PA Wildwater Canoeing – Newsletter 5

Muotathal Wildwater Championships

Dear Wildwater Canoeing Community

Entries are now open for the 2022 PA Wildwater Canoeing competition to be held in Penrith NSW from Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th February. The PA Wildwater Canoeing competition is open to ALL PA members to participate.

Please CLICK HERE to enter.

There have been some inquiries asking for further information regarding the Classic Races to be held on the Nepean River during the 2022 PA Wildwater Canoeing competition. PA is currently investigating 2 potential locations/courses. The distance will be approximately 3.3km and equivalent to the fastest MK1 paddler completing the race in 14 to 16 minutes. Closer to the competition further details on the course will be published.

It was detailed in the PA Wildwater Canoeing – Newsletter 4, this event is also the Selection competition for the 2022 National Teams for the Juniors, U23s and Seniors. Due to the original date of the Selection competition being moved forward by 4 weeks PA would like to extend the closing date for Nominations to Nationals Teams to Friday 14th January 2022 – see below for further details on how to nominate.

The 2022 ICF World Championships for Wildwater Canoeing will be held in Treignac, France from the 2nd to 5th June with World Cups to follow in Celje, Slovenia. The ICF Wildwater Technical Committee (WWTC) is pursuing other opportunities for international competition. On the basis that these events will proceed, and international travel can continue. Please see Selection Procedures Policy (here), Selection Criteria Supplement for the Senior Team (here), and Selection Criteria Supplement for the Junior and U/23 Team (here).

To be eligible for selection to a 2022 National Team, athletes must comply with the PA Selection Procedures Policy in particular clause 6, Eligibility. Athletes/crews who are prepared to travel to the Competitions must nominate for selection, stating their full name and the Class(es) for which they wish to be considered to by Friday 14th January 2022. For all other criteria please refer to the Selection Criteria Supplement. Thank you to all paddlers who have already nominated.

Regards in paddling,

Paddle Australia

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