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Wildwater Kayaking
Fight against the element water

After being handed over by the mountain biker, the canoeists plunge into the waters of the Isel. Once they have landed safely in the Isel, a 6-kilometre whitewater regatta with river crossings, upstream passages, Eskimo rolls and other surprises awaits the athletes, demanding everything from them. In addition, the unusual length of the route – the kayakers are on the water for over 30 minutes – poses a particular challenge for the athletes. The big crescendo takes place in the town, where the wheat is separated from the chaff before they cross the Südtirolerplatz square and arrive at the finish line on the main square in Lienz. Pure adrenalin!

ATTENTION: THERE WILL BE NEW KAYAK REGULATIONS IN 2024, ALL INFORMATION HERE

Regatta: 6 km

Regatta: 6 km

Route

Isel

- entry into the river Isel
- whitewater regatta over 6km
- upstream zones and river crossings
- Mandatory 360 degree Eskimo roll
- get out at Fischwirtsbrücke and run to the finish area at the main square Lienz

Conditions

Standardised boats: Only mass-produced plastic boats (rotomoulded, thermoformed or blow-moulded) that are freely available on the market are permitted. A boat must be registered with the ICF to be eligible for this year’s competition.

Official ICF list 2023/24

Length: max. 2.75 m Weight: min. 18 kg

The bow of all boats must have a minimum radius of 5 cm horizontally.
The boat must not have any dangerous sharp edges.

All boats must be equipped with a handle at each end that is no further than 50 cm from the bow and stern.

No modifications may be made to the outside of the boat.

The boat must have a complete footrest plate. Footrests only are not permitted! The user of the boat is responsible at all times for following the manufacturer’s instructions and the recommendations provided at the time of purchase.

No adaptations to the boat such as wheels, boat must be in original condition.

Infos

For questions about the boat or other questions about the course: Günther Oberwalder – 0043/(0)664 8297041

Every canoeist must wear a life jacket that complies with ICF rules! A helmet and suitable footwear are also compulsory (bare feet are forbidden, risk of injury when running). Outside help is strictly prohibited!

All boats must be checked by the race organisers before the competition and approved for the start (length and weight). THE INSPECTION OF THE BOATS IS MANDATORY FOR A START!

Boats can be brought to the boat inspection from 7.30 am. Boats may only be deposited in the start area after they have passed the inspection. No boat storage overnight!

Regulations

If a jump is possible, you must jump individually. The first person to close the spraydeck on the ramp has priority at the “cliff start”. The spraydeck MUST ALWAYS be closed.

All gates/buoys must be navigated by number. Red gates mean upstream gates (to be travelled against the direction of flow), green gates mean downstream gates (to be travelled in the direction of flow). The gates/buoys are positioned so that even average paddlers can manage the course without major problems.

Not all gates/buoys have two gate poles7 buoys attached. Where there is only one gate pole, the gate must always be passed on the side of the pole to which the number is attached.

After the finish, the boats can be deposited in the stage area. They must be collected there by 16:30. If the boat is not collected in time, it will be kept by the Kajakclub Osttirol and can be redeemed for €100. This amount will be donated 100% to the Kajakclub Osttirol youth development programme.

There is no penalty for light contact with a gate pole! However, anyone who deliberately picks up a pole/buoy or deliberately knocks a pole away will be penalised. The imaginary vertical line of the goal pole suspension (crossbar) applies. The paddler must move within this line.

If an athlete breaks a paddle on the course, a replacement paddle can be handed to him (by his own hand).

All gates must be driven through in numbers. Red gates mean upward gates (to be driven against the flow direction), green gates mean downward gates (to be driven in the flow direction). The goals are set so that even average paddlers can master the course without any major problems.

Not all goal gates are hung on two gates. Where there is only one gate bar, the gate must always be passed through on the side of the bar to which the number is attached.

After the finish, the boats can be deposited in the stage area. You can collect them there by 4:30 p.m. If the boat is not picked up in time, the kayak club Osttirol will keep it safe and can be released for an amount of € 100. This amount is made available to 100% of the youth support of the kayak club Osttirol.

There is no penalty if you lightly touch a gate bar! However, whoever deliberately picks up a bar or deliberately knocks a bar away is considered a goal error. The imaginary vertical line of the gate bar suspension (crossbar) applies. The paddler must move within this.

If an athlete breaks a paddle on the course, they can be given a replacement paddle (by their own supervisor).

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