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2016 Race 1 – River Rush
April 2, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 amFree
All competitors must read the General Information Booklet and Race 1 – River Rush Booklet on the Competitor Information page
The long course starts in the Ross River with an outgoing tide, feel the Rush as you exit the River mouth and aim for an adrenaline assisted ride to Pallarenda beach.
Long Course Individual $35
Team of 2 in a double boat $50 ($25 per person)
Team of 6 in 1 boat $66 ($11 each person)
Short (including SUP and Junior): $29
River Rush takes competitors on roughly an 18km scenic journey from the South Townsville boat ramp and out the Ross river mouth. With the high tide rushing out the river mouth in the hour before the event, there is a Rush of water that propels the paddlers along the river making the top speeds on the river higher than on flat water. At the mouth of the river during this tide change there is often a gnarly section of outgoing tide meeting oncoming swell, which gives a real RUSH for the experienced paddler. From the River mouth the Turn Buoy will be placed to maximise the best possible downwind run to the finish line. This downwind run should see the watercraft moving faster as they ride the ocean swell and wind chop for the first adrenaline rush of the season! River Rush has been a consistent favourite over the past few years of the Series.
Race Start Time: 0730am
Start Location: South Townsville Boat Ramp, 4810 (off Barnicle st).
Finish Location: Freemasons Park, Cape Pallarenda road, Pallarenda 4810
The short course is designed to give the competitors a chance to get into the water without having to tackle the longer course. The Short course starts at Freemasons Park, Pallarenda- competitors will paddle 1km out to the buoy and back. SUP (4km) and Junior competitors will complete half the short course distance (2km).
Race Start Time: 0750
Start Location: Freemasons Park, Cape Pallarenda Road, Pallarenda 4810.
Finish Location: Same as Start Location