52km Course Maps

There will be an alternate course if the Race Direrctor rules unsafe conditions. Final Course will be determined on the Friday and will be outlined at the race briefing that evening and again on Saturday. 

32km Course Map

Support Boat information

The information in this page is for all crews and the Support Boat crew in the 52km event

Support Boat Briefing:  

Friday the 22nd of March 7pm at the Bethany Park Holiday camp Kaiteretere

Maritime NZ

 All Support Boats must meet the minimum requirements below. If Maritime NZ find that your support boat does not meet the minimum requirements, your support boat will not be allow to participate in the Event and your crew will have to withdraw from the race. It is imperative that your support boat meets the minimum requirements. 

Minimum Requirements for a Support Boat

The following criterion is in compliance with the rules set by the Aorere Splash organisers and must be followed. Support boats will be randomly inspected by a Maritime NZ officer on Saturday morning and those not meeting the criteria will be forced to resign as Support Boat.

Crew Support Boat Information

We will need the following information on your support boat.

This information needs to be in no later than the 10th March 2024

Please note this information is a requirement of Maritime NZ and must be supplied to the Event Manager.

Waka ama club that you are supporting

Click on the link below to register your support boat.

To register your crew support boat details fill in the link: click here 


Support Boat Briefing & Waiver 

Support Boat Race Requirements & Etiquette

Race Officials have the power to act and disqualify any crew whose actions, be it in their canoe or support craft, and do not regard the safety of their own members or other competing crews, or whose support craft does not meet the following criteria.

Launching & Anchoring 

Alternate Race Course

Waiver Forms 

All paddlers are required to sign a Waiver form before each race they complete in. Please ensure each crew member signs the waiver form. No crew will be allowed to race until we have the fully signed waiver form.

All Support boat drivers are also required to sign a Waiver. No crew will be allowed to race until we have the signed Support Boat Waiver form. If we find that any information on the Waiver form has been falsified, the crew will be disqualified immediately.  

 Please complete the following event waiver and authority form online or print it out and bring disclaimers to HQ on race day.