Do you think you have what it takes and want to find out more?

THE ONLY RACE WHERE POWER AND PADDLE COMPETE TOGETHER!

5-6 August 2017

 

Distance: 124 km from Northam to Bayswater, Western Australia

Duration: 2 day split race

Competitive Format: Solo, Doubles, Triples, Teams of 2, Teams of 4, Half Distance

Ages: Juniors, Under 23, Open, Veteran/Masters

Craft: Power Dinghies, Canoes, Kayaks, Skis

Do you have what it takes? Can you take on the challenge?

Be a part of history HELL OR HIGH WATER

Recent News

  • Power for the People – the new FPR320
    A new racing dinghy designed to bring Avon Descent power boat dreams closer to reality has been unveiled at a special media event at the Burswood Water Sport Centre. On show was the FPR 320, a […]
  • Certified Paddle Helmets CE EN 1385 – Stores & Pricelist
    In the Avon Descent 2017, all paddlers will be required to wear a whitewater helmet. These helmets must meet the standard CE EN 1385. These helmets can be purchased in the following stores:     […]
  • Worldwide Coverage of the Avon Descent on CNBC
    What a great weekend we have coming up for the worldwide awareness of the Avon Descent. Our yearly 30-minute TV -special from 2016 will be aired on CNBC –  not only in Australia but also in […]
  • New Website Launched!
      The new Avon Descent 2017 website has been launched!   You will find a whole new look, improved navigation and updates to many of the pages. Some of the new features include: Visual […]

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Recent Articles

Josh Kippin – The Perth local who knows that only the sky is the limit!

“You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve” – this quote by J.K. Rowling is most pertinent to the success of the 26-year old Josh Kippin, from North Perth, who won last years’ single Kayak Marathon category in the Avon Descent. Josh started kayaking in the year 2000 at Ascot Kayak

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Matt Even – When racing with your best friend is the key to success!

There is an old adage, “If you want to go Fast, Go Alone. If you want to go Far, go Together”. Matthew Even, the 30 year old power dinghy racer hailing from Mahogany Creek suburb and his racing partner, Nick Gardner, did go far and fast to secure the second position in the Avon Descent

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Sam Pilton- Encouraging women to test themselves in the Avon Descent!

“Flee or Fight Back” could be the strategy for many participating in the Avon Descent, a 124 km white water race for Paddle and Power boats, running from Northam to Bayswater, along the Avon and Swan Rivers, but for Sam Pilton, the call was quite different.  “I felt I was more mentally prepared last year

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Worldwide Coverage of the Avon Descent on CNBC

What a great weekend we have coming up for the worldwide awareness of the Avon Descent. Our yearly 30-minute TV -special from 2016 will be aired on CNBC –  not only in Australia but also in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. If you live abroad or have international friends, who have always

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Doug Hodson – a cancer survivor proves that anyone can do it!

Sixty year old cancer survivor Doug Hodson of Wembley Downs shows that anyone can be a part of the adventurous Avon Descent, if they are willing to put in the effort. Doug Hodson was born in Kenya and has retired from a long career in the oil and gas industry. During this time, he and

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MILESTONES, MATESHIP AND MEMORIES—AVON DESCENT 2016

Anyone who stayed at the Bayswater finish line long enough would have witnessed something that probably illustrated the spirit of the Avon Descent more than anything else. As exhausted paddlers pushed into the strong south- westerly , a blue power dinghy glided slowly and silently around the jetty at Riverside Gardens, its crew forced to

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