The 2014 race has been run, news story available here.
The Hydro Tasmania Cataract White-water Challenge is an extreme kayak race on the lower Cataract Gorge
below first basin. Kayakers will race down class 4 rapids in heats of 4 to 6 paddlers. Each kayaker will be
timed and the fastest kayakers from all the heats will progress to the final. Each kayaker can race in as many
heats as they can to improve their own time. The fastest kayaker in the final will be the winner of the
inaugural Hydro Tasmania Cataract White-water Challenge.
The first heat will start at 11:30am and heats will start at about every 5 minutes and the final heat will start at
2:30pm with the Final to be held shortly after.
The leaderboard below will be updated after each heat to track your overall position.
This 300m long rapid will see kayakers race each other down through the white water rapids avoid rocks,
dodging sucking holes and boofing drops to ensure they are the first past the finishing line. This will be a
thrilling and challenging white-water kayaking race set in Launceston’s Cataract Gorge.
Entry closes Monday 27th October.