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IVF World Distance Champs 2019 - 12th August to 16th August 2019

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IVF World Distance Champs 2019 - 12th August to 16th August 2019

The International Va’a Federation is pleased to invite the membership of the IVF to participate in the 2019 IVF Va’a World Distance Championship.  The event will be held in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia.  Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA) is our host for the 2019 Event.
The link to all information will be found on the IVF web site:   ivfiv.org > Events menu.  There will be a link to Australia’s website which will provide additional information regarding travel, venue, courses, accommodation, local activities and all logistics associated with the event. 
The dates for the event will be from 9th to 16th August 2019.  Here are the general activities by day:  
Approved Event Dates Training - Friday 9th August 2019 Training & Opening Ceremony -  Saturday 10 August 2019 Training - Sunday 11th August 2019 Race Day - Monday 12 August 2019 Race Day - Tuesday 13 August 2019 Race Day  - Wednesday 14 August 2019 Race Day - Thursday 15 August 2019 Race Day & Closing Ceremony - Friday 16 August 2019
A draft programme of events will be created once intent period closes. 
The Online entries for the event will be done through the IVF web site, ivfiv.org.  Area coordinators may use the ‘Event On Line  Registration’ link under Events for the 2019 Va’a World Distance. Online entries will be available from 12 December 2018 and will close 10 February 2019.
Area Coordinators must be confirmed to IVF Secretary, Linda Dresbach Linda@ivfiv.org so we may supply them with appropriate credentials.  Currently, all 2018 Area Coordinator access has been disabled. 
Va’a World Distance Championship:   
Teams will be representing their IVF Member country/region. Countries may enter 1 team per category 
The following categories will be recognised: Junior 19 (minimum age 14)  Open (minimum age 16)   Master 40    Master 50    Master 60    Master 70 (reduced distance)    Para (Mixed V6, reduced distance)
Countries may enter 1 x V6 team per gender. Countries may enter 1 x V1 paddler per gender. Para Va’a V1 will include VL1, VL2, VL3 and IVF’s VL4 categories with 1 entry per gender. At the Va’a World Distance Championship, uniform should be a national uniform of the Country/Region
Current Race Rules can be found at http://www.ivfiv.org/race-rules.html 
Entry Fees: Va’a World Distance Championship:  $100 per paddler (USD) 50% of the fee will be due with Intent head count; balance due no later than 10 May 2019
Important Dates: DATE: Open Intent for Entries  10 December 2018 Close Intent – including athlete count 10 February 2019 Intent fee (50% of paddler entry due to IVF)  28  February 2019 Close Entries (Event Scratch penalties begin, Add Event entries penalty begins) $100 (USD) 10 April 2019   Paddler Registration closes – 100% penalty begins, $100 USD All paddler verification must be completed at this time. 10 May 2019 TUE Application closes  24 May 2019 Remainder of entry fee due to IVF  10 July 2019 Event Dates 9 to 16 August 2019 
We look forward to your participation at the 2019 World Va’a Distance Championship.  

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