Rovaniemi is situated at about 6mi/10km south of the Arctic Circle and is the capital city of Lapland. Surrounded by impressive and unspoiled nature, it is widely known as the official home town of Santa Claus, as well as for the Northern Lights phenomenon and its amazing winter activities, it attracts many visitors and action sports enthusiasts, all year round.
Kayaking at the Ganga Kayak Festival
Starting February 17th in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India the Ganga River Festival provides a platform for both national and international kayakers to display their skills on white water kayaking at a competitive level in the amazing river of Ganga.
Open to all kayakers Pro’s, intermediate, juniors and Women, the festival includes four different disciplines: Sprint, Giant slalom, Boater Cross and Mass boater cross.
The sprint race and giant slalom for Pro’s starts from above the golf course rapid on the river left with a seal launch off the 6 m/19 ft high ramp while the top 32 athletes from the Sprint and Giant slalom events (combined time) will qualify for the pro’s Boater Cross.
Intermediate, junior and women category also start from the same spot but follow different race routes and rules. Mass boater cross for all athletes will start together from above the Roller Coaster rapid on the river left with a Le-mans style start.
There will also be many games and side events for visitors such as Kayak and SUP & river boards display, free GKF t shirts raffles, food vendors, music. party, movies and more.
For a more detailed schedule, click here
For registration, click here
See you all in Ganga river !!!