2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championship – Entry information

The 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships are being held in November in Perth, Western Australia, home to some of the best conditions for ocean racing in the world. With the relatively close proximity to New Zealand and being an open entry event, there is plenty of interest from kiwi ocean ski paddlers to head across the ditch to compete.


Entries are open for the 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships and 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing Masters World Championships, with the race window from 30 November– 3 December 2023. The event is open to all members of ICF affiliated National Federations from Juniors through to Masters.

The International Canoe Federation confirmed in December 2022 that there will be no restriction on the number of entries that a National Federation can submit, meaning there is no longer any requirement to be selected by Canoe Racing NZ (CRNZ) to attend this event.

Any CRNZ-affiliated club member can enter and compete at this world championship event. See entry details below.

The World Championship event follows on from the 2023 Shaw & Partners WA Race Week, which includes The Doctor, arguably the most renowned ocean ski race in the world. It is going to be a truly spectacular two weeks of world-class ocean ski racing!


2023 World Championship Entry information

Step 1:
Enter online  through the event website.

Step 2:
Please notify CRNZ of your entry by completing this form.
This is required as Open, Under 23 or Junior competitors also need to be entered through the ICF system by CRNZ .
We appreciate if Masters competitors also confirm their entry/intention to race via this form, so we are able to communicate with the entire NZ team as required.


All competitors must be a member of a CRNZ-affiliated club in order to compete at an ICF event, as per ICF regulations. See list of CRNZ-affiliated clubs.

This is a self-funded competition – competitors are expected to arrange their own travel and race requirements.

Entries close on 7th November.

World Championship Event website- https://2023icfoceanracingworldchamps.org.au/

If you have any questions, please contact Danika Mowlem- Danika@crnz.org.nz or Nathan Luce (General Manager of Performance) –Nathan@crnz.org.nz


Other useful links

Shaw and Partners WA Race Week/The Doctor event website- https://oceanpaddler.com/ocean-events/wa-race-week/

CRNZ Selection policies and notices