Saltwater Canoe Classic Sun 5 Feb

Saltwater Canoe Classic

The Saltwater Canoe Classic is the first major canoe marathon race in the Melbourne area this year.
All canoe/kayak types may enter.



Maribyrnong River, start/finish at Footscray Canoe Club.
The river is flat, with minimal current and eddies. Snags may be present.


Mens/Mixed Open/Vet 35: 24km
Womens Open/Vet 35, all Vet 45, all Under 18: 18km
Under 16: 12km
Under 14: 7km
Under 12: 2km

Race Rules

All craft must carry one personal flotation device (PFD) per paddler at all times. Paddlers under 16 must wear their PFD at all times
All craft must have positive buoyancy, that means if it fills with water it will remain afloat
Craft will be inspected by race officials prior to entering the pontoon area, to confirm conformance to the above
All paddlers must stop and offer assistance to a fellow competitor if they are in need. Times will be adjusted appropriately
Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the race

Entry Fee (online)

Australian Canoeing (AC) Members: Seniors $15 / Juniors $10
All others: Seniors $25 / Juniors $15

How to Enter

Enter online & pay on the day
Entries close midnight Thu 2 Feb
Go to the CALENDAR at the top of the page > select this event from the CALENDAR, then click ‘Enter This Event’


Pay and pickup your race number at the pre-registered desk
Opens: 9.00am; Closes: 10.15am
Changes accepted as per late entries

Late Entries

Accepted on race day with a $5 late entry fee
Opens: 9.00am
Closes: 10.00am



Race Start

11.00 am
Sub Juniors Start 10:30am
Medal ceremony at race conclusion, expected around 2:00pm


Hot food, drinks & coffee available for full duration and after the race


Ample car parking, hot showers, change room, toilets, bike path follows entire course

Race Results & Photos

Will be available here online after the race