2020 Rafting World Championships
18 - 22 Aug 2020
If an athlete/crew (C2) is unable to contest selection the International Panel (IP) reserves the right to provide a further opportunity to qualify to compete at the 2019 European and/or World Championships, subject to the following conditions: Certificated evidence of illness or other mitigating circumstance must be presented to the IP prior to the commencement of the selection competition. In such a case the IP may identify a single race opportunity whereby the 3rd boat of the selection series and the identified athlete(s) would compete for a European Championship and/or World Championship place If this situation arises more detail would be provided following the IP meeting immediately after the spring 2019 Selection competition The IP has the sole discretion to invoke this clause if required and any decision is final
For Senior European & World Championships, the athlete/crew must be able to demonstrate, in both training and racing, superior performance above other athletes/crews. The IP will consider the following criteria: The athlete’s training and racing profile (from GBR performance analysis data) ICF World Ranking, Performance at Olympic, World Championship, European Championship and/or World Cup races within the previous 24 months.
It has become very difficult to travel with boats on airlines, particularly when travelling as a team with multiple boats. All athletes selected to a British Team for competitions outside of mainland Europe may be required to have a split boat (a boat designed to un-bolt into 2 smaller units that meet maximum airline luggage specs). This will be particularly important for athletes seeking selection to a GBR Junior & U23 World Championship Team in Brazil in May 2019 as there is insufficient time between selection and the race to order a split boat.