IVF VA’A WORLD DISTANCE CHAMPIONSHIP
The International Va’a Federation are excited to announce that we have created a new and exciting event that will commence from 2017. It will be known as the IVF VA’A WORLD DISTANCE CHAMPIONSHIP.
The 2017 Inaugural event will be hosted in Tahiti from June 27 to June 30 2017
The IVF Va’a World Distance Championship is a new event where member countries can compete against each other every 2 years to be crowned IVF World Distance Champions.
The event will be held every two (2) years hosted by a member country – 2017, 2019, 2021 etc…
Bidding for 2019 onwards:
The host for the 2019 IVF Va’a World Distance Championship will be determined through a bidding process that will take place in 2016. Bidding documents will be made available to member countries in 2016.
Events and Divisions confirmed for 2017:
Distance: Approx. 25km to 30km
1 x Open Men V6
1 x Open Women V6
1 x J19 Male V6
1 x J19 Female V6
1 x Master 40 Male V6
1 x Master 40 Female V6
1 x Open Male V1
1 x Open Female V1
1 x J19 Male V1
1 x J19 Female V1
1 x Master 40 Male V1
1 x Master 40 Female V1
Proposed racing format: https://www.tahitivaa2018.org/en/world-distance-2017/ivf-rules/
Proposed race course: https://www.tahitivaa2018.org/en/world-distance-2017/route-details/
There will be awards for each event category (1st, 2nd & 3rd)
There will also be an overall Country World Distance Award (1st, 2nd & 3rd)-
Calculated on the combined points of countries teams across all events:
(Points table to be determined)
Cost: Entry fee
$100USD per paddler – Entry fee covers canoe and event safety.
The current Marathon Rules will be updated over the next few months and those rules will govern all IVF Distance Racing events.
Should you have any questions please sent to Linda@ivfiv.org
International Va’a Federation