Extreme Kayak World Championship 2021

Kayaking Qualification World Championship Urdland Tue 29.06 at 12:00 .
Kayaking Semifinals World Championship Myrkdalen Thu 01.07 at 14:00 .
Kayaking Finals World Championship Myrkdalen Fri 02.07 at 14:00 .

We're happy to announce that the World Championship of 2021 will take place at Ekstremsportveko in Voss, Norway. The championship is part of the AWP world series.

SIGN UP FOR WAITING LIST THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHP

NOTE: The deadline to sign-up for the World Championship is set for the 1st of March. Since we need to have extra time to plan and arrange the event due to covid. One of them is to ensure your safety and the second one is to get your name on our list of world championship athletes, to ensure your entrance to Norway. So you can participate in the Extreme Kayak World Championship here in June. Be sure to sign-up before the 1st of March.

NOTE: The sign-up is free of charge, and you can at any point give up your spot without any strings attached.

The competition is an individual time trial sprint down a steep technical section of whitewater. This section is meant to test the skills and abilities of the world’s most talented kayakers on the rivers of Voss.

The world championship will kick off Tuesday with the qualifications on the crystal clear Raundalselva. This river is known for its green water, stunning scenery, and challenging rapids. Only the best kayakers from Tuesday’s completion will compete Thursday in Myrkdalselva. This section has been used for several years during Ekstremsportveko including the European Championship last year. Friday is the highlight. The finals will be held in a lower section of Myrkdalselva. The kayakers will paddle through the famous “Holy Diver”.

WHO WILL WIN THE HONORABLE TITLE WORLD CHAMPION?


RACE RULES

  • There is a mandatory briefing in the lounge at the Festival Tent, date and time to be confirmed.
  • All participants must use a PE-plastic creek-boat of serial production (no slicey-boat). The kayak must have a maximum length of 275 cm and minimum weight of 18kg. There must be minimum 4 solid grabloops/attachment points for rescue and should have some kind of internal structure support and solid footrests. If you're in doubt about your kayak, read more about kayak rules on: awpkayak.org or ask us in advance.
  • All participants must wear a white water helmet conforming to EN 1385 Norm, a white water buoyancy aid conforming to EN 393 Norm or ISO 12402-5 Norm and wear sufficient protection against cold water. 
  • All participants must carry a throw bag in the boat during training. 
  • We will perform an inspection of your gear and have the right to refuse any participants whose kayak or equipment seems unsafe or is not up to standards.
  • All participants must stay by the take out until 2 more racers cross the finish line

RACE FORMAT

TUESDAY 29 JUNE, KL.12:00
Qualification: Top 50 Men / 10 Masters / 10 Women through to Semis
One run to qualify

THURSDAY 01 JULY, KL.14:00
Put-in of Lower Myrkdalen Semi final Åmot
Fastest lap

FRIDAY 02 JULY, KL.14:00
Holy Diver, Lower Myrkdalen
Two rounds, combined time


CLASSES

Men (16+)

  • 50 competitors, 2 rounds
  • First round: Top 10
  • Second round: 10 through

Masters (40+)

  • Top 10 from qualification
  • First round: 3 competitors qualify
  • Second round: 2 competitors qualify
  • 5 through to Finals

Women (16+):

  • Top 10 from qualification
  • First round: 3 competitors qualify
  • Second round: 2 competitors qualify
  • 5 through to Finals

LEVEL
Expert


EQUIPMENT

  • Mass-produced creek boat
  • Helmet
  • Sufficient protection against cold water
  • Whitewater buoyancy aid
  • Throw bag


MEETING POINT

Qualification: Raundalselvi ()
GPS coordinates: TBA

Semifinal: Myrkdalselvi (Årmot)
GPS coordinates: 60.858190, 6.496975

Final: Myrkdalselvi (Holy Diver)
GPS coordinates: 60.833907, 6.460753


REGISTRATION / SIGN UP

Registration opens: 01.01.2021
Registration closes: 01.03.2021

NOTE: Any competitor that qualifies for the finals and does not wish to compete on Holy Diver, therefore, loses their spot to the next fastest competitor. Competitors that finished 21-25 respectively should be on standby to compete as we wish to have a full start list for the finals.

SIGN UP FOR WAITING LIST FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP