SunSmart Northam to Toodyay

Northam to Toodyay

Date: 14th July, 2019
Time:
Racer Check-in: 8.00-8.30am

Briefing: 8.30am

Start: 8:45am

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

There will be no entries on the day. If you have any queries or difficulties with your online registration please contact Christopher Greed at develop@paddlewa.asn.au

SUP’s are welcome to participate in this event – however, please note the cut off time for Katrine will be posted closer to the event.

Please sort out own transport to and from start/finish line, as no service will be provided.

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

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 and intermittent deep pools. 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 can be shallow with a gravely bed.