The 40th Anniversary Canoe Classic (over 111km) and the Wisemans Dash (over 65km) 

29th October 2016

Early Bird Entries Close 1st October

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.

The new Wiseman's Dash is just the thing for new starters as well as former “Classic” paddlers making a comeback for this paddling event milestone 

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Hawkesbury River Familiarisation Paddles

Tony Carr and Adrian Clayton from Freedom Outdoors will be conducting 4 familiarisation paddles in the lead-up to this year’s Classic. See here for details

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The 40th Anniversary Classic

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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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40th Anniversary Classic

Race Checklist

Race Checklist
  1. Registration
  2. Race Details
  3. Canoe
  4. Landcrew
  5. Sponsorship
  6. Canoe Number
  7. Race!

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. 

Click for 2015 Results

The 2015 Race Results Booklet can be downloaded from here. Photos from this and previous Classics can be found at 

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