River at Dolls Point – craft can be abruptly turned and sand bars here can cause wave crests to rise.

On Saturday 8th May, 2021, high tide is at approximately 6am and low is at approximately 12:20pm. Tide levels are moderate.

Weather information will be available closer to the event.

All events need volunteers and the Dolls Point Classic is no exception.

If you’re not planning to paddle, why not email committee@shirekayaking.info to join the volunteer team?