FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon

15-17 February 2018

Island

Island rapid Grade3 Risk3 VideoSoon2
27,6km Spectator/Seconds: no Portage option: left bank
The river turns rights on a massive sweep around a large island in the river here. The conventional line is to follow the water down the right as it carves a steady left hand turn. This channel is really rocky so it pays to carefully scout your line ahead and paddle positively to avoid the many boulders in this oversized chicken run.
There is an option of going left of the Island that is only really available in a full river. It requires some picking and maneuvering  through rocks and channels and is rewarded with a big drop down a slot through the rocks that funnels you back into the main current.

ProTipBirkettAndy Birkett

There are two options here – either take the sneak on the far left and you’ll avoid the
slot or if you’re to have a little fun then go through the slot on the right.
GFXIsland

ProTipDreyer
Martin Dreyer

The racing line is down the left which is very rocky but is no boat breaker, just pick your way down. Down
the right is a lot easier but will take a lot longer.
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