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The Big Annual Pedal Boat Race!

  • The Rowing Lagoon

    Waterfront, Wellington (map)

    -41.277012 174.867218


  • 100+ pedalers, 30+ boats, 3 winners...

    To promote pedal power as an environmentally friendly way to get around Wellington, Adventure Wellington is organising the funniest annual race ever: the Annual Pedal Boat Race!

    Boats will enter the lagoon and position themselves for 10 minutes for the starting line. When the signal is given, boats will race to the Marina where each team has to collect a ribbon, and back to the start line for victory, great prizes and respect of your fellow adventurers.

    Remember, it's not about speed...it's all about style! Dress appropriately! Water guns allowed :-)

    Difficulty: 2/10 (racing a pedal boat is not as easy as most people think)
    Length: approx an hour for the race plus preparation and celebration time

    Where: Pedal Boat hiring place at the lagoon at the back of the Boatshed and Wharewaka (http://whatnz.co.nz/)

    What to bring: sunscreen, hat, synthetic clothes and no denim or cotton as hard to get dry.

    Cost: $11 per person incl pedal boat to be shared by three people and life jacket (to be paid on the day

    Backup Date: The event will be moved to January 26th if there is bad weather. The decision will be made the night before the event.

    NO SHOW POLICY

    If you no show or cancel after 7pm the night before this event you will have a 'no show' recorded against your name. No shows can lead to you having to leave the group. Please read our Group Rules.



    DISCLAIMER

    Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event. The participants using the Pedal Boat during the event will cover any damage.





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  • Amanda H.

    Hey Guys,

    While the weather is currently deceiving, Cyclone Luci is on her way. I've checked the reports and we are looking at strong winds combined with rain tomorrow. It is shame that we will have to cancel the event but it will come back bigger and better. Thanks for your patience.

    Cheers,

    Amanda

    March 15, 2014

  • Amanda H.

    Hey Guys,
    The weather isn't looking too great on Sunday. Fingers crossed the forecast will improve and the weather gods are looking out for us. Watch out for a message on Saturday, i'll post around 12:00PM whether the event is going ahead. Unfortunately, it will be cancelled this time.

    Cheers, Amanda

    March 12, 2014

    • Yvonne P.

      Fingers crossed for u guys

      March 12, 2014

  • Justine B.

    Gutted I had to change my RSVP cause I got to work from 11am till 4pm!grrrr

    March 9, 2014

  • Kim M.

    Arse! Can't make new date....however I'm pretty certain I would prefer to be pedal boating than running 100km like planned!

    January 27, 2014

  • Rachel H.

    Sadly I cant make it that weekend. Bummer about the wind today, oh well next year

    January 26, 2014

  • Amanda H.

    Hey guys, Please change your RSVP if you are unable to make it on March 16th ( but we really hope you can attend!!!). Thirds times a charm.

    January 26, 2014

  • Jaz

    A shame but probably a good call.

    January 26, 2014

  • Amanda H.

    EVENT POSTPONED - due to weather( wind picking up). Unfortunately we need a clear day. Will postpone to March 16th.

    2 · January 26, 2014

  • Jaz

    I take it by no postponement message we are all go?

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow can i sign this now?? I just join here :)

    January 25, 2014

  • Amanda H.

    Hey Guys, hope your excited for tomorrow! FIngers crossed we will be able to go ahead but if not we will be making the call at 8:30 AM. Please read the link below for details about tomorrow. http://www.meetup.com/adventurewellington/messages/boards/thread/41107112/

    January 25, 2014

  • Yvonne P.

    Sorry wont have time that sunday

    January 22, 2014

  • Brenton S.

    Can I bring +2? There is only a +1 option.

    January 20, 2014

    • Amanda H.

      Hi Brenton, I've changed it so now you can have a +2

      January 22, 2014

    • Brenton S.

      Fantastic! Thanks Amanda.

      January 22, 2014

  • Jaz

    Give me time to perfect the 'v3000 pedal power hydro compressor water cannon' :)

    January 20, 2014

  • eirene

    Sorry am out of town next weekend. Hope the weather is nice for you!

    January 19, 2014

  • Ann

    Have other commitments that day sorry

    January 19, 2014

  • Amanda H.

    Hey Guys,

    THE EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. We will reschedule THe Pedal Boat Race for January 26th.

    5 · January 19, 2014

    • Ash

      Aargh! And here we are at the waterfront. Oh well. Coffee and cake then.
      Sadly, we are away on the 26th. Boo.

      January 19, 2014

  • James B.

    Can someone confirm if this is still going ahead, the high wind and white caps in the bay look a little concerning?

    January 19, 2014

  • Jennifer K.

    I don't have a water gun. Anyone got a spare I can borrow??

    January 18, 2014

    • Yvonne P.

      Warehouse.. 11 bucks :)

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • Amanda H.

    Hey Guys,

    An email has been sent out with all the details for Sunday. Please read the link below if you haven't received it...

    http://www.meetup.com/adventurewellington/messages/boards/thread/41107112/

    January 17, 2014

  • Rosie

    Sounds like fun, see you there.

    January 11, 2014

  • Sigurd M.

    Do all three people pedal? I thought the boats only had two pedalling spots; is the third person dead weight to make the boat slower? :)

    January 7, 2014

    • Paul V.

      The person in the middle can either not do anything, or put a foot on either pedal to help.

      January 7, 2014

    • Amanda H.

      The third person is also handy with a watergun, actually everyone on your team should own a watergun, more fun!

      3 · January 9, 2014

  • Tim H.

    Better get the cameras setup again for this. Wonder who wants to carry a GoPro this time?

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • KK

    I will watch from sidelines :)

    January 3, 2014

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