Equipment & Safety

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Surf Ski Hire

There are a range of outlets providing good quality rental surf skis that are appropriate for the event. All interstate competitors are advised that it is NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK to find a surf ski and get it down to Augusta because just about every boat in WA heads down there for the event so we can easily help arrange rental and transport for you.

Suggested contacts for rental surf skis are:

  • ZSS Paddling Equipment - Have a range of skis (beginner to elite), paddles, PFDs, helmets and other paddling accessories for hire. They can take care of the equipment so you can focus on the race. Contact ZSS via info@zss.com.au
  • Paddle West Kayaks and Skis. Carrying a range of Stellar Surf Skis. Contact Kerry on 0418 916 344 or email hugheskw@westnet.com.au.
  • Ocean Paddler. With predomidantly Fenn Skis, Dean Gardner can help provide boats for paddlers in Perth. Contact Dean via contact@oceanpaddler.com.au 
  • My Ocean Pty Ltd. Carries a range of Fenn Ocean Skis and Ash Nesbit is very well known and connected within the WA paddle scene. Contact Ash on 0413 177 927 or e-mail arnesbit@iinet.net.au 

 

COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT – ADVENTURE RACE

The following items are compulsory for all appropriate legs of the Adventure Race on Sunday, as part of the event rules and will provided at registration.

Numbered race bib - your relay

The numbered race bib will be provided to individuals and the team swimmers in the Augusta Adventure Race. The bib is your relay baton and must make its way around the entire course with each team member.

Timing band

All individuals and the team swimmer will be given a timing band at registration to place around your ankle (please do not put it anywhere else, eg. in a backpack or on your bike handle bars).

This timing band (along with the race bib) is the relay baton for teams, so you MUST transfer it from one team mate to the next, inside each TA.

Wrist bands

ALL Augusta Adventure Race competitors must wear the BLUE wrist band which will be attached by race officials at registration. Without this you will NOT be allowed inside the transition areas (TAs) and you will NOT be allowed to remove equipment from TAs.

You will also receive two YELLOW wrist bands for your support crew. Please ensure that they wear them as no one without a wrist band will be permitted into any transition area.

Race number

ALL competitors will have their race number written on their arm and leg during registration. Please DO NOT wash it off. This number is used if you or one of your team mates either withdraws from the race or does not make a cut off time.

Kayak stickers and collection tokens

All individuals and team paddlers will receive 1 kayak sticker to be placed on the front of your kayak, ideally on the right hand side of your boat. This sticker also has your numbered kayak collection token as a tear off strip so please ensure you remove this token before you race - and use it to collect your kayak after the race.

Bike number plate and collection tokens

All individuals and team mountain bikers will receive a number plate to go onto the handlebars of your bike.

Swim cap

Augusta branded swim cap – these high quality swim caps must be worn by all swimmers during the swim leg.

The compulsory items listed below form part of the rules for the Augusta Adventure Race(unless otherwise stated). Failure to carry any listed item will result in a 30 minute penalty per item found to be missing.

Compulsory paddling equipment:

  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device) must be Type 2 or Type 3 must be worn for the entire paddle leg No inflatable PFD’s of any variety will be accepted
  • Splash cover/spray skirt for people using a sit-in kayak
  • Pump or baler must be carried in all sea-kayaks or enclosed craft

Compulsory run equipment:

  • First aid kit comprising 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non stick wound
  • dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves. These are available for sale at the race registration area for $15
  • Recommended Run Equipment
  • Water / hydration drink and food

Compulsory mountain bike equipment:

  • First aid kit comprising 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non-stick wound
  • Dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves. These are available for sale at the race registration area for $15
  • Certified Bike Helmet to AUS/NZ/US standard
  • Bike number plate fixed to handle bars of the bike (provided at registration)
  • Recommended Mountain Bike Equipment
  • Tools, pump, tube, etc to effect own repairs

COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT – STANDALONE RACES (& WARRIOR)

The following items are compulsory for all appropriate disciplines as part of the event rules and will provided at registration.

Ocean Paddle race:

  • Kayak stickers and collection tokens: All Ocean Paddle participants will receive 1 kayak sticker to be placed on the front of your kayak, ideally on the right hand side of your boat. This sticker also has your numbered kayak collection token as a tear off strip so please ensure you remove this token before you race - and use it to collect your kayak after the race.
  • Timing Band: All Ocean Paddle participants will be given a timing band at registration to place around your ankle (please do not put it anywhere else!). The timing band “records your time” and will cost you $100 if you lose it – so please fasten it securely before starting.
  • Helmet - bike helmet is acceptable
  • 1 x marine rated orange smoke flare carried on your person – NOT stowed in the boat
  • a craft that MUST exceed 3.5 metres in length

Mountain Bike Race:

  • Bike number plate and collection tokens: All MTB participants will receive a number plate to go onto the handlebars of your bike.
  • Timing: the timing chip will be attached to the back of your race number plate. Please do not tamper with this in any way or your time will not be recorded! This timing chip is ‘disposable’ (keep it!)

Ocean Swim

  • Swim Cap: All participants in the Ocean Swim will receive an event branded swim cap – these high quality swim caps must be worn by all swimmers during the race.
  • Timing Band: All Ocean Swim participants will be given a timing band at registration to place around your ankle (please do not put it anywhere else!). The timing band “records your time” and will cost you $100 if you lose it – so please fasten it securely before starting.

Trail Run

  • Race plate: All participants in the Coastal Run will receive an event branded race number plate to be pinned to the front of your outermost garment.
  • Timing: the timing chip will be attached to the back of your race number plate. Please do not tamper with this in any way or your time will not be recorded! This timing chip is ‘disposable’ (keep it!) 
 

 

RACE REQUIREMENTS 

The following requirements apply to the various legs of the Adventure Race and the relevant standalone races, unless otherwise stated and constitute part of the event rules:

SWIM requirements

  • All swimmers must wear the event branded swim caps provided at registration
  • Swimmers may use a PFD (life-jacket) and/or snorkel and mask if you are a weak swimmer.
  • Hand paddles, flippers and other propulsion devices are NOT permitted.
  • You are permitted to rest on a rescue craft if required without penalty.
  • Adventure Race specific: Race bib MUST be worn over your wetsuit and MUST NOT be removed until inside the Transition Area. This applies to teams and individuals.

Safety actions in case of an emergency or difficulty on the swim leg:

  • Raise one arm if assistance is required and call for help. There will be numerous jet skis patrolling the swim leg.
  • If you hear a continuous siren, horn or whistle, please exit the water as soon as practicable.

PADDLE requirements

  • An orange smoke flare is compulsory and must be worn on all paddlers in the Ocean Paddle standalone race. A limited number of flares will be for sale at registration. (Flares are not required for the Augusta Adventure Race).
  • Use of any craft that is LESS THAN 3.5m in length is FORBIDDEN for the Ocean Paddle standalone race; (a craft less than 3.5m in lenth for the Adventure Race is permissable).
  • For kayakers using an enclosed cockpit style of craft, spray skirts MUST be worn and fastened prior to leaving the beach.
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) MUST be worn by all competitors. PFDs must be either a type 2 or type 3. No inflatable PFDs of any sort will be accepted.  The PFD must be worn for the entire paddle leg.
  • The race bib must be worn OVER the PFD. When paddlers land at the TA at the end of the paddle leg, they must carry their boats to the kayak storage area as directed by marshals. They cannot receive any assistance from team mates or support crews for this.
  • Paddlers cannot receive any assistance in forward progression by another kayak or vessel during the paddle leg – with the exception of designated water safety vessels.
  • There will be numerous water safety craft. They can assist you, if required, to get back into your boat without penalty.
  • A paddle leg may be altered depending on weather conditions with any changes communicated at the appropriate competitor briefing or on the race notice board.
  • Helmets (bike helmets are acceptable) MUST be worn during the Ocean Paddle standalone race. (Helmets are not required for the Adventure Race).

Safety actions in case of an emergency and difficulty for all Paddle legs:

  • If assistance is required by water safety personnel, raise your paddle and wave it to attract attention and tell other competitors you need assistance and to pass the message on. If you get into trouble at sea, ALWAYS stay with your boat until water safety personnel arrive.
  • If you hear a continuous siren, horn or whistle, please exit the water as soon as practicable.

MTB requirements

  • The course and all intersections will be marked with surveyor’s tape and arrows but you can still get lost if you don’t pay attention. Keep your eye out for trail markers at all times.
  • Normal road rules apply at all times. Any participant who disobeys road rules is subject to disqualification.
  • The MTB course is not closed to the public and you may encounter cars, walkers and other users… Please be respectful of other users of the tracks and trails.
  • No assistance from team mates or support crews is allowed during the MTB leg.
  • It is compulsory for all riders in the Adventure Race to carry a First Aid Kit comprising 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non-stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves. These are available for sale at the race registration area for $15.
  • We recommend that all riders carry spares, including pump, tube, tyre levers, chain breaker, and multi-tool, as well as water or hydration fluid.
  • All riders must walk bikes through the transition area and helmets must be fastened before exiting the TA.
  • There will be no drink stations on the MTB courses.

Safety actions in case of an emergency or difficulty on MTB legs:

  • If you become injured and require assistance, stop moving and stay where you are, tell the competitors that pass you to alert the next race marshal and advise them of your location.
  • If you become lost: backtrack along the trail you followed to return to the marked course.
  • If your bike breaks beyond repair, you are entitled to walk/jog your bike over the rest of the course to the transition area.

RUN requirements

  • The course and all intersections will be marked with surveys tape and arrows, but you can still get lost if you don’t pay attention. Keep your eye out for trail markers at all times.
  • Normal road rules apply at all times. Any participant who disobeys road rules is subject to disqualification.
  • No assistance from team mates or support crews is allowed during the run leg.
  • The run course is not closed to the public and you may encounter cars, walkers and other users… Please be respectful of other users of the tracks and trails.
  • It is compulsory for all runners in the Adventure Race to carry a First Aid Kit comprising 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non-stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves. These are available for sale at the race registration area for $15
  • There will be no drink stations along the run courses

Safety steps in case of an emergency or difficulty on Run Legs:

  • If you become injured and require assistance, stop moving and stay where you are. Tell the competitors that pass you to alert the next race marshal and advise them of your location.
  • If you become lost, backtrack along the trail you followed to return to the marked course.

TEAM RUN requirements

Teams in the Augusta Adventure Race on Sunday must run together the whole way from the Paddle finish to the event finish line (400m). Any team who does not complete the final run leg as a FULL team will be listed as an unranked finisher. No exceptions will be made to this rule under any circumstances. 

 

COMPETITOR EQUIPMENT - JUNIOR SURVIVOR

Compulsory equipment for the entire course:

  • Shoes
  • Your Number Plate - collected at registration

Recommended equipment:

  • Close fitting clothing that can also get wet (board shorts are probably not ideal because they can rub when you run in them when they are wet)
  • Sun hat.
     
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