Event Discription GKF 15

GANGA KAYAK FESTIVAL – February 17th, 18th & 19th, 2015

Location: Rishikesh (River Ganga), Uttarakhand, India  
Pre race registration: 9 -10:30 am (Feb 17th)
Race briefing: 11 am
Opening ceremony: 11 am (Feb 17th)
Chief Guest - Tourism Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Dinesh Dhanai Ji

First race starts:  1 pm

Pre race registration:  1-2 pm (Feb 18th) for intermediate, juniors and women’s category only.


Description:

Entry fees: 
• All 4 events: Pro’s - Sprint, Giant slalom, Boater Cross and Mass boater cross - Rs 1500/-
(Includes: lunch, Dinner on Feb 19th only, event t-shirt, etc)  
• Intermediate, 
juniors and Women category: Sprint Boater cross (Only top 4 finalists)Rs 500/- (Includes: lunch (dinner 19th only), event t-shirt, etc) 

Descriptions: 
Sprint (Pro’s): Starts from above the golf course rapid on the river left with a seal launch off the 6mtr high ramp. There will be a compulsory boof on the top center and touch me banner with hand on the river right. To finish the race, the athlete must touch the banner with their hand on the rock in the left eddy below golf course. Each athlete completes 2 laps with the fastest lap time counting.

Giant Slalom (Pro’s): Starts from above the golf course rapid on the river left with a seal launch off the 6mtr high ramp. There will be a compulsory boof and several upstream gates on both side of the river. To finish the race, the athlete must touch the banner on the rock in the left eddy below golf course. Each athlete completes 2 laps with the fastest lap time counting. 

Boater cross: The top 32 athletes from the Sprint and Giant slalom events (combined time) will qualify for the pro’s Boater Cross. There will be heats of 4 kayakers. Starts from above the golf course rapid on the river left with a seal launch off the 6mtr high ramp. There will be a compulsory boof on the top center and touch me banner on the river right. To finish the race, the athlete must touch the banner on the rock in the left eddy below golf course. The top 2 from each heat will move onto the next round and so on. The top 4 athletes will qualify for the Super Final round and battle for the Boater Cross title.

Best Indian paddler of the year award: Top 4 Indian athletes will qualify for this category based on a combined ranking from the Sprint, Giant slalom and Boater cross and will battle for the honor. 

  1. When the start signal fires the athletes will swim from river right above golf course to river left and get in their kayak on the ramp and sprint down to the finish line (same race course as sprint).  
  2. Boater Cross super finals (same race course as boater cross).

Intermediate/Beginners (Open Category): Starts from above the golf course rapid on the river left with a seal launch off the 6mtr high ramp. Sprint down to “touch me” banner on the river right. To finish the race, the athlete must touch the banner on the rock in the left eddy below golf course. Each athlete completes 2 laps with the fastest lap time counting. The fastest 4 athletes will qualify for the boater cross super final. Boater cross super final will start with the seal launch from the 6mtr high ramp all the way to the finish line below Golf Course rapid. There will be no gates for this category.

Junior (Open category): Starts from above the golf course rapid on the river left with a seal launch off the 6mtr high ramp. Sprint down to “touch me” banner on the river right. To finish the race, the athlete must touch the banner on the rock in the left eddy below golf course. Each athlete completes 2 laps with the fastest lap time counting. The fastest 4 athletes will qualify for the boater cross super final. Boater cross super final will start with the seal launch from the 6mtr high ramp all the way to the finish line below Golf Course rapid. There will be no gates for this category.

Women’s (Open category): Starts from above the golf course rapid on the river left with a seal launch off the 6mtr high ramp. Sprint down to “touch me” banner on the river right. To finish the race, the athlete must touch the banner on the rock in the left eddy below golf course. Each athlete completes 2 laps with the fastest lap time counting. The fastest 4 athletes will qualify for the boater cross super final. Boater cross super final will start with the seal launch from the 6mtr high ramp all the way to the finish line below Golf Course rapid. There will be no gates for this category.

Mass boater cross (for all): Athletes will start together from above the Roller Coaster rapid on the river left. It will be a Le-mans style start. Once the start signal fires the athlete will need to run over, enter their kayak, put their spray deck on, and sprint down to the finish point below golf course on the left. This is a 2 km long race and there will be no gates for the Mass Boater Cross.

Spirit of Adventure:
One winner will be chosen from Pro’s, women and beginners category simply based on their passion and spirit for adventure. 

Rules for Pro’s category:  
1. Minimum age of 18 years old
2. Athlete must be a solid class 3+/4 kayaker and a competent white water swimmer.
3. Kayak should not be more than 3 meters long.
4. Each athlete has to complete 2 rounds of the Sprint.
5. 50 seconds penalty for missing gates/ obstacles.
6. 2 Seconds penalty for touching gates (on Slalom).

Rules for Intermediate, juniors and Women’s category:  
1.Minimum age of 18 years old for Intermediate and women category.
2.Minimum age of 12 -17 years old for junior’s category.
3.Athlete must be able to Eskimo roll.
4.Kayak should not be more than 3 meter long.
5.Athlete must be a good white water swimmer.
6.Each athlete has to complete 2 rounds of the Sprint. 
7.50 seconds penalty for missing gates/obstacles.

Games for Spectators Kayak and SUP & river boards display, throw bag contest, free GKF t-shirts raffles, free bus/taxi shuttle, food vendors, movie nights, music, party and much more...

General Information

Pre registration begins on Feb 15th on wards at the DE-N-ASCENT EXPEDITIONS office, near Tapovan resorts in Tapovan, Rishikesh 

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