2017 West Coast Downwinder

Closing out a huge week of WA Ocean racing in November, the Fenn West Coast Downwinder offers 24km of wind driven paddling exhilaration .

A huge thank you to Fenn Kayaks as naming rights sponsor and to Ocean Paddler  for their continued support of our signature paddling event.

Visit OceanPaddler - surf skis, kayaks, paddles & more.

Online Registration

Registration now open at
https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=118206 .

Cost is $25 per person for IOP members and $50 for guests.

Entries close Saturday, December 2, 2017 09:30 (GMT+8)

You can only be considered for race awards in ONE CATEGORY – the category in which you enter during registration.

If you’re curious to see who’s entered already then have a look HERE .

To receive membership discounts for IOP events we will require your Canoeing Australia Member ID to be provided on the entry form

Complimentary Limited Edition Race Tops

for all competitors who enter
by  18th 29th of November

WCD 2017 Race Shirt front and back views

Event Updates

After you’ve entered check back here for notification of any changes made to the published event info due to weather, safety or other logistics issues . Also updates on any pre/post race activities that may be of interest !

Updates will be posted HERE as well as on our Facebook page

Race Results:

The race has been run and won. Congrats to all 131 competitors who completed the course and the overall winners Brendan Rice and Hayley Nixon . The results are available online at https://www.webscorer.com/racedetails?raceid=121896

The Course

24Km downwind  between Port Beach, Fremantle, and Sorrento Beach, Sorrento .WCD Course Map


12:30pm – 2:00pm at Port Beach, Southern Car Park


1:40 pm

Race start

2:00pm water start at Port Beach

Arial view of race start

Important Race Tips

There will a be red marker off City Beach near the patrol tower . All paddlers must pass inside that buoy or they will incurr a 5 minute penalty.

WCD race line : paddlers must pass inside marker bouy off City Beach groin

Finish Line

Sorrento Beach – In front of Sorrento SLSC

View arial map of finish line


Presented at Sorrento Surf Club
at approx 5:00 pm

Competitors please note ! :   You can only be considered for the awards in ONE CATEGORY. You choose the category you wish to contest when entering the event.If you wish to compete for the open prizes – you must enter in the open category and forgo any prizes you may be eligible in other age categories . And vice versa .

The WCD is a 3 star event on the Australian Ocean Racing Series calendar , sponsored by Anytime Fitness and Shaw & Partners .

This years prize pool will  be over $4600 .

Open Male 1st – 5th
last years results
Open Female 1st – 3rd
last years results
Over 40 Male 1st – 3rd $300
0ver 50 Male 1st – 3rd $300
Under 18 1st Sponsors Merchandise
0ver 40 Female 1st Sponsors Merchandise
0ver 60 Male 1st Sponsors Merchandise

Anytime Fitness Australian Ocean Racing Series Shaw & Partners Logo

West Coast Downwinder 2017 Poster