IVF World Sprints – Registration Deadline: 28 August

CORA’s IVF committee is pleased to provide the following update on the trials and selection process for individuals and teams hoping to represent Canada at the 2022 World Outrigger Sprints. Whether or not you submitted an intent to compete form previously, if you are interested in trying out for world sprints we encourage you to review the attachment as things have changed since the last trials. 

NOTE: If you have filled out the intent to compete form, you are NOT registered for trials. 

Registration and event payment are due by August 28. CLICK HERE to download forms for registration are linked on the last few pages of the attached document. Trials will take place at Calgary Canoe Club on September 18 and 19. We recommend that when you are booking travel plans, ensure that you have cancellation insurance or that all bookings are refundable. 

The attached document outlines the process and links to the registration forms for paddlers trying out for:

  • Team Canada Elite Crew
  • V1 spots for all age classes
  • Free agent paddlers trying out for a seat in a Club Crew Championship team 
  • Club Crews (Pre-determined teams) trying out for one of the Club Crew Championship team slots

NOTES: For paddlers wanting to try out for Elite and/or age category V1 as well as a Club Crew Championship team, you need to fill out both the Elite registration, the V1 registration and either the free agent or pre-determined team registration. An athlete cannot be on both a club crew list and race as a free-agent in the same age category. If you are registering in a club crew, expect to travel to Calgary to trial unless you hear otherwise from the selection committee when registration closes. 

Registration Fees: Trials Fees for free agent paddlers and V1 trials are $20 for each age category a paddler trials in. For Club Crew teams the fee is $120 for each age category. There is no additional fee to try out for the Elite Crew. There are also no fees for juniors. 

Registration is now closed.

COVID Protocols: Alberta no longer has COVID restrictions in place. However, for this event, the protocols of physical distancing on land will be in place. It is requested that all paddlers wear masks when indoors or unable to physically distance on land. Our hosts, Calgary Canoe Club, may have their own protocols on top of what CORA is outlining here. If so, we will make you aware of these.

For free agents, if you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a mask at all times (except during your solo trial on the water). This means that a mask is required on the race site including the dock, inside and outdoors, and at all times in the V6 with your free agent crew. This is for your safety and the safety of your fellow paddlers and event volunteers.

Town Hall: CORA Team Canada! 2022 IVF World Sprints (London, England)

Did you know that TEAM CANADA Selections for the 2022 IVF World Sprints in London, England are already underway? Want to learn more? Join us for our final CORA (Zoom) Town Hall on Saturday July 10 at 4pm (PST). Read on!

Join the CORA IVF Committee on Zoom this Saturday, July 10 at 4pm PST (7pm EST) for an information session about the selection process to qualify for TEAM CANADA 2022.  We know that the club crew vs. free agent thing is a little confusing but know that if you want to try out for TEAM CANADA, there is an option for you no matter where you are from and if you are a member of a club or not. We’ll discuss how you can try out for a V1 spot. If you are interested in crewing up with the best of the best in Canada, then the ELITE trials are for you. CORA board directors and IVF committee members will be online to walk you through all the different options in the process and answer any questions.

The actual event dates for the 2022 IVF World Sprints are August 7-16, 2022 at Dorney Lake, Windsor, UK.The 2022 selection documents and intent to compete form are posted HERE.

Please join us for an introductory discussion on what to consider and how to apply at our final town hall of the summer: CORA Team Canada! 2022 IVF World Sprints (London, England).

CLICK HERE or on image below to view the video recording of this event.