16th Australian Masters Games being held in the North West of Tasmania in October this year


Flatwater: Saturday 21 October – Monday 23 October 2017,  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Note: for Outrigger Canoe Flatwater events please refer to Outrigger-Canoe Information Pages – Click here

Ocean Racing: Saturday 28 October 2017, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Flatwater: Lake Barrington International Rowing Course, 520 Staverton Road, Promised Land

16km Ocean Race Start: Wynyard Yacht Club, 2A Old Bass Highway, Wynyard

Finish: Burnie Surf Life Saving Club, West Beach, North Terrace, Burnie, if weather is westerly.

Alternate venue will be Penguin Surf Life Saving Club to Burnie if the weather is easterly.


Venue Map


Event Information




MK1 – Men’s single kayak

WK1 – Women’s single kayak

MK2 – Men’s double kayak

WK2 – Women’s double kayak

XK2 – Double kayak, mixed gender

MSUP – Men’s stand-up paddleboard

WSUP – Women’s stand-up paddleboard


200 metres – MK1 WK1 MK2 WK2 XK2 MSUP WSUP

1000 metres – MK1 WK1 MK2 WK2 XK2 MSUP WSUP

5000 metres – MK1 WK1 MSUP WSUP (90 minutes limit for all paddlers)

Marathon: (140 minute limit for all paddlers)

Under 65 years, 15 km with portages

65+ years, 15 km without portages




Ocean Race (Downwind – conditions permitting)

16km (approx.) (3 hour time limit for all paddlers)


MSurf – ski/ocean ski – men’s single

WSurf – ski/ocean ski – women’s single

MOC1 – Outrigger canoe, men’s single

WOC1 – Outrigger canoe, women’s single

MOC2 – Outrigger canoe, men’s double

WOC2 – Outrigger canoe, women’s double

XOC2 – Outrigger canoe, double, mixed gender

MSUP – Stand-up paddleboard, men’s single, 16km or 6km option

WSUP – Stand-up paddleboard, women’s single, 16km or 6km option


Age Groups

30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Age Requirements

Age is to be determined as at 1 October 2017

Minimum age for competition is 30 years

Participation Fees

Games Entry Fee: $99 per person or $88 per person for people aged 70+

(the above entry fees will increase to $126.50 and $115.50 respectively as at 12 August 2017)

Please note: a $9.00 service fee is payable per person at the time of submitting your registration. Further details available in the Games Entry Terms & Conditions.

Sport Entry Fee:  Flatwater $50.00 per person all events

Ocean Race $30.00 per person

Number of Participant Requirements

Minimum number of participants required to conduct the Lake Barrington competition: 25

Minimum number of participants required to conduct the Ocean Race competition: 1

Minimum number of participants required to conduct age groups: 3

Any age group that does not have a minimum of 3 participants will be combined with another age group where possible.

Additional Information

  • Paddlers may enter 1 single, 1 double and 1 mixed gender class per distance.
  • For sprint and marathon K1 events, participants are to nominate for a specific age group and will be restricted to events within that age group.
  • Age for a multi-person craft will be determined by the age of the youngest paddler.
  • Participants may only paddle in one age category per class of craft.
  • There may be some programming flexibility dependent on entry numbers.
  • Competitors must be a member of a club affiliated with Australian Canoeing (AC) or Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) to be covered for Personal Accident Insurance. Club name and membership number is to be a mandatory field on the entry application. A three month AC membership is available by following a link to go to the Tasmanian Canoe Club website: https://tcc.canoe.org.au/memberships/

Further information regarding social programs to be advised.


The competition will be guided by:-

*Some rules will be adapted to facilitate participation