The Geegelup Cup
The last of six (6) races for the 2016 Wild Water season is scheduled to be contested on the Blackwood River, Bridgetown.
The race is open to boats which have no rudders or alternatively have their rudders tied up. Also Sundries may participate; ie boats with rudders or over 4.5m length, but are not eligible for the Cup.
Online registrations are preferred to assist race organisers for the day of racing, but we will accept registrations on the day.
Saturday 27th August Teams Race Online registrations for ‘teams race’ are open until 26th Aug at 11:59pm
Sunday 28th August Classic Race _ Individual state titles Online registrations for ‘teams race’ are open until 27th Aug at 11:59pm
For all inquiries, contact John O’Sullivan 0413 264 728 firstname.lastname@example.org
Teams of 3 paddlers are grouped together by the WWR committee. Typically a Male K1/ FemaleK1/ Plastic (depending on numbers) and work efficiently as a team to get to the finish. The team must finish together to record a time.
Date: Saturday 27th, Aug 2016
Venue: Blackwood River, Bridgetown
Registration: 12:30hrs to 1:30hrs (No Registration after these times)
Briefing: 1:40 pm
Start: 2:00 pm
Date: Sunday 28th Aug 2016
Venue: Blackwood River, Bridgetown
Registration: 8:30 am to 9:30 am (No registration after these times)
Briefing: 9:40 am
Start: 10:00 am
Adults $25 / Juniors $15 for both Teams and Classic races (if competing in both races)
Adults $20 / Juniors $10 for either Teams or Classic race (if only competing in one race)
Additional $10 for Insurance cover for non-CWA members
Sundries Note (Boats not classed wildwater/downriver kayaks)
For those entering in the sundries category, this race is only open to those who are in competition type boats. This is a timed individual event and we expect those entering the race are competent white water paddlers. Sundry results will not be included in the WW season point-score.
Due to the course being held in wildwater conditions, it is necessary for all paddlers to wear helmets and pfd’s. It is also recommended for all paddlers to have grab loops on their boats to assist rescue and to have floatation inside their boats to ensure boats do not fill with water in the case of a capsize. All paddlers will require cockpit skirts with appropriate grab loop for ease of escape from a capsized boat.
Starting below the main bridge, the course includes 10 rapids over 7 km. A short car shuffle is required and no, you don’t require a support crew. Yes, having a cheer squad is an advantage. There is good parking at the get out point which is 600 meters downstream of the finish line – providing an enjoyable warm down.
For those DR paddlers wishing to improve their racing lines or for participants who have not done the course before, meet under the bridge mid morning (from 9am) to form groups to check the course out. Safety in numbers.
WWR have booked the rear tables at the Bridgetown Hotel for Friday and Saturday evenings. I have given them prior notice that a big group is to be expected. If you are eating, simply pay at the bar when ordering your meal. You will receive a table number and sit at at the back verandah.
Friday Night _ It has become a tradition to meet at the Bridgetown Hotel for Friday night, simply to catch up with others prior to heading off to your accommodation. It is also a good opportunity to arrange car shuffles for the next day of paddling.
Saturday Night _ to announce the winners of the teams race (approx 7:30) and to enjoy the company of the paddling community. Family/ friends are most welcome. The area can accommodate 40 people so if the numbers become to high, we will need to spill back into the hotel dining area.
On Sunday, following the main race, we have booked The Cidery for lunch at 12pm. We will be presenting random prizes and awards for WWR series champions, and state title awards.
43 Gifford Rd, Bridgetown (08) 9761 2204