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2022 World Sprints Championship - London


Great News! USAORCA has filed our intent to participate in the International Va’a Federation World Elite and Club Sprint Championships!  At this time the event is a "go." Great Britain Outrigger will be hosting the Sprints Championship at Dorney Lake, Windsor, England. 

All participants are required to pay a $200 registration fee with USAORCA, we are requesting a $100 deposit due on March 28th with the balanceof $100 due June 1, 2022. All payments must come through your Association representative, please reach out to the following:

Not currently affiliated with one of USA’s Associations? Please send an email as it is a requirement of IVF and USAORCA that all participants be affiliated.

Elite V6 - Zone 3, 5 mile TT


Elite V1 - 500m TT
Uploaded by April 15,2022

Registration Fee, Partial #1 $100
To Your Area Coordinator by March 28, 2022

Passport and Head-Shot Forms
May 1, 2022

TUE Form (Only if applicable)
ASAP, no later than May 29, 2022

Registration Fee, Partial #2 $100
To Your Area Coordinator by June 1, 2022

Opening Ceremony, Dorney Lake, Windsor
August 8, 2022

Elite Racing (estimated)
August 9 – 10, 2022

Two ECORA Paddlers, their Time Trial & Coooold Weather!

November 14, 2021

Sometimes a time trial is a well-coordinated event of many people racing down a controlled course with well-marked lanes. And sometimes a time trial is a race of two boats, pitted against one another and the wind, racing against a Walmart stopwatch held by a frozen rowing coach piloting a john-boat with a bad gas line and a dog.

Time trials for selection for the 2022 IVF World Sprints is going to be another lonely affair for paddlers on the East Coast. Without a regular sprint series, with few V1 crafts overall and fewer still outside of Florida, the East Coast time trials are going to look like the lonely affairs of years passed.

This past Sunday morning, two women from the Washington DC area, met up with a rowing coach who had been duly bribed with promises of bundt cake.
Our gracious host agreed to our use of the Sandy Run rowing facility, to run a few time trials to submit in advance of the December 1 deadline and the regularly scheduled closure of the course. Although there have been nice days up here in DC, many of those days have occurred during the work week. This left us to run a trial during the frigid weekend weather.

We met up at the Sandy Run training facility and put together our boats under the curious and watchful eyes of rowers and Boy Scouts. We kicked a few goose droppings off the docks and launched ourselves out into the balmy 50 something degree water. Fortunately, the wind was a reasonable 6-8 miles an hour which only made the temperature feel like 26 or 27F as the temperature was in the low 30s.

Our gracious host and his dog, both suffering mightily, led us to the calmest part of the course and we were able to get two runs of 500 M done before cold set and no one felt like a 3rd run was as good an idea as it seemed in the car. The Sandy Run course is on a reservoir of the Occoquan River. With steep-ish sides and plenty of curves we were pleased to have found a straight-ish course that was out of the wind for at least 2/3 of the way. The hull side crosswind at the end felt like being slapped by an ice cube.

While our trials were solitary, we're hopeful that there might be a greater uptake of world sprints and V1 racing here on the East Coast for the 2022 cycle. We'd love to race more paddlers in warmer water and to get an ECORA women's and men's V6 crew or two. Certainly there are more frozen East Coasters who want to paddle together? Where are you? Would you like to paddle together? And do you have warmer water? We'd love to hear from you - send us an email at info@usaorca.org.

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" or Sign Up Here.

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