Friday, 14 October 2011

5th ARFcup / Slovakian championship

This was our last freestyle event of this year where we took a part. Cunovo White water course have really much to offer for organizing a event. There is everything what you can wish for, course with awesome white water, very nice area for relaxing, Hotel, restaurant, many option for sport and so on. This year we organized Slovakian championship again together with ARFcup. I would really like to thanks to all the organizers- Bryan for all the results, organization, band... Nina for helping by organizing the freestyle event, Capko for funslalom, Tomas for the kayak cross and also a huge thanks for our sponsors The rafting union of Slovakia, Hotel Divoka voda, Sandiline equipment, Paddler shop, Vodak shop, Champ gear shop, Redbull, Vajda for make it all happened.

We had 2 days of competition and one day of free trainings. We wanted to organize this event for everybody and not just for pro kayakers so we prepared a side events like funslalom and kayak cross. This “fun” events are for kayakers who aren't interested for the freestyle event but want to take a part too. Together for all disciplines there were more than 100 competitors from Slovakia, Czech, Poland, Austria, Germany.

At saturday morning we started with funslalom. Capko was in lead by organizing this part of our event. I must say it was really fun to watch all the people doing the rolls on gate 4, or taking a tube across some other gate. The best was trowing the paddle over a gate in the middle of stream. Here are the final results from funslalom

When funslalom was finished we start the main discipline kayak freestyle with the qualification in all the categories. In K1 men I took the lead second was Tomas Andrassy and third was Bartosz Cauderna and all of us were paddling the Vajda boats! In woman category Nina won on second was Eva Filova, third was Alexandra Cisarova.

During the night party with live band we had also raffle with nice gifts like the season tickets for our white water course.

On sunday we had kayak cross organized by Tomas at the morning. He manage to change the course for this event so nobody knows the lines. We had classics concept of cross competition where were starting 5 people at once. The winner was Pavel Andrassy from Slovakia. Here are other results

Straight after it were the freestyle finals. In old bastards the winner was Alexander Meindl (AUT), in Juniors take a medal Tomas Burian (CZE), women category won Nina Halasova (SVK) with super nice ride, in C1 was the winner Lukas Cervinka (CZE) and in K1 men with very nice ride won Tomas Andrassy (SVK). Results are here

So again I would like to thanks to all the sponsors and also to the competitors for nice time spent during this event in Cunovo.

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