Aotearoa V6 /V12 Qualifiers for 2018 IVF World Club Sprint Championships

Congratulations to all those clubs that have qualified to compete at the 2018 IVF World Club Championships in Tahiti

After a week of close and competitive racing at the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Nationals at Lake Karapiro we are pleased to announce the clubs that have qualified spots in the 2018 IVF World Club Championship that is being held in July in Tahiti. 

The attached qualifying clubs are in keeping with the results from Nationals last week and the qualification process that was outlined in 2017. 

We have taken a few days to check and double check the results against intents received to ensure accuracy and for that reason we are extending the period for clubs to respond thier confirmation that they are taking up their qualified spots to Friday 2 February.

Club management will also be emailed this information directly. 

Clubs who have qualified for a position are asked to confirm their participation by return email  to by the end of Friday 2nd February

Please note:

The following items are required for completion and return by 19 March:


Therapeutic Use Exemption (only required to be completed by paddlers who are undertaking medical preparations that are identified as prohibited, please have paddlers check with their medical practitioners and ensure your paddlers disclose any medical conditions before departing NZ.   See helpful link to prohibited items which may require special approval if being used in conjunction with paddling

Anti Doping Declaration (required to be completed by ALL paddlers including reserves)

A clear copy of each paddler’s passport (picture page) and ‘

In the event the WANZ id photo is out of date a digital passport photo will be required (please not hats, caps and glasses to be worn on these, treat as passport  photos)

Some clubs and teams have already received quotes and are starting to pay deposits for flights to Tahiti for July 2018. 

For those who haven't , we have had discussions with Air Tahiti Nui who are keen to work with clubs and provide the best flights possible. 

Contact Hemal at for more information. 

There are several packages available from the event organisors. Clubs are advised to make contact with the Local Organising Committee directly if you wish to secure any of these packages. 

Please note that Accommodation and food is very expensive in Tahiti. So any accomodation that also includes food, is a good option,

Draft Event Schedule:
For more information regarding the event check out the event website here

Please contact should you have any questions

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