Sat, 28 Dec | Matukituki River

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.
Registration is Closed
Mighty Matukituki Kayak Race

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

email darren.lhph@gmail.com

Tickets
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  • SLMC Members
    $45
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  • Non Members
    $50
    $50
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Total$0

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