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e 2013 Rules & Regulations

ENTRY: $30 per craft ALL categories

CATEGORIES:

RIVER/OCEAN 19km course
Male or Female
Age 18-29, 30-39, 40-49 or 50+

RIVER 9.5km course
Male or Female
Age u18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49 or 50+

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$30 ENTRY FEE - DOUBLE YOUR FUN!

River Course: Male, Female or Mixed


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2103 EVENT DETAILS:

Event Registration: between 8:00am and 9:15am at the start line, Mallokup Bridge.

Briefing: 9:30am

Event Start: at Mallokup floodgate, off Mallokup Rd (near bridge)
Mass start 19km River/Ocean course 10:00am
Mass start 9.5km River Only course 10:10am

Event Finish: approx 11:00am - 12:30pm
*NEW FINISH LINE:
Mallokup floodgate, off Mallokup Rd (near bridge)

Trophy Presentations / Prize Raffle Draw: 1:00pm at Mallokup Bridge. All entrants are eligible for prizes provided by our sponsors - just be there to win!

 

2013 COURSE DETAILS:

The Capel Descent will be trialling a new course for 2013 which technically means its no longer a descent. More of an ascent then descent then ascent...

Competitors will have two options for the 2013 race:

19km River and Ocean Race Starting at the Mallokup floodgates, competitors will paddle upstream approximately 3km to a turn around marker. After the 3km paddle back to the floodgate, competitors have the option of portaging or sliding over the concrete weir which serves as the Mallokup floodgate. From there, its a 1.5km paddle to the river mouth where traditionally paddlers have a bit of fun getting out through the waves. After 9km of ocean paddling (course will be finalised on Friday 14th June to take advantage of any down wind conditions) competitors will come back up the Capel river to the finish line at the Mallokup floodgate. Please note: Due to the inherent danger of shooting the floodgate or portaging over rocks, helmets and PFDs are compulsory for this race please see race rules for full details.

9.5km River Only Race Starting at the Mallokup floodgates, competitors will paddle upstream approximately 3km to a turn-around marker. After the 3km paddle back to the floodgate, competitors have the option of portaging or sliding over the concrete weir which serves as the Mallokup floodgate. From there, its a 1.5km paddle to the river mouth where competitors will turn anti clockwise around another turn around buoy before heading back up the Capel river to the finish line at the Mallokup floodgate. Please note: Due to the inherent danger of shooting the floodgate or portaging over rocks, helmets and PFDs are compulsory for this race please see race rules for full details.

A mass start is also new for 2013. At 10am the 19km River-Ocean competitors will head off, followed 10 minutes later by the River-Only competitors.

Moving the race to May should result in less river flow and warmer weather which will hopefully mean more families and novices getting involved in this unique event. Although we have trophies for the fastest times in each category, any paddler of any ability can take out the top prizes due to our raffle system.

Should we get heavy rainfall prior to the event, we may need to revert to the pre 2013 course as it will not be possible for fun craft and slower kayaks to paddle against the river flow. The organisers reserve the right to modify the course as late as 8am Sunday 16th June to ensure the safety of competitors.

    

The Capel Descent is a fundraising event for the Apex Club of Capel inc. All proceeds from registration fees go towards helping us continue to serve the local Capel community through volunteer work, provision of equipment, services and labour, as well as organisation and assistance with activities and events that help foster community spirit. contact Capel Apex Club