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Euro Champs R4 2016 – InfoLetter #1


Youth, Junior, Master and Open

Straža, Slovenia

May, 16th – 22nd 2016



Slovenian Rafting Federation, Municipality of Straža and Rafting club Gimpex Straža invites all rafting teams for the European Championship 2016 in Slovenia.


Important Facts

Date:                    16. – 22. May 2016

Location:             Straža, Slovenia and Tacen Artificial Course (Ljubljana), Slovenia

Organizers:         Slovenian Rafting Federation, Municipality of Straža and Rafting club Gimpex Straža

Event Director: Andrej Petkovič, Slovenia

Categories:        R4 / Youth, Junior, Open and Masters / Men/Women

Races:                   R4 / Sprint & H2H, Slalom and Downriver

Rivers:                  Artificial white water course in Tacen (Ljubljana) grade 3-4 (sprint, H2H, Slalom)

Krka river from Zagradec to Šmihel (downriver)

Expected water temperature is around 15°C and air temperatures around 20°C.

Entry Fee:           500 €(EUR) per Team

Payment:            Payment via bank transfer only.

Deadline for payment  via bank transfer is April, 22nd 2016.

Race rules:         The race format will be according to IRF rules. Please refer to official document at http://www.internationalrafting.com/events-2/race-rules/

Rafts:                    Official raft will be Gumotex Pulsar 420, provided by organizer. There is a possibility to buy rafts after the race. For more details ask race director.

Equipment          Teams are responsible for their own PFD, paddles, paddling clothing, throw bags and any additional paddling accessories they might require according to race rules.

Transport:          Organizer will provide transports from base camp in Straža to venue areas

Accommodation: Organizer will provide accommodation for all competitors in base camp in Straža (place for tents with shower and toilets).

Meals:                  Organize will provide two meals free of charge each day of competition (breakfast and dinner) in base camp in Straža. Please write in the registration form if you have special food requirements.

Registration:      Registration form is posted posted at official ERC2016 site www.erc2016.si and IRF web site. You need to fill all required information’s (team names, names of participants, substitutes and other stuff, etc…)

Registration:      Last date for registration is April, 15th 2016. Complete the registration form with all required information’s. If you have any questions write an e-mail to info@erc2016.si

Judges:                 During competition, organizer will provide accommodation, food and transport for all official IRF judges and Jury members free of charge. Judges who would like to attend an event, send request to the e-mail address: info@intraftfed.com (Sue Liel-Cock). Should you have any questions please send an e-mail to  janko@erc2016.si or uros@erc2016.si.

Awards:               Organizer will provide medals for all winning teams as well as cups for general classification

Visas:                    All EU countries don’t need visa (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom).

For all other countries, please check Ministry of Foreign Affairs Slovenia web site: http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/travel_and_visa_information/visa_information/entry_into_the_republic_of_slovenia_and_the_schengen_area/ and see do you need visa to enter Slovenia.

Citizens of countries which have signed visa facilitation agreements with the EU can have their short-stay visa applications simplified (Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Republic of Moldova). This also applies to citizens of the following countries if they do not hold a biometric passport (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Albania).Citizens from these countries holding a biometric passport do not need a visa.



 Monday, May 16th 2016 – Tacen

10:00 – 14:00                    Sprint&H2H training (no gates on the course)

14:00 – 18:00                     Slalom training (gates on course)

20:00                                     Official opening in base camp Straža

Tuesday, May 17th 2016 – Tacen

11:00 – 12:00                     Competition sprint (U19, U23, Master)

12:30 – 17:00                     Competition H2H (U19, U23, Master)

Wednesday, May 18th 2016 – Tacen

11:00 – 12:00                     Competition sprint (Open)

12:30 – 17:00                     Competition H2H (Open)

Thursday, May 19th 2016 – Tacen

11:00-14:00                       Competition slalom (all categories) first run

14:00-17:00                       Competition slalom (all categories) second run

Friday, May 20th 2016 – Krka river, Zagradec

10:00                                    Downriver training 1st group;

12:00                                    Downriver training 2nd group;

14:00                                    Downriver training 3rd group;

Saturday, May 21st 2016 – Krka river, Zagradec

10:00                                    Downriver 1st group;

12:00                                    Downriver 2nd group;

14:00                                    Downriver 3rd group;

18:00                                     Closing ceremony in base camp Straža

 Sunday, May 22nd 2016 – Krka river, Straža

11:00                    Exhibition race for all participants


Contacts:             If  you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Andrej Petkovič (event director) andrej@erc2016.si

Simon Bobnar (race director) simon@erc2016.si

Uroš Lovrenčič (judges) uros@erc2016.si

Janko Tavčar (judges) janko@erc2016.si

Samo Jakljič (accommodation) samo@erc2016.si

General info: info@erc2016.si


More info on http://www.erc2016.si

and FB: https://www.facebook.com/IRFEuroRaftingChamps/