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Pre-Event

The important dates for this year’s event will be available soon.

Unfortunately you will not be able to begin the race.

For those who cannot enter the Avon Descent we highly recommend the Avon Challenge. 

 

If you haven’t competed in both days of the Avon Descent in the past 5 years you will need to complete a competency test. This can be done through authorised paddle suppliers and must be completed prior to Registrations on Friday 4th August. Please click here to find out more about competency assessment. A competency test is valid for 3 years from the date of the test.

There is a One Day entry available at a reduced rate which means you complete only Day 1 of the race from Northam to Cobbler Pool, West Toodyay.

Please note that there are no prizes awarded for One Day competitors.

Entry

Your entry fee goes toward the smooth running of the event:

  • Fencing
  • Signage
  • Toilets
  • Traffic Management
  • Medical and emergency services
  • Waste management
  • Registration
  • Race packs
  • Timing and Results
  • General Infrastructure

Race ID requests are available only during Early Bird. You must enter the requested Race ID in your entry form. These are first come first serve. We will however reserve your number until next year should you enter during Early Bird again and wish to use the same number again.

All power boat memberships are handled by the Power Dinghy Racing Club. Only those with a current membership with the PDRC are able to race in the Avon Descent.

Firstly you must join a club – they are a friendly bunch and are especially keen to welcome new Avon Descenters. They will help you source and select a boat and motor, and guide you through the qualifying process required to enter the Avon Descent. You can read all the info here

The prize pool for this year’s event is yet to be announced.

Scrutineering

Scrutineering will be held at 9 am in Bayswater on 23rd of July 2017

Scrutineering is compulsory for all entries. Those who do not attend Pre-Race Scrutineering in Bayswater must be scrutineered at Registrations in Northam on the Friday before the event. For those who do not have a valid exemption for Scrutineering in Bayswater (subject to exemptions listed in the Event Rules) will be subject to a $100 administrative fee.

Scrutineering is compulsory for all entries. Those who do not attend Pre-Race Scrutineering in Bayswater must be scrutineered at Registrations in Northam on the Friday before the event. For those who do not have a valid exemption for Scrutineering in Bayswater (subject to exemptions listed in the Event Rules) will be subject to a $100 administrative fee.

Registration (Friday)

Start Grids for Day 1 will be on display at Registrations in Northam. They will also be available at the Start Marshalling area, as well as on the Avon Descent website in the days before the race.

Start Grids for Day 2 will be posted at the end of Day 1 on the Avon Descent website and will also be available from the Start Marshalls on the morning of Day 2.

Spare sponsor stickers will be available at Registrations.

If your Race ID stickers need to be replaced, you may need to be assigned a new Race ID number. We cannot take requests for replacement Race ID numbers.

You  will be supplied with a helmet Race ID Number Sticker and Timing Chip at Registration in Northam where there will be a machine to test that your timing chips are working correctly.

Apply stickers on a clean dry surface 12 hours prior to getting wet to ensure they stick properly.

Sponsor stickers will be provided in your race packs available at Scrutineering along with instructions on how to attach them to your craft.

The Avon Descent Support Unit are a highly trained swiftwater rescue unit positioned all along the river during the event weekend. They remain on standby to help any and all competitors who need assistance.

Competitors

Northam Swimming Pool

Open from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday 3 August 2018.

(Northam is approximately one hour from Midland in light traffic. )

Follow the signs into Northam and to Registrations.

At least one competitor per entry must attend Registration on the Friday before the event in order for you to be able to start the race on Saturday morning. They must bring with them the helmets of all their team mates in order for timing chips and helmet stickers to be attached.

Yes. They must be able to display confirmation of your Entry (email print out will suffice). They must have your PFD and race helmet scrutineered. Please note if this is not done correctly, you will be ineligible to start the race.

Support Crew

Our AvonTracker technology provide information on all competitors during the race. It will be available from a link on our home page during the event weekend.

Spectators

Results and Prizes

The prize pool for this year’s event is yet to be announced.

Information on claiming prizes will be made available on the front page at the conclusion of the event.

This year’s race results will be made available on the home page during the event weekend.

Results from previous years can be found under Event Weekend > Results and Records

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