SunSmart Northam to Toodyay

 

 

Event: Northam to Toodyay
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 Olivia Haynes 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.
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.