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French Canoe-Kayak Championships

From 24 to 29 July 2018

From 24 to 29 July, the international watercourse in Bourg Saint Maurice will once again be the theatre for a wide-ranging display of canoe-kayak, more specifically in slalom, the Olympic discipline.

Useful information :

The White-Water Area
An internationally renowned watercourse: the competition will take place in Bourg Saint Maurice, in a natural location on the Upper Isère. 
The Upper Isère watercourse makes a magnificent setting for competitions in a completely natural setting, which meets all the organisational and logistic requirements for very high-level Canoe-Kayak events (the only watercourse where 3 World Championships have been organised: 1969- 1987 - 2002). It is renowned for its technical characteristics and is categorised " the most difficult in the world''.

The principle of the Slalom

This is a race against the clock where the competitors must follow a course comprising between 18 and 25 gates, coloured red and green. The aim is to pass through the gates without touching them, going downstream through the green gates and back upstream through the reds. Each touch earns a penalty of 2 points, added to the time achieved which is converted into points (1 point = 1 second). Every race is run over two legs which are added together.

The programme

Tuesday 24 - Opening Ceremony in Bourg Saint Maurice at 7.00 pm, parade of clubs by region, Place Marcel Gaimard.

Wednesday 25 - French Slalom Championships for Youth and Junior competitiors 2018:
Youth qualifying rounds, Juniors K1, C1, C2 - Ladies and Men.

Thursday 26 - French Slalom Youth and Junior Championships: 
Youth, Junior K1, C1, C2 – ladies and men. 

Friday 27 - French Club Team Championships Ladies and Men

Saturday 28 - French National Cup N1: qualifying rounds for the finals

Sunday 29
- French Cup N1

French Canoe-Kayak Championships Masters Slalom :

Saturday 21 July
• 10.30 am to 4.30 pm : Qualifying rounds

Sunday 22 July
Semi-Finals - Finals and masters' medal ceremony.