Venue: Avon River
30 km Paddle event - Northam to Toodyay (event running is dependent on water levels)
Race start: Broome Terrace, Northam
Race finish: Duidgee Park near Toodyay Bridge
Start 9 am
The race starts 500 metres above Northam Weir and winds it ways downstream through channels covering the opening stages of Day 1 of the famous Avon Descent Race.From the Northam Weir to Katrine Bridge the river is characterised by flat water, intermittent deep pools and no scrub. Two kilometres downriver from Katrine is Glen Avon Rapid, a small but tricky rapid. After seven kilometres of coffee rock, Sinclair’s Crossing underneath Dumbarton Bridge presents a challenge with many channels that exist even in low water. Not far downriver is Extracts Weir which is a compulsory portage in this race. The river from Extracts to Toodyay is shallow with a gravely bed.