Information

Food:
Lunch will be available for all accredited athletes and officials at the race venue. Breakfast and dinner will be catered for at the accommodation venues.

There is a cafeteria at the competition venue where food and beverages will be available to purchase.

Security Service
The venue is located in a secure fenced off Game reserve with 24 hour security at the gate and patrols.

Access by Officials, competitors and staff will be with an accreditation card with the person’s photograph on the accreditation.

Visitors and spectators will only be able to access public areas, which will be monitored by security officials.

Language:
The official language of the competition will be English. All the information documents, forms, local identity signs and comments will be in English.

ID Control
The competitors can embark to the races from the designated jetties, where their boats, body numbers, boat numbers and accreditation cards are checked by race officials.

Medical Centre
There will be several medical entities working during the week of the event at the venue.
Take note that minimal services will be available for the training days.
The medical centre will only be opened during the competition hours.
Anti-Doping will be held in selected demarcated restrooms. Selected competitors have to face doping control according to the ICF regulations.

Information point:
The information point for the team leaders is located in the competitor’s area.
During the competition volunteers at this point will provide information not only about start lists and results but also about the event in general.

Prize giving Ceremony:
This area is meant to reunite the competitors that will participate in the medal ceremony. The ceremony will be scheduled in the detailed time table in accordance with the ICF protocol.
There is a place where your athletes can change clothes and prepare themselves for the ceremony.
Boat Control
There will be a free scale where you can weigh up your boats during the competition dates.
Boats will be weighed after the events in accordance with ICF Rules.
Participation Fee and Accreditation:

The Participation Fee and Accreditation Fee is 70 Euros.
At the time of writing the nominal exchange rate was
EURO = R15.00
The participation fee covers the duration of the competition, plus the official practice day being 31 March, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th April(5 Days)
The fee will include:
– Accreditation for each day
– Lunch at the course venue on all 3 competition days
– Shuttle transport connecting accredited accommodation venues only.
– Medical care at the venue
– Security services at the venue
– Free water
– Access to all official functions and receptions.

Spectator services and social events
Access to the spectator areas will be FREE for all spectators. A nominal fee will be payable for access to the reserve.
All efforts will be made to introduce the spectators and visitors to the South African culture and customs.

Various non-event related services and activities will also be available, focusing on the products of the Shongweni Area.

Immigration and Visa Procedure
All participants are kindly requested to contact the South African Embassy or consulate regarding visa requirements. Certain countries do require Visa documents to travel to South Africa. Please also note that generally a Visa requires an up-to-date passport valid for a minimum of 6 months after the date of travel.

Obtaining Visas and passports can take a long time.
Certain countries will also need valid Yellow Fever Certificates to apply for the Visa and must be able to be presented to Officials on entry into South Africa.
Please contact the event organisers on info@africanchamps.co.za for your countries specific Visa information and letters for Visa applications.

Anti-Doping Control
Canoe South Africa (CSA) and SASCOC have a strict and uncompromising Anti-Doping policy, and follow the ICF and WADA doping regulations. The event Anti-Doping policy will follow the directives of the ICF.

Medical Support
Medical support at the venue will be provided by a professional emergency medical support company. All First Aid services received by Competitors, Officials, Staff and public at the Event Venue will be free of Charge. In the event of serious injury or medical complications, the patient will be moved to a local hospital. All costs at the hospital will be for the patient’s own account.
Please note that medical care does NOT include:
• Any services required within any hospital
• Any additional transport or ambulance services required once the patient is no longer at the course venue
• Any first aid or other services away from the course venue
• Any specialized physiotherapy or other treatment

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