The Southern States Zone Organising Committee (SSZ OC) and SSZ Members welcome all competitors and their friends, family and supporters to the 2017 OC1/2 V1/3 National Championships. Lakes Entrance is a fabulous place to paddle and compete. It offers a wide range of paddling conditions from open ocean to lakes and channels in one of the most picturesque spots in Australia. If we can’t get on the ocean don’t be fooled by the name Lakes Entrance. These are large bodies of water which are influenced by wind, tides and current and will offer all competitors challenging and exciting racing over the course of the Regatta. We look forward to seeing you all for fun and competitive racing.