49th Avon Descent 2022

Past Event

The Avon Descent race will take you on an exciting two day trial, over 124 grueling kilometres. The race offers competitors conditions ranging from long stretches of flat water that can test the endurance of the fittest athletes, rapids, thick ti-trees, rocky drops to all the other challenges of a changing, wild river environment

The Avon Descent travels through some of Western Australia’s most picturesque country, and as you descend, you’ll pass through the farming regions of historic Northam and Toodyay, forested national
parks, steep gorges, the Swan Valley vineyard region and eventually, into the tidal waters of the upper Swan River. Competitors challenge the Avon and Swan Rivers in a variety of power dinghies and paddle craft including single and double kayaks and surf skis and other sundry craft. Relay teams of two and four can also compete. Competitors are supported by family and friends as support crews and thousands of spectators line the banks to cheer them on

If you are interested join here:  Sign Me Up! (google.com)

Key Dates for Competitors

See Festivals page for information on community activity

Early Bird Entries Open Wednesday, 1 June 2022 9:00 am Online
Early Bird Entries Close Thursday, 30 June 2022 11:59 pm Online
Standard Entries Open Friday, 1 July 2022 00:00 am Online
Paddle Seeding Race #1
LiveLighter The Ramon
Sunday, 12 June 2022 TBC https://www.paddlewa.asn.au/event-listings/
Paddle Seeding Race #2
LiveLighter Northam to Toodyay
Sunday, 10 July 2022 TBC https://www.paddlewa.asn.au/event-listings/
Paddle Seeding Race #3
Walyunga to Middleswan 'Showdown'
Sunday, 24 July 2022 TBC https://www.paddlewa.asn.au/event-listings/
Standard Entries Close Sunday, 31 July 2022 11:59 pm Late Entry fee applies after this date
Scrutineering (Paddlecraft) Friday, 29 July 2022 3:00 - 7:00 pm Ascot Kayak Club
Scrutineering (Powercraft) Saturday, 6 August 2022 Bells Rapids Car Park
Time Trial (Powercraft) Saturday, 6 August 2022 Bells Rapids to Middle Swan
Practice (Paddlecraft) Saturday, 6 August -
Sunday, 7 August 2022
See competitor guide for all the details
Practice (Powercraft) Sunday, 7 August 2022 Northam Weir to Posselts Ford
Avon Descent Registration Friday, 12 August 2022 12:00 pm –
7:30 pm
Dome Cafe, Northam, Parking at Bernard Park (Competitors Only). Access via Peel Terrace
Avon Descent Day 1 & 2 Saturday 13 August -
Sunday 14 August 2022
8:00 am onward Avon River, Northam

Event Details

Time: 05:00 AM

Venue: Start: Northam Finish: Baywwater

Cost: Various


Organisation: Northam’s Avon Descent Association (Inc)

Position: Event Coordinator

Email: info@avondescent.com.au

Website: www.avondescent.com.au

Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 13th August 2022

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