Sunday 5th August 2018
The Avon Challenge presented by SunSmart is conducted by Paddle WA, in association with the Northam’s Avon Descent Association. The race is open to all junior paddlers from schools, clubs, other organisations, and individuals. This year the race will also be open to Dragon boats, Outriggers and Stand up Paddlers.
The Avon Challenge is held on the Swan River, over the last 15 kilometers of the Avon Descent course. Participation is in two, three and six-person Canadian canoe teams.
In the team relays each team member paddles one of the stages, the team swaps the paddler, number bib, boat and any other equipment (as required).
In the individual Iron-Person race, competitors paddle the whole course non-stop.
The race organisers reserve the right to combine craft to form a class.
Dragon Boats, 2 Person Outriggers, 6 Person Outriggers, Single Outrigger, SUP 12/6 ft, SUP 14 ft, Team 3 Legs, Team 2 legs, Canadian Canoe Team 3 leg and U18 Iron-Person 15km
Venue: Swan River – Middle Swan Bridge, Middle Swan to Riverside Gardens, Bayswater
Distance: 15 kilometres
11am cut off time for Ascot Kayak Club. If you have not reached this checkpoint by this time you will be pulled off the water.
Presentations will be at 12:00am
ALL competitors (under 18) must wear a Life Jacket to compete. Paddlers under the age of 14 must have an escort paddler accompany them down the course unless deemed competent by their coaches.
Dragon Boats, Outrigger 6 and Double Canadian Teams register as a team. All other teams register individually.