Dear fellow friends, Athletes, Judges, Coaches, Assistants, companions,
Colleagues and Board Members:
The Costa Rica World Rafting Champs Committee has been working very hard to provide
an event that will not only test the athletes ability to compete in Class IV whitewater,
but we are also creating an Eco- village close to the competition site, where everyone
should be comfortable, eat well, be healthy, enjoy local entertainment, participate in
proper waste management practices, even plant trees to mitigate the carbon offsets of
your travel and become the first Carbon Neutral World Championship in any sport.
We have chosen the best possible set of rapids to test everyone’s ability to paddle difficult
whitewater. As safety is our major concern the safety team is made up of Class V paddlers with
many years experience all year on Costa Rican rivers. Tori and Roy, safety team leaders, have
over 20 years experience alone and lead a team of more than 25 kayakers, oar boaters and other
The access to the race sites is extremely challenging. If we did not make this effort to
set up the events in these locations we would be back on a Class III champs which was never
our idea. The remoteness of the area provides a chance for you to interact with the most
pristine rain forest – otherwise why come to Costa Rica, paddle a great river and integrate
with the local community.
For all having been said – we will need your cooperation on sending your registration before
the deadline of August 15, we need to be strict on this matter as logistics to organize this
event will not tolerate last minute sign ups. In short, due to the complexities of the event
and the need to set up the entire event structure ahead of time, no payments after August 15
will be acceptable. Payment of your registration fee should be included and forwarded as soon
We are making a huge effort to get enough sponsors to not only to set up the event but build
a village, transport you around and feed you very well. I have never heard of a sports event
or holiday that costs $150 per person all included for 8 days, so please be a part of making
this a memorable event.
We will continue to feed you information that will be important to your comfort, well-being
and planning for this WRC. Tours will be offered before, during and after the Worlds, so
that you get the most out of our country. Be prepared to compete in warm, long-technical,
steep, Class IV plus whitewater, videos coming.
Please send all your inquiries to us directly, and don’t be fooled by alternative web pages.
As for the training rates, accommodation, food and transportation for the weeks
before the WRC for competitors have the following items:
– Lodging at camp: $15 per night per person
– Food: $25 per day per person
– Raft rent: $50 per day per team
– Safety kayaker: $50 per day per team
– Transport to and from the river as well as transport of boats will be shared
amongst the teams that are training previous to Oct 5th first official training.
The cost may vary between $5.00 to $15.oo per person.
To provide the best facilities for the WRC, we need to know certain things about people
that are coming.
We need the registration forms for each team (Or the date when your National
Selections will be taking place.)
We need to know the exact number of people that are coming, meaning – team members,
coaches, spectators, media people, etc. This is because we need to make
reservations for the people that can’t stay at the Eco Village Camp
where the teams will be staying. (Please understand there is limited space
so we cannot accommodate everyone there. The earlier you register the better.)
We need a passport size photo of each team member, and coaches, to make the Camp’s ID.
You need to pay the entry fee as soon as possible to confirm your participation.
A copy of each passport, and passport information (of each team member and companionship)
Travel details (arrival and departure date of each team member and companionship)
We need to know athlete’s blood type and allergies, in case people know it, it’s
better for us to have this kind of details
LET US KNOW IF ANYONE NEEDS HELP GETTING A VISA TO COSTA RICA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
In the following dates we will be sending the list of requirements that each person will
need for the WRC week.