Aquatic Reserve

Bower Road, West Lakes.

westlakes@paddle.org.au

0448 432 950

A paddling community recreational and competition canoe, kayak and SUP

Mighty Murray Paddle

Organizer

West Lakes Paddle Sports
Phone
0448 432 950
Email
westlakes@paddle.org.au

Location

Blanchetown

Team Paddle Challenge Base Camp

Next Event

Date

Oct 06 - 10 2021
Expired!

Time

All Day

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West Lakes Paddle Sports

Mighty Murray Paddle

This year we thought we would end the Winter LD season in style with an All-Club Social Activity  – The  Mighty Murray Paddle – 560km total distance !!

 West Lakes Paddle Sports

Mighty Murray Paddle

Wednesday 6th October – Sunday 10th October 

This is an opportunity for the club to have a social activity as well as give us the opportunity to see the Murray from the border to Wellington, which is at the start of Lake Alexandrina a total of 560km.

We will paddle in two boat teams (doubles or singles) over the distances set out below. For some legs, a safety craft will be used. Depending on team numbers paddlers would expect to do 2 sessions per day.

Camping can be in caravan parks or free camping.  Single-day participation is also welcomed.

Paddlers do not have to enroll for the whole activity but can do days or a day, whatever you are comfortable with.  Car-pooling is also an option so that independent younger paddlers can be accommodated.

By running in the school holidays Younger paddlers can be the mainstay of the activity with adults helping more on the weekend when we are closer to Adelaide.

Example of a day

First day Wednesday 6th October will start 12pm at Border Cliffs and finish at Lock 5 –

12pm  Border Cliffs  to Lock 6                            16km         90 mins

2pm   lock 6 to Headings Cliff                             24km        120 mins

4pm   Headings to Whirlpool bend                   24km          120mins

6pm   Whirlpool to Lock 5                                 10km             60 mins

Finish 7pm and stay at Renmark Caravan Park overnight.

Thursday would then start 6am at Lock 5 and continue along with the Murray with sections being broken up between 10km to 24 km sections.  Faster/ more experienced paddlers are being encouraged to do the longer sections.

The plan is to finish at Wellington lunchtime on Sunday.

Once we know how many paddlers are wanting to join us in this adventure we will be able to develop a more detailed plan and schedule.

RSVP – if you want to be part of this adventure let us know via email westlakes@paddle.org.au or FB message, by Sunday 12th September.  

Many thanks,

Jim Murphy and WLPS committee.

The event is finished.