Race #5_ Bells Sprint
Date: Sunday 14th August 2013
Venue: Bells Rapid
Registration: 7:30am to 8:30am (No registration after these times)
Entry Fee: $10 for CWA members and $20 for non members; Juniors $5
Social BBQ after the race at the Liddle house, located 5 minutes from Bells Rapid. Location details provided on the day. Meat provided, just bring a chair and 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.
Race Director: Peter Liddle mob: 0466 136 652