Race #5 Bells Sprint Race

The fifth event for the 2016 Wildwater season is scheduled for Sunday 14th August starting at Bell’s Rapid, on Cathedral Avenue, Brigadoon, with good water levels looking likely. No car shuffle is required.

Race details are:
Date: Sunday 14th August 2013
Venue: Bells Rapid
Registration: 7:30am to 8:30am (No registration after these times)
Briefing: 8:45am
Start: 9:30am
Entry Fee: $10 for CWA members and $20 for non members; Juniors $5.


Online Registration
Online registration here and Pay on the day. Be sure to answer if you will be attending the BBQ lunch.


Post Race BBQ

A BBQ will be provided by Peter ‘Master Chef’ Liddle. Location details will be provided on the day. (5 min drive from Bells)

Meat provided, just bring a chair and your own drinks.



Starting upstream of the main bridge and finishing downstream of Bolland’s elbow.

The course comprises of rapids, winding sections of moving water and ti tree obstacles. As with all adventure type sports, we expect that paddlers entering the race are prepared and have the necessary skills to complete the course safely. Therefore, the race will not be suitable for those who have not paddled white water previously.

The race is open to all boats no more than 4.5m, have no rudders or have their rudders tied up.  There will be at least two runs each, best time to score.


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.