The World Riverboarding Association has announced the dates and schedule for the 2015 Riverboarding World Championship in Guatemala
26th November 2014 – For Immediate Release – The next Riverboarding World Championship is scheduled for October 12th – 19th, 2015, in Guatemala.
At an introductory press conference last Friday in association with INGUAT (Guatemala’s ministry of Tourism), the World Riverboarding Association in partnership with RIOS Guatemala announced that the 2015 Riverboarding World Championship will take place in Lanquin, Alto Verapaz, Guatemala, between the 12th and 19th of October 2015.
While the event encompasses a full week, the schedule includes the opening and closing ceremonies, travel days, and 2 practice days on the river, along with the 3 full days of competition.
The individual race events will include Slalom, Boardercross, and Endurocross, with an optional co-ed team Relay event. Freestyle surfing will not be part of the RWC for 2015, but is likely to have its own competition in the summer of 2016 on the Ottawa River in Canada.
Points will be awarded for each of the 3 individual events, with the overall winner being crowned the 2015 Riverboarding World Champion. Categories will include Men and Women. Prizes will also be given for the top 3 teams in the Relay event.
The Riverboarding World Championship is the sport’s premier international event and is managed by the World Riverboarding Association, an officially registered NGO dedicated to the sport of Riverboarding, made up of 5 board members from around the world.
A new president and board of directors will be voted in for a 2 year term at the conclusion of the 2015 RWC.
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