HMAS Stirling presents the 'Austal Tiger Snake Classic' a unique and exclusive
standard distance triathlon hosted on picturesque Garden Island, surrounded by the blue
waters of Cockburn Sound. Offering two 20km laps of road, completely closed to traffic and
a super smooth surface, this is the perfect event to start your race season off with a PB.
The Austal Tiger Snake Classic returns as the Senior State Standard Championship Race for 2023/2024 and as such will allow for members to accumulate points towards the
Triathlete of the Year Award.
The Race on the Base will cater to all abilities from first timers to professional triathletes and will offer cash prizes for the top finishers and plaques/trophies for age group winners.
The 1.5km swim course (wetsuit essential!) will be held within the sheltered waters of
Careening Bay and the Small Boat Harbour, with excellent spectator viewing from the
surrounding breakwater, as you swim past submarine support vessels, tugs and other
On exiting T1, the 40km bike course takes you out onto the main service road on the island
and south over the high-level bridge and onto the causeway, visible from Rockingham
foreshore. After a smooth 180-degree turn, you have another 10km in the bars, all the way to
the northern part of the island before the next turn. With unparalleled views of Cockburn
Sound and Point Peron, long rolling roads dissecting the unspoilt dune bushland, the
prospect of a bike PB will keep you on the rivet.
Once through T2, the 10km run leg takes you through the wharf precinct and past the Navy’s
frigates and submarines, before heading out parallel to the bike course to the north, finally
reversing back to the finish line at the sports pavilion and the main oval.
Cool down, enjoy some post-race refreshments and support your fellow triathletes.
The Austal Tiger Snake Classic aims to become the premier standard distance triathlon in
WA, as well as raise funds for the Navy’s official charity “Keeping Watch”, supporting serving and former Navy personnel and their families in need.