IVF Va'a World Sprint Club Championships 2022, LONDON - V1 INTENTS

Venue: Lake Dorney, Buckinghamshire, England
Date: Sun 7th Aug - Tue 16th Aug 2022
Distance: Sprints
Host: Waka Ama NZ

W1 Qualifying Information
Due to the cancellation of the 2022 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Nationals, Waka Ama NZ has established a process for our Aotearoa NZ W1 paddlers to qualify for the World Sprints
See the attached pānui for more info

The purpose of using the regional events as the initial qualifier for the W1s, allows us to narrow down W1 qualifiers as we would have done at the Sprint Nationals level.

Waka Ama NZ will work with regions for those paddlers who were unable to trial for various reasons. 

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact admin@wakaama.co.nz 

Please note based on UK government guidance, it is currently a requirement for attendees (athletes and spectators) of the 2022 IVF World Sprint Championships to be fully vaccinated.  Click here for guidance on proving vaccination status

Please note below the timeline for the process moving forward, it is subject to change:

17 December 2021

Waka Ama NZ to contact Regions regarding V1 qualifying process for the World Sprints

20 December 2021

Waka Ama NZ will open the online registrations for the Aotearoa V1 Intents for the 2022 IVF Va’a World Sprints - https://wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1947 

Only the Regional Reps will have the ability to register individuals for this V1 intents event

Regions will confirm all paddlers who have qualified as part of their regions quota, that they wish to have their names added as intending to trial for their respective V1 division.

This event is set up with the quota limitations as per the National Sprints Quota – click here to view

Click here for the link for the World Sprints V1 Quota

1st February 2022

Once all Regionals have taken place – the V1 Intents will close

3rd February 2022

Once the V1 intents close – Waka Ama NZ will determine:

  • those paddlers that automatically qualify (due to not reaching the quota number)

  • those paddlers that will need to race at a Qualifying event (due to being over the World Sprints Quota)


A V6/V12/V1 Qualifying event will take place – details TBC

Those W1 paddlers  that are not paddling in a W6 team will be invoiced the $180 World Sprints Entry fee once confirmed

A qualifying event will take place at Lake Karāpiro (dates to be advised March/April 2022)

Online Entries:

Contact Details

Name: Waka Ama NZ
Email: worlds@wakaama.co.nz


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