MARATHON No. 5 – THE PINJARRA TO RAVENSWOOD RACE

DETAILS

Registration: Sunday 11 March 2018; 8:15 – 9:00am at Henry St boat ramp, off George St (South West Highway), Pinjarra.

Car Shuffle:    REQUIRED.

Briefing:           9:00am.

Start:                 Long Course: Henry St boat ramp, off George St (South West Highway) Pinjarra. Divisions are set off in reverse grids (slowest boats first)

Guppy course: At the long course finish line, just upstream of the Pinjarra Road Bridge.

Distance:         Long 17 kilometres, short 9.6km, Novice 6.4km, Guppy 3.2km. Portages: None.

Classes:          Long course Divisions x 4 – Doubles Division (if sufficient entries), Short, Novice, Guppy course x 2, Starting at the Finish Line.

Finish:              All paddlers finish just upstream of the Pinjarra Road Bridge, on the north (right) side of the river near the Hotel. It will be marked by a red buoy.

Parking:           At Ravenswood, paddlers are requested to park on the south side of the river not at the hotel. Enquiries:                          marathon@paddlewa.asn.au

Special Conditions: It is recommended that sun screen and sun protection (hat and long sleeves) are worn and adequate water carried in your boat.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course is scenic, narrow, slow and meandering with few obstacles and a few shallows on corners.

Long Course: From START, 3.9 km to Redcliffe Barn; 9.5 km to the major power lines crossing the river (approx. half-way). 5.7 km to the boat ramp at Murray Bend. 1.7 km to the Finish

Short, Novice and Guppy Course are laps running between Pinjarra Road Bridge and Murray Bend Boat ramp.

  • Short course: 9.6km – 3 laps
  • Novice and U12: 6.4km – 2 laps
  • Guppy U10: 3.2km – 1 lap

SPECTATOR AND SUPPORT CREW VANTAGE POINTS

  1. START Henry Street boat ramp, Pinjarra,
  2. Footbridge and car park near Redcliffe Barn, past Golf Club, off Sutton
  3. Murray Bend boat ramp, Ravenswood
  4. Finish, near old PDCC clubrooms,

TOILETS AVAILABLE AT THE START, MURRAY BEND, AND AT THE FINISH.