New CORA long distance race rules

CORA has updated its long distance race rules, applicable to all CORA-sanctioned races. Highlights of changes include:

  • With the growing number of unlimited canoes, CORA has introduced a masters 40+ age division for unlimited canoes.  Note that the separation of unlimited masters 40+ and unlimited open crews may allow for unused canoes to be raced by mixed masters 40+ crews in the women’s race.
  • We have stated the previously unwritten custom of allowing an experienced steer to steer junior and novice crews without disqualifying the from those divisions.
  • We have clarified the rules for combining divisions for the purposes of conferring race awards and expressed expectations regarding the conferring of awards for junior, novice and open divisions where fewer than 3 crews or paddlers are registered.
  • We have revised the requirements for personal floatation devices in accordance with guidance received from CORA’s insurance provider.

The revised the CORA long distance race rules (March 2020) can be found HERE.  We have also prepared a “blackline” document that highlights the changes from the March 2018 version of the rules HERE.

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