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River rush boaterx race

fuelled by gull

$2,400 prize pool


Fast paced and full of energy, the River Rush BoaterX Race pits the white water kayakers in a tough head to head format. Launching from Vector Wero’s River Rush Boat Ramp, the river rodeo will see paddlers drop down from our ramp into a raging river, charge down the Grade 3-4 white water course and negotiate the obstacles and fight other racers for position. 

Open to competitors of all ages, competitors will be ranked by time trial and then compete head to head. Competitors must paddle around inflatable tubes (gates), with the first two (2) competitors to complete the course heading through to the next round. If a competitor does not complete the race, they will be disqualified.

Please refer to the ICF approved boat list and Vector Wero's User Agreement to ensure your kayak will be accepted.


ENTRY FEE: $30.00

race start: 11.45am (time trials)

Before entering, please read and be familiar with the

race rules.

  • Boat sharing is not recommended. If you miss your race, you will be disqualified

  • Gear hire from Vector Wero Whitewater Park is not available for this race

  • Competitors must have Vector Wero Grade 3 Certification to race

  • If you don't have certification, you must get it prior to race day.

  • NO REFUNDS will be given if you are not be allowed to race due to non-certification.

Contact Us

Thank you for expressing interest in the competitions run by Auckland Rapids Festival. A member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible. Make sure you also check out the other activities Auckland Rapids Festival has to offer!

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