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Canoeing WA Northam to Toodyay

July 17, 2016 - July 18, 2016

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Any online entry enquiries contact Jason Parker on 9285 8501 or develop.wa@canoe.org.au

Registrations close Thursday 14th July at 10am (WST)

This Northam to Toodyay event is the last of the three Avon Descent seeding races.

Date

Sunday, 17th July 2016

Time

Registration   7.30-8.30am
Briefing  8.30-8.45am
Start       9am

Race start Broome Terrace, Northam
Race finish Duidgee Park near Toodyay Bridge

Food provided for each paddler and presentations at finish line

Cost

CWA members $10

Non CWA members $20

Age
Participants must be 16 years and over on the day of the race to be able to enter the open category.

Race class constitution:
Male – 4 craft to a class. Female – 3 craft to a class.
When there are only 3 crafts in a class, prizes will only be awarded to first place, but place-getters will be announced.

Open class will be constituted first in each craft class, and classes constituted by age thereafter.

If paddling a K2 choose the age category for the youngest member of the pair. (eg 20 yr old and 45 yr old choose open).
The exception is one is a junior then choose an Open age category (eg 17 yr old and 45 yr old choose open)

The race organisers reserve the right to combine craft to form a class.

Craft
K1 = Single Kayak, K2 = Double Kayak, K3= Three Person Kayak, SP = Short Plastic <4.5m, LP = Long Plastic>4.5m (includes plastic Molokai’s, Multisport’s, Plastic Ski’s), K2 Plastic=Double Plastic, S1 = Single Surf Ski, S2= Double Surf Ski, DR = Down River,

If you are unsure of your category, enter as Sundry and please email CWA atdevelop.wa@canoe.org.au and provide craft, gender and age details.

Please sort out own transport to and from start/finish line, as no service will be provided.
NO PFD or HELMET= NO PADDLE
The Course- 30km
The race starts 500 metres above Northam Weir and winds it ways downstream through channels covering the opening stages of Day 1 of the famous Avon Descent Race.From the Northam Weir to Katrine Bridge the river is characterised by flat water, intermittent deep pools and no scrub. Two kilometres downriver from Katrine is Glen Avon Rapid, a small but tricky rapid. After seven kilometres of coffee rock, Sinclair’s Crossing underneath Dumbarton Bridge presents a challenge with many channels that exist even in low water. Not far downriver is Extracts Weir which is a compulsory portage in this race. The river from Extracts to Toodyay is shallow with a gravely bed.

NO PFD or HELMET= NO PADDLE

ALL ATHLETES PART OF A TEAM MUST REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY.

You must be at presentations to collect a prize

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Details

Start:
July 17, 2016
End:
July 18, 2016

Venue

Northam to Toodyay
Broome Terrace,
Northam, WA 6401 Australia
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Organizer

Paddle WA
Phone:
0892858501
Email:
develop@paddlewa.asn.au
Website:
https://www.paddlewa.asn.au/