Te Uranga o Te Rā welcome you to the TUOTR Regional W1 Sprints to be held at
- Clive River, Hawkes Bay - 20 November
- and Turanganui River, Gisborne 27/28 November 2021.
This is an annual event that is intended to determine the top qualifiers for each age division to then represent TUOTR at the National Sprints.
This regional event will be like no other as we strive to ensure paddlers are able to qualify whilst abiding by the current Covid-19 restrictions. Under the current restrictions, we need to keep our numbers below 100, this means that we will be separating divisions and asking paddlers that they leave the site after they finish their racing and in the Junior divisions that they come with only 1 support person.
We know this means that whanau will miss out on watching the races, so we are endeavouring to have the races Livestream.
As the Covid levels and restrictions are an ever-changing landscape we will be keeping in close contact with any changes that might need to be made and compliances that will be required.
We would like our whanau to know that we currently are not making Vaccinations compulsory to paddle at this event, but we would like paddlers to be aware that this is not likely to be the case for Nationals, it is very likely that to paddle at Nationals 2022 those eligible will need to be double vaccinated. If the Traffic Light System was to come into place before our event then this would mean that you would have to be fully vaccinated - which would mean you would have had to receive your second vaccination 14 days before the event)
See attached pānui for more information