2008 Australian Wildwater Championships
King River, Victoria
September 19-21 2008
The dates have been finalised for 2008 Australian Wildwater Championships, to be held on Victoria's King River – 19th, 20th and 21st of September 2008.
Canoeing Victoria will host, what promises to be, a great series of races.
The King River provides a superb grade 3 white water classic and sprint courses, for paddlers to test their skills. A strong paddler turn-out is expected as athletes compete for 2008 Medals and prepare for the 2009 International events, which include the World Cup Series to be held in Australia and the Junior World Championships to be held in Switzerland.
The best, from interstate, will be competing against local Victorians champions, including Matthew French on his home river (with a top 20 finish, the best placed Australian in the recent, 2008 World Championships).
Australian Championships medals are up for grabs for both individuals and teams in both Classic and Sprint races. There will also be events to cater for plastic boaters and possibly a multi-sport category!
In conjunction with National Championships, the 2007 All Schools Championships will be held (moved from it's typical January time slot due to a lack of suitable water at the beginning of this year). The schools races will be held on a grade 2 section of the King, below the main Nationals course and will provide great competition and fun for all. Just to avoid confusion over the name – the 2008 All Schools will be held in January 2009, as would usually be the case.
The event website has been launched, with more information to be posted as the event nears: