Sat, 28 Dec|
Mighty Matukituki Kayak Race
Due to the heavy rain we have received during the last two months the Clutha river has been flowing over four times its normal level, not safe for the Clutha Classic, so 2019 will see the Mighty Matukituki Kayak Race replace the Clutha Classic.
Time & Location
28 Dec 2019, 8:00 am
Matukituki River, Matukituki River, Otago 9382, New Zealand
About the Event
Due to the heavy rain we have received during the last two months the Clutha river has been flowing over four times its normal level making the river a bit of a hazard if you take a swim due to the fact most of the river edge is covered in willow trees making a self rescue nearly impossible!
Clutha Classic 2019 will be held on the Matukituki river 28th December unless the river is in flood (over 250 cumecs)
We are hoping to start the race from Raspberry Creek this will be next to the DOC carpark depending on river flow!
Registration 830am till 930am at the start line
Safety briefing at 945am
First wave away 10am
Finish line Just passed West Wanaka Road Bridge on river left
Compulsory Gear list
kayak helmet, Buoyancy aid, 20 litres in boat ( air bags or foam) or sealed hatches.Repair kit 9m duct tape minimum.
In a dry bag
polypro top and bottom, hat wool or polypro
first aid kit
Windproof jacket or paddle jacket worn or stored.
survival bag and whistle
(BEWARE, DIDYMO IS PRESENT ON THE CLUTHA RIVER)
A kayak Grade 2 certificate of proficience is required for anyone entering in either race.
Boat checks and registration from 8am to 9.30am on the Wanaka lakefront opposite Dungarvon Street,
Race briefing for Classic Race 9.45am everyone must attend!
first wave start 10.15am
2019 Edition Dec 28th
contact Darren 0272794999