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Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Championships

Canoeist on lake

Paddle Australia will host their Canoe Sprint Championships at Sydney International Regatta Centre across May 20 - 23, 2021.

Note: This is a re-scheduled event from 17-21 March, 2021. For a statement from Paddle Australia, click Here.

Please visit for updates leading up to the event.

Paddle Australia recognises that sprint paddlers want to go racing!  Accordingly, unless the situation with COVID-19 deteriorates significantly, the 2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships will take place 20 – 23 May 2021 at Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith. If travel restrictions in some states, or between states, mean that some athletes are unable to attend, the competition may not have the status of a National Championships but it will go ahead. This decision will be taken closer to the date of the competition.

Obviously there is considerable uncertainty as to whether the scheduled ICF Junior/U23 and ICF World Championships will take place in 2021 and indeed if they do, whether Australians will be able to travel to these competitions. Notwithstanding this, PA considers it is important that Australian Teams are selected, particularly for the Junior and U23 categories. Selection Criteria have been published for the teams concerned and, at this stage, it is the intention that the 2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships will be the basis for selection of these teams. Given Paralympic selection is also impacted by this decision, further consultation will be conducted with coaches and athletes as to the best selection approach for those paracanoe athletes to ensure optimal preparation for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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Please note that the Venue will be closed to recreational use during the event. View the Venue Opening Times page for more information regarding access.

20/05/2021 - 8:00am
23/05/2021 - 5:00pm
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Sydney International Regatta Centre
Gate A
Old Castlereagh Road
Penrith NSW 2749
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