Welcome to the 5th annual Danish White Water Games 2017 This year we will have true summer white water spirit in the heart of Lissfors. The location offers a great logistic
Welcome to the 5th annual Danish White Water Games 2017
This year we will have true summer white water spirit in the heart of Lissfors. The location offers a great logistic setup and a perfect learning environment with an opportunity to create a technical slalom course. If we’re lucky to get enough water we will also go through the famous and technical Fänforsen during the downriver competition.
You can compete in several sports:
- Rafting (R4)
- Stand Up Paddle
- Kayak Open
- C1/OC1 (both closed and open canoes)
We will find a winner in each sport and the person who collects the most points across all sports during the event, will be claimed The Great Waterman of DWWG 2017 (Men & Women respectively). NOTE: It is not required to compete in all sports to participate in The Great Waterman competition. As soon as you compete in more than 1 sport you’ll be part of The Great Waterman competition.
The DWWG is also the National Danish Championships and all Danish teams and athletes will be ranked according to their finishing position.
The Danish White Water Games is organized and recognized by DSRF in cooperation with Copenhagen Watersports, however the event is entirely run by volunteers who also compete, so you will be asked to help with different tasks during the event, such as judging, timekeeping, safety (if qualified) etc.
Remember to join the Facebook event as soon as we get this ready. We will use this to publish program and other relevant information before and during the event. If you do have any questions please send an email to: kontaktdsrf(at)gmail.com
IMPORTANT COMPETITION INFORMATION
BE AWARE OF THE LIMIT OF COMPETITORS (first come – first serve):
- Rafting: 10 teams
- SUP: 15 athletes
- Kayak & OC1/C1: 20 athletes (Men & Women)
NOTE: If we have less rafting teams than expected we will open up for more athletes in the other categories.
The event will take place in Lissfors. Depending on the water level the competitions will be held at different locations. However, the event base, which is also the place for accommodation, will be at Kajaktiv AB. The place has the following address: Lissforsvägen 11, 785 44 Dala-floda, Sweden
GPS Coordinates: 60.507166N, 14.824713E
You can coordinate transport with other athletes in the Facebook event.
You can compete in several sports (Remember to sign up for each sport):
- Rafting: Only R4 category (Open Men, Open Women)
- SUP: Men or Women
- Kayaking/C1/OC1: Men, Women and Youth
- Rafting disciplines: Sprint, H2H, Slalom & Downriver
- SUP disciplines: Sprint, SUP Cross
- Kayak disciplines: Sprint, Slalom, Boater Cross
- C1 disciplines: Sprint, Slalom, Boater Cross
- Freestyle: 1 minute sessions
The kayaking, C1 and OC1 races will be held during the same heats, and you’ll have to inform the organizers on location which boat class you will compeet in.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
We’ve made a special deal with Kajaktiv AB and everyone will stay at the event base which is located just 50 meters from the river. The accommodation is already paid through your race fee (Friday to Sunday). However, there are only beds/indoor sleeping for 32 participants, therefore: All youth athletes will stay indoors, and the rest are allocated to the first people that sign up for the event. The rest need to bring their own tent. If you would like to volunteer to sleep in a tent outside or do not need accommodation please give us this information in your subscription. Facilities at the place are toilets, sauna, lounge, kitchen and Wi-Fi.
Breakfast and dinner (Friday to Sunday) is paid through your competition fee. You will need to handle your lunch individually. In terms of special needs of food please provide us with this information when you subscribe.
The organizers will provide rafts, SUP boards and leash + paddle for SUP and standard slalom kayak and C1 boats + paddle. Your welcome to bring your own kayak or C1 however for the kayak cross discipline a Creek-boat must be used.
Individual equipment goes as; PFD, helmet, paddle, throwbag, flipline, knife and suitable paddle clothing’s depending on weather conditions (expected water temperature is 12-15 degrees C) .
Every raft has to carry 1 throwbag as a minimum during the competition.
Safety during competitions will be arranged by the race organizers however all participants will be required to help. Instructions will be given during the safety briefing before race start.
It is required by all participants to have a certain level of white water skills that qualifies you to compete in a white water competition. This includes: You must be able to swim at least 500m and kayakers/canoers must be able to pull themselves out of the boat.
The race officials reserve the right to deny participants who do not meet a certain level of white water skills.
We will update the program here as soon as we have this ready.
WHITE WATER CLINICS
There will be 3-day white water clinic that runs from Monday the 3rd until Wednesday the 5th of July in Evje – just before the competition. You can find more information about this camp at DSRF Camps 2017.
RACE FEE AND SIGNUP
Race fee is 750,- DKR (includes competition fee, accommodation and food (breakfast and dinner, Friday to Sunday, but not lunch).
+ 100,- DKR race fee per each compeeting discipline.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By signing up you agree to the following terms and conditions for participation in the Danish White Water Games 2016:
I confirm that I can swim at least 500 meters and that I have a certain level of white water experience. I declare that my participation in the race is at own risk and that Copenhagen Watersports and DSRF can not be applied any liability of any kind. Including liability for any injuries that I incur myself or others in the race. I declare that I am healthy and that I am not suffering from any serious illnesses. I agree to that photos, film footage, interviews, advertisements etc. during the event can be used freely. Copenhagen Watersports and DSRF takes no responsibility for personal or material damage, including theft during the event.
TilmeldingClick here and sign up!
7 (Fredag) 08:00 - 9 (Søndag) 14:00
Lissforsvägen 11, 785 44 Dala-floda
Dansk Surf & Rafting Forbund / Copenhagen WatersportsMichael Lindberg / +45 25 14 20 68