Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What make and model are the V6 Canoes?
What make and model are the V1 Canoes?
Do the V6 come with self-bailing system?
Yes the Fai V6 comes with a self-bailing system. Manual bailers are also compulsory.
Do the V1 have a foot plate?
No V1’s do not have a foot plate
Do V1’s have a self-bailing system?
Yes, all V1 will have a self -bailing system
Are manual bailers provided?
Yes, each canoe will have 2 bailers – as per the race rules
Can we have GPS or electronic devices on the canoe?
No mechanical or electronic equipment should be attached to the canoe by individual teams
Can we rig our own canoes?
Yes, teams will be able to rig their own canoes or adjust the rigging of canoes prior to their race, however teams must notify the event organisers (LOC) through their area co- ordinators at least 24 hours prior to the event they are taking part in.
Are seat pads allowed?
As per race rules: Additional seat pads may be allowed but no adhesives that leave residue may be used.
Will the canoes have spray decks/spray skirts?
No, the va’a will not have spray decks.
Water drop – are teams allowed to pick additional drinking water during the race?
There will be a water drop area 15m from the shore. Water and Powerade will be handed out by officials if teams require it.
Only officials may hand out water. If teams wish to have their own water supplies they must take it with them on the Va’a
How can drinking systems be mounted attached to the canoe?
The V6 has built in drink holders for water. These are the size of a 1.5 Litre drink cooler.
Teams may attach their drinking systems in anyway, as long as, it does not interfere with the structure of the Va’a
What is the distance of the V6?
What is the distance of the V1?
What is the distance of the Para V6 race?
Are PFD’s required for racing?
It is not a requirement to wear or have PFD’s on board the Va’a. It is optional and paddlers should bring their own PFD’s if they wish to have them or wear them.
Do para va’a teams need to wear PFD’s?
No, it is not compulsory for them to wear PFD’s, it is optional and paddlers should bring their own PFD’s and other Para Va’a equipment.
If you have and questions please contact your area co-ordinator
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