2015 World Cup Campaign

Update from the team - 13 May (2 sleeps to go)

Team in Porto.jpgIt's the first time a Canoe Sprint World Cup 1 is being held in Montemor-o-vehlo in Portugal and the same venue will host the U23 / U18 World Champs later in July so it's great to get a feel for the place.

The venue is close to the Atlantic Ocean which has a cold current running down from the north. This causes some challenges with cold water on one side and a warming land mass on the other creating a pressure differential which causes air to run towards the warming air. So on the venue we will see an increasing head side wind as the day progresses and the land warms.

This is one of the factors the coaches and athletes are considering in the build up to the start of the World Cup on Friday. Currently the coaches and athletes are working on their race plans and race pacing. Their last competitive race was 3 months ago at New Zealand Nationals in February and most factors have changed since then. Not to mention travelling across the world to different time zones and seasons, further stage of development in their annual plans, new boats, different course conditions and race progressions to finals.

Coaches have been working hard with the help of data collected from GPS units and some data analysis from our sports scientist. Of course, a lot of this work has been done back in New Zealand and it is a case of fine tuning.  With well-performing and experienced athletes like Lisa Carrington, the details are smaller and more refined and with newer athletes it is targeted more at the basics.

So Friday will be the chance to review under race conditions how the planning has gone and then there will be a second chance to improve that a week later in World Cup 2 in Germany.

One of the boat manufacturers Nelo, has released a new boat design which Lisa and Marty McDowell will be racing for the first time at World Cup 1. Nelo had sent Lisa a boat to New Zealand so she has been able to have experience with it and is looking forward to racing it.

The First World Cup appears to be lighter on numbers with approximately 25 countries represented. This is due in part to the fact that European Championships were held two weeks previously and hence Portugal has been considered a long travel for them after their championships.

However our team has had a good build up and is looking forward to racing with Lisa (WK1 500), Marty (MK1 1000) and Caitlin & Aimee (WK2 500) in action on the first day.   (schedules below)

Preliminary  info  
The 2015 World Cups will provide some solid race practice for the build up to the Olympic Qualifying events for the New Zealand Team.  The 2015 World Championship doubles as both World Champs and Olympic qualifying in Milan Italy later in August so this event is particularly important for our team!

The team is therefore targeting various events to match their build up to August with Lisa and Marty doing three World Cups and the Womens K4 and Scott Bicknell in the Mens K1 doing two.

This first World Cup is in Montemor-o-vehlo in Portugal which is a new venue to the events and is also the venue for the U23/18 World Champs later in July. 

At this event New Zealand will contest the Womens K4 (Jaimee Lovett, Caitlin Ryan, Aimee Fisher, Kayla Imrie) in both 200m and 500m and from that team Caitlin Ryan and Aimee Fisher will combine in the Womens K2 500. 
 In the men’s K1, Scott Bicknell will race over the 200m and Marty McDowell the 500m &1000m.  Lisa Carrington will race over both her Olympic distances of 200m and 500m.

The second World Cup is in Duisburg Germany and this is expected to be a large event as it is in the middle of the events and also central Europe.

The third World Cup is in another new venue - Copenhagen Denmark.

SKY will be providing some LIVE coverage of these events:  

World Cup 1:
16 May (Day 2)SKY Sport 6 from 9.50pm

17 May (Day 3)SKY Sport 6 from 9.35pm
World Cup 2:
23 May (Day 1)SKY Sport 7 from 8.50pm.
24 May (Day 2)SKY Sport 7 from 7.35pm.

Portugal website will show results.
Livestream coverage here.
 
scott bicknell.jpg
 Scott Bicknell at BL2

marty 2.jpg
Marty McDowell at BL2

Girls 1.jpg
Caitlin Ryan, Lisa Carrington, Jamie Lovett, Kayla Imrie, Aimee Fisher

NZ Race Schedule World Cup 1, Portugal

Name Ev No. Event  H,S,FTime
Portugal 
 Time 
NZ
Result/Progression

FRIDAY 15 MAY             
Marty McDowell
 5
48-51
MK1 1000H 1
S 1-4
9.44am
2.21 - 2.42pm
 8.44pm
1.21 - 1.42am
1-6 to semi, rest out
1-2  + NBT to AF
Lisa Carrington  11-13
52-54
WK1 500 H 1
S 1-3
10.10am
2.55 - 3.07pm
 9.10pm
1.55 - 2.07am
1-6 + 3NBT to SF,rest out
1-3 to AF, 4-6 to BF
Aimee Fisher
Caitlin Ryan
40-42
68-70
WK2 500 H 1-3
S 1-3
11.42am
4.40 - 4.52pm
 10.42pm
3.40 - 3.52am
1 to AF, 2-7 to Semi,rest out
1-3 to AF, 4-7 +NBT to BF
NameEv No. EventH,S,FTime
Portugal
Time
NZ
Result/Progression  

SATURDAY 15 MAY 
Marty McDowell

 79
80
MK1 1000 BF
AF
9.38am
10.09am
8.38pm
9.09pm

Lisa Carrington81
WK1 500AF10.16am
9.16pm
Aimee Fisher
Caitlin Ryan
 89
99
WK2 500AF
AF
11.09am
11.18am
10.09pm
10.18pm

Lisa Carrington 106-109
136-138
WK1 200H 3
S 1-3
2.10pm
4.00 -4.10pm
 1.10am
3.00-3.10am
1-6 + 3NBT to SF,rest out
1-3 to AF, 4-6 to BF 
Scott Bicknell  110-114
139-142
MK1 200H 3
S 1-4
2.25pm
4.25 - 4.40pm
 1.25am
3.25-3.40am
1-7 +NBT to SF, rest out
1-2 + NBT to AF
3x3rd, 4x4th, 2x5th BT to BF
Marty McDowell 129MK1 500H 13.42pm 2.42am 1-7 +NBT to SF, rest out  
Jaimee Lovett
Aimee Fisher

Caitlin Ryan
Kayla Imrie
 134-135WK4 500H24.00pm  3.00am 1-3 to AF
4-7 + NBT to Semi, rest out
NameEv No. EventH,S,F  Time
Portugal
Time
NZ
Result/Progression  

SUNDAY 16 MAY     
Jaimee Lovett
Aimee Fisher

Caitlin Ryan
Kayla Imrie
 
 147 WK4 500

 WK4 200
S 1
AF
S1
AF
8.45am
10.54am
2.10pm
3.35pm
 7.45pm
9.54pm
1.05am
2.35am
 1-3 to AF, rest out                
Marty McDowell

155-158 
167
MK1 500 S 1-4
AF
9.35-9.50am  
10.48am
8.35-8.50pm 
9.48pm
1-2 + NBT to AF

Lisa Carrington160 WK1 500AF9.52am8.52pm
Scott Bicknell161 MK1 200AF
BF
9.57am
2.05pm
8.57pm
1.05am

2015 World Cup Campaign

The team have now begun their buildup to the first World Cup in Portugal.
Update from the team - 13 May (2 sleeps to go)

Team in Porto.jpgIt's the first time a Canoe Sprint World Cup 1 is being held in Montemor-o-vehlo in Portugal and the same venue will host the U23 / U18 World Champs later in July so it's great to get a feel for the place.

The venue is close to the Atlantic Ocean which has a cold current running down from the north. This causes some challenges with cold water on one side and a warming land mass on the other creating a pressure differential which causes air to run towards the warming air. So on the venue we will see an increasing head side wind as the day progresses and the land warms.

This is one of the factors the coaches and athletes are considering in the build up to the start of the World Cup on Friday. Currently the coaches and athletes are working on their race plans and race pacing. Their last competitive race was 3 months ago at New Zealand Nationals in February and most factors have changed since then. Not to mention travelling across the world to different time zones and seasons, further stage of development in their annual plans, new boats, different course conditions and race progressions to finals.

Coaches have been working hard with the help of data collected from GPS units and some data analysis from our sports scientist. Of course, a lot of this work has been done back in New Zealand and it is a case of fine tuning.  With well-performing and experienced athletes like Lisa Carrington, the details are smaller and more refined and with newer athletes it is targeted more at the basics.

So Friday will be the chance to review under race conditions how the planning has gone and then there will be a second chance to improve that a week later in World Cup 2 in Germany.

One of the boat manufacturers Nelo, has released a new boat design which Lisa and Marty McDowell will be racing for the first time at World Cup 1. Nelo had sent Lisa a boat to New Zealand so she has been able to have experience with it and is looking forward to racing it.

The First World Cup appears to be lighter on numbers with approximately 25 countries represented. This is due in part to the fact that European Championships were held two weeks previously and hence Portugal has been considered a long travel for them after their championships.

However our team has had a good build up and is looking forward to racing with Lisa (WK1 500), Marty (MK1 1000) and Caitlin & Aimee (WK2 500) in action on the first day.   (schedules below)

Preliminary  info  
The 2015 World Cups will provide some solid race practice for the build up to the Olympic Qualifying events for the New Zealand Team.  The 2015 World Championship doubles as both World Champs and Olympic qualifying in Milan Italy later in August so this event is particularly important for our team!

The team is therefore targeting various events to match their build up to August with Lisa and Marty doing three World Cups and the Womens K4 and Scott Bicknell in the Mens K1 doing two.

This first World Cup is in Montemor-o-vehlo in Portugal which is a new venue to the events and is also the venue for the U23/18 World Champs later in July. 

At this event New Zealand will contest the Womens K4 (Jaimee Lovett, Caitlin Ryan, Aimee Fisher, Kayla Imrie) in both 200m and 500m and from that team Caitlin Ryan and Aimee Fisher will combine in the Womens K2 500. 
 In the men’s K1, Scott Bicknell will race over the 200m and Marty McDowell the 500m &1000m.  Lisa Carrington will race over both her Olympic distances of 200m and 500m.

The second World Cup is in Duisburg Germany and this is expected to be a large event as it is in the middle of the events and also central Europe.

The third World Cup is in another new venue - Copenhagen Denmark.

SKY will be providing some LIVE coverage of these events:  

World Cup 1:
16 May (Day 2)SKY Sport 6 from 9.50pm

17 May (Day 3)SKY Sport 6 from 9.35pm
World Cup 2:
23 May (Day 1)SKY Sport 7 from 8.50pm.
24 May (Day 2)SKY Sport 7 from 7.35pm.

Portugal website will show results.
Livestream coverage here.
 
scott bicknell.jpg
 Scott Bicknell at BL2

marty 2.jpg
Marty McDowell at BL2

Girls 1.jpg
Caitlin Ryan, Lisa Carrington, Jamie Lovett, Kayla Imrie, Aimee Fisher

NZ Race Schedule World Cup 1, Portugal

Name Ev No. Event  H,S,FTime
Portugal 
 Time 
NZ
Result/Progression

FRIDAY 15 MAY             
Marty McDowell
 5
48-51
MK1 1000H 1
S 1-4
9.44am
2.21 - 2.42pm
 8.44pm
1.21 - 1.42am
1-6 to semi, rest out
1-2  + NBT to AF
Lisa Carrington  11-13
52-54
WK1 500 H 1
S 1-3
10.10am
2.55 - 3.07pm
 9.10pm
1.55 - 2.07am
1-6 + 3NBT to SF,rest out
1-3 to AF, 4-6 to BF
Aimee Fisher
Caitlin Ryan
40-42
68-70
WK2 500 H 1-3
S 1-3
11.42am
4.40 - 4.52pm
 10.42pm
3.40 - 3.52am
1 to AF, 2-7 to Semi,rest out
1-3 to AF, 4-7 +NBT to BF
NameEv No. EventH,S,FTime
Portugal
Time
NZ
Result/Progression  

SATURDAY 15 MAY 
Marty McDowell

 79
80
MK1 1000 BF
AF
9.38am
10.09am
8.38pm
9.09pm

Lisa Carrington81
WK1 500AF10.16am
9.16pm
Aimee Fisher
Caitlin Ryan
 89
99
WK2 500AF
AF
11.09am
11.18am
10.09pm
10.18pm

Lisa Carrington 106-109
136-138
WK1 200H 3
S 1-3
2.10pm
4.00 -4.10pm
 1.10am
3.00-3.10am
1-6 + 3NBT to SF,rest out
1-3 to AF, 4-6 to BF 
Scott Bicknell  110-114
139-142
MK1 200H 3
S 1-4
2.25pm
4.25 - 4.40pm
 1.25am
3.25-3.40am
1-7 +NBT to SF, rest out
1-2 + NBT to AF
3x3rd, 4x4th, 2x5th BT to BF
Marty McDowell 129MK1 500H 13.42pm 2.42am 1-7 +NBT to SF, rest out  
Jaimee Lovett
Aimee Fisher

Caitlin Ryan
Kayla Imrie
 134-135WK4 500H24.00pm  3.00am 1-3 to AF
4-7 + NBT to Semi, rest out
NameEv No. EventH,S,F  Time
Portugal
Time
NZ
Result/Progression  

SUNDAY 16 MAY     
Jaimee Lovett
Aimee Fisher

Caitlin Ryan
Kayla Imrie
 
 147 WK4 500

 WK4 200
S 1
AF
S1
AF
8.45am
10.54am
2.10pm
3.35pm
 7.45pm
9.54pm
1.05am
2.35am
 1-3 to AF, rest out                
Marty McDowell

155-158 
167
MK1 500 S 1-4
AF
9.35-9.50am  
10.48am
8.35-8.50pm 
9.48pm
1-2 + NBT to AF

Lisa Carrington160 WK1 500AF9.52am8.52pm
Scott Bicknell161 MK1 200AF
BF
9.57am
2.05pm
8.57pm
1.05am

2015 World Cup Campaign
 

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