The 40th Anniversary Canoe Classic (over 111km) &

The Wisemans Dash (over 65km) 

29th October 2016

Entries are now Closed

First start at 4pm (16:00 hours)

Full list of starting times is here

A fun paddle with a serious purpose.

Join up to 600 paddlers to paddle overnight in the moonlight, down the Hawkesbury River from Windsor, to raise money for charity.

Canoe numbers are being put on the website when the entry details are complete and a signed land crew form has been received.

Please send in your land crew form as soon as possible before race day.  
A reminder also to all paddlers to check their entry. Changes from the original course to the Wisemans Dash are no longer possible.   Change of class requests shoud be sent to Claire at as soon as possible.

Canoe numbers for paddlers in the 40th Canoe Classic are from 100 to 399, while canoe numbers 400 or above are entered in the Wisemans Dash. 

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Presentation Dinner

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (HCC) Presentation Dinner 2016 will be held on Saturday 19th November 2016, at 6:30pm at North Ryde RSL. Bookings may be made at

The Classic Raffle

Once again the Classic is holding a fund-raising raffle with some fantastic prizes. Tickets sold by paddlers count towards their fund-raising target.

If you would like to order a raffle book, or more,  email us at with your name and adress so we can send it off to you in the post. 

Our Charities

Since our association with Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation began in 1994, paddlers in the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic have donated in excess of $3.3 million the for leukaemia research and patient support services.

The HCC contributes additional funds to a range of charitable community organisations.

Last year, Canoe Classic paddlers donated $153,000.00 to Arrow Foundation

We can do better for the 40th Anniversary Classic this year


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  6. Canoe Number
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