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Stages and Cut-off Times

There will be different cut off times along the way. Any craft that does not complete Day One cut off time will not be permitted to start on Day Two.

The following cut-off times apply (subject to change by the Race Director).

Click here to view the full course map of the Avon Descent.

River levels and Rapids

The race conditions will depend on the river levels at the time of the event.

Race Conditions Disclaimer

  • Regular stream
  • Regular waves
  • Small rapids
  • Simple obstructions
  • Passage free irregular stream
  • Irregular waves
  • Medium rapids
  • Small stoppers
  • Eddies
  • Whirlpools and pressure areas*
  • Simple obstructions in stream
  • Small drops

*Pressure areas refer to water piling up against a rock or other obstacle.

  • Route recognisable
  • High irregular waves
  • Larger rapids
  • Stoppers
  • Eddies
  • Whirlpools and pressure areas*
  • Isolated boulders
  • Drops
  • Numerous obstructions in stream

*Pressure areas refer to water piling up against a rock or other obstacle.

  • Route not always recognisabl
  • Inspection mostly necessary
  • Heavy continuous rapids
  • Heavy stoppers
  • Whirlpools and pressure areas*
  • Boulders obstructing stream
  • Undertow

*Pressure areas refer to water piling up against a rock or other obstacle.

  • Inspection essential
  • Extreme rapids
  • Stoppers
  • Whirlpools and pressure areas*
  • Narrow passages
  • Steep gradients and drops with difficult access and landing

*Pressure areas refer to water piling up against a rock or other obstacle.

  • Generally speaking impossible
  • Possibly navigable at particular water levels
  • High risk
  • Even experts risk life
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