Wildcraft Day @ Malabar River Festival

By | September 30, 2015

Do you love the thrill of the outdoors? Ever watched someone charging down a river and wished you could do the same? Well here’s your chance make that dream come alive on Wildcraft Day at the Malabar River Festival 2015!

Wildcraft day, brought to you by Wildcraft and Goodwave Adventures features a kayaking competition for  beginners and those who have no prior experience with a white-water kayak. That’s right, you’ll get to enjoy the thrill of a competition, along with kayaking tips, safety advice and so much more.

Qualifying rounds will consist of a slalom style time-trial where competitors will be required to maneuver their kayaks between gates that are placed in the water between a designated start and end point. Each competitor will be allowed two timed attempts on the race circuit and the best timing of the two attempts will be considered.  The competition will be based on Olympic slalom rules that mandate a 2 second penalty for hitting a gate and a massive 50 seconds penalty for missing one. The top sixteen competitors will move on to the elimination rounds, which will consist of four kayakers racing against each other in Boater-Cross style and the two top qualifying for the next round.

While anyone looking for something less competitive, can make use of our recreational kayaks and stand up paddle-boards (courtesy of Jellyfish watersports) and explore the peaceful waters in the exotic, starfish shaped reservoir.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to our registration page and sign up for the Wildcraft Day at Asia’s biggest White-water festival!

Registration costs only Rs. 500 – which includes a free quick drying Wildcraft t-shirt, lunch at the venue and an invitation to the Kayaker’s party on the 26th evening.