The Tay is a classic wildwater racing venue. A very wide river it produces highly European style whitewater at high water levels, with very long wavelengths. There are twi distinct racing sections, one based around Grandtully – the other at Stanley further downstream.
River Levels: Below about 0.7 on the gauge the Tay can be classed as low and lower risk, above about 1 2 to 1.4 the main island above the bridge becomes a more serious hazard. When its above 2 it would be high and the middle line opens up down the main rapid. At those levels there are some stoppers in the middle section of the classic course which as best avoided as well. River Gauge
The main rapid is at Grandtully, this is a popular canoe slalom training site and is accessible year round. The classic section access is either at Aberfeldy for a 10 minute warm up section, or from the SCA access point below the first rapid.
Suitable for intermediates at lower water levels, advanced level at higher water levels.