The 2016 Mad Paddle

SUNDAY MARCH 20 2016 Port Phillip Bay, Vic The Mad Paddle is back for the 3rd time, raising funds for Sandringham Hospital.  This paddle across the bay is a non-competitive fundraising event, finishing at Sandringham Yacht Club, and features paddlers raising money and paddling with escort boats for a day of satisfying fun and friendship. Mad-Paddle-Poster-2016  


Q: How long is the paddle?

A: Don’t know until 2 days prior when we have an idea of wind

Q: Where does the event start from?

A: Don’t know, depending on the wind, a westerly will have us starting from Portarlington

Q: How do we get to the start?...

A: Skybus have donated a bus or buses – we leave from Sandy Yacht Club, drivers are organised to take all our boards to the beginning

Q: Do I need a partner?

A: We will organise this and work out the most suitable board to share

Q: How do the teams work?

A: We have escort boats that can hold up to 5 paddlers on deck and 5 paddlers are in the water, then you transfer in the water, this could be every 30 mins

Q: How much training will I need to do?

A: Getting out on the water a couple of times a week – in rough and windy conditions will help you be ready

Q: Where are the training sessions?

A: We will be posting up on this event page training sessions

Q: Is it a race?

A: No it isn’t, its a lot of fun

Q: Can I just come along for the BBQ

A: Of course, more the merrier

Q: Can I donate for the silent auction

A: Absolutely, we are looking for auction items right now

Q: How much do you hope to raise for the Sandy Hospital

A: Ideally at least $30,000