Swiss Kayak-Cross Championships
Alongside the Wildwater Racing World Cup, the first Swiss Kayak-Cross Championships will be held on Saturday, 3 June 2017. A purpose-built starting ramp will ensure a wild start to the event near the Muotastein. All canoeists, from beginners to wildwater champions, are invited to take part and battle it out for the title of Swiss Champion in both male and female categories.
To sign up, follow this link: www.kayakcross.ch
World Cup 2017 Bulletin 1
Muota Water Levels
From 15m3/s practicable.
From 20m3/s very good level
From 50m3/s fast and powerful
From 65m3/s flood; the race will be moved!
Current information on water levels is available via the following links under "Zufluss":
Access and Egress points
New official access and egress rules for paddlers on the Muota River
Together with the landowners, farmers and the Muotathal District Council Authorities, an official access and egress agreement for paddlers on the Muota River has been negotiated, which comes into effect from spring 2017. The aim of the Agreement is to limit the impact of canoeing on the farmed land and pastures along the Muota.
The Agreement specifies official access and egress points for canoeists and users of other craft on the Muota. These points are all suitably signed. Similarly, various panels indicating areas where egress is forbidden, except in an emergency, have also been erected along the river.
It is strictly forbidden to put in or take out at any other points along the river.
Failure to comply with these rules regarding access and egress points and other specially designated areas may be subject to fines.
It is essential that all paddlers follow these new instructions. Thank you.
Official Access and Egress Points:
Access point Schlichender Brunnen at Balm
Access/egress point at the gravel lay-by alongside the Starzlen
Access/egress point upstream of the bridge by Muotathal school
Access/egress point at the Rambach gravel depot
Portaging the Muotastein
Access/egress point river-right below the bridge at Vorder Brügg
Egress point river-right in the copse upstream of the Selgis bridge
Access/egress ban river-right above the Muotastein upstream of the road bridge
Access/egress ban river-left for 300m downstream of the play stopper
Balm access - Classic Start
There is plenty of parking available on the gravelled areas next to the football pitch near the classic race start and alongside the main road upstream of here.
Download map of parking at Balm access point
Download picture of parking at Balm access point
Rambach access & egress - Sprint Start
At the Rambach access and egress point parking is not allowed on the gravelled area alongside the road. This area is only for loading and unloading of boats after which vehicles must be parked on the parking area found off-road ca. 200 metres upstream.
Access to the Rambach gravel depot must remain free at all times to enable access for the business operators. Users of the parking area further up the road must equally ensure free access to the rubbish tip for the operating company at all times.
Download map of Rambach drop-off point and parking
Download picture of Rambach drop-off area
Download picture of Rambach parking area
Vorderbrücke egress - Classic and Sprint Finish
There is no parking available here. Boats must be carried up the left bank to the gravel area at the Rambach access/egress point. Due to the fact that the main road between Vorder Brugg and Rambach is in a rural zone, it is not permitted to park on the footpath. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to fines from the police.
At the Selgis egress point there is sufficient parking on the gravelled area alongside the river with further parking available on the righthand side of the main road 200m downstream of the bridge.
Download map of Selgis egress point and parking
Download picture of parking at Selgis egress point
Safety / Medical Service
- Paddlers participate at their own risk.
- Training is at the responsibility of the Team Coaches. During race times a rescue service will be provided along the race course.
- Every competitor must comply with the safety rules of the ICF Wildwater Canoeing Competition Rules (helmet, buoyancy aid, shoes, air bags…).
- In the event of an accident the emergency telephone number to call in Switzerland is 144 (24/7).
The following medical services will be available for all participants of the World Cup throughout the competition: a doctor will be available on site; assistance for hospital visits and with medical problems. A medical centre will operate in the finish area of the sprint race to provide first aid and an ambulance service. Any costs over and above regular first aid will need to be covered by the participant's personal insurance. The Organising Committee accepts no responsibility for costs incurred for hospital treatment, dental treatment or any other medical treatment.
Alternative race venue
If the water level on the Muota exceeds 65 m3/s the races will be moved to the alternative venue on the Reuss at Amsteg. This decision will be taken at the sole discretion of the race organisers.
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