Encounter Paddling presents The Baudin-Flinders Southern Dash

In October 1800, Nicolas Baudin set sail from France to map the shores of “Terra Australis”. A few months later, Matthew Flinders cast off under the British flag. The race was on to map the Southern continent. Their expeditions were a great feat of endurance and courage. Despite being in a period of war, the two captains shared a meal and compared scientific notes in the friendly waters now known as Encounter Bay.

Registration: 8:15 am

Briefing: 8:45 am

Race start: 9:00 am

Cost: TBA

The course consists of 3km laps

Class, categories, and race distance NB: there is no PFD exemption for this event.

Under 12, all classes 3km, 1 lap, no portage

Under 14 and 70 , all classes 9km, 3 laps, no portages

Under 16 Touring classes, Vet 60-65 international classes 15km, 5 laps, no portages

U16, U18, Open and Veteran 35-55 international classes 15km, 5 laps with 4 short portages

U16, U18, Open and Veteran 35-55 Skis and touring classes 15km, 5 laps, no portages

Don’t want to portage? All good. If your event includes portages, you can optionally elect not to. If you miss a portage, an adjustment will be made to your time. Your adjusted time will remain official and qualify for the fastest recorded status.


Jun 23 2024


8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Encounter Paddling
2 Matthew Flinders Drive, Encounter Bay SA 5211


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