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2018 Class Definitions

These are the proposed race classes for the 2018 race, any senior categories not achieving a quorum will be amalgamated with the closest category.
Class Definitions

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

K2

  • All racing K2

T2

  • All Touring Double kayaks less than 550cms

Canoe

 

Age Definitions:

  • Junior is defined as any person under the age of 18 on 1st January of the year of the race
  • O39 is defined as any person aged 39 or over on 1st January of the year of the race
  • 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:

  • 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.

In the event of any unforeseen circumstances relating to amalgamations, alternative arrangements may be made at the discretion of the race coordinator.

If you are in any doubt as to what class you should be entered in contact the Canoeing Ireland office on liffeydescent@canoe.ie for advice before submitting your entry.