This is one of the most challenging whitewater downriver races in the world, the creek can be unforgiving and the weather can be against you but the Lea race has something special.
This event is a weekend of true whitewater kayaking.
If you need coaching to improve your paddling skills or an all over fitness program then contact us at Kayak Sports 3/37 Township Drive Burleigh Heads Q 4220
For a kayak suitable for you and your adventure racing come in to Kayak Sports at 3/37 Township Drive Burleigh Heads Q 4220
The Teva Lea Xstream Race, run by the Derwent Canoe Club, is on again for 2010.
October 9th and 10th on the Lea River, Northern Tasmania.
Teams of 2 paddlers will race against the clock down the grade 4 creek.
Conditions of Entry
Boat lengths are restricted to a maximum length of 260cm or 8' 6" for the main race.
Longer boats may be accepted in separate category.
Paddlers MUST be members of a Canoe Club affiliated with Australian Canoeing.
Paddlers MUST have paddled the Lea River prior to the race.
Competitors MUST abide by the rules of the race as determined by the race officials.
Competitiors MUST complete and sign the declaration.
Competitiors MUST be at least 16 years of age. (Unless approved by Competition Organisers)
Paddlers under 18 must have their entry and declaration signed by a legal guardian.
The Lea is continuous creeking, with the 2 major grade 4 rapids being "Screaming Plastic Surgeons" and "Proctologists Twist".
Location The Lea River is located in Tasmaina's Northwest, nestled below Cradle Mountain near Moina.
The river is approximately 17 km South of Wilmot on Cradle Mountain Rd (C132), turn right onto Moina Rd. Follow this until you cross Ti Tree Creek and come to a locked gate, park near here. To the left of the gate is a vehicle track leading into a forested block with a gate. Follow this track past the gate (it is not possible to drive as there are logs over the road), and up through the forest. Soon you will come to a logged / plantation area and the main logging road. Turn left and follow this road down the hill for a couple of hundred meters where a vehicle track leaves it and enters the forest on the right. Turn right and follow this track to the river.
(This is a pretty big hike) The map you will require if unfamiliar with the area is "Forth 1:100 000". The take out area is right near your car but, you are not. You have to paddle around the edge of Lake Gardiner, to get back to the car, it about 2 Kms.
For more information visit www.derwent.canoe.org.au