Tikitapu 1 (Blue Lake 1)


Oct 15 - Oct 16

08:00 am


Lake Tikitapu, Rotorua

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Karen Simpson-Warren

The first of our national sprint regattas kicks off on the last weekend of the October school holidays.

This is the first of the Tikitapu (Blue Lake) regattas held at Lake Tikitapu in Rotorua.  This regatta has a fun development focus with a divisional format for K1 races where competitors will be seeded into divisions based on registered 200m times, for each gender.  Team boats will be raced in age groups as usual.

Remember to download the Canoe Racing NZ app for up to the minute progressions and results.

K1s will be raced for 200m and 500m in a divisional format.  Times will be taken from the last Nationals.  If any members did not attend Nationals coaches will need to submit a 200m time by close of entries to karen.simpson@canoeracing.org.nz

Team races available

12&U Mixed K2 200m

14&U Mixed K4 200m and 500m,  Men/Women K2 200m and 500m

16&U, 18&U, Open, Masters Men/Women K2  and K4 200m and 500m

Junior Mixed (16&U) K2 and K4 200m and Relay 100m

Junior Mixed (17 and over) K2 and K4 200m and Relay 100m

Club relay 100m (6 people)

Club Relay (new team make-up):  6 members per team must consist of at least 3 females; 2 x U16 or younger, 2 x U18, 2 x Open.  The mix is up to you.  In all cases, younger paddlers are permitted but not older.  Each competitor races a 100m leg.  The next person may start once the nose of the predecessor passes the nose of their boat.

Mixed K4 200m:  Must consist of competitors from the following age groups:  1 x U14, 1 x U16, 1 x U18, 1 x Open or Masters and must have two females and two males.  The mix is up to you.

Mixed K2 (Junior and Open): The Junior mixed K2 must consist of one male and one female aged 16 or under.  The Open Mixed K2 must consist of one male and one female aged 17 or older.

Mixed 12&U and 14&U races:  12&U – Any combination of male/female paddlers is allowed.  14&U just need at least one paddler of a different gender.

Entry Fees

DivisionMember feeUnaffiliated Fee
Novice, Tyros, U14

U16, U18








Clubs can enter via the online entry system.   Individuals (non affiliated) contact Karen, below.  ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

LANE DRAW:  Tikitapu-1-Lane-draw-v3   (updated 12/10/22)

PROGRAMME:  Tikitapu 1 2022 Programme v2

INFORMATION: Information 1 – Tikitapu 1 2022

Any queries please contact Karen Simpson-Warren karen.simpson@canoeracing.org.nz