Testing GPS system for race visualisation

The ICF and Swiss Timing have introduced a global positioning system (GPS) for all 3 World Cup events in anticipation for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 where this system will be used. On each boat for the Olympic discipline races a tracking device will be mounted. In order to facilitate the process and not to disrupt the athlete’s preparation it is requested all boats have a holder fixed on the deck of the boat for the tracker in advance of the races.

Wallace, Poulsen, Brendel, Fuksa... Stars are coming to Račice

 00826724-ac2f-4835-925a-9fc800dd5c40More than 600 paddlers from 54 countries are coming to the 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Račice. Among them are stars like Ken Wallace from Australia, René Holten Poulsen from Denmark, Sebastian Brendel from Germany and many others. You can find the preliminary starts list HERE.

The Czech Canoe Team is 36 racers strong - including Martin Fuksa, C1 500 m World Champion, or Josef Dostál who got silver at K1 1000 m in Milano 2015. „It`s an honor for us to organize one of the three World Cup races this year. Many of our elite paddlers and also talented young athletes have a chance to compete aginst the world`s best paddlers at home," Jan Boháč, the President od the Czech Canoe Union said. "This year`s World Cup is also the last test event before the 2017 World Championships which is going to take place in Račice."



Check out the Last Info

screenshot 2016-05-18_00.03.50All the last information you need before the start of the 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Račice could be found HERE. The last info includes all details regarding accreditation, parking, catering and all other details including GPS tracking of all boats. If you need to change crews, you can use this form HERE

World Cup is getting closer, Račice awaits 38 countries

13164385 933673076750328 2762165267311230667 nUzbekistan, Moldavia, China, Japan or Cuba and Ecuador. Also these countries can be found in the list of attending counties for the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice from 27 to 29 May this year. Already 632 team members from 38 countries are registered. The events will bring a few innovations. More you can read in this article.

Eleven sprint canoeists will fight for Olympic Games, Špicar awaits test in kayak four

c2 racice2Eleven canoe sprint national team members will try to fight for the spot in Rio de Janeiro at the Olympic additional qualification race in Duisburg. Double canoe crew Jaroslav Radon and Filip Dvořák have the best chance to qualify. Also the next double kayakers Jakub, Jakub Zavřel will start as well as the next five Czech boats. At the same time, thanks to a victory in the selection race among kayakers at 1kilometer, Špicar will be part of the kayak four crew in the first two races of the World Cup.

The longest training camp in their career. And now, the fight for Rio

radon dvorakThey were third at the 2013 World championships, fifth at the London Olympics, and their start at the next Games is still a question. Deblcanoeists Jaroslav Radon and Filip Dvorak do need to succeed in Czech selection race which will take place in Duisburg, Germany in May. “It has to fit us, we have to be in shape and everything has to go well,” expects Dvorak.

Fuksa tried new boat and is glad that he has his masseur at the training camp

mata chorvatsko2He just returned from a month's training camp in Portugal and he packed his bags again and headed to Croatia. Then he stopped at home for a few hours before he again turned toward Portugal. Canoeist Martin Fuksa absolves three training camps in a very short time. Then he will prepare in the Czech Republic for the first real test at the end of April, when the nomination races take place. He does not have to start there but he wants to. “Definitely, I will go some race," says 22-year-old gold and a silver medalist from the world championships.

Accreditation for media is open

mediaMembers of media can apply for the accreditation for the 2016 ICF Sprint Canoe World Cup in Račice. It is possible to download the accreditation form HERE. Please, send it back to the organizers until May 20th 2016. More information for media will follow before the start of the World Cup that takes place on May 27-29.

Cuban team for the first time in Račice

racice vyber 10The ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Račice will have new participants this year. Cuban canoeist will come to Račice for the first time in the history.

Already 563 team members from 27 countries are already signed for this year´s ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Račice, Czech Republic (May 27-29). That will make the event one of the biggest gatherings in the history of this sport.

The European championships in 2015 welcomed about 650 competitors from all over Europe.  There were about thousand boats stored in the depot.

Information about Nelo`s boat rental

racice -_branding_-_neloWill you need to rent a boat for the 2016 Sprint Canoe World Cup in Račice? Then you can check out the new Nelo Rental service from Nelo, that enablea paddlers and teams to easily have at their disposal Nelo boats when and where they most need them.
The company is launching Nelo Rental Pro, created for the teams that will compete at the events where the Nelo Staff is present. This service enables them to easily request and manage a fleet of boats. The service covers the major canoeing competitions – among them the 2016 World Cup in Račice. For more info go HERE.