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Derwent Canoe Club -  Browns River Races

The Derwent Canoe Club runs flat water races on the Browns River at Kingston every second Tuesday during daylight savings - October to April each year - at 6.15pm.  The river rises and falls with the tide or occasional rainfall.  It also has storm-water pipes that flow into the river, which is a great incentive to stay in the kayak.

The distance between the two bridges 'A' & 'B' is a fraction under 1.6km but it varies a bit.  If there is a high tide or lots of rain the you paddle a shorter distance around the bends - especially the tight bend.  The tight bend is very shallow and people have to weigh-up whether they want to paddle less distance but go slower with the 'bottom drag' or paddle wider in the deeper water.

Often 30-40 paddlers turn up to the races paddling craft from flatwater racing K1's, multisport kayaks, downriver kayaks, slalom kayaks, plastic whitewater play boats & sea kayaks.  Everything is welcome.

The races are in a few formats:

1 - A one lap time trial from 'A' to 'B' where paddlers leave at 30 second intervals, followed by a handicap race (from 'B' to 'A') where paddlers leave slowest to fastest, aiming to have all paddlers finishing at roughly the same time - giving everyone the opportunity to take line honours.

2 - A two lap time trial from the start bridge (A) to a buoy (C) just before the far bridge, and return to the start bridge (A).  This distance of this is around 3.1km

3 - The third race option, that is raced rarely, is from the start bridge (A) to the buoy just before the far bridge (C) and back twice - 6.2km approx.

 

Previous Results - these are just the ones that I have - if you have others, could you email them and I will include those as well.

 

2012/2013

Race 1 - 9 October 2012
Race 2 - 23 October 2012

 

2011/2012

Race 1 - 18 October 2011
Race 2 - 2 November 2011
Race 3 - 15 November 2011
Race 4 - 29 November 2011
Race 5 - 13 December 2011
Race 6 - 10 January 2012
Race 7 - 24 January 2012
Race 8 - 7 February 2012
Race 9 - 21 February 2012
Race 10 - ...
Race 11 - ...

 

2010/2011

Race 1 - 19 October 2010 - 2 lap time trial
Race 2 - 2 November 2010
Race 3 - 16 November 2010
Race 4 - 30 November 2010
Race 5 - 14 December 2010
Race 6 - ...
Race 7 - 25 January 2011
Race 8 - 8 February 2011
Race 9 - 22 February 2011
Race 10 - 8 March 2011
Race 11 - 22 March 2011

 

2009/2010

Race 1 - 27 October 2010
Race 2 - 10 November 2010
Race 3 - 24 November 2010
Race 4 - 8 December 2010
Race 5 - 22 December 2010, Time Trial, Handicap Corrected Times
Race 6 - 19 January 2010 (The 4 lap race)
Race 7 - 2 February 2010
Race 8 - 16 February 2010
Race 9 - 2 March 2010 Time Trial; handicap; handicap corrected times
Race 10 - 16 March 2010
Race 11 - 30 March 2010

2008/2009

Race 1 - 21 Oct 2008
Race 2 - 4 Nov 2008
Race 3 - 18 Nov 2008
Race 4 - 2 Dec 2008
Race 5 - 16 Dec 2008
Race 6 - 20 Jan 2008
Races 1-6 - combined results
Race 7 - 3 Feb 2009
Race 8 - 17 Feb 2009
Race 9 - 3 March 2009
Race 10 - 17 March 2009
Race 11 - 31 March 2009 (no results available - video camera malfunction)

2007/2008

Race 1 - 23 Oct 2007
Race 2 - 6 Nov 2007
Race 3 - 20 Nov 2007
Race 4 - 4 Dec 2007
Race 5 - 18 Dec 2007
Race 6 - 8 Jan 2008
Race 7 - 22 Jan 2008
Race 8 - 5 Feb 2008
Race 9 - 19 Feb 2008
Race 10 - 4 March 2008
Race 11 - 18 March 2008

2006/2007

Race 1 - 31 Oct 2006
Race 2 - 14 Nov 2006
Race 3 - 28 Nov 2006
Race 4 - 12 Dec 2006
Race 5 - 19 Dec 2006
Race 6 - 9 Jan 2007
Race 7 - 23 Jan 2007
Race 8 - 6 Feb 2007
Race 9 - 20 Feb 2007
Race 10 - 6 March 2007
Race 11 - 20 March 2007

2005/2006

Improvements
Top 3 by race category

2004/2005

Browns River 2004/2005 combined results