Forth River Kayak Festival & Southern Cup Races –  7th – 9th January, 2019

Forth River Kayak Festival & Southern Cup Races –  7th – 9th January, 2019
Hosted at the Tasmanian Canoe Club Forth Paddle Centre
Organized by River Racing Australia & CPRT. Sponsored by Canoes Plus

Open to all juniors, open, masters, and veterans.
There will be informal coaching sessions in conjunction with the events.
Races include:
The Downriver Sprint 2019 and Sprint Teams Races 2019
The Downriver Classic 2019 and Classic Teams Races 2019
The Southern Cup Downriver Sprint and Classic Races for non-school athletes 2019
The Southern Cup Downriver Sprint / Classic Teams Races for non-school athletes 2019
Forth River HEAD TO HEAD RIVER Obstacle races 2019
Forth River SUPER – G
Forth River Ball race
Forth River Surf Competition
Prizes, Medals and Overall Trophies to be won
$25 per event, $70 unlimited events
Online Entries and information
To Enter:


*The Organisers Reserve The Right To Alter The Program
Monday January 7, 2019
am – Free Practice Down River
pm – Down River Sprint Race
– Individual and Team
5pm – HEAD 2 HEAD

Tuesday January 8, 2019
8.00am start Down River Classic Race
Paloona Dam to Slalom Course Finish.
11am – Ball Race
12pm- Super G Course Construction
3pm – Body Number Distribution and Briefing
3.30pm – Practice Runs x 1 for all
then Course closed

Wednesday January 9, 2019
Morning 8.00am Start
Official Briefing Officials in place 8:15am
8:30am Session1–K1W, C2M
Session 2 C1W, C2 MX C1M
1pm Session 3–C2W, K1M
3pm SURF Competition
5:00pm Presentation

Team Events will be one run only.
Team Age Categories are: 14 and under, 18 and under, Open (any age group), Masters (35+). Paddlers may enter one class only.

Boat Classes: DRK1 – Downriver Kayak, SK1 – Slalom Kayak, CK1 – Creek or plastic Boat , DRC1 – Downriver C1( any canoe including
open canoes ), SC1 – Slalom C1, DRC2
– Downriver C2 ( any double canoe), SC2 – Slalom C2
Age Classes: Sub junior (14 and under), 16 and under, Junior (18 and under), Open (any age group), Masters (35+), Veterans (45+)

These events are open to all athletes throughout Australia. Entries are $25 per event, or $70 for unlimited events
per paddler includes day fee for Forth Paddle Center.
Online Entries:
Payment can be made via paypal or eft.
Eft instructions: River Racing Australia
BSB:062 690 Account: 1021 7934
Travel and Accommodation:
Interstate paddlers may look to book passage on the Spirit of Tasmania, Or can arrange to fly with various
airlines to Launceston. Travel time for Launceston to the Forth River is approximately 1hr by car.

Camping will be available at the site (Tasmanian Canoe Club Facilities) at $10 per night or $25 for the event. More information will be available in Newsletter 1. Camping is also available at various camp grounds near Ulverstone and Turners beach. Hotel and Motel
accommodation is also available in Ulverstone.