2022 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships
31 Dec 2021 - 01 Jan 2022
Drafting is defined as paddling in the wave of another participant, either behind or alongside the backwash of a paddler, closer than 2 board lengths for longer than 10 seconds and is only allowed between two participants in the same competition class. This means drafting is not allowed between women and men and vice-versa. The race director has the right to either disqualify any participants infringing this rule or to impose a penalty.
Fair Paddling: Every care should be taken to ensure that no paddler does anything that may obstruct or endanger other participants or risk damaging boards or other equipment. Knocking and purposely butting others on the course or when turning is not allowed. In the case of such incidents it will lie in the power of the race direction to disqualify participants or impose a penalty.
Registration must be no later than 30 minutes before the start of the mandatory race meeting. Any registration at a later time must be approved by the race director. Otherwise conditions as stated in the event announcement will be applicable.