Event Rules, Specifications
& Code of Conduct

Avon Descent Event Rules - 2019

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Avon Descent Specifications - 2019

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Avon Descent Code of Conduct - 2019

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Other Rules

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