The 7th Edition of the Ganga Kayak Festival 2019 is being organized by the Adventure Sports Society in association with U .T. D. B at Devprayag the confluence of the two rivers, Alaknanda and Bhagirathi.
Location :- Devprayag (confluence of the two rivers, Alaknanda and Bhagirathi)
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Ganga Kayak Festival 2019 Schedule
Registration Time:- 9 am – 6 pm (Feb 16th, 2019) at GKF/WWE Office at Tapovan Rishikesh
Opening Ceremony:- Feb 17th TBD
Prize Ceremony:-Feb 19th at TBD
Descriptions of Kayakaing Event
Feb 17th – Down River Sprint (Pro’s): Starts from above the confluence rapid on Bhagiarathi river and sprint all the way down to the finish line (300+ meter long race course). Each athlete completes 2 laps and best time counts.
Feb 18th – Giant Slalom (Pro’s): Starts from above the confluence rapid on Bhagirathi river. There will be several downstream & upstream gates on both sides of the river. To finish the race, the athlete must touch the finish banner on the finish line. Each athlete gets only 1 lap so make it your best time.
Feb 18th – Boater cross (Pro’s): The top 32 athletes from the Sprint and Giant slalom events (combined results) will qualify for the pro’s Boater Cross. There will be heats of 4 kayakers. The racer will charge down to the touch me banner with hand on the river right. To finish the race, the athlete must touch the finish banner on the finish line. The top 2 from each heat will move onto the next round and so on. The top 4 athletes will qualify for the Super Final round and battle for the Boater Cross title.
Feb 18th – Best Indian paddler of the year award (Male and female): This award will go to the best overall Indian performer in all (downriver, giant slalom and boater X) events.
Feb 19th – Finals
Feb 19th – Mass boater cross (for all): Athletes will start from above the confluence rapid on Bhagirathi river. It will be a Le-mans style start. There will be some surprise obstacles which will be disclosed on the day of the event.
For More Information Log in :- www.gangakayakfestival.org