Welcome to the 1st ECA Ocean Racing European Championships!

The event will take place in Vila do Conde, Portugal, between 15 and 17 of August.

As from now entries are open for the event.

The Championship

The European Championship start will be ranked (as from now that decision is with the OR comittee) still there will be an open race taking place at the same exact time in one massive start, including all age groups.

You have to be affiliated with your National Federation (NF) to be able to compete. The Organizing Comittee will check every athlete with their NF if it allows him to compete. It also a competence of the NFs to select the two atheletes from each country that will enter the seeded start.

Date and Location

The 3 days will be the waiting period and the race will take place in the day with the best conditions.

The course will be 18km of downwind, with no upwind section, start and finish in the surf. The start will be "Le Mans" style using paddle lockers, the ones used in the famous "Sella" start.

Safety

It's mandatory the use of a Personal Floating Device and an Emergency Flare!

 

Accomodation wise the options and prices are very similar to the previous years, with different types of offers for all needs, all very close to the race venue.

 

Stand Up Paddle Board

The NELO Summer Challenge, in partnership with SUP Addiction Portugal, will count with a parallel competition of Stand Up Paddle Board, in pair with Race 001, of 18 km downwind.
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Offical Bulletin (PDF)

Downwind Ocean Races

The course will be 18km of downwind, with no upwind section, start and finish in the surf. The start will be "Le Mans" style using paddle lockers, the ones used in the famous "Sella" start.

The Championship

The European Championship start will be ranked (as from now that decision is with the OR comittee) still there will be an open race taking place at the same exact time in one massive start, including all age groups.

You have to be affiliated with your National Federation (NF) to be able to compete. The Organizing Comittee will check every athlete with their NF if it allows him to compete. It also a competence of the NFs to select the two atheletes from each country that will enter the seeded start.

Date and Location

The 3 days will be the waiting period and the race will take place in the day with the best downwind conditions.

The course will be 18km of downwind, with no upwind section, start and finish in the surf. The start will be "Le Mans" style using paddle lockers, the ones used in the famous "Sella" start.

Safety

It's mandatory the use of a Personal Floating Device and an Emergency Flare!

Classes

Juniors: 15 to 18
Under 23: 15 to 23
Masters: starting at 35 and having a subclass for each 5 year period. Example: 35-39
(years old)

All competitors are automatically registered for the open class.

Course

NELO Summer Challenge will have a parallel competition of Stand Up Paddle Board .

Register now!

This edition will count with an Outrigger Canoe competition - OC1.

The course will be the same as for the kayaks.

Register now!

 

Downwind - Open
    Single seat
Women 1st 3000€
2nd 2000€
3rd 1250€
4th 1000€
5th 750€
     
Men 1st 3000€
2nd 2000€
3rd 1250€
4th 1000€
5th 750€
6th 500€
7th 350€
8th 250€
9th 150€
10th 100€
     
     

 

Lifesaver tournment
Women 1st 300€
2nd 200€
3rd 100€
Men 1st 300€
2nd 200€
3rd 100€

 

Total prize money: 20.000€
The boats will be available from the first day of training until the the end of the race.

 

Nelo

Surfski (lifesaver)€100
Ocean Ski M€100
Ocean Ski L€100
Ocean Ski XXL€100
Ocean Ski Vintage€100

 

Epic

V10 Elite€300
V10L Club€250
V10S Elite€300
V12 Club€250
V8 Ultra€300
New V8 Ultra€300