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Paddle Challenge

Prefer your sea legs over your land legs?

Join us for a charity paddle from Wollongong to the Shire in support of Local Medical Research.

We are anticipating a fleet of 10 to 15 crews – men, women and mixed - who will battle their way up the coast to Port Hacking.

All Crews are welcome. Support crafts carrying relief rowers and first aid will also follow the paddlers.

You will embark on your journey from the UOW Innovation campus at Wollongong with all walkers at 7.30am.


Do YOU want to be involved in a charity paddle?

We’re looking for volunteers who would love to be apart of something extrodinary, the 2018 Michael Tynan Memorial Paddling Challenge. Join us for a charity paddle from Wollongong to the Shire in support of Local Medical Research. 

When: 20th October 2018

Time: 5am Briefing for a 6am start.

Where: Wollongong Harbour

What does your support entail?

For the paddle to be safe and successful we’re looking for support boats to follow the paddlers on their journey from Wollongong to Cronulla, and assist in paddle changeover for the whole 55km challenge up the coast to Port Hacking. 

The support boats will need to carry:

  • Life jackets
  • Two-way Radio
  • Safety flairs
  • First aid

Along the way, you’ll see the best nature has to offer, hug cliff faces and cruise along with the waters locals like dolphins and whales. And in return we’d like to invite you back to celebrate with us in the evening at Tynan Mercedes-Benz for a wrap up event.

Volunteer for this life changing event and support medical research.

Please contact Brendan Tynan-Davey for more information:


Entry for Paddlers

$250 per paddler

Entry will include:

  • 1 x t-shirt
  • 1 x hat
  • 1 x water bottle

Join the challenge