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Indian Ocean Paddlers Warrior Motif 2015/16 Summer Series

The 2015/16 Astute Capital Management Summer Series of time trials is an 7 race series where your best 5 results count towards your overall placing at the end of the series. This series is open to all paddlers not just members of CWA clubs. We ask, nay, beg that you do not front up for the races with your favourite Avon plastic complete with trailing rudder – trailing rudders are to downwind open ocean races what under-slungs are to white water – a very poor choice.

So come on down to the events and see if downwind ocean paddling is for you, we have water safety at all events and prizes post event, nothing fancy, bragging rights are the main thing here.

Each race of the series has a dedicated sponsor. Indian Ocean Paddlers would like to thank them all as well as our series overall sponsors, Astute Capital Management and Ocean Built Racing .

Race fees are $15 per race for IOP members and $25 for non-members.
Please use your CWA membership ID to get the discounted entry price.
Note that the race entry system is not linked to the CWA system so please allow a day or two for CWA membership database to be manually synchronised with the online rego system . Or e-mail us and we can update as soon as our timetable allows.

Unless noted otherwise in the Series Race Information table :

  • Race day registration is from 2.45 pm, in the car park just south of Clancy’s restaurant, at City Beach.
  • Race briefing will be at 3.20 pm .
  • Race start at 3:30 pm ( first wave ).
  • Three separate, self seeded race starts – Slow/inexperienced, followed by intermediate/experienced, then elite paddlers  .
  • Race finishes in front of the Surf Club at Sorrento Beach.
  • Mandurah races start in Castaway Canal, off the Dawesville Channel at 2:00pm, finish at Mandurah SLSC . Course maps are available here .

Series Leader Board

Link to the Stellar Summer Series Pointscore Page
You will be able to find out whose front running the pack on our Series Leader Board .

Series Race Information

Round Date Location Race Start
(first wave)
Participants / Results Sponsored By
1 26 September
Bunbury 2:30pm Results for Bunbury SLSC Downwind Ocean Classic 2015 City of Bunbury SLSC
2 10 October
City Beach to
3:30pm Results for Race 2
31 October
City Beach to
3:30pm Results for Race 3 CDU-EpicLogo_deep
19 December
City Beach to
3:30pm Results for Xmas Race IOP Santa Claus
4 9 January
Sorrento Loop 3:30pm Results for Race 4
5 30 January
City Beach to
3:30pm Zenith Sports Science paddling equipment
6 20 February
City Beach to
3:30pm Results for Race 6 Vaikobi Logo
7 12 March
to Sorrento
3:00pm Results for Race 7 OceanBuilt Logo

The Rules

  • Leg leash and PFD are mandatory on all paddles.
  • Surf Life Saving craft and members have the right to tell you to get off the water.

Water Safety

You can download and review IOP’s water safety plan for all its events, as either a PDF or MS Word document .

For those carrying a (water-proofed !) mobile phone, the emergency contact number for during the race is 0423 893 196 .


“Register Now” buttons/links will appear in the Series Race Information table when the system is ready to receive entries .

Notification of registration availability and a direct link will also be arriving in your e-mail inbox if you are subscriber to our Tribe Talk newsletter .

If you need to supply your member ID for a race entry and can’t remember it, you can find it by logging on to the Canoeing Australia Membership site.