Karewa Island Race (Sanctioned)

Venue: Whareroa Boat Ramp, Taiaho Place, Tauranga,
Date: Sat 29th Jan 2022
Distance: Long Distance
Host: Hoe Aroha Whanau o Mauao

Karewa Island Race 2022 - Hosted by Hoe Aroha Whanau o Mauao

Karewa, is a small, 3.57 ha, predator free wildlife sanctuary in the Bay of Plenty which sits 6 km off Matakana Island and is administered by the Department of Conservation, with Ngāti Ranginui as a Tuatara Reserve. Its main species are tuatara and flesh-footed shearwaters. The legend of Taurikura relates how the tuatara on Karewa are descended from a chief's errant daughter.

My Vaccine Pass required.

Open Ocean race - minimum age 16yrs.

Date: Saturday 29 January 2022

Cost: $40 per paddler

Distance: Approximately 33km

Tides: High Tide – 5.04am   Low Tide – 11.10am

Iron Start: 10:30am

Changes Start: 11.30am 

(Note: Those who wish to do a change-over race must supply their own support boat)

Covid: The event is operating under CPF Orange setting. My Vaccination Passes are required, scanning in mandatory and masks must be worn on land. 

Hoe Aroha 03-0374-0182793-000

enter Team Name & deposit Registration fee 

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Contact Details

Name: Hoe Aroha Whanau o Mauao
Email: hoearohawhanau@gmail.com


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