Sunnyside Sprint

The Race

The Sunnyside sprint starts at Sunnyside oval and proceeds upstream on the Blackwood River approximately 12km to Winnejup Falls. Competitors regroup and then proceed downstream finishing at the Bridgetown traffic bridge.

Racers will encounter rapids, rocks, road crossings, log jumps and ti tree sections making it the perfect race to get ready for the Avon Descent.

All power dinghy classes are available to compete including standard, super standard, sports and adventure classes.

Practice Day

Practice is held on Saturday, this gives competitors an invaluable opportunity to learn the river and practice their skills and team work in a relaxed environment. We travel in groups allowing teams to help and learn off each other.

The water at our club rooms in Burswood will be made available the weekend prior to the race to allow testing.

River Levels

The water level for the race is dependent on the amount of rain received in the catchment area leading up to the event. Water levels at Bridgetown can be monitored [here] or [here].
Monitoring the water level is essential for participants to assess the conditions and prepare accordingly for the race.


Free camping is allowed at Sunnyside oval however no facilities are provided. Being the start and finish of practice and the start of the race it makes camping here very convenient.

Numerous other options are available in Bridgetown from the Caravan park to one of the motels if you prefer. 

Competitors and Support Crew

The provided Google Map below displays the start and finish line for each day, along with all the checkpoints situated along the course. It is indeed a good idea to save the Google Map of the race route in offline mode. This allows support crews to access and navigate the map even in areas with no mobile service, ensuring they have the necessary guidance throughout the race.

To assist support crews, a support crew guide is available and can be accessed [here]. It is highly recommended that racers and support crews allocate time to familiarize themselves with the course and checkpoints. Creating a well-defined plan, including determining specific locations for the support crew to be stationed along the course, is essential for a successful race day.

Keep in mind that the course is subject to change based on water conditions, and any updates or new information will be communicated through our official Facebook page. Participants should stay connected and regularly check for announcements or changes to ensure they have the most up-to-date information