COW would like to extend a big thank you to the following business for their support of the Nationals events being held over the coming 10 days and their support of the continued development of kayaking in New Zealand.
The NZ Freestyle Kayak National Championships are set to be hosted by Central Otago Whitewater alongside the NZ Slalom Championships at the Hawea Whitewater Park on the 29th/30th of March.
Due to balancing times with the Slalom Nationals the competition will be spread across three rides on each of the two features (6 rides total) with your lowest score on each feature able to be dropped. Wave competition is on Saturday afternoon. The top hole will be used on Sunday morning (and available for training on Saturday).
Cost for the weekend is $25 including NZEWW membership for 2014. If NZEWW membership is already paid through Extreme Race Series or Secondary Schools Freestyle entry will be $15.
Central Otago Whitewater, the Southland Canoe Club and Dunstan High School, as event hosts, invite you to come along to a wonderful week of paddling in the Southern region.
The NZ Secondary Schools Whitewater Champs is the pinnacle event for many junior whitewater kayakers. Secondary school students from all over NZ will be joined bythe Australian junior development squad to contest the various kayak and canoe slalom, DR and Freestyle events.
NZ Canoe Slalom Nationals - 2014
When: March 28-30, 2014 (Practice day, March 27)
Where: Hawea Whitewater Park, Camp Hill Rd, Hawea. The Hawea Whitewater Park is a purpose built facility located on the Hawea River at Camp Hill Bridge close to the resort towns of Wanaka and Lake Hawea. Constructed in late 2012, the park provides two river-
wide waves for kayakers, river surfers and others to enjoy.
How to get there: If flying into Queenstown, follow SH6 past Cromwell and Luggate. Just before Wanaka turn right (follow signs to West Coast) still on SH6. About half way between Alberttown and Hawea turn right up Camp Hill Rd until you reach the bridge. Car parks are located on both sides of the bridge. Travel time from Queenstown to Hawea wave about 90 minutes.
Entry Fee: Early bird special of $50 for all registrations paid by 28/2/14. Registrations paid after this date will cost $60. Entries can be made online on the Canoe Slalom NZ website and payment made by direct credit into 2014 Nationals 03-1733-0002139-25. Please put your name in the Reference field.
Accommodation: There are many accommodation options available in nearby Wanaka and Lake Hawea, ranging from
budget accommodation in holiday parks, to apartment, hotel and motel units.
Saturday - Contact Energy NZ Freestyle Kayak Championships 2013
Under 15 Boys
1st - Otis Rayner, Alexandra
2nd - Jack Paulin, Alexandra
3rd - Jeremy Norbury, Alexandra
Under 18 Boys
1st - Max Rayner, Alexandra
2nd - Stephen Bartlett, Queenstown
3rd - Hank Bilous, Wanaka
1st Place - Lotte Rayner, Alexandra
Under 18 Girls
1st Place - Emily McGimpsey, Alexandra
2nd Place - Jessica Bailey, Wanaka
3rd Place - Robin Pieper, Alexandra
1st Place - Pete Simpson, Hawea Flat
2nd Place - Aidan Haig, Oamaru
3rd Place - Gordon Rayner, Alexandra
1st Place - Robert Hervey, Murchison/Alexandra
2nd Place - Brendan Bayly, Rotorua
3rd Place - Dylan Thomson, Wanaka
Overall 1st Place - Claire O'Hara, Great Britain
2nd Place - Courtney Kerin (and 1st NZer)
3rd Place - Polly Green, Rotorua (2nd NZer)
4th Place - Marnie Fornasek, Auckland (3rd NZer)
Sunday - Contact Energy NZ Freestyle Kayak Team Trials.
The * means they have qualified for the NZ team to compete at the ICF Freestyle World Championships in the USA in September.
1st Place - Jessica Bailey, Wanaka *
2nd Place - Robin Pieper, Alexandra *
3rd Place - Emily McGimpsey, Alexandra
1st Place - Stephen Bartlett, Queenstown *
2nd Place - Max Rayner, Alexandra *
3rd Place - Hank Bilous, Wanaka *
1st Place - Claire O'Hara, Great Britain
2nd Place - Courtney Kerin, Oamaru (First NZer) *
3rd Place - Polly Green, Rotorua (2nd NZer) *
4th Place - Beth Morgan, Great Britain
1st Place - Jason Searle, Cromwell *
2nd Place - Robert Hervey, Murchison/Alexandra *
3rd Place - Mike Hoffman, Gore *
4th Place - Aidan Haig, Oamaru *
5th Place - Matt Burton, Turangi *