Frequently Asked Questions
When do the entries close for regattas?
In general, regatta entries close four days prior to the event. For example, 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday would be the close date for an upcoming Saturday regatta. Some exceptions may include Atlantic Team Trials where more time is required for progressions, and U10 / U11 regattas where less time is required to complete the draw. Close times and dates are shown in the registration system.
How do I (or my child) enter a regatta?
With the exception of Atlantic Trials and the JPI (Just Paddle It Series), all entries are managed by your club coaches.
Do I have to wear a life jacket?
If you are 14 or under, you must wear an approved PFD at all times while participating in training or competition in the ADCKC or associated sanctioned events. Further, during the Just Paddle It Series, all competitors must wear an approved PFD. Anyone who cannot complete their club swim test without assistance, must wear a PFD at all times.
*An approved PFD or life jacket is any PFD approved by MOT/CCG with the notable exception that no inflatable systems are approved for use by persons under the age of 16.
Where CAN I find the draw / results of a regatta?
You can find the draws and results posted on the ADCKC website under the results section. Please note, ensure you are not following a draw that is identified as a “draft”.
I AM A CLUB REGISTRAR, HOW DO REGISTRATIONS WORK?
Please contact us (Technical Director) and we’ll be able to assist you with any issues you may have.
I AM VOLUNTEERING FOR SAFETY BOAT, where do I go and what should I expect?
First, thank you very much for your support. You should arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the start of the regatta wherever the judges are located. For example, on Lake Banook this is at the base of the Judges Tower. As our athletes are all quite skilled, likely you should expect a day of low activity and enjoying the races from a great vantage point. However, you will be responsible for helping your safety boat driver, watching for any paddlers in distress, and responding accordingly to direction given.
I VOLUNTEEred to drive an official’s boat, what should I expect?
First, thank you very much for your support. You should arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the start of the regatta wherever the judges are located. For example, on Lake Banook this is at the base of the Judges Tower. You will be need a small craft operator card, and will be expected to drive carefully and follow the directions of the officials on your craft.
I’d like to Volunteer, how do I get involved?
Great! Send us a quick note on the volunteer tab with your details and we’ll be sure to get back to you and we’ll keep you in our database for upcoming opportunities.
MY Paddler wants to race at National Team Selection Trials…
No one under the age of 15 can enter National Team selection trials (as 15 is the minimum age for international competition). Entry in National Team Trials must be endorsed by your club’s Head Coach.
For Provincial or Canada Games Trials, athletes are able to enter themselves in these events. These athletes must understand which races they are trying to enter (they should discuss this with their coaches), because in Atlantic Trials only the Canada Games age class and up are eligible for Tour Selections (traveling teams). Younger age categories are being evaluated for Core Teams, and they pay a reduced entry fee.