Teams from 30 countries, including about 2200 competitors, will showcase the world's fastest Va'a (outrigger canoe) paddlers on Queensland's Sunshine Coast during the International Va'a Federation World Elite & Club Sprint Championships presented by Hawaiian Airlines at Lake Kawana from May 5-15. This is the second time Australia has played host to the event, which is the pinnacle of the world's outrigger canoe racing calendar (previously held in Townsville in 2000).
This event brings the world paddling community and the excitement of the world's fastest outrigger canoe sprint racing to Australia.
The Va'a World Sprints 2016 will showcase the world's fastest Va'a (outrigger canoe) paddlers with 1 person (V1), 6 person (V6) and 12 person (V12) events. Divisions range from 16 years to over 70 years with a Para division for adaptive paddlers. For the first time the 2016 Va'a World Sprints will also include an Elite Championship show casing paddlers at the pinnacle of Va'a sprint racing.
The Va'a World Sprints 2016 is an open event with FREE access to all events and activities:
All the action and excitement of international racing.
A truly multi cultural event with 35 invited countries and the strong cultural links of Va'a outrigger canoeing.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies in the Sunshine Coast Stadium.
Cultural Evening with visiting members providing traditional displays.
Excellent viewing options:
Race Side in the midst of all the action.
Lake Side for a more relaxed picnic environment.
Corporate and VIP areas on the top floor of the Sunshine Coast Stadium with panoramic views across the event. Access to these areas is restricted so if you are interested in a premium experience Contact Us to discuss how we can work together to deliver a once in a lifetime event.
Market Village with an extensive range of food, products and services.
Come and join us, for a day, a week or the full event at Lake Kawana, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 5th to 15th May 2016.
IVF Va'a World Outrigging Sprint Championship
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Thu 05 May 2016 - Sun 15 May 2016
Tickets: FREE for spectators
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