Hydro Tasmania Cataract Gorge Extreme Race 2019

Sunday 28th April

Hydro Tasmania will be releasing water from Trevallyn Dam on 28 April, with the valves being slowly opened from 7:00am. There are no organised events until the start of the Hydro Tasmania Cataract Gorge Extreme Race, so paddlers may like to paddle a lap or two of Cataract Gorge prior to the race.

Registration & Safety Briefing – 12:00 to 1:00pm

Registration is on the day on the left bank of the pool below First Basin (see location plan). All competitors must;

  • be experienced and competent class 4 whitewater paddlers,
  • be members of a Paddle Australia affiliated club,
  • read and sign theĀ Event Entry Application and Declaration (hard copies for signing available on the day),
  • bring $20 for race entry.

Several safety briefings will be made between 12:00 and 1:00pm. After you have registered and listened to the safety briefing you’re free to scout the race course or go for a practice run until the race starts at 1:00pm.

Hydro Tasmania Cataract Gorge Extreme Race – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The races will be held on Slalom rapid, starting in the pool below First Basin, and finishing in the tidal zone. Paddlers will race down Class 4 rapids in heats of 3 to 5 paddlers. The first 2 paddlers in each heat will progress to the next stage.

BBQ and presentation at Launceston Royal Park – 3:30pm

Contact: tamar@paddle.org.au