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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

  • Wildwater Canoeing World Cup Wraps Up in France
    Paddle Australia’s Wildwater Canoeing Team wrapped up the 2019 ICF Wildwater Canoeing World Cup 1 and 2 in Treignac, France on Sunday with five boats making it through to the men’s C2, men’s C1 and women’s C1 and K1 finals in Sunday’s sprint race. In the men’s K1, no AUS boat made it through to […]
  • Australian Wildwater Paddlers To Contest ICF Wildwater Canoeing World Cup
    Paddle Australia’s Wildwater Canoeing Team will be contesting the 2019 ICF Wildwater Canoeing World Cup 1&2 in Treignac, France this weekend, 8-10 June 2019. The event marks the official start to the international Wildwater Canoeing season for Australia’s national team wildwater paddlers and will be an important test event ahead of the 2019 ICF Wildwater […]
  • Paddle Australia reconstitutes Canoe Wildwater Technical Committee
    Paddle Australia (PA) is pleased to announce the formation of a new Canoe Wildwater Technical Committee. Mathew French, Karen Janiszewski, Darryl Long, Nic Wilson and Alex McIntyre were confirmed as the initial members of the new Committee at a meeting on 9th May. Courtney McMillan, PA Sports Services and Events Coordinator, will provide support to […]

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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