Event Details

Event Name
Northern Zone Slalom and Wildwater 
Organisation Type
Organisation Name
Big River Canoe Club 
Paddle New South Wales 
Club Members Only
Event Start Date
Event Start Time
Event End Date
Event Finish Time
Hanging Rock- Mann River west of Grafton, NSW 

Is non-financial member registration allowed?
Participants Gender
Type of Event
Accepting Entries

Who is responsible for the overall event?
Brian Cork 
Organiser's Email Address
Event Registration Manager
Brian Cork 
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
Recreational - Whitewater, Slalom, Wildwater Canoeing,  
Event Description

Join us for two fun days of whitewater racing and camping on the Mann River near Grafton. The program (at this stage) will include:
- Saturday 8 am: Registration
- Saturday am: Wildwater (downriver) race. Approximately 4km.
- Saturday early afternoon: Wildwater Sprint
- Saturday mid/late afternoon: Slalom course erection and slalom practice
- Saturday night: Campfire party and presentations
- Sunday am: Slalom
- Sunday pm: Slalom course dismantling and presentations

This program may change depending on water levels and the numbers of paddlers.

The event is aimed at all ages and abilities with rapids typically grade 2 in standard. Male and female age divisions will include Under 12, 14, 16, 18, Open and Masters. Divisions will include K1, C1, C2 and inflatable (aimed at whitewater-specific funyaks). Plastic boat paddlers and first time competitors encouraged to enter.

- Paddle NSW Members: $40
- Non-Paddle NSW members: $60 (includes Paddle NSW single event membership/insurance).
The fees cover portaloos, PaddleNSW fees and other event running costs.

Paddlers are encouraged to camp at the river which is free but there are no facilities other than portaloos we will organise. BYO firewood. Alternatively, there is camping, cabins and a shop at the Mann River Caravan Park at Jackadgery (who are great supporters of BRCC), or motels etc in Grafton.

There is no mobile coverage at the river.

To get to Hanging Rock:
Head west from South Graton on the Gwydir Hwy, towards Glen Innes. Drive 63 Km and turn right onto Coombadjha
Road (1.6 Km after Cangai Bridge Road). Drive 7.1 Km and turn right onto Hanging Rock Road.
Drive 700 m and cross low level bridge. Camping areas available on both sides of the road.

For further information, post comments here or contact Brian Cork at rockbrain@gmail.com or 0439 037 488.


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