NZ Junior & U23 World Championships Team Ready to Fire

Our New Zealand Junior and Under 23 team have been busy preparing in Europe for the 2023 ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Auronzo, Italy.

From the 5-9th July over 1,000 young athletes, representing the world’s top in this discipline, will challenge each other on the Cadore lake. The races will be held over the distances of 200, 500, 1,000 and 5,000 metres and for an entire week the beautiful north Italian town will be transformed and filled with colours, flags, boats, and canoe enthusiasts.
Coach watches on over calm lake as junior team trains


The NZ team has been working hard in the Lake Como District completing their last camp before the main event. They are now well adjusted to the new timezone, enjoying the still, warm conditions and ready to fire! We can’t wait to see them make a splash on lake Cadore, good luck to all the team and the coaches and support staff.



The New Zealand  Kayak Team for Junior & U23 World Championships

U18 Women:

  • WK1 500m – Greer Morley (North Shore Canoe Club)
  • WK2 500m- Natasha MacGibbon (Arawa Canoe Club), Greer Morley 

    U18 Men:

  • MK2 500m– Logan Ferguson (Karapiro Kayak Racing Club), Tiago Chamberlain (Arawa Canoe Club)

U23 Women:

  • WK1 500m– Lucy Matehaere (Otago Kayak Racing Club)
  • WK2 500m– Lucy Matehaere, Julia Padrutt (Waitara Kayak Club)
  • WK2 Reserve + WK1 1000m– Emma Kemp (Mana Kayak Club)

U23 Men:

  • MK1 1000m– Grant Clancy (North Shore Canoe Club)
  • MK2 500m– Thomas MacGibbon (Arawa Canoe Club), Fletcher Moles (Waitara Kayak Club)
  • MK4 500m– Fletcher Moles, Grant Clancy, Daniel Brown (Hawkes Bay Kayak Racing Club), Kacey Ngataki (North Shore Canoe Club)


Follow the action:

The time difference means racing will start at 7pm NZT and run throughout the night. Canoe Racing NZ will share the NZ athletes’ race schedule during the day, as well as an update of the overnight racing the following morning.

Follow CRNZ’s Facebook or Instagram (@canoeracingnz) to keep up to date.

There will be a livestream to watch the action (see full details below) as well as live results (will share link when confirmed)

If you’re not up to catch the races there will be an on demand stream link on Planet Canoe Recast once the racing block is complete.


How to watch the Livestream

Planet Canoe has changed this racing season from YouTube streaming to a service called Recast

You’ll need to create an account and get credits to watch the livestreams. To get credits you can give personal information, or purchase using a credit card. At first this may seem like a little dodgy but this is a legitimate website and service. Set this up before you want to watch as it can take a little time.

  1. Join Recast and follow Planet Canoe (or at Just click on ‘Join Now and Watch’ and register through email or social media.
  2. Verify your account. You will receive a verification email from Recast.
  3. After verifying your account, your Recast fan account is set up. You get 25 free Cast Credits just for signing up. Please note these expire in 14 days so use them quickly.
  4.  You will receive an additional 50 Cast Credits for completing your profile.
  5. You can earn or purchase further credits.

For further Recast info including videos on how to sign up click here

Be aware that links to watch the event in comments on Facebook posts are spam and should not be clicked on. Only click on links in the original post from Canoe Racing New Zealand or Planet Canoe to watch. Or visit

Helpful Info for Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Wednesday 5th- Sunday 9th July
Auronzo, Italy

Event website:

Preliminary Race schedule: