Short course info
Friday 2nd March 2018
As race directors and course planners we like to set an interesting course that not only challenges the teams but gives them a fair chance of getting across the finish line. Even with the best intentions and preparations, some teams will not make it around the full course due to illness, mechanical issues, navigational misdirection, intra-team personality differences…. To give all teams the best possibility of experiencing celebrating under the finish banner we move teams over to a ‘short course’ at certain times and places.
Short Course for Pursuit teams
Teams must have departed CP15 (Teal Bay, near the star of stage 3 trek) by Monday 1:00pm otherwise they must trek direct to Rarakau/TA3 via ‘The Hump’ and track.
Short Course for Pure teams
Teams must have departed CP15 (Teal Bay) by Sunday 5:00pm.
Teams Short Coursed at Teal Bay and teams who depart TA3 (Rarakau) after 1:00am Wednesday will be Short Coursed to TA7/CPi, missing stages 5, 6 and 7.
Teams must depart TA4 (West Arm) by 3:00am Thursday or they will be Short Coursed to TA7/CPi missing stages 5, 6 and 7. A boat will transport any short coursed teams back to Manapouri. Teams will have to wait for an available boat which could take some time.