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The Course

The race course consists of 10 Weirs and 1 portage. It starts within the grounds of the world famous K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare and finishes 30+ kilometre later at the Garda Boat Club, Islandbridge, Dublin.

Boat Classes

Singles

K1 Class A:

Kayaks measuring 450 – 520 cms
Including kayaks such as but not exclusive to Wild Water & Sea Kayaks

 

K1 Class B:

Kayaks measuring 420 – 449 cms
Including kayaks such as but not exclusive to Gola Sprint, Deceptor, Wave Hopper, Fastwave, Sea kayak

 

K1 Class C: (GP/Recreational Kayaks Only)

All kayaks measuring 420 cms and below
Including kayaks such as but not exclusive to Gola, Sprite & All other GP Kayaks

Double Kayaks

Open K2      

Double kayaks greater 550cms

 

Over 39 K2           

Double kayaks greater 550cms

 

K2 Womens     

Double kayaks greater 550cms

 

Open K2      

Double kayaks greater 550cms

 

K2 Mixed Open 

Double kayaks greater 550cms

 

K2 Junior Open  

Double kayaks greater 550cms

 

Open T2      

Double kayaks less than 550cms

Canoes

C1 Canoe Singles 

Unrestricted (Any canoe. Width, length and weight are unlimited)

 

C2 Canoe Doubles

Unrestricted (Any canoe. Width, length and weight are unlimited)

 

C3 Canoe Triples

Unrestricted (Any canoe. Width, length and weight are unlimited)

 

C2 Canoe Mixed Doubles

Unrestricted (Any canoe. Width, length and weight are unlimited)

All Canoes must be propelled solely by single bladed canoe paddle / paddles.

Age Definitions

Junior

Junior is defined as any person under the age of 18 on 1st January of the year of the race.

039

O39 is defined as any person aged 39 or over on 1st January of the year of the race.

O49

O49 is defined as any person aged 49 or over in 1st January of the year of the race.

Class Amalgamations

In the event of the minimum number of entrants not being met to populate a competitive class, amalgamations will generally occur as follows:

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Junior Categories

Classes will amalgamate up a level until minimum number of entrants are met. e.g. Should K1 Class C Junior fall below the minimum entry threshold it shall be amalgamated with K1 Class B Junior .If minimum entry threshold is still not met they shall be amalgamated with Class A. Men & Women shall always remain separate

K1/K2 Age Group Categories(O39/O49) 

Categories will amalgamate down an age group within their class until minimum number of entrants is met. e.g. Should O49 fall below the minimum entry threshold it shall amalgamate with O39. If the minimum entry threshold is still not met the age groups shall amalgamate with the senior category within their class

K1 Senior Categories

Classes will amalgamate up a level until minimum number of entrants are met. e.g. Should K1 Class B fall below the minimum entry threshold it shall be amalgamate with K1 Class A. Men and Women shall always remain separate

K2 Senior Categories

Should Women’s or Mixed K2 not meet the minimum entry threshold they shall be amalgamated with Open K2.

Race Rules

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