2018 Australian Canoe Slalom Championships and National Junior Slalom Championships – Preliminary Information

The 2018 Australian Canoe Slalom Championships are jointly organised by Paddle Vic (Canoeing Victoria) in partnership with Paddle Australia (Australian Canoeing).

As such the Victorian Slalom Nationals Organising Committee (VSNOC) is looking forward to hosting the 2018 Australian Canoe Slalom Championships and National Junior Slalom Championships*  between the 4th January to 12th January 2018.
The location for these Championships is on the Goulbourn River adjacent to the Outdoor Education Group Campus, Back Eildon Road, Eildon.

To help you get started with your preparations for these Championships, we are reaching out to provide you with the information on event scheduling and accommodation.   It is anticipated that additional information and Event Registration process will be communicated to you within the next few weeks.

COMPETITION VENUE
These Championships will be held on the Goulbourn River adjacent to the Outdoor Education Group and Bluegums Riverside Holiday Park, 746 Back Eildon Road, Eildon (3.9 kilometres from Thornton / 4.2 kilometres from Eildon, VICTORIA).

KEY DATES
2018 National Junior Slalom Championships

DATE
PROGRAM

Thursday 4 January
·         Unofficial training
·         Course setup

Friday 5 January

Slalom Event Day 1
·         Run 1
·         Run 2

Saturday 6 January
Slalom Event Day 2
·         Run 1
·         Run 2
Finals and Age group presentations

Sunday 7 January

·         Teams event
·         Wildwater
·         Overall Trophies Presentations

2018 Australian Canoe Slalom Championships

DATE
PROGRAM

Monday 8 January
·         Unofficial Training
·         Wildwater Classic event (TBC)

Tuesday 9 January
·         Official Training (State training times to be announced)
·         Setup of course and Demonstration Runs

Wednesday 10 January
Slalom Day 1 and Presentations

Thursday 11 January
Slalom Day 2 and Presentations

Friday 12 January
Finals, Teams Event and Presentations

ACCOMMODATION
Outdoor Education Group (OEG)
The VSTC has arranged for Unpowered Camping sites at OEG. With close, easy river access to the event site, camping facilities include:
·         Hot showers (male and female)
·         Toilets (males and female)
·         Shared indoor kitchen facilities (including fridge and industrial stove) and dining area
·         BBQ area
For information on cost, Terms and Conditions; bookings etc, visit httpss://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=287387&

Bluegum Riverside Caravan Park
Located next to OEG, Bluegum Riverside Caravan Park has a combination of unpowered camping, powered camping sites and cabins.

For more information, availability and bookings, call (03) 5774 2567.

Other Options (Online)
Other accommodation options can be found online at:
·         Trivago: httpss://www.trivago.com.au
·         Wotif: httpss://www.wotif.com
·         Airbnb : httpss://www.airbnb.com.au

With the opening of registration still a couple of months away, further event details such as registration cost, competition program, location maps, competition guidelines etc will be uploaded onto the 2018 Slalom Championship website which will go live in the coming weeks.

We look forward to you joining us and participating in the excitement that our sport of slalom paddling offers to all competitors of all ages, experience and skill level at the 2018 Australian Canoe Slalom Championships and National Junior Slalom Championships.

For further information on the Championships, contact the VSNOC on email at ausslalomnationals2018@gmail.com

2018 Canoe Slalom Nationals and Junior Championships