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2022 World Sprints Championship - London

In anticipation of the IVF World Sprint Championships on Dorney Lake in Windsor, England from August 7th through 16th, 2022, USAORCA is accepting intent from our membership. This international event includes Elite racing, Para va’a racing and Club Crew racing. USAORCA has started the process of securing both Head and Assistant Coaches for the Elite Division Crews; calling for interest in the Elite Division V1 and V6/12 crews while at the same time working with our Member Associations to select Club Crews.

USAORCA Coaches:  Interested parties should review this newsletter and complete the application at the link below.

The coach selection begins...Interested applicants should submit the Application Form by September 30, 2021.

  • In the event a candidate has questions about the form or about the supporting documents, they should contact the race committee
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  • If a pair of candidates wishes to be considered as a Head and Assistant Coach pair, include both names in the comments within the application.
  • After the application deadline, the USAORCA Board will review all application materials to select a short list of between 3 and 6 candidates for Head and Assistant Coach positions. The USAORCA Race Committee will notify these short listed candidates of their selection and will answer any questions about next steps.

For more information about the coaching team nominations and selection, email us at info@usaorca.org with the subject line
Coaching Nominations.

Elite Intent to Participate
Elite Division Crew Selection

In order to provide input to the IVF host, Great Britain, USAORCA will be
gathering information from our member associations on the numbers of participants and crews each intends to send to London.  While we recognize it is early in the planning to request intent, it is necessary to properly plan the event.

The intent for club entries will go directly to the member Association; however, Elite participants must submit intent to try out for a V1 or V6
Elite crews.

To receive details regarding the Elite Crew Division participation,
Sign Up Here.

For questions regarding the Elite Division contact us at info@usaorca.org with the subject line "Elite Division."

These paddlers represent USAORCA in the Elite events of Junior19 and Open division V6 straight and turn events on the first 2 days of racing. V12 men and women’s entries are made up of these paddlers. 

Elite paddlers will have USAORCA coaching, fitness requirements, land training qualifiers and water training qualifiers in order to be considered. A sample of the qualifications by division are below:

The canoes selected for the 2022 London World Sprints Championship
are the
V6 Are Matahina & the V1 Tai Tahi.

Club Crew Selection
Para Va'a

USAORCA will be sending a maximum of 6 Club Crews per
division (both men and women) to compete at the 2022 World Club Sprints Championship. 

Member Associations will be working with USAORCA to assure a fair selection process for these crews. For more details regarding the Club Crew selection process, please contact your member Association and Download the Document now.

For additional information for the Club Crew Division contact us at info@usaorca.org with the subject line
"Club Crew Division" or sign-up to your area's Regular Crew mailing list: NCOCA, SCORA, ECORA, PNW-ORCA.

USAORCA would be proud to have our para va’a paddlers participate in the London World Sprints Championship.

Races include V1 500 meter and 250 meter, V6 500 meter coed, V6 1000 meter coed turn event, and V12 500 meter coed event. Para Va’a athletes must be classified by the ICF/IVF classification program and are then provided a ‘point’ status for V6 and V12 crews (total crew points are used to approve the entry), note that IVF includes extended classifications beyond ICF’s.

All Para Va’a events will take place during the 2 Elite days of racing.

If your association or club has paddlers interested in participating in this division, please email us at info@usaorca.org with the subject line
"Para Va’a Athlete"
Sign Up Here.

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