2017/18 Summer Series

Brad and Kate Hardingham RealmarkThe 2017/18  Hardingham Realmark  Summer Series of time trials is an 8 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. 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.

We hope to have a unique sponsor for each individual race. Indian Ocean Paddlers would like to thank them all as well as our series overall sponsor, Brad and Kate Hardingham, agents for Realmark Coastal.

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
  • Registration areas are located in the park just in front of the Surf Club, at Swanbourne, and on the ocean side of Clancy’s Fish 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.
  • Our Friday late afternoon races will be a shorter 8km course. Start location to be advised.
  • 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
14 October

City Beach to

3:00pm Results for Race 1 downwinder
28 October
Swanbourne to
3:30pm Results for Race 2 Epic Kayaks
3 Saturday
11 November
Port Beach to
City Beach
3:30pm Results for Race 3 Visit Bennet Paddles

23 December
Swanbourne to
3:30pm Results for Race 4 A.M Bolts & Nuts - WA Fastener Specialists
5 January
Peasholm Dog Beach
( South of Scarborough)
to Sorrento

(4:30 Rego)

Results for Race 5 Visit the Vaikobi Website
Two Person
TBA Relay from Port Beach to
check-in from 1:30pm
FB: Formotion Physio Insta: formotionphysio Locations: 2/27 Collingwood St Osborne Park , 1-3 Old Aberdeen Pl West Perth


9 February
Peasholm Dog Beach
( South of Scarborough)
to Sorrento

(4:30 Rego)

Results for Race 7View
Visit Bennet Paddles

23 February
Peasholm Dog Beach
( South of Scarborough)
to Sorrento

(4:30 Rego)

9 Friday
9 March
 Short Course
to Sorrento
 late afternoon Oceanbuilt Racing

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