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Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th November 2024

Participants can choose to walk, run, cycle, canoe, sail, swim or in a wheelchair anytime during the week. It is for teams of 3-10 people (no individuals). You can choose how you do it and the distance you do. E.g. 40km cycle ride, 20km walk, 2km swim, 2km wheelchair. Proceeds from the Central Coast Challenge will go to purchasing Karey&Kareful Storybooks for Special Needs Children on the Central Coast. The target fundraising is $200 per person, so a team of 10 should aim to raise a minimum of $2,000.


The Waterline Challenge Foundation is organising the Central Coast Challenge to raise money to purchase sets of the Karey&Kareful Storybooks for all children with Special Needs on the Central Coast. The Storybooks have been specially written by author Christopher Williams and illustrated by Ann Victoria for children that have reading and learning disabilities. It is estimated that there are up to 800 children with Special Needs on the Central Coast. Each set of 5 books costs $50, so our target is to raise $40,000. A total of 200 participants each raising just $200 per km will get us there!


Saturday 16th –  Sunday 24th November 2024

The Waterline Challenge® is an Australia wide event, which allows teams of participants to raise money for a range of different charities to assist people, animals and the environment to overcome adversity. It is the brainchild of Julian Day who is a three time survivor of childhood cancer. The Challenge  is to cover as much as possible of Australia’s entire waterline, including rivers, lakes, and islands during the nominated week. To succeed the teams must accumulate sufficient kilometres to ‘circumnavigate the coastline of Australia’.


You participate as a team of between three to ten members, including the team leader. Pick the charity you wish to support – see the Charities on the website. There is no restriction on who can be part of a team, the only rule is the team leader must be at least 16 years old. The team decides the section of waterline (coast, rivers, lakes, islands) and how far they will travel, the direction they will follow, and their mode of travel. You can be as imaginative as you like.


Finally register your team for the Waterline Challenge at the GIVAR donation website. Every participant is asked to try and raise a minimum of $200. We encourage you to gain sponsorship from family, friends, work, and clubs.

COCK-A-HOOP  will be run in September 2025

The Cock-a-Hoop Regatta is a charity sailing event around Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. It is organised by the Waterline Challenge® Foundation. Each boat is controlled by a trained Skipper and will carry a corporate team of ‘sailors/guests’.


Modelled on similar corporate charity sailing events, it is  designed to raise many thousands of dollars for our major beneficiaries at Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) and ConnecTed Foundation. The course loops around Cockatoo Island, Spectacle Island and Snapper just  north of Drummoyne and Balmain.


The volunteer boats and skippers will be able to accommodate competing teams of between 3-8 members at $400 per head. The day will commence with a lunch and then a skippers’ briefing followed by the race lasting about 1.5 hours. The event concludes with presentations, BBQ and celebrations!