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Massive Murray Paddle - Team East Coast Kayaking Expenses Package

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Product Description

Monday 20 - Friday 24 November 2017

The Massive Murray Paddle (MMP) is a classic paddle that has been running since 1969, with a variety of craft paddling 404km over 5 days from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill and is one of the longest flatwater races in the world.

With a focus on community, the Massive Murray Paddle brings together paddlers from a wide range of experience and paddle craft - from racing kayaks, canoes, outriggers, surf skis, sea kayaks and also novelty craft. There are serious competitors and people who are there for the experience and atmosphere (we are more of the latter!).

Join Our Team

East Coast Kayaking is again entering a team in the Massive Murray Paddle (Murray Marathon). We will again enter two kayaks in the relay - at least 8 paddlers, max. 12 (6 per Mirage 730 kayak - 2 or 3 pairs, swapping over at each stage). Please make contact with us and register for the event at the Massive Murray Paddle website prior to paying for you Team package.

How to register: Email us at info@eastcoastkayaking.com confirming your wish to join us and we will send you a link to register as part of our team. Make sure you do this before purchasing this package.

Registration Details:team-at-finish.jpg

    Team: East Coast Kayaking
    Boat Class: Mirage 730 (M730)
    Class: Open (age/gender grouping)
             5 Day Relay 404km

Registration Fee payable to
Mirage Sea Kayaks / SHK:

$275 (Super Early Bird - up to 31 March)
$335 (Early Bird 1 April - 30 September)
$395 (1 October onwards)

Shirts: Team East Coast Kayaking Long Sleeve Polo Sun Smart shirt -  $45 payable separately
We may have own team cap this year available as well!

Fundraising: it is a requirement of entry that each person nominates a charity - though this can be a school, community group or sporting club. Feel free to nominate your own cause and manage your own fundraising. Our charity of choice is Sale to Sea Disability Challenge.

MMP Team Expenses: Food accommodation and kayak hire package

To facilitate team logistics we have put together a pre-paid package to cover 5 night’s accommodation, food (see below inclusions) and kayak hire. This package  should be purchased before the event (by early November for food purchasing).

What we provide: Double kayaks (Mirage 730) and safety gear (you need to provide your own PFD & paddle).

As part of the package we will provide:

  • Accommodation booking (camping grounds - mostly unpowered/powered tent sites.)
  • Catering - 5x lunches, one big breakfast (Picnic Point) and dinners on three nights (nights of Day 1, 2 and the event dinner at Murrabit on Day 4)
  • Kayak hire for the Massive Murray Paddle as well as kayak available for practice sessions leading up to the event (BYO paddle & PFD)
  • Assistance with logistics during the week - to help teams coordinate car shuffles. Assistance from non-paddling crew members. If you are paddling as an individual, however, you should bring a support person to assist you
  • Facilitate transport - help organise car-pooling to minimise number of cars on campsites and around the course as there is limited parking at checkpoints
  • Chilled water at checkpoints
  • Information sessions with a Legend of the Murray

Not included:

  • Event registration - this is done through the link we send you for the Massive Murray Paddle website. If you are not paddling (crew/supporter) you can still be part of the team (ie. Food /Accommodation package) but you do not need to register as a paddler.
  • You should supply your own paddle and PFD
  • We recommend you bring your own breakfast of choice to get you going for your big days. We are providing one big breakfast fry-up at Picnic Point on Day3.
  • Dinner at Yarrawonga - those that arrive early enough will have a meal out at the pub at own expense.
  • Dinner in Echuca. There may be an event at Echuca Port as part of the celebrations and we will go out to dinner afterwards at the pub (own expense).
  • Hydration system - we can advise on making your water bladder into a hands free drinking system so you don’t have to stop paddling to drink and don’t become dehydrated through not taking the time to drink!
  • BYO drinks. We all like a beer after a big day’s paddle!
  • Transport (to, from & during the event) - we will help with organising car-pooling to minimise the number of vehicles required. Make your own arrangements re. fuel costs.
  • Team Shirt ($45 per shirt) - purchase separately for new team members or if you want an additional shirt!
  • Team Cap (TBC)

Non-Paddlers We have some limited space to accommodate non-paddlers coming along to assist and support team members. To be part of the Team accommodation/food package, check the Non-paddler/Own kayak option - for individual paddlers (not in the relay) you should bring a support person to assist you be self-sufficient on the water and getting to and from the start/finish line.

Other Paddling Options: Single kayak relay - get a group together & either use your kayak or hire one of ours (Mirage 532 / 580 / 582). You can enter the Massive Murray Paddle as an individual and paddle the whole thing but relays are easier, friendly and in a double very do-able! If you haven’t done the MMP before we recommend a relay! Contact us to discuss this option at  info@eastcoastkayaking.com or 03 9597 0549.

To be part of our team but paddling your own kayak, check the Non-paddler/Own kayak option or Food Only option when purchasing your MMP Team Expenses package - bring a support person to help with getting on/off the water.


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