Date: 28th December
This is a legendary race that leads competitors from the Wanaka foreshore across the lake to the outlet and start of the Clutha River. Paddlers are then riding the Clutha down through Albert Town, Luggate, passed the much anticipated Devil's Elbow and down to Bendigo Reach. (BEWARE, DIDYMO IS PRESENT HERE)
Always a popular hit out to burn off some of Christmas dinner the Classic is a 54km float down the river whilst there is an option to start at Albert Town cutting your paddle down to 39km.
A kayak Grade 2 certificate of proficiency is required for anyone entering in either race, no certificate, no race sorry but rules are rules.