King of the River - Information and Schedule
KING OF THE RIVER will go AHEAD - Now Managed and Run by North East Canoe Club for Canoes Plus. There are some amendments - Please refer to UPDATE OCT 1 and read below
THIS WILL BE A TRAINING RACE ONLY -
King Of The River Extreme Sprint Race - Prizes and bragging rights to be won
Sponsors - EXO kayaks, VAIKOBI, CANOES PLUS, LIQUIDLIFE, KOKOTAT, WERNER PADDLES, BAX GEAR, JACKSON KAYAKS, WATERSHED
OCTOBER 10th, 2021
King of the River is a new race designed to get everyone in to extreme racing. Held on the top rapid to the weir on the King River, Vic, and in Sprint format - the race is designed for safety and sprint racing allowing everyone a taste and practice for the bigger races later in the season.
There will be race clinics on the Saturday before race day, so you can practice the lines, learn from the best and get race advice. Learn from some of Australias' top paddlers, from Down river to extreme racing.
RACE CLINIC NOW CANCELLED / RACE ON SUNDAY ONLY
The Race will be in head to head format, with the top competitors moving through to the next rounds. We will have safety in place for the race, and in true race format, all competitors will be required to wait at the bottom for the next 2 rounds to complete the race before exiting the river.
Race categories will be offered in plastic kayak less than 2.9m, inflatable 1, 2 or 6 person ( raft). All categories must have 3 or more entrants to be considered a class ( to be eligible for the title)
RACE CLINIC AND RACE DINNER CANCELLED -
REFUNDS WILL BE PROCESSED
RACE BRIEFING 9.45 am William Hovell Dam Car park ( Lower parking lot)
Race Start 10am - head to head format.
BBQ lunch included - and Presentation and Award Ceremony - 1pm at the upper carpark.
Prizes will still be offered including Vaikobi gear, and Various Prizes from Liquidlife, Jackson kayaks, Bax Gear, Kokotat and more.
Entry through the link
or cash on the day ( plus waiver form)
ENTRY FEES NOW REDUCED to $30
This includes the BBQ lunch
Refunds will be processed following the race
VENUE: King River Vic
Date: NOW OCTOBER 10
Race format will be head to head racing. We will start with entrants drawn out of a hat in either groups of 3 or 4. The first 2 to cross the line will be moving on to the next round. All participants who do not make it in to the next round will get another chance to race for wild-card entries into the quarter finals ( next round).