Unfortunately, due to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks around Australia, including Southeast Queensland, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2021 Shaw and Partners Hells Gates 38. Despite our best endeavours to find an alternative date that would allow time for the current C19 outbreaks to settle down, fit in the AORS calendar, and not jeopardise the safety and wellbeing of everyone associated with the event, this was not possible.

A big thank you to Shaw and Partners, the Australian Ocean Racing Series, Tourism Noosa, the Hells Gates 38 event partners and the AORS sponsors for their support. We look forward to 2022 when hopefully life will be far less unpredictable, and the Shaw and Partners Hells Gates 38 can go ahead without any challenges.

Competitors will receive a full refund of their entry fees which we anticipate you will receive within the next week.

Thank you for your support and understanding, we look forward to seeing you next year.

Train hard and stay safe,

(Chris Price, Race Director)

Good Questions

What is the Refund Policy?

Entry withdrawals can be made up to two weeks before the event date when a refund (less 20% administration fee) will be made. Refunds will not be given after this date. Requests to withdraw from the event should be made in writing to [email protected] If the event must be cancelled due to weather conditions or natural disasters or any other reason so deemed by the organisers, the event will be rescheduled where possible and no refunds will be issued.

What if the Race is affected by COVID-19 restrictions?

Any interstate competitors that have registered for the Shaw and Partners Hells Gates 38 and are unable to attend the race due to border closures or travel restrictions will receive a full refund of their entry fee.

We encourage all interstate competitors to familiarise yourselves with the recently introduced Queensland Travel Declaration system.


Will there be a Shuttle Bus service taking competitors from Noosa to Mooloolaba for the start of the race?

Yes, however there will be limited seats available which must be booked and paid for prior to the race. Further details will be distributed.

Will there be a service which returns competitors pre-race gear bags to the race finish at Noosa?

Yes, however all care but no responsibility will be taken by the race organiser.

Does the event have a Sustainability Policy?

Yes, the Hells Gates 38 Sustainability Policy is built upon the following pillars;
• Minimising the use of fossil fuels, non-recyclable waste and use of non-renewable energy.
• Commitment to a single use plastic free event.
• Contribution to CO2 offset program through the Trees for Tourism initiative.