Ocean Racing World Cups Opportunity

Paddle Australia is pleased to announce a small amount of financial assistance for any athletes born in 1994 or later attending either the 2018 Mauritius,  the 2018 Portugal and the 2018 Tahiti ICF Ocean Racing World Cups.   The purpose of this opportunity is to obtain ranking points for qualification for the 2019 ICF Ocean Racing World Championships to be held in France, October 2019.

The entries to the ICF World Ocean Racing Championships are restricted for the U18’s, U23’s and Open athletes (no restriction on masters other than proof of competency) to the following  :-

1)            World Champions from the 2017 ICF World Championships – Hong Kong


2)            The top 40 ICF ranked athletes in the U18, U23 and Open categories.  Athletes will be ranked on their best 2 races from the ICF World Cups and/or other International, Continental and National Championships that apply to and are granted ranking status by the ICF.  (ICF World Cups will have greater ranking points than the other races granted ranking status).


3)            5 (five) athletes from each country that haven’t already qualified from points 1 and 2 above.

Paddle Australia would like to support and encourage, as many U18’s, U23’s and those that will be stepping up from the U23’s to race in their first Open category to gain ICF ranking points by attending these World Cups.

Athletes intending on competing in the World Cups please register your interest by submitting proof of competency/recent race results with your nomination.  U18’s must also supply details of Parent/Guardian and/or coach that will be accompanying you on the trip.

You will be responsible for your own travel arrangements to and from the World Cup. If you would like to use the Paddle Australia insurance, please add this information to your nomination.

Nominations must be received to Paddle Australia by close of business on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at oceanracing@paddle.org.au

For any more information please contact oceanracing@paddle.org.au

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