Race Rules

Umfolozi Canoe Club invites you to compete in the 2017 Bell Ithala Challenge which will take place on Saturday 18th November at 08h30 at the Bivane dam.

1) This is an A+ rated event, to qualify you have to have completed an A graded race.

2) All competitors must be registered members of an affiliated canoe club and must race in club colours. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

3) The race is for K1 and K2 canoes which conform in all ways to CSA specification. Racing rules are those of CSA.

4) A touring class is also available, but no "sit-ons" will be allowed.

5) Advertising must be in accordance with CSA rules.

6) Competitors must race in boats numbered with their provincial CSA numbers and in their respective grades (A, B, C, D, E). Sponsors’ stickers must also be applied to boats as per instructions which will be given at registration.

7) The race committee’s decision and the club accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or death resulting from the race. The race committee has the authority to cancel the race or change the venue should conditions justify it, and to enforce the wearing of helmets and life jackets. Their decision will be final. In the event of the race being cancelled, no refunds will be made. The organisers warn that details are subject to change at short notice subject to conditions in the valley or river.

8) CSA approved buoyancy jackets are compulsory. Helmets are compulsory.

9) Protests must be lodged with the race jury not later than 30min after the cut-off on the day of the race. A fee of R50 must accompany the written protest.

10) Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories: First K1 men senior, first K1 ladies senior, first K2 men senior, first K2 ladies senior, first mixed doubles and first K1 junior. Many lucky draw prizes will be awarded.

We need sponsors!

Due to the few years dry spell we have had to start with a clean slate, please get in touch if you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities

Nils : or 0827358461