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Ganga Kayak Festival 2014 – March 5th -6th

Location : Golf course rapid (River Ganga), Rishikesh, Uttrakahand, India

1. Sprint (Pro’s)
2. Boater cross
3. Mass boater cross (Pro’s only)
4. Beginners (Open Category)
5. Girls (Open category)

Entry fees:

All 3 events: Pro’s Sprint, Boater cross and Mass boater cross - Rs 1000/- (Includes: lunch, coffee/tea, event t-shirt, etc)
Beginners and girls category: Rs 350/- (Includes: lunch, coffee/tea, event t-shirt, etc)

Descriptions:

Sprint (Pro’s):

Starts from above the golf course rapid on the river left with seal launch of the 6mtr high ramp. There will be several upstream obstacle gates on both sides of the river. To finish the race, the athlete must touch the banner on the rock in the left eddy below golf course. Each athlete completes 2 laps with the fastest lap time counting.


Boater cross

The top 32 athletes from the Sprint event will qualify for the Boater Cross. There will be heats of 4 kayakers. They will compete on a course with two upstream gates finishing at the banner in the river left eddy below golf course. The top 2 from each heat will move onto the next round and so on. The top 4 athletes will qualify for the Super Final round and battle for the Boater Cross title.
 

Mass boater cross (Pro’s only):

Athletes will start together from above the tee off rapid. It will be a Le-mans style start. Once the start signal fires the athlete will need to run over, enter their kayak, put their spray deck on, and sprint down to the finish point. There will be no gates for the Mass Boater Cross.

Beginners (Open Category):

Starts below the golf course rapid to the left eddy below the club house rapid finishing with touching the finish banner. Athletes will have 2 laps each. The fastest 4 athletes will qualify for the boater cross super final. Boater cross super final will start with the seal launch from the 6mtr high ramp all the way to the finish line. There will be no gates for this category. Beginners will not be able to compete in any of the categories that include Pro’s sprint, boater cross and the mass boater cross.

Girls (Open category):

Minimum number of 5 girls will be required for the girl’s category. Starts below the golf course rapid to the left eddy below the club house rapid. Athletes will finish by touching the finish banner. Athletes will have 2 laps each. If there are less than 5 girls then they can compete in any of the open categories according to their skill level (Pro’s or beginners).

Rules for Pro’s category:

1. Minimum age of 18 years old
2. Athlete must be a solid class 4 kayaker
3. Kayak should not be more than 3 meters long
4. Athlete must be a competent white water swimmer
5. If the athlete swims during a sprint qualification round 1 or 2 then there is an automatic disqualification.
6. Each athlete has to complete 2 rounds of the Sprint.


Rules for beginners/ girls category:

1. Minimum age of 18 years old
2. Athlete must be able to Eskimo roll
3. Kayak should not be more than 3 meter long
4. Athlete must be a good white water swimmer
5. Each athlete has to complete 2 rounds of the Sprint.
General Information

Pre registration begins on Feb 25th onwards at the DE-N-ASCENT EXPEDITIONS office, Opposite Jumping Heights office in Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Schedule: GANGA KAYAK Festival 2014
March 5th-6th at GOLF COURSE Rapid, River GANGA, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

Location
Rishikesh
Time, Date and Duration

03/05/14
03/07/14
Contact Details
Phone: 9411527295
Email: gangakayakfestival@gmail.com
Website: http://gangakayakfestival.org
Fee (Free/Paid)
Paid
 
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