Sprint Racing Age Classes

U11 (Atom): under 11 years of age on the 1st of January of the year of the competition.

U13: under 13 years of age on the 1st of January of the year of the competition.

U15: under 15 years of age on the 1st of January of the year of the competition.

U17: under 17 years of age on the 1st of January of the year of the competition.

U19: under 19 years of age on the 1st of January of the year of the competition.

Junior Class: 19 years of age or older on the 1st of January of the year of the competition, provided he or she has not qualified for Senior status. 

Senior Class: Earned class based on points and placing in CKC Jr. and Sr. races (a U19 paddler who holds Sr. status can still race in their age class).

Master class: you must meet the following..

  • on the 1st of January of the year of the competition:
    • female 25 years of age or older
    • male 30 years of age or older
  • does not compete at a national or international regatta as a Junior or Senior competitor in all boats excepts fours and war canoe if under the age of female - 35 years, and male - 40 years in the year of competition.
  • has not competed as a member of the National Team in the previous year in the discipline for which they acquired National Team Status.
  • CANMAS has separate rules for the age classes in the national masters championships 

Proof of Age - All competitors shall provide proof of birth date to the Division upon registration with the sprint racing discipline of the Association.