So you want to enter the Avon Descent?
Before you enter you must create a myAvon account.
Creating an account is a simple 2 minute process.
1. Click the “myAvon” button in the bottom right of the Avon Descent website
2. Click the Register button on the myAvon menu to create a myAvon account.
3. Fill out your personal details and click “Register” to finish.
Congratulations! myAvon account created!
If you would like to go ahead and enter you may now do so.
Simply click the myAvon button again and you will now see the “Enter the Avon Descent” menu item. Click it to be taken to the entry form.
Alternatively click here:
If you would like some more information about entering here are some quick links:
How much is it to Enter?
Entry varies between power and paddle and the number of competitors in the entry
2017 Entry Fees
|Entry Fee||Early Bird||Standard||Late Entry*|
|Power Craft (All)||510||560||660|
|Single Paddlecraft (Full)||280||310||410|
|Single Paddlecraft (One day)||190||210||310|
|Double Paddlecraft (Full)||500||550||650|
|Double Paddlecraft (One day)||320||350||450|
|Sundry Paddle Other (Triple)||700||770||870|
|Team of 2||440||480||580|
|Team of 4||800||880||980|
|* Please note additional fees may apply where late changes must be made or where there are late scrutineering requirements|
Prizes & Trophies
A class may be eligible for prizes and trophies when five or more craft eligible for those prizes start the race.
Prizes and awards for eligible classes may include:
- Winner trophies
- Finishing medals
- Cash prizes
- Discounted entry fees
The prize list for 2017 has not yet been released but will be available in the coming weeks
Which Class should I enter in?
The specifications of the craft you compete in determines which Class you will compete in. For paddlecraft, the most important thing is the length of the craft, explained in the chart below:
|Class||# of People||Craft Type||Minimum Length (metres)||Maximum Length (metres)||Notes|
|10hp Super Standard||2||Powercraft|
|Single Marathon Kayak||1||Sit In||-||5.2|
|Single Wildwater Kayak||1||Sit In||-||4.5|
|Double Marathon Kayak||2||Sit In||-||6.5|
|Double Wildwater Kayak||2||Sit In||-||5|
|Single Ski||1||Sit on Top||-||5.79|
|Double Ski||2||Sit on Top||-||7.32|
|Single Recreational||1||Sit In or Sit on Top||-||-||Single paddle craft that do not meet ski or kayak paddle craft specifications|
|Double Recreational||2||Sit In or Sit on Top||-||-||Double paddle craft that do not meet ski or kayak paddle craft specifications|
|Single Ocean Racer||1||Sit on Top||5.79||-|
|Double Ocean Racer||2||Sit on Top||5.79||-|
|Single 12’ 6” SUP||1||Stand Up Paddleboard||-||3.81|
|Single 14’ SUP||1||Stand Up Paddleboard||3.81||4.27|
|Single Sundry||1||Sit In or Sit on Top||Craft that do not meet single recreational paddle craft specifications|
|Double Sundry||2||Sit In or Sit on Top||Craft that do not meet double recreational paddle craft specifications|
|Other Sundry||3+||Sit In or Sit on Top||Craft with competitors of 3 or more|
|Team of 2||2||Sit In or Sit on Top||Teams may consist of mix of paddle craft from any of the other classes|
|Team of 4||4||Sit In or Sit on Top||Teams may consist of mix of paddle craft from any of the other classes|
The full specifications of each class can be found in the Specifications document situated below the event rules on this page.
2017 Important Dates
|Early Bird Entries Open||Sunday, 14 May 2017||12 noon||Online|
|Early Bird Entries Close||Wednesday, 31 May 2017||11:59 p.m.||Online|
|Standard Entry Fee Open||Thursday, 1 June 2017||00.01 a.m.||Online|
|Williamson Weir Media Day||Saturday, 1 July 2017||10.00 a.m. – 12 noon||Williamson Weir, Toodyay|
|Standard Entries Close||Friday, 21 July 2017||11:59 p.m.||$100 Late Entry after this date|
|Scrutineering (All Craft), Race Pack Collection||Sunday, 23 July 2017||9.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m.||Hinds Reserve, Bayswater|
|Event Launch||Sunday, 23 July 2017||10.00 a.m. onward||Hinds Reserve, Bayswater|
|Safety Briefing (Compulsory)||Sunday, 23 July 2017||9:45 a.m.||Hinds Reserve, Bayswater|
|“Belmont Belter” Qualifying Race||Sunday, 23 July 2017||10.45 a.m.||Hinds Reserve, Bayswater|
|Power Craft Time Trial||Sunday, 23 July 2017||12.00 – 4.00 p.m.||Bells Rapid to Middle Swan|
|Paddle Craft Practice||Saturday, 29 July 2017||7.00 a.m. – 12 noon||All sections of the river|
|Power Craft Practice||Saturday, 29 July 2017||12 noon – 6.00 p.m.||Northam Weir to Posselts Ford. Bells to Middle Swan Bridge|
|Power Craft Practice||Sunday, 30 July 2017||8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.||Northam Weir to Posselts Ford. Bells to Middle Swan Bridge|
|Paddle Craft Practice||Sunday, 30 July 2017||1.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.||All sections of the river|
|ALL Entries Close||Monday, 31 July 2017||11.59 p.m.||Online|
|Avon Descent Registration||Friday, 4 August 2017||12.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.||Northam Swimming Pool|
|Pit Area Open||Friday, 4 August 2017||12.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.||Northam Start Line|
|Novice Safety Briefing||Saturday, 5 August 2017||7.30 a.m.||Start Marshalling Area, Northam|
|Avon Descent!||5 - 6 August 2017||8.00 a.m.||Avon River, Northam|