2023 Zespri Aims Games- Canoe Racing


Sep 05


Pilot Bay, Mt Maunganui



Danika Mowlem

Canoe Racing are proud to be a part of the 2023 Zespri Aims Games, Australasia’s biggest junior sporting event. For intermediate school students, this is the chance to represent your school at kayaking in a fun and exciting event.

Canoe Sport at the 2023 Zespri Aims Games is made up of two separate events- Canoe Slalom and Canoe Racing (flatwater/ocean paddling). There is one entry fee which allows for participation at both the Canoe Slalom and Canoe Racing events, although paddlers can choose to only compete in one or the other if they prefer.

The Canoe Racing event at the Zespri Aims Games utilizes the CRNZ Kahawai format, which designed to be an enjoyable, engaging entry into paddling competition and to build bridges between flatwater/sprint, ocean, surf and river paddling. It includes both individual and team events, for year 7 and 8 boys and girls, raced off the beach at the stunning Pilot Bay in Mt Maunganui, Tauranga.

2023 Aims Games Canoe Racing- Event information

The Canoe Slalom event is held at McLarens Falls on 3rd/4th September. We encourage participants to try both events!

Entries must be done through your school Aims Games Coordinator, so please contact your school if you wish to take part.
Entries close 31st May.

If you have any questions regarding the Canoe Racing event, contact Danika Mowlem danika.mowlem@canoeracing.org.nz