2016. Game ON!!


You asked for it !

Back by extremely popular demand, AWA and Event Organisers are pretty excited to be able to confirm that the 2016 Green Island Nats event is set to blast off for another big year.

Featuring the 2016 Australian Championships for Slalom, Freestyle and Freerace, this year’s event is set to build on the excitement, success and sheer enjoyment of the previous  events. This year we will introduce a more formalised State vs State championship, with weighted points spread across participation in all 3 disciplines.

For previous competitors and participants in 2013, 2014 and 2015 events, you know how it rolls, and this years format will be similar to what you’ve already enjoyed. One noteworthy detail for 2016 is that SUNDAY 5 June is the first day of Slalom and Freerace competition and concluding on the THURSDAY 9 June evening.  A special Freestyle window has been created to provide ideal low tide access on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June for the Freestyle crew. This planning allows to optimise sailing tides (best window of June or July 2016) whilst importantly avoiding an overlap with the huge Cairns IronMan Triathlon event taking place the weekend of 11-12 June. Visitors are of course MOST welcome to stay and hang out in Cairns over that exciting Festival weekend too. NO SHORTAGE OF ACTION !

Accommodation both on Island and in Cairns is quite busy . Please be aware and book early. Some great 4-5 person apartment  share potential (and reserved space) at Getaway  in Cairns.

For new visitors to Green Island Nats, please do take time to browse the updated information available here online at the website.There’s a lot to learn for “first timers” and the inside info provided for you here is absolutely the place to start. Further questions, please ask…

Online entry will be open Sunday April 10th. We do not anticipate having to limit entries, however please be aware that ultimately our maximum numbers are limited and priority will go to previous participants and/or entrants holding 2016 travel bookings prior to Entry open date..

A full and comprehensive event Info pack including Green Island location, event and all other info is supplied in advance of the event to all entrants the week prior to the event to ensure all information is as current and updated as possible.

The Spirit of the Event

Cairns, Green Island and Far North Queensland enjoy an enviable relaxed lifestyle in an idyllic location.
In keeping with the location, and the friendly spirit and camaraderie shared by the local crew and event organizers, the Green Island Nats shall be primarily organized and managed as a fun, participative event for all those who attend. We’ll attend to safety and organization issues exceptionally professionally but insist on the right to deliver the event in a casual, relaxed and enjoyable manner. Entrants agree with keeping it real.

Be cool is the rule. And fun. Karma goes a long way.

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