Tuesday Time-trials

Tuesday Twilight Series 2020/2021

Tuesday twilight racing will kick off on after daylight savings and run through to the Tuesday before Christmas.

Races are open to kayaks, surf skis, waka ama, paddle boards or any other human powered craft.


PFD’s must be worn by all paddlers.

All paddlers participate at their own risk and make the decision to compete based on the knowledge of their capability and the conditions on any given race night.


In really rough winds (wind speeds of 25knots plus) races may be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted on the Kupe facebook page by 3pm on the Tuesday afternoon.


Entry Fees / Form:

No entry fees - yes thats right free racing!!

Entry form - we do however need you to complete this online form to you ensure you are aware the risks associated with participating in the greatest sport in the world!

Registration and race start:

Registrations will take place from 6pm on the night of the race at the Kupe kayak shed. Even if you have registered for the race series you will need to check in to be be given your allocated start time.

Race briefing will take place at 6.25pm at Haitaitai beach, with start times from 6.30pm.



We will run one of 3 courses depending on the weather - the chosen course will be posted on the Kupe Facebook page 24hrs prior. https://www.facebook.com/KupeCanoeClub/

The race breifing is breif so we strongly reccomend you familarise yourself with these courses before hand:

  1. Northerly wind - 4 lap course (see map here)
  2. Southerly wind - 3 lap course (see map here)
  3. Not much wind - around the fountian
  4. Too much wind - (+25knts) we won't race but get your big wave boat out and come for a play in the waves.
  5. Way too much wind - (+35knts) stay home.

There will still be a combo of standard races and handicap race (handicap will start in several weeks)