Erik Leue and Ronald Verch end their sporting careers

24/11/2016 - After the season 2016 two top level German canoe sprint athletes decided it was enough and announced their sporting retirement. Erik Leue and Ronald Verch, both members of the German canoe sprint national team, competed in men’s canoe events and won several medals at World Championships.

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European canoe slalom paddlers excel in Auckland

24/11/2016 - European paddlers did great at the Whitewater XL Canoe Slalom Championships - canoe slalom race with a new format, in Auckland (NZL). Lizzie Neave (GBR) took the win in women's kayak final, ahead of Olympic medallist Luuka Jones (NZL) and Martina Wegman (NED), Franz Anton (GER) was the winner of men's C1 final, followed by two Frenchmen Cédric Joly and Edern Le Ruyet, while Vít Přindiš (CZE) won in men's kayak final. Stefan Hengst (GER) was second and Mike Dawson (NZL) third. The top positions in women's C1 final were occupied by Noemie Fox, Rosalyn Lawrence (both AUS) and Luuka Jones (NZL).

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Edward Serednicki (1922 – 2016)

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Edward Serednicki, former president of the Polish Canoe Federation.

Edward Serednicki was a deserved activist of Polish canoeing. From 1957 – 1989 he was a Secretary General of the Polish Canoe Federation. During this time he was also a member of the office of International Canoe Federation. For his contribution to international canoeing he became an honorary member of the International Canoe Federation.

In the years 1989 – 1992 he was president of the Polish Canoe Federation.

The funeral will take place on 28th of November at 01:00 PM on Wawrzyszewski Cementary, Wólczyńska 64 street.

Rest in peace.


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Josef Dostal Army Sportsman of the year

21/11/2016 - Czech canoe sprint athlete Josef Dostal is the 2016 Army Sportsman of the year. 23-year-old paddler who was born in Prague had an excellent season. He won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in K1M 1000 metres final and added a bronze medal in K4M 1000 metres final to his collection. The 2014 World Champion also picked up two gold medals in this year’s World Cup series which consequently brought him an overall World Cup win.

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Rémi Pete and Cyrille Carré winners of the Gorges de l'Ardèche Marathon

12/11/2016 - French duo Rémi Pete and Cyrille Carré was the fastest in this year's edition of the famous Marathon International des Gorges de l'Ardèche. It took one hour, 39 minutes and 15 seconds for Pété and Carré to complete the race in a K2 boat. They were closely followed by another K2. Jošt Zakrajšek (Slovenia) and Kiko Vega (Spain) combined forces in the boat which crossed the finish line second with the time 1:40:32, while another French K2 Lucas – Urban finished the event in a third place with the time 1:42:06. Andreas Heilinger (Germany) set the fastest time in K1M (1:47:05), Guillermo Fidalgo De Leon (Spain) was second in this category and Yannick Laousse (France) third. Alice Schmitt (France) was the fastest in women's kayak category, Ondrej Rolenc (Czech Republic) in C1M, Kristek and Jelinek (Czech Republic) in C2M, Claire Haab (France) in C1W, Pol - Verlinden (Belgium) in K2W,  Obrecht - Bagot (France) in C2W, Pichery - Hybois (France) in K2 Mix and Avril - Gatuinght (France) in C2 Mix. For all the other results and results in junior categories take a look at the full results (link can be found below). 

1. Pété - Cyrille Carré (FRA) 1:39:15 / K2
2. Zakrajšek – Vega (SLO/ESP) 1:40:32 / K2
3. Lucas – Urban (FRA) 1:42:06 / K2

All results:

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2017 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Spain, postponed for a year

10/11/2016 - Tarragona, the port city in northeast Spain, will welcome the best athletes of Mediterranean countries a year later than originally planned. This Catalan city was supposed to host the next Mediterranean Games in 2017, but they have decided to postpone the organisation of the event for one year. This sporting event which includes canoe sprint among the 31 sports of the Mediterranean Games programme will now start on 22nd June 2018.

The reason why Mediterranean Games will be held one year later lies in the financial problems. “The Catalan Secretary General of Sports, Gerard Figueras, said that ‘beyond good words’, the Spanish Government has not provided the resources agreed to the Tarragona Mediterranean Games. ‘Clearly this is not the desired scenario for anyone’,” reports Catalan News Agency.

Canoeing has been part of the Mediterranean Games since 1979.

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Europe Canoe Events

2017 ECA Competitions

ECA Canoe Wildwater Championships
May 11 - 14, 2017
Skopje, MKD

ECA Canoe Slalom Championships
May 31 - June 4, 2017
Tacen, SLO

ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint Championships
June 22 - 25, 2017
Belgrade, SRB

ECA Canoe Marathon Championships
June 30 - July 2, 2017
Ponte de Lima, POR

ECA Dragonboat & Club Championships
July 6 - 9, 2017
Szeged, HUN                                                                                                     

ECA Canoe Sprint Championships
July 14 - 16, 2017
Plovdiv, BUL

ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Slalom Championships
August 16 - 20, 2017
Hohenlimburg, GER

ECA Canoe Polo Championships
August 23 - 27, 2017
Saint Omer, FRA

ECA Canoe Slalom Championships May 31 - June 4, 2017 Tacen

ECA Junior Slalom Cup


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