Bondi to Rose Bay Ocean Race

Saturday, October 26, 2019 07:00 (GMT+11)

Event info
Sport: Paddling
Location: Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club, Australia
Registrations: 39
Registration closes: Friday, October 25, 2019 21:10 (GMT+11)
Organized by: Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club Inc
Event website:
Event notes

Welcome to the 2019 Bondi to Rose Bay Ocean Race

This event is hosted by Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club Inc (BSBLSC) and supported and assisted by Shark Island Paddlers (SIP) of Rose Bay.

The event is run by volunteers and all proceeds go to the BSBLSC to support vital life saving activities.

This race is for competent and experienced open ocean paddlers only.


Standard: $50 (close at 11:59pm on Tues 22nd Oct)
Late: $65 (close at 9:00pm on Fri 25th Oct)
Raceday: $85 CASH only, no EFTPOS (7:00am - 8:00am Sat 26th Oct)

Race info

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Briefing: 9am (compulsory for all paddlers)
Race start: 10:00am (all divisions)
Distance: 14km approx (no short course)
Presentation: 12:00pm
Approved PFDs (Level 50S or greater) to be worn by all paddlers.

Check-in & Race number stickers

Check-in: 7:00am to 8:30am at Bondi Surf Club (compulsory for all paddlers).
This is where you will be provided with your race number sticker that you must attach to your craft.
No Sticker = No Result (DNS)
There will be no refunds for no-shows or failure to attend check-in.

Race logistics tip

Drop your ski at Bondi Beach (Start) and park your car at Rose Bay (Finish), then get transport back to Bondi Beach.

Race course

A deep-water start from Bondi, then an ocean course north to South Head, entering the enclosed waters of Sydney Harbour. The finish is at Rose Bay between two flags positioned at the water’s edge at the beach at Rose Bay, adj to the new Woollahra Sailing Club boat ramp and Cranbrook Boat shed.

If heavy weather we may run the race within the more sheltered waters of Sydney Harbour, starting and finishing at Rose Bay.

Presentation from 12pm (location TBC)

• Trophies / Awards / Prizes from our generous sponsors may include Surfski purchase discount vouchers, paddling gear, accessories & apparel.
• Medals for major categories.
• Many Lucky Dra
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Event entry fee 65.00 AUD
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Please review the waiver provided by the event organizer and click the check box below to accept it. Print waiver


I hereby acknowledge and agree that:
1. In this document "Claim" means and includes any action, suit, proceeding, claim, demand, damage, penalty, cost or expense however arising including but not limited to negligence.
"Event Organiser/s" means hosting Paddle Club/s (Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Inc / Shark Island Paddlers), its subsidiaries, its members, Branches and their respective directors, officers, members, servants or agents.
"BONDI TO ROSE BAY OCEAN RACE" means performing or participating in any capacity in any of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Inc / Shark Island Paddlers hosted event on Saturday 26th October 2019.
2. Warning: Paddling events can be inherently dangerous. I acknowledge that I am exposed to certain risks during these Activities including but not limited to physical exertion, contact with other craft and paddling equipment, body contact and surf, sea and weather conditions. I acknowledge that accidents can and often do happen which may result in me being injured or even killed, or my property being damaged. I have voluntarily read and understood this warning and accept and assume the inherent risks in participating in the BONDI TO ROSE BAY OCEAN RACE.
3. Exclusion of implied terms: I acknowledge that where I am a consumer of recreational services, as defined by any relevant law, certain terms and rights usually implied into a contract for the supply of goods and services may be excluded. I acknowledge that these implied terms and rights and any liability of the event organisers flowing from them, are expressly excluded to the extent possible by law. To the extent of any liability arising, the liability of the event organisers will, at the discretion of the relevant event organiser, be limited to the resupply of the services or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.
Release & Indemnity: In consideration of my membership and/or participation in Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club / Shark Island Paddlers organised event(s) I:
3.1. release and will release the event organisers from all Claims that I may have or may have had but for this release arising from or in connection with my membership and/or participation in this event; and
3.2. indemnify and will keep indemnified the event organisers to the extent permitted by law in respect of any Claim by any person arising as a result of or in connection with my membership and/or participation in this event.
4. Fitness to Participate: I declare that I am medically and physically fit and able to participate in such a competitive paddling event. I am not and must not be a danger to myself or to the health and safety of others.
5. Privacy: I understand that the information that I have provided is necessary for the Objects of the event organisers. I acknowledge and agree that the information will only be used for the Objects of the event organisers and to provide me with services. If the required information is not provided my application may be rejected. I acknowledge that the event organisers may also use my personal information for the purposes of providing me with promotional material from the event organisers, sponsors or third parties
6. Use of images: I consent to Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club / Shark Island Paddlers, organisers and their sponsors, using my name, image, likeness and also my performance in or of any SIP organised / hosted competitive Paddling Event at any time to promote the Objectives of Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club / Shark Island Paddlers, sponsors or third parties, by any form of media. I waive any rights I might have to or in such use of my name, image or likeness by BONDI TO ROSE BAY OCEAN RACE organisers.
Severance: If any provision of this document is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the phrase or clause is to be read down for the purpose of that jurisdiction, if possible, so as to be valid and enforceable. If the phrase or clause cannot be so read down it will be severed to the extent of the invalidity or unenforceability of it in any other jurisdiction. Such severance does not affect the remaining provisions of this declaration or affect the validity or enforceability of it in any other jurisdiction.
7. Medical Advice: Don’t compete if you have been suffering from any illness within the previous 48 hours. Stop if you are dizzy, have chest pains or nausea and seek help from our first-aid teams along the route.
8. Safety Advice: If feeling unwell during the event, raise one hand or your paddle blade directly above your head and Water Safety will assist you. Drink and First Aid stations will be provided on course at the finish line.
9. Event Disclaimer: I, the entry fee paying and registered event entrant, in consideration of and as a condition of my entry, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, hereby waive all and any claim, and any other right of course or action which I or they might otherwise have had, arising out of my life or consequent upon my participation in the said event and I hereby:
9.1. attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for this event and that a licensed medical doctor has verified my physical condition.
9.2. agree to be bound by the official rules and regulations of the event.
9.3. consent to receive medical treatment, which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during the event.
9.4. agree that in the event of as race cancellation due to storm, rain, inclement seas or weather, winds or another “Act of God” conditions my entry fee shall be non-refundable.
9.5. agree that the event organisers, any associated local government authorities, any associated sponsors, promoters or any of their agents, servants or members shall have no responsibility liability for injury, loss or damage to craft.
10. I have provided the information required and by completing the registration process and purchase I warrant that all information provided is true and correct.
11. I have read, understood, acknowledge and agree to the above including the Medical Advice, Safety Advice Event Disclaimer rules and conditions of the BONDI TO ROSE BAY OCEAN RACE.
12. I have read, understood, acknowledge and agree to the above declaration including the warning, exclusion of liability, release & indemnity.

By acknowledging and accepting this waiver I confirm I agree to wear an approved PFD for this event.

Name of parent or guardian who approves this activity