Author: CORA Admin
CORA Spring 2021 Virtual Race Series #3 – (VPC and KPC) – June 13 to 26, 2021
The Kelowna Paddle Centre and Vernon Paddling Centre co-hosted the CORA Spring Series Race #3 from June 13 through June 26, 2021.
Results for this race are available HERE
Any CORA member can register and compete in CORA’s virtual race series events. Participants require a GPS watch or ERG computer to record your virtual race, and you must have a valid 2021 CORA membership. Categories are available for V1, OC1 and OC2, C1, K1, surfski single and double, marathon canoe single and double, SUP, kayak, Concept2 erg, and KayakPro erg.
NEW for the spring series: both solo and “solo cohort” options are now offered. All participants must register as individuals in solo boats for CORA’s spring 2020 race series, and all participants are responsible for submitting their solo race times. But members within the same club can form teams of up to six solo racers whose aggregate solo race times (with the same distance and race formats) will be compiled as cohort team results once the race submission window has closed. These solo cohort results will be posted as “team placements” in addition to solo results for each participant. For paddlers who choose to participate in the parallel “solo cohort” stream, the following rules apply:
- solo cohort members must be from the same club
- times posted as per usual individual competitors, and cumulative times to be tallied after for parallel standings between all participating cohorts
- drafting within identified cohorts is permitted according with CORA’s standing drafting guidelines, providing no cross-cohort draft occurs and providing that PHO guidelines are followed
- solo cohort participants must identify one “team” captain with CORA’s race registrar.
Registration will open on Sunday, June 13 and close on Saturday, June 26 at 5:00 pm
You can complete and log your distance as many times as you wish between the date you register and 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 27. For competitors who log more than one result in a selected distance, only the fastest time will be ranked and posted.
RACE formats for Spring V-Race #3:
- Short Course: 5K triangle
- Long Course: 12K triangle (3 x 4K Triangle loops)
All registrants will be entered into a random prize draw for fantastic prizes, to be held after the 3rd race of the Spring series. The CORA Board has approved $1000 towards prizes. For reference, prizes were mailed to each participant in the Winter series!
After you register, you will be emailed a link to a data submission form. As well you will be provided with an email address to send a screenshot of your GPS or ERG result (time and distance).
All results (form submission and emailing of GPS results), must be submitted no later than Sunday, June 27 at 5:00 pm (Pacific Time). No submissions will be accepted after the 5:00 pm deadline.
Note that GPS distances must meet or exceed the distance in order to qualify.
The CORA Race Committee will sort results and determine leaderboard standings based on the fastest result from each athlete for each division. Results will be published on the Lotus and CORA websites the following week.
You can register to race as many times as you wish using the same equipment at no extra cost. You will need to pay a separate race fee if you wish to submit an entry using different equipment (e.g. you can race OC1 in both 5.3km and 12km distances for this race, but must purchase a separate registration if you also wish to compete in V1).
Participants must read and accept the waiver as per their age group and indicate this on the registration form.
Note that valid 2021 CORA memberships are required to participate in the winter series virtual races; paddlers can renew their CORA memberships by clicking here.
In the case of registering for any two person equipment (OC2, Surfski for 2, or Marathon canoe for 2) please process two completely separate registrations but use the same email address so that we are able to match the registrations.
RESULTS are available HERE