SUP Event: 2019 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships

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Location: Qingdao, China
Date: 24th October 2019 - 27th October 2019

2019 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships

Event Overview

Organiser: International Canoe Federation
Website: https://www.canoeicf.com/stand-up-paddling-world-championships/qingdao-2019
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/planetcanoe

The 2019 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships will be held in Qingdao, China, from October 24-27. Along with sprint, technical and long distance races, there will also be an inflatable race as well as juniors and masters events.

Competition Information

ICF Prize Money: Minimum € 36,000 in the 6 Open hard boards events
Men/Women Long Distance Race € 7000
Men/Women Technical Race € 6000
Men/Women Sprint Race € 5000

Additional support for top paddlers
The 2 overall winners’ men and women at the 2019 ICF SUP World Cup in Scharbeutz (GER) 7-8 September 2019 will be supported by the HOC as follow: • € 800 contribution for flights; • Free accommodation during the access period (21-27 Oct.2019); • Free meals during the access period; • Free Participation fee for the World Championships.

For further information, please refer to 2019 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships Bulletin 1

Venue and courses

Please refer to 2019 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships Bulletin 2

Schedule

Preliminary racing schedule

Friday, October 25 – Sprint races:
8.00 am – Paddlers Meeting
9.00 am – Heats Sprint races
12:00pm – Public
2.00 pm – Semi-finals
4.00 pm – Finals Sprint races
5.00 pm – Medals Ceremony

Saturday, October 26 – Technical races:
8.00 am – Paddlers Meeting
9.00 am – Heats Technical races
12:00pm – Public
2.00 pm – Semi-finals
4.00 pm – Finals Technical races
5.00 pm – Medals Ceremony

Sunday, October 27 – Long distance races:
8.00 am – Paddlers Meeting
9.00 am – Long-distance Finals
2.00 pm – Inflatable Finals
4.00 pm – Public
5.00 pm – Medals Ceremony

Logistics

Accommodation
Three hotels are recommended by the organising committee: Inter-Continental Qingdao, Zhonghang Xiangtong Yacht Club Hotel and Marine Holiday Inn. These are the only three hotels which will be serviced by the airport transport and daily transfers to and from the competition venue. For more information check page 14 of bulletin 1. You can contact Linlin Wang for booking and accommodation questions for all three hotels by email or by phone: +86 13953248663. For ICF SUP World Championships special prices, please use the code 2019ICFSUP when booking your accommodation.

Airport Transfer
Airport transfers from Qingdao Liuting International Airport to one of the three registered accommodation venues can be booked during online registration process. If flight details are not known at this time, they can be added later, until 14 October.

Visas
Athletes who require a visa to travel to China should plan well in advance.
Tourist visas are suitable for participation in the competition.
If an athlete requires an invitation letter, they must submit the required information, plus a copy of their passport, in the online entry form. The Chinese Canoe Association cannot issue an invitation letter without the passport copy. Invitation letters can only be issued to competing athletes. Any other attending spectators such as family or friends should apply for their own tourist visa or apply through a travel agent. For any questions or concerns regarding visas please contact Mrs Jin.

Boards

Hard boards – SUP mono hull maximum 14 foot (4.26m) long;
Inflatable boards – SUP mono hull maximum 12’6”

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To find out more, please visit event page www.canoeicf.com/stand-up-paddling-world-championships/qingdao-2019

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