Southern O-Week day 4 - Le Bons Bay & Akaroa

Southern O-Week 2021

Friday 15 January 2021
Le Bons Bay & Akaroa
Event Type:
Double Sprint
Sophie Harrison
Jan Harrison
Viv Prince (am) Vivien Bloor (pm)

SOW day 4. Bank Peninsula sprints. Le Bons Bay & Akaroa.

Southern O-Week 2021 is being held in the same week that was planned for Oceania 2021. 
All events will have the usual six courses offered at club event (white, yellow, orange, red short, red medium, red long). 
Something to suit everyone, from beginners to experts. Includes easy courses for those who are new to the sport and would like to give it a go. All welcome! Event suitable for the whole family.

The Le Bons Bay Chapter of the SOW will bring you to a fantastic beach and forest sprint on the morning of day 4. Be prepared for sand to fly as this event will be a fast mass start style sprint around the pine forest and sand dunes which surround the Le Bons Bay domain and back onto the beach. The parking and event centre will be at the Le Bons Bay domain. Bring your togs and a picnic.
Note that there is no camping available in Le Bons Bay for campervans or tents. If you'd like to camp on Banks Peninsula, there is camping available at Okains Bay (   

Located in the heart of Banks peninsula Akaroa is a seaside town with rich French and Māori heritage this is the scene for the Akaroa sprint event in the afternoon of day 4. The map includes an exploration of the Gardens of Tane the surrounding streets, cemeteries, and the Akaroa area school. The hilly terrain includes paved, gravel, and grass areas so no spiked shoes please. The event centre is at the Akaroa area school and parking can be found on the streets surrounding the school. 

Programme with updated travel directions, parking, location access, and important info for the day etc : Day 4 programme uploaded 8 January 2021   2.0-Programme-SOW2021-Day4-Banks-Peninsula-double-sprint.pdf   [File size: 248 MB]

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Le Bons Bay

Travel directions: Head southwest of Christchurch on State Hwy 75 through Tai Tapu, Motukarara and Little River. After Little River,  there is a slight left onto Summit Rd (signage is for Eastern Bays/Summit Road). After 22km, turn left onto Le Bons Bay Rd and follow signs. 
Parking: Le Bons Bay domain
Start location: Adjacent to parking (TBC).
Registration: 9.30am. Registration is only required for competitors picking-up sportident cards for hire.
Start time: 10am
Course closure: 1pm


Travel directions: 

Parking: On-street parking near Akaroa area school
Start location:
Registration: 2.00pm.  Registration is only required for competitors picking-up sportident cards for hire.
Start time: 2.30 - 4.00pm
Course closure: 5.30pm

Costs: See Southern O-Week page for event fees.
Dogs: Sorry no dogs within the school grounds.