2023 Distance Championship - Samoa


Free agents are eligible to try out for any of the V6 entries for the 2023 IVF World Distance Championships in Samoa. To participate, review the AGE DIVISION you intend to try out for and the dates of the time trials below, and submit the Free Agent Intent Form by January 15, 2023. (Deadline has passed).

Your intent-to-trial details will be provided to the coach for the specific crew and further communication will come directly from that individual.  It is expected that free agents will travel to the crew's training location to time trial and for future training, if selected.

Paddlers who are members of the current selected crews do not need to sign up as Free Agents, but must participate in the time trial process.

Please be advised that the challenge period provided for the specific division’s V6 is set, there will be no make-ups or exceptions provided.




280 Marina Way

Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Women 60’s
    • 2/4 OC1 time trial – 9 a.m
    • 2/5 OC6 testing – 9 a.m.

Women 40’s
    • 2/25 9 AM OC1 time trial during Lanakila OC1 race (short course)
    • 2/26 9 AM OC6 testing

Junior 19 Girls & Junior 19 Boys:
    • 2/25 9 AM OC1 time trial during Lanakila OC1 race (short course)
    • 2/26 9 AM OC6 testing


34551 Puerto Place

Dana Point CA 92629

Women Open & Women 50’s
    • 2/4 9 AM  OC1 5 mile flat water time trial & OC6 Blend/Practice/Seat Race
    • 2/5 9 AM  For paddlers invited back from Day & OC6 Blend/Practice/Seat Race


Santa Cruz Harbor

135 Fifth Ave

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Women 70’s
    • 3/11 - 3/14 Morning and Afternoon sessions to be planned and include OC1/V1 time trials


Open, 40’s and 50’s - COMBINED

Top OC1/V1 contenders will receive invitation to V6 trials

    • 1/28/23 Hanohano Ocean Challenge Long Course
    • 2/25/23 Lankila Classic Long Course
    • 3/11/23 Va’a California Series #2 (V1 craft only)

Men 60’s
    • No entry.

Men 70’s: Lanakila OCC
    • Time trial date TBD

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