The 2017 National Wildwater Championships and additional selection races will be held from the 27th December 2016 to the 30th December 2016 on the Goulburn River, at Eildon VIC and the Murrumbidgee River at the Childowlah Rapid, near Yass NSW.

Proposed Events program

 26th December 2016Travel to Eildon VIC and training.
27th December 2016Southern Cup Sprint – also doubling as National Selection Event 1Short Course Blue Gums Rapid.

Also second long Course Sprint in the afternoon.

a.         Morning Training and set up of Sprint Course till 10.00am.

b.        10.00 am Briefing and issue of body numbers.

c.         10.30 am First Runs short Course (Selection Event).

d.        11.30 am Second Runs Short Course (Selection Event)

e.        2.30 pm Long Course (Non Selection Event)

f.          4.00 pm Long Course (Non Selection Event)

g.         5.30 pm Presentation for sprints, briefing for next day’s classic event and issue of Body numbers for classic

28th December 2016Southern Cup Classic – also doubling as National Selection Event 2Dam Wall to end of Blue Gums Sprint Rapid.

a.         8.00 am Start Classic Race.

b.        10.00 am Presentation for Classic Race.

c.         11.30 am departure to drive to Childowlah Rapid on the Murrumbidgee near Yass NSW.  Approximate drive time 5.5 to 6 hours.

29th December 2016National Wildwater Sprint Championship – National Selection Event 3a.          Morning Training on course and set up.

b.          12.30 pm Briefing and issue of Body Numbers.

c.           1.30 pm First Runs

d.          3.00 pm Second Runs

e.          4.30 pm Teams Sprint Run – 1 run only.

f.           5.30 pm Presentation and briefing for Classic Race the following day.

30th December 2016National Wildwater Classic Championship – Selection Event 4a.         8.00 am Start Classic Race.

b.        9.30 am Start Classic Teams Race.

c.         10.30 am Presentation for Classic Races then departure.  Approximate drive time to Melbourne 6.00 hours. Approximate drive time to Sydney 3.00 hours.

Accommodation at Eildon can be found in the various local caravan parks and there will be some camping accommodation available at the Outdoor Education Group situated right at the Blue Gums rapid.  Further information will be available on this venue in the near future.  With regard to the Childowlah Rapid site on the Murrumbidgee River this is a more remote location with the nearest motel accommodation in Yass.  There is also caravan style camping at Burrinjuck Dam but again this is approximately a 45 to 60 minute drive from the venue site.  There may be the possibility of bush camping right at the Childowlah Rapid however there are no facilities.  The organising committee will however be arranging for a porta-loo to be brought on site.  More information about this camping option will be advised following discussions with the local land owner.

Online entries to the events are available here on the AC website and also the AC Wildwater Technical Committee will announce selection policy criteria for National selection for Juniors, under 23’s and senior’s seeking Australian team selection to compete in the 2017 World Championships at the various venues in Europe next year.

Online nominations will also be made available in the near future.

For any further queries associated with the event please contact:

Tony Misson – tmisson@iprimus.com.au (0411 605 239)