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RACE SCHEDULE  (as at 28th December) – note times subject to change

Wed 2 Jan Water on 10.00 – 16.00

Open Practice – no rescue on course 

 

Thur 3 Jan Water on 8.00 – 17.00

Open Practice – no rescue on course 

Scrutineering scales and measures available for self-scrutineering at Slalom Course Shelter from 14.00.

 

Fri 4 Jan Water on 9.00 – 16.00

9.00-13.00 – Open Practice – no rescue on course

10.00 – Start List posted
at Slalom Course Shelter

10.00-13.00 – Official Boat Scrutineering
at Slalom Course Shelter (Weight, Length, Width, Airbags, Handholds etc)

13.00 – Competitor Briefing and Bib Issue
at slalom course upper picnic/parking area.

13.30-14.30 – PFD and Helmet Scrutineering
at top car-park – near Classic Race Start (prior to competitor getting on for Pre-Australian Classic Selection Race)

14.15 – Officials and rescue in place for race start.

14.30 – Pre-Australian Classic Selection Race

16.30 – Results posted
at Slalom Course shelter

17.00 – Start List for National Championships Classic Race
posted at Slalom Course Shelter

17.00 – Team Entries Closed (Classic and Rapid Sprint)

Rescue: In all practice sessions competitors are responsible for their own on-water safety including paddling in groups, knowing how to self-rescue and how to assist other paddlers in should they require it. Rescue will be in place at strategic points on-water and throw-bagging from land during race sessions. However, outside these rescue points paddlers must take responsibility for self-rescue and assisting other paddlers should they require it. Further safety instruction will be provided at the Competitor Briefings.

Sat 5 Jan Water on 8.00 – 16.00

8.30 – Officials/Volunteers/Safety Briefing at Slalom Course
at slalom course picnic site

9.00 – Competitor Briefing and Bib Allocation,
at slalom course picnic site

9.45 – All officials in place and rescue on water
and moving to rescue spots

10.15 – WW Classic Race – National Championships

14.00 – WW Classic Teams Race – National Championships

15.30 – Presentation of Classic Medals
at slalom course picnic area

16.00 – Competitor Briefing for Rapid Sprint

 

Sun 6 Jan Water on 8.00 – 16.00

8.30 – Officials/Volunteers/Safety Briefing at Slalom Course
at slalom course picnic site

9.15 – All officials and rescue in place

9.30 – Rapid Sprint Run 1

11.00 – Rapid Sprint Run 2

12.45 – Rapid Sprint Teams – one run only. 2 Min intervals

13.30 – Free BBQ and Rapid Sprint Presentations,
          at Arm River Camp

RSS PA Wildwater News

  • National Champions Decided At 2019 Wildwater National Championships
    The 2019 Paddle Australia Wildwater National Championships wrapped up on Sunday (6 January 2019) after three days of competition on the Upper Mersey Whitewater Course in Tasmania (4-6 January 2019). Contesting two days over the longer Classic Race distance of four kilometres and finishing up with the 350-metres Rapid Sprint Races, the event was part […]
  • 2019 Wildwater National Championships Wrap Up with Rapid Sprint Races
    The 2019 Paddle Australia Wildwater National Championships wrapped up with the Rapid Sprint races today (Sunday, 6 January 2019). The third race day in Paddle Australia’s Wildwater Pre-Australian Selection series on the Upper Mersey Whitewater Course in Tasmania saw over 50 athletes from across Australia competing for national selection in the fast 350-metre event. 2018 […]
  • Classic Race Finals on Day Two of 2019 Wildwater National Champs
    The second day of the 2019 Paddle Australia Wildwater National Championships (Saturday, 5 January) saw almost 50 athletes from across Australia competing for national selection on the Tasmanian Upper Mersey Whitewater Course in the second race of the Pre-Australian Classic Selection series. Following his win on Friday, Launceston paddler Dan Hall was once again victorious in the […]

Event News

Whitewater River Rescue
January 3, 2019, Upper Mersey

Paddle Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on January 3, 2019. The course will commence at 9.00 am at the Slalom Course.

This course is suitable for people with some experience in paddling whitewater – Grade 2 and above.

This one day course will  provide participants with practical skills and knowledge using simulated rescues.

COST: $50 for Affiliated Club Members
$95 non-club members

Registrations close Monday December 23, 2018.

For more information and to register, click here !

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