Main Dates

01/08/2017 : Online IVF registration opens. Online IVF registration opens. Submit exemption for therapeutic use.

01/09/2017 : Welcome program opens at the reservation 

01/11/2017 : Members enter the team they will have at the event. No paddler name is required at the moment. The number of paddles must be given.

15/11/2017 :

  • Payment FIV : 50% of registration fee

05/03/2018: All paddlers has to be registered in the members list.

  • Payment FIV: Adding entries or change the paddlers list leads to $100 USD delay tax per entry change after this deadline 


Payment FIV : Penalties for late registering of paddlers. Adding a paddler in the member list after this deadline cause $100 USD tax. 

30/03/2018 : An inspection per paddler must be completed

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18 th Va’a World Sprint Championships

16 JULY – 26 JULY 2018, TAHITI


Training : 16, 17 and 18 July

Competition : 19 – 26 July 


(The schedule by Country will be communicated before the competition)


Note: This Schedule is draft and may change depending on final entries.

Sunday 15thOpening ceremony
Monday 16thTrainning
Thuesday 17thTrainning 
Wednesday 18thTraining
Thursday 19thBlessing ceremony

Elite V6 & V12 racing

Para Va’a racing

Friday 20th Elite V6 & V12 racing

Para Va’a racing

Saturday 21stElite V1 & Club V12 racing
Sunday 22ndElite V1 & Club V6 & V12 racing
Monday 23rdElite V1 & Club V6 racing
Tuesday 24thClub V6 racing
Wednesday 25thClub V6 racing
Thursday 26thClub V6 racing

Closing ceremony


Need to know

Registration :

Registration for the 18th edition of the Va’a World Sprint Championships is made only through your Area Coordinator: 

Here the list of CAs by country:

After contacting your Area coordinator, he will be in charge of registering with the IFV.

The registration of participating countries to the Va’a World Sprint Championships of the IFV 2018 in good time, is a important for the LOC for provide the best service to all athletes and officials.







Only the official suppliers of the world championships hold the exclusive right to use the official logo : Kalea Design.




Except official sponsors, the other sponsors cannot be visible

during : 

– comptetitions ( exemple : tenue, rame, va’a…) 
– awards ( exemple : T-shirt, casquette) 

Only equipment’s brand ( exemple : Nike, Adidas, etc.) can be visible in small size (20 cm 2)

Delegations and partners can’t use and print the logo.






Hygiene and safety measures



Warning ! Presence of virus transmitted by mosquitoes

Presence of the following viruses in French Polynesia:

  • Dengue 1 (no case of dengue 2 enumerated)
  • chikungunya
  • Zika

In the strategy of protection against vectors, repellents are strongly advised.



Vaccination against the yellow fever virus is required from people coming from:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Panama
  • peru
  • Venezuela
  • Guyana

The vaccine must be made at least 10 days before the departure of the persons.



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