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Waka Ama Sprint Nationals 2022

Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd January 2022 – Lake Karapiro

The National Sprint Championships is the biggest race on the Waka Ama calendar. It is an experience not to be missed, where over 3,000 paddlers come together over 7 days to race. Ages range from 5 years to 85+ years.

Each year has seen more paddlers from Maitahi OCC attending the Championships, both in crew races and as individuals. It’s a fantastic experience for anyone, with packed banks of spectators cheering on every race. The South Island (TWOA) is seeing greater success each year.

It’s also where qualifying places are decided in World Championship years. 

For more information on this year’s event go to the WANZ calendar page.

Race Entries

OC6 : If you want to enter you must do so via the Club. Details below. No mixed crews.
V1:  Each region has a quota, so paddlers should attend regionals to qualify. Details of the South Island qualifying event can be found here.

Check out the V1 quotas for our region. If you qualify then notify your club rep.

To enter you will need to pay your race fees to the Maitahi OCC account. Please note that it is the responsibility of the Team Manager to collect individual crew money and make a single payment :

SBS Bank 03 1355 0682383 00
Use your crew name as the Reference
 When you pay your fees please email Zoe Horvath [email protected] and Tony Davies [email protected] with the following information :

  • Crew name
  • List of crew members
  • Age Category. No mixed crews
  • If any of your crew have qualified for V1 and are racing, this would be a good time to let us know, or they can contact us separately

Race Entries

OC6 : If you want to enter you must do so via the Club. Details below. No mixed crews.
V1:  Each region has a quota, so paddlers should attend regionals to qualify. Details of the South Island qualifying event can be found here.

Check out the V1 quotas for our region. If you qualify then notify your club rep.

To enter you will need to pay your race fees to the Maitahi OCC account. Please note that it is the responsibility of the Team Manager to collect individual crew money and make a single payment :

SBS Bank 03 1355 0682383 00
Use your crew name as the Reference
 When you pay your fees please email Zoe Horvath [email protected] and Tony Davies [email protected] with the following information :

  • Crew name
  • List of crew members
  • Age Category. No mixed crews
  • If any of your crew have qualified for V1 and are racing, this would be a good time to let us know, or they can contact us separately
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