AWP - Association whitewater professionals
AWP is going to announce the events every year that deserve the title of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP and CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (by AWP).
From 2019, AWP has started the Ranking for all the athletes that compete in the "Ranking Events".
EXTREME KAYAK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2024
Ekstreme sport Veko
23-30 June 2024 - Sprint race
More information on ekstremsportveko.com/sports/kayaking/
EXTREME KAYAK EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2024
Devils Extreme Race
Lipno nad Vltavou, CZE
23-25 August 2024 - Sprint race
More information on https://devilsextremerace.com
EXTREME KAYAK PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2024
Guardian del Maipo
San Alfonso, Chile
November 2024 - Sprint race
More information on @guardiandelmaipo
EXTREME KAYAK NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2024to be defined..
Ranking Race for 2024
Chirripò Steep Creek Race
Rio Chirripo Pacifico/ costa rica
January 13-14 2024- Sprint race
More information on chirriposteepcreek.com
Ecuador, Napo Province, Quijos Canton
October 03 - 05 2024
More information on boofsessions.com
Extreme sport veko
June 23-30 2024
program to be defined
What is AWP?
AWP is a none profit organisation founded by professional whitewater athletes, for the global whitewater community.
Members of AWP are paddlers who have had experience in the international race environment for at least 10 years. Directors are people not involved in organization of the main kayaking events.
Directors for 2019-2023:
- 1 President
Michele Ramazza (ITA)
- 2 for Europe
Eric Deguil (FRA) , Dag Sandvik (NOR)
- 2 for North America
John Grace (USA), Trevor L'Heureux (CAN)
- 1 for South America
Marcos Gallegos (CHL)
- 1 for Asia
- 1 for Oceania
Mike Dawson (NZL)
If you would like to take part in this project for the year to come, please contact us!
Aim of AWP
Our aim in AWP is to coordinate world class events of extreme whitewater kayaking to increase media visibility of our sport on a global scale and provide our athletes the opportunity to progress on personal and international levels.
This goal can be achieved if the paddling community support our intent!
How the races are going to be selected?
The event organizers can submit an application with their events.
The directors of the AWP are going to vote for the events that deserve the championship title on the base of:
- Race Guidelines
- Location of the event (to assure a rotation over the years)
The kayak used for racing must fulfill set rules and standards. These standard have been used for the ‘Sickline’ events for many years and have been approved by the majority of the athletes that competed.
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