2019 will see the start taking place in the cultural market town of Totnes. The start line will be straight opposite the Dart-Totnes Rowing Club.
When launching take care on the slipway and don’t leave any trip hazards for other people launching. Go afloat fifteen minutes before the start and begin to assemble in the holding area behind the start line.
Due to the flow of water each class will be held approximately 20m behind the start line and paddlers can only approach the line in the last 30 seconds prior to the start.
Any paddlers in the 14′ and 12’6 divisions over the line when their division’s hooter sounds will incur a two minute time penalty.
As with 2018, we will be looking to start the leisure fleet first by 30mins before the rest are set off 2mins apart.
- 13.30: Leisure Fleet
- 14.00: 12’6 Fleet Women inc N1SCO One Design
- 14.03: 12’6 Fleet Men inc N1SCO One Design
- 14.06: 14′ Fleet Women
- 14.09: 14′ Fleet Men
- 14.12: Unlimited and Dragon
Safety boats will be in the vicinity to direct paddlers to the appropriate area.
By separating the board classes we give serious racers the chance of a “clean” getaway with less chance of ramming or bumping from those around them. It’s also less intimidating for first-timers and less-confident paddlers.
Despite the separate starts, everyone will be timed accurately for the course distance so when results are published, comparisons can be made between friends / family etc even if they’re paddling in different board divisions. Results will be announced in the prize-giving at the prize giving, which we aim to hold 1hr after the last paddler has finished.
Full results will then be published via social media and on our website within 24hrs.