The Lea Extreme Race – Tasmania

Australia’s premiere extreme kayaking race is on again for 2021!

Hosted by the Tasmanian Canoe Club, the 2021 Lea Extreme Race will be held on Saturday the 18th of September.

All monies raised are used by the TCC to help further the sport of whitewater kayaking in Tasmania.

Nestled in the foothills of Cradle Mountain, the Lea River provides natural flows down grade 3/4 rapids leading into Lake Gairdiner.

Participants will race in teams of 2, with the team with the fastest time the winner.  As well as the Open category, there will be separate female and centurion (combined team age over 100) categories.  The second lap will be a freestyle exhibition – paddlers making their moves on river drops.

Due to the dangerous nature of whitewater kayaking, participants must have paddled the river before and be competent in class 4 whitewater.

Registration will open at 9am, with race briefing starting at 1030am.
Presentations, dinner and after party will take place at Forth Whitewater, home of Tasmanian Canoe Club , where there is plenty of room to camp and enjoy the night socialising, listening to live music and eating hot food around the campfires.

Ticket price includes race entry, dinner and live music at the afterparty, plus entry in the prize draw and camping.  All entrants must either be a paid up member of a Paddle Australia affiliated club or pay for insurance with their entry.

Non racers are very welcome to come to the presentation and dinner but pay separately for dinner and camping.

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Race Date: Saturday 18/09/2021

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