Va’a world championships

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Outrigger canoe competition in French Polynesia

French Polynesia will host for the 3rd time the Va’a World sprint Championships:

  • 2nd edition in Pirae – 1986
  • 10th edition in Bora Bora – 2002
  • 18th edition in Pirae – 2018

The program of the races extends over 11 days, from 16 to 26 July 2018 and is organized as follows:

  • V1, V6 and V12 races
  • 4 race distances: 250 meters, 500 meters, 1000 meters and 1500 meters
  • 8 categories: Junior 16, Junior 19, Open, Master 40, Master 50, Master 60, Master 70 and Para
  • Men, Women and Para Mixed

Va’a World Sprint Championships bring together two events : Elite World Championships and Club World Championships.