Ngā Whiringa Hoe Horo a Rohe o Te Tai Tokerau - TTPCA Regional Sprint Trials 2021 (Sanctioned)

Venue: Lake Ngatū, Northland
Date: Sat 18th Dec 2021
Distance: Sprints
Host: Tai Tokerau Polynesian Canoe Association

2021 Te Taitokerau V1 Trials (Sanctioned)

Venue: Lake Ngatu, Kaitaia

Date: Sat 18th Dec 2021

Distance: 250m / 500m

Host: Nga Hoe Horo in conjunction with Te Taitokerau Polynesian Canoe Association


This Regional V1 Trial will be like no other as we strive to ensure our Taitokerau paddlers are able to compete in V1 events at the 2022 Waka Ama Sprint Nationals, whilst abiding by the current Covid-19 restrictions. As the Covid levels and restrictions are an ever-changing landscape we will be keeping abreast of any changes that might need to be made and compliances that will be required.


This event  is intended to determine the top qualifiers for each age division to then represent TTPCA at the National Sprints and we urge paddlers to consider carefully, their intent to qualify and the implications for vaccination this may require.


Under the current restrictions, we need to keep our numbers below 100 at any one time - (This includes trialists, officials and coaches/managers). This means that we will be separating divisions and asking paddlers that they leave the site after they finish their trial, and in the Junior divisions that they come with only ONE support person. If the support person can be covered by the Coach or Manager - this would be preferable. We will endeavour to have the races Live Streamed so that whanau and supporters can view.


At this stage, we would like to make our Taitokerau trialists aware that to paddle at Nationals 2022,  qualifiers will need to be fully vaccinated   - you can find more information here: https://wakaama.co.nz/stories/read/1005798 . To be considered ‘fully vaccinated’  this would mean qualifiers will have to have received their second vaccination at least 14 days before first day of entry to the Nationals event (as per Ministry of Health guidelines). Those wishing to trial on December 11th to compete at Nationals should backward map their own vaccination timeline to ensure that they comply with COVID-19 restrictions.  Our calculations indicate that trialists will need to have had their first vaccination by December 12, 2021.  


We ask that ONLY those seriously wishing to compete at Nationals in the V1 register to trial.

Traditionally, Clubs within our Region have  encouraged as many of our  members to ‘have a go’ on this day, however,  these are exceptional times and the Regional trials are a huge undertaking for the host club and TTPCA .


If the Traffic Light System was to come into place before our event then this would mean that qualifiers would have to be fully vaccinated - which would mean you would have had to receive your second vaccination 14 days before the event.


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Contact Details

Name: TTPCA
Email: ttpcawakaama@gmail.com

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