TOBA CALDERA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 KAYAK EVENT DETAILS

Over the course of 4 days the Asahan Valley will see daily individual whitewater kayaking events with a total of $15,000 US dollars in prize money for the place getting athletes.  Kayakers may only use one kayak throughout the event which may not exceed the 9ft race limit.

 

DOWN RIVER SPRINT

SLALOM

BOATER X

INDONESIAN BOATER X

A downriver sprint through class IV/V whitewater.

Paddlers will begin at the dam and sprint 4kms to the first bridge of the Asahan. This event is for expert kayakers only. Competitors competency will be assessed in training days before the event. Due to the nature of the river safety is limited and the white water is extremely difficult.

Cash Prizes will be awarded the first 3 place getters.

6th  December

Slalom race comprised of multiple bamboo gates on class 3-4 whitewater. It is a timed race. If a racer hits a gate they will face a five second penalty, and missed gates will add fifty seconds to their final time. Competitors will get two runs, and the better time will be kept for their score. Competitors seal launch into the river to initiate the start of their run, and continue through to a series of gates, competitors must touch the sponsors banner to finish their run. The top three places getters will receive cash prizes.

7th December

A BoaterX race from bridge to bridge section. Multiply heats round robin from top eddy above school ground to second bridge. Competitors will start with siren and must touch the sponsors banner at the second bridge. This boater X event will be run "Kiwi style". Top three place getters will receive cash prizes.

8th December

Class II/III race on Halim section of the lower Canyons. Open for Indonesian competitors only.  Prizes include a new kayak from Titan Kayaks! This event will also coincide with a "fun paddle" on the lower canyons where spectators will have the chance to raft the ultra scenic lower canyons to spectate the event

5th December

 

Safety:  The Asahan is a continuous, difficult river. Competitors must be class 4  - 5 kayakers to compete. All competitors will be assessed in the training days prior to the event regarding their level of competency, competitors qualification to compete in a race/races is at the organisers discretion. The Asahan has limited eddies and even with a solid safety team unskilled paddlers put not only their own lives but also event safety teams' lives at risk.

Rescue qualifications, a bomb proof roll and complete competency on class 4 + whitewater is a must if you plan to compete in this event.

TOBA CALDERA CHAMPIONSHIP

ASAHAN RIVER, NORTH SUMATRA

The following sponsors are pleased to announce the return of the Asahan River Festival for the first time in almost a decade! This years event will see over $30,000 USD in cash and prizes up for grabs over the 10 day event. Elite whitewater kayakers and rafters are invited to join the
TOBA CALDERA CHAMPIONSHIP
November 28th - 9th of December
2017

LOCATION

The Asahan Valley is a tropical paradise lost in time with consistent world class whitewater.

Northern Sumatra is home to one of the most amazing, friendly and breath taking rivers on the planet - the Asahan. Flowing from the legendary Toba Caldera (the only super volcano to have erupted in human history) the Asahan has a short but exciting  course before it reaches the Ocean in the Malacca straight. Hydro Electricity projects in the late 60's have resulted in the river having constant water levels on the Class 5 to 3 white water sections that cover over 30 km.

 

The Asahan is a whitewater paradise with warm water, exotic bird life, you can even expect to be chased down the the river by large primates such as Gibbons and monkeys. Accommodation throughout the festival will be in a small riverside village , we will be eating Indonesian food predominantly sourced from the valley. This is the wild side of Asia and an authentic adventure.

 RAFTING EVENT DETAILS

Over the course of 4 days the Asahan Valley will see daily individual whitewater rafting events with a total of $15,000 US dollars in prize money up for grabs.

 SPRINT

HEAD TO HEAD

DOWN RIVER

SLALOM

A downriver sprint through class III whitewater. Rafters will sprint a short section of whitewater and times will be taken. Best time of two runs will count. Cash Prizes will be awarded the first 3 place getters.

1st December

Two Rafts will race head to head down a classic section of the Asahan. Round robin style knock out event with the top three places getters will receive cash prizes.

2nd December

Mass start with all rafts competing, competitors team must touch the sponsors banner to stake there claim to a cash prize. Top three place getters will receive cash prizes

3rd December

A series of gates must me completed to insure no time penalties to the course, top three teams will receive cash prizes.

4th December

SCHEDULE

Competitors from all over the world will join in North Sumatra for a 10 day white water festival. Spectators are encouraged to join then event, cheer on the competitors and enjoy the friendly exotic tropical paradise that is the Asahan Valley.

 NOV 28

 NOV 29

 NOV 30

 DEC 1

Competitors arrive in Medan, Northern Sumatra in the evening.
Private overnight bus's will TRANSIT the competitors to the Asahan Valley

Paddlers from all over the world will have the chance to EXPLORE the Asahan Valley and get a taste of the whitewater ahead of them

Final acclimatisation and familiarization day on the river. Private transport will be running shuttles up and down the valley throughout the event for competitors to make the most of their TRAINING times.

RAFTING SPRINT EVENT. Constant shuttles for training laps for other competitors. Spectator locations.

 DEC 2

 DEC 3

 DEC 4

DEC 5

HEAD TO HEAD RAFTING event.

Constant shuttles for training

laps for other competitors. Spectator locations.

A DOWNRIVER RAFTING race.

Constant shuttles for training laps for other competitors.

 

RAFTING SLALOM event through class III / IV whitewater.

Constant shuttles for training laps for other competitors.

 

INDONESIAN class "Titan" KAYAK RACE. To be held on Halim Section, spectators are encouraged to jump on a raft and watch the race  from water level in the stunning and Halim Section of the Lower Canyons.

 DEC 6

 DEC 7

 DEC 8

 DEC 9

DOWN RIVER SPRINT

One of the toughest whitewater kayak races in the world. Elite Competitors will race against the clock and charge class 4/5 white water for over 4kms to finishing in front in a bridge full of spectators.

KAYAK BOATER X

Multi Heats, round robin event. Class 3+ white water. Run kiwi style. Fantastic spectating beside the river

SLALOM

Multiply difficult "Jungle style" Bamboo gates on a spectator friendly rapid. Watch the elite battle it out in the last event of the competition.

Competitors and spectators will travel via Private Bus, and ferry to Lake Toba, a Volcanic lake formed in the Caldera. PARA GLIDING DEMONSTRATION in the afternoon with weather permitting. Para gliding pilots are encouraged to bring their wings and fly above a super volcano! This evening will be the FINAL PARTY of the event. Transit to Medan airport on the 10th is included.

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