Vaikobi King and Queen of the Harbour present "Kids of the Harbour" - a fun kids event to introduce kiwi kids to ocean paddling.

What: A few short, fun, round-the-buoy races off Takapuna Beach. All boats, paddles and PFDs will be provided. 

Who: Kids aged 9-12 years who want to try paddling on the sea. No paddling experience required.

When: Saturday 30th November, at either 1.30pm or 2.30pm (time depends on the chosen course for the adults long course race, and will be finalised in the week prior to the event).

Where: Takapuna Boating Club, Auckland

Cost: $10 per child

Click here to register

Try Ocean Paddling!

Using new TK1 ski kayaks generously supplied by Star Kayaks and CRNZ, this event aims to get kids into skis and having a great time on the sea. This fun-focused event will take place after the main senior race has been completed and will feature a few short "races" off Takapuna beach.

It is suitable for kids aged 9-12 years and no paddling experience is required- any necessary instruction will be provided by our awesome team of paddlers. These kayaks were recently used very successfully for the first time at the Aims Games.

Participation numbers are limited, so  click here to register now.

Please note: this event is weather dependent and will not occur if the conditions on Takapuna Beach are not suitable.
This exciting new initiative is being held in collaboration with Canoe Racing New Zealand to get more kiwis on the water enjoying paddling, by breaking down the barriers to participation and promoting quality experiences in paddling.