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Sea Kayak

The Sea Kayak stages of there Freycinet Challenge start and finish from the boat ramp end of Muirs Beach. The courses are on open coastal waters, so conditions can be unpredictable and challenging. There will be several vessels from Surf Lifesaving Tasmania on the course to ensure you are safe and they'll be there to assist you, if you get into trouble (e.g. if you fall out of your boat in rough water).

As with all the other stages, you are responsible for your own wellbeing when racing. Carrying your own hydration and nutrition is highly recommended.

Sea Kayak: Day 1

Stage: 2
Distance: 10 kilometres - 2 laps (5kms for Juniors - 1 lap)
Elevation Gain: 0 metres
Terrain: Open sea

This course takes out onto open water from the boat ramp end of Muir’s Beach to the north-west end of the beach and then around Picnic Island before paddling back to the boat ramp to complete the lap. The backdrop of white sands of Muir’s Beach with green bush beyond will make the challenge worth it. The course is in open water and swell conditions can be calm or rough or anything in-between. The course suits all levels of kayakers.

Athletes in the Junior category do 1 lap, all other categories do 2 laps.

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Sea Kayak: Day 2

Stage: 5
Distance: 10 kilometres - 2 laps (5kms for Juniors - 1 lap)
Elevation Gain: 0 metres
Terrain: Open sea

This course starts at the boat ramp end of Muir’s Beach, following the Coles Bay township coast line to Richardsons Beach. You will paddle the length of Richardsons Beach before turning around and paddling across the bay and back to the Muir’s Beach to complete one lap. This scenic route passes along the iconic granite rocky outcrops of Freycinet National Park and passes through through the (usually) tranquil waters of western Richardson’s Beach weaving between the moored yachts. The course suits all levels of kayakers.

Athletes in the Junior category do 1 lap, all other categories do 2 laps.

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Other stages

Take a look at the other stages of the race:

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