Brass Monkey Kayak Race Series

12 June - 19 June - 3rd July - 24th July 2016



About the Brass Monkey Series

The Brass Monkey Kayak Race series was started over 30 years ago by the White Water Canoe Club, and has become one of the largest kayak race series in New Zealand. Returning for 2016, it is run in winter, hence its name. The race format is four races and takes part over four weekends spaced approximately two weeks apart. The dates for 2016 are:

12 June - 19 June - 3rd July - 24th July

The race is run over a distance of approximately 12km on the Waimakariri river just to the north of Christchurch. The Waimakariri River is one of the South Island of New Zealand’s largest braided rivers. The section that the race series is run on is Grade 2 and offers a great race experience for elite to novice paddlers. Many use the race as training for the legendary Coast to Coast multisport race