The Aquabike Race Manual for 2022 has all the information you need in preparation for your big day and will be available in due course.
The 2022 AquaBike race will be held at the stunning Glendhu Bay, hosted by Bike Glendhu and Glendhu Station. Please note that all information below relates to the 2021 race. Details for 2022 will be updated soon.
Swim Leg – 3km
The two-lap swim is in the sheltered and tranquil Glendhu Bay within easy view of spectators watching from the shore. The course has a beach start swimming in a clockwise direction with a total of three turn buoys.
Lake Wanaka is the warmest lake in the Southern Lakes and is a popular choice for a large range of water sports each summer. The swim course is in crystal clear water so clean you can drink it.
Bike Leg – 108km
The Bike course will be made of 6 laps of the stunning section from Glendhu Bay out towards Mt Aspiring National Park and the entrance to Treble Cone Ski area. The length of the bike course has been agreed at the slightly shorter distance of 108km this year with Garth Barfoot, the Challenge Wanaka Trust and TriNZ due to the lapped course at Glendhu Bay.
If you are caught drafting you will be penalised and/or disqualified as per the Triathlon NZ regulations. Please read the Terms & Conditions which are part of the entry form for clarification on our drafting rules.
Bike cut off and course close : 3:00pm
Thanks to the amazing generosity of Garth Barfoot, we are pleased to offer the following prizes to eligible racers in 2021:
First overall winner male and female winner in 2021 Aquabike South Island Championship race will receive flights up to the value of $2,500 NZD and an accommodation subsidy at the 2021 World Championships held in Almere, theNetherlands.
First and second place getters in each age group to receive accommodation subsidy at 2021 World Championships held in Almere, the Netherlands.
For more information, terms and conditions on the full AquaBike Prize offerings, please visit the TriNZ website