The Doctor in Perth is Australia’s most exciting ocean paddling event from Rottnest Island to Sorrento Beach covering 27km.

The event is scheduled to race on Saturday 24th November 2018 starting at Rottnest Island and finishing at Sorrento Beach.  This can be reversed if strong off-shore conditions prevail.

In the advent of dangerous conditions on Saturday the event may be moved to Sunday 25th November or an alternative course put in place. If wind strength is forecast to exceed our maximum operational strength for the course we will move the event to a coastal race.

The Doctor is a must do race for all paddling enthusiasts.

The Doctor is an event of the World Surfski Series and The Shaw and Partners Australian Ocean Racing Series.

About The Doctor Race

Craft is loaded the day prior to the event on a barge at Fremantle and transported over to Rottnest Island on race day. On the morning of the event, competitors catch the ferry over to Rottnest Island which takes about 40mins. On arrival they unload their craft and prepare for the race. There are cafes on Rottnest Island to relax before the long paddle back to Sorrento Beach. The race start time will depend on weather conditions and shipping movements. The race is 27km starting from Rottnest Island and finishing at Sorrento Beach SLSC where competitors will enjoy the very best ocean paddling conditions. Please navigate through this website for full details.

Final race course and time will be decided on Friday evening at the pre-race briefing. The races plans to start at Rottnest Island and finish at Sorrento Beach, however, should the winds be blowing easterly then the course may be reversed.

To enter the race visit the Oceanpaddler website