Proudly sponsored by Paul Hutchins Loan Centre, the Hunchee Run is Round 6 of the Club’s Championship Series held on Saturday 27th October. This race is run 99% in the creeks.
Racers compete in a two lap time trailed course, competing for double point scores.
The race starts and finishes at the Renmark Club concluding with a Trophy presentation inside the club from 5.30pm allowing racers to remove their boats from the water and return to the club. After the race the committee requires a period of time to finalise race positions, disputes and any possible scrutineering issues. It is also important to allow spectators who have been upriver sufficent time to return to the club along with Duty Boat personel and other volunteers who have worked tirelessly to run the event.
The Renmark Club and Balcony area are also ideal to have meal and view the race.
2018 grid starts will be in the following format.
Racers are gridded at one minute intervals and 2 minute intervals between classes.
Second return leg is started in the position all boats finish in.
Access to the viewing areas – Some key points to remember
Safety first, this is a powerboat race, please ensure safe seating distance from the water
NO Swimming is permitted in the closed water sections of the course during the specified closed water times
If using waterways to get to a viewing position, it is vital to get there in place before closed water times.
Please ensure no spectator boats are obstructing race course. It is required that boats are parked in the main river and walking to a suitable viewing position. Riverland Dinghy Club Sweep boat has the authority to request spectators to move boats as needed.
All Duty Boats have jurisdiction and spectators are obligated to follow any instructions given by RDC duty boats and officials. Offenders will be reported to Marine and Harbours Please respect the right of racers, and allow all competitors to finish the race before moving off.
So what do the different creeks have to offer?
Kylie Creek/Carnage Corner If spectating at Carnage Corner boats parking downstream will be able to arrive late and leave early. Note 4 knot passing lane will still be in place opposite the Renmark Club to provide access to the Ski Site Boat Ramp. D.P.T.I. Marine Safety will be monitoring and in attendance: Distance to walk from the river 50m – 400m
Log/Cutoff Creek: Distance to walk from river 150m from either end
Nelbuck Creek Distance to walk from river 50m plus.
Ral Ral Creek Accessable via road (Between Goolwa St and Darling St)
Bulyong Creek Boat access only 5.2 km long.
Plumbers Creek Boat access only 2.3 km long
Closed waters will be in place from 9am to approx 3pm
During this period no boat movement is permitted.
RDC suggest that you make your way up river and settle down for the day allowing sufficient time to be in place, taking into account the closed water period and please observe the closed water restrictions when leaving your positions. Sufficient time has been allowed between the race and the presentation at the club for everyone to be back in time.
A large range of merchandise will be available for sale on the day at the merchandise stall.
Event Medical Plus will be in attendance throughout the duration of the event.