We are looking forward to welcoming athletes from across the world to Nottinghamshire for the 2021 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships.
The World Championships is the pinnacle event in the Freestyle event calendar and we look forward to welcoming the best athletes from across the globe. We shall do all we can to ensure that it is a memorable Championships with athletes at the forefront of all our planning.
“We are aware many athletes will have concerns over the impact of COVID-19. Covid-19 poses many challenges to the delivery of the event with the welfare and safety of all clients the priority for all concerned. The COVID situation in the UK and globally will be continuously reviewed and as required plans adapted as controls evolve. The ICF and LOC will undertake a review meeting on 12 April to determine whether the event can take place and to review the COVID mitigations and plan“British Canoeing Events Team
It is very fitting that we should be hosting the World Championships in 2021. It is 30 years since the very first Freestyle World Championships was held at the Bitches tidal rapids in West Wales in 1991
It is also the 35th anniversary of the White Water Course here in Nottingham.
The World Championships is being organised with athlete experience at the forefront of all of our planning. We aim to provide a platform for athletes from across the globe to perform, whilst providing a great experience on and off the water.
We hope that the World Championships competition is part of a much wider festival bringing paddlers from across the UK to engage in a range of events, local development programmes, and a village showcasing our partners. This is subject to COVID-19 restrictions allowing and will be confirmed at the end of April 2021.
If the festival takes place, World Championships athletes will have the opportunity to enter the wider events programme should they wish with competitions such as Boater X, Rough Waters SUP X, Inflatable Madness Race taking place throughout the week.
- The first Team Bulletin was published in December 2020 and is available to download here, the second bulletin will be published in April/May 2021