Steve Richards, Convenor
Terry Newlands, Junior
Chris Emmett, U23 and Open
Open Sprint – Gordon Walker
U23 Sprint – Gordon Walker
U18 Sprint – Craig Mustard
CRNZ would like to congratulate Caitlin Ryan and Alicia Hoskin, who have been selected to represent New Zealand in the K2 500 at the upcoming ICF Sprint World Championship in Hungary. They join the previously announced team members. The full team selected for the World Championship is:
WK1 200 Lisa Carrington
WK1 500 Lisa Carrington
WK2 500 Alicia Hoskin and Caitlin Ryan
WK4 500 Lisa Carrington, Aimee Fisher, Kayla Imrie and Caitlin Ryan
KL2 200 Scott Martlew
MK1 1000 Quaid Thompson
MK1 5000 Quaid Thompson
MK2 1000 Max Brown and Kurtis Imrie
We would like particularly to acknowledge Alicia Hoskin, Max Brown and Kurtis Imrie. This is the first time that these three athletes will represent New Zealand at the Open World Champs. This selection is recognition of their performance to date in 2019 and we wish them all the best in joining the NZ team.
The CRNZ Board has extended the Selection Date for the MK4 500 until 9 August in order to give our U23 K4 crew a further opportunity to meet the required performance standard. As such, it is possible that further athletes may be selected to our World Champs team.
CRNZ would like to acknowledge the following athletes who will form the New Zealand team for the ICF Ocean Ski World Champs in France this September.
U23 Men Toby Brooke, Tim Waller
Open Men Andrew Mowlem, Cory Taylor
Open Women Rachel Clarke, Teneale Hatton, Danielle McKenzie
The following athletes will compete for NZ at the 2019 Marathon World Championship in China in October.
Open Men K1 Andrew Mowlem
Masters K1 Garth Spencer, Vaughan Reed
Masters K2 Garth Spencer and Vaughan Reed
NZ is allowed up to 2 entries in each division for the Marathon World Champs, and up to 5 entries available at Ocean Ski Worlds for U18, U23 and Open men’s and women’s divisions (as well as unlimited entries for the masters’ events). Any paddlers who would like to compete in either event are welcome to express interest by emailing email@example.com.
The CRNZ Distance Paddling Committee has set an objective that NZ sends full teams to compete at the Ocean Ski and Marathon World Champs within the next several years. We would like to promote all areas of our sport and acknowledge that distance paddling represents the majority of our participation base. We hope that the increased interest generated through initiatives such as the Darcy Price Series will translate into greater numbers competing, and also more opportunities/pathways for kiwi paddlers to participate and succeed internationally.