2024 PA Canoe Wildwater Age Champs – January 2024

Come and enjoy some fun days of paddling on a beautiful section of the clean, crystal clear, Goulburn River.  All classes and age groups are catered for (u14 u23/open to and masters v65). We will be running practice sessions prior to the event.

Contact Tony on 0411605239 with your contact details and he will send you further information.   


The event is part of the 2024 Paddle Australia Whitewater Age Championships.

Come meet the diverse Wildwater community and enjoy some fun days of paddling on a beautiful section of the clean, crystal clear, Goulburn River.  At the same time make the most of the opportunities to meet / watch / participate with some of Australia’s best Freestyle and Slalom paddlers.

Wildwater/downriver specific information

Date:                  Wednesday 3rd to Thursday 4th January 2024 inclusive
Location:            Goulburn River, Eildon – Based at the Outdoor Educ Group (OEG) Camp.
Event Format:    Classic and Sprint racing.
Therefore, racing is open to all craft (sk1, sea kayaks, river boats, ski’s, canoes, plastics etc.) suitable for whitewater.

Entry Fee:
$45 – Classic Race – 1 run & teams race if included
$45 – Sprint Race – 2 runs & teams race if included
$80 for all races

The event registration for the Wildwater Age Championships is now live and accepting registrations in Just Go.


While this event is termed a Wildwater event it could be equally considered a Downriver event.  The course is a fast-flowing river with a few short sections of Grade 1/2 rapids – so a “mild” Whitewater event.

Objectives of the event:

  1. Provide the opportunity for any and all paddlers to be introduced to and experience wildwater racing
  2. Recognise the best performing Australian Wildwater athletes by ICF age and boat class and in team events.
  3. Recognise the best performing general class paddlers by age, class and event.
  4. Encourage athletes of all ages to participate, including masters, open age, U23 & juniors.

Program Format:

Classic Racing: from pondage weir ramp through Blue Gums rapid and around bend.
Approx (3km) – 1 run
Sprint Racing: from below “pumpkins” through Blue Gums rapid and around bend|
Approx (400m) – best of 2 runs

Classic team racing will be scheduled for Wednesday afternoon once Sprint racing is finished if time and numbers permit. Sprint team racing may be added if time permits.

Mandatory Safety Equipment:  PFD, helmet, footwear, boat buoyancy for enclosed hulls.
Safety: safety boats/personnel will be on hand at rapids.
First Aid:  will be based at OEG camp and at end of racecourse.
Briefing: At the Event Office at OEG camp, Back Eildon Road, Eildon
– Handheld timing will be used.  Medal presentations at the end of each day.
– The program may vary as is dependent on water levels and entrant numbers.

There will be an opportunity for coaching on the days prior to the event by registering for the Festival of Paddling club event on Tuesday 2nd and morning of Wednesday 3rd January.

For further information contact the Victorian Wildwater Technical Committee:
Neville Humphry Mob: 0400 806 690 / nevillehumphry@bigpond.com
Tony Misson Mob: 0411 605 239 / tmisson@iprimus.com.au

Access to the Event, Camping & Accommodation:

746 Back Eildon Rd, Eildon, VIC, 3713 / 03 5774 2567 / eildon@breezeholidayparks.com.au

30Access to the event base site is available through the OEG paddock, 746, Back Eildon Road from Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 7th January 2024 thanks to the co-operation of OEG.

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