2017 MRR & BC Sunday 6th August 2017.  

Applications open soon.

A double release there has been scheduled.  Ramping up at 12:00hrs (noon) on Saturday

until 17:00hrs on Sunday 6th. There will be racing on both days!

Entry requirements & Race Rules 2017


Entry requirements

  1. If you have entered a previous MRR, there are no entry requirements.
  2. If you have not entered a MRR and are over 18 years of age and have a BCU 5 Star award.  The award will be sufficient to gain entry.
  3. If you do not have 1 or 2 above and are over 18 years of age, you MUST provide a narrative of your paddling experience AND have endorsement of a BCU 5 Star holder! The endorsement must state that the person endorsing you deems you competent to navigate the course.
  4. If you are under 18.  You MUST have a letter from a BCU 5 Star Assessor saying that you are competent to navigate the course AND a letter from your parent / guardian.  The letter from the parent / guardian must state … I have read the MRR risk assessment and understand there is a risk of drowning…





  • Kayaks/Canoes to be made of plastic (those wanting to paddle prototype Kevlar boats should contact the race organizers)
  • Maximum kayak (K1) length, 9 foot (274cm)
  • Kayaks/canoes must have suitable fixing points that will take a karabiner
  • Paddlers must wear a suitable buoyancy, helmet and paddlers should wear equipment suitable for the prevailing conditions 


Pre Race

  • All competitors must attend the pre race briefing which will be held in the starting area
  • All competitors should present themselves at the start 15minutes before their allocated race time
  • All competitors must present their equipment (including boat) for inspection at the start area. This will be conducted prior to launch. 


During the lap

  • All competitors must seal launch at the start, leaving on the started command
  • Competitors must paddle the "top drop" river left.
  • Should the race be stopped for safety reasons all competitors upstream will be afforded another opportunity to return to the start and race again. Their first time will become void.
  • Any competitor failing to stop when instructed to do so by an official will be disqualified. Instructions on how the race will be stopped will be announced at the race briefing. 

Post lap

  • Upon completion of their lap the competitor are encouraged to leave the water as soon as practical. 

Post Race

  • This will be announced in due course.

General Rules

  • The Chief Controller will decide on any matter brought to his/her attention concerning the rules. His/her decision will be final. Any dispute concerning the MRR must be made within 30 minutes of the final announcement. The Chief Controller will consider all disputes and his/her decision will be final.    

NB* These rules are subject to change at the discretion of the event organisers.

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