Va'a World Elite & Club Sprints 2016 Sunshine Coast Australia
Find Us On Facebook
#VaaWorldSprintsOffers Follow @VaaWorldSprints
Tweet #VaaWorldSprints
The Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast is host region and official destination partner for the 2016 Va'a World Sprints
Sunshine Coast Council
Sunshine Coast Destinations

Va'a World Sprints 2016 are presented by
Hawaiian Airlines

with the backing of major sponsors
Auther J Gallager
Hot Zinc FM Sunshine Coast

and official suppliers
Stay Oz
Team Elite Merchandise
Best Western Plus Oceanside Kawana

The 2016 IVF Va'a World Elite & Club Sprint Championships
are hosted by the Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association

Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association

on behalf of the International Va'a Federation
International Va'a Federation

Media Registration

Va'a World Sprints 2016 provides a truly unique media opportunity for both sporting and cultural coverage and we extend a welcome to media from around the globe. Along with competitive Va'a outrigger sprint racing we have a range of supporters, sponsors and partner organisations from Sunshine Coast Tourism bodies to Indigenous Art Groups with unique general interest stories. The Va'a World Sprints program outlines activities during the event and we are also inviting international paddlers to stay on for the Australian Open Water OC6 Marathons the following weekend. To register your interest in joining us as a media representative please submit a Media Registration Form.

An initial on site media briefing is scheduled for 09:00 5 May at Lake Kawana. This will be closely followed by blessing of the canoes. Approved media representatives will be provided with accredited event entry and the opportunity to access teams and event supporters. As there is limited infrastructure on the lake media representatives are required to be largely self sufficient.

Media Registration Form

Media Organisation

Country / Location

Contact Name

Contact Phone

This is your contact number in Australia during the event. If you do not have a contact number please leave blank.


Email will be the main communication medium used.

Size of Media Group

Arrival Date

Departure Date

Proposed Media Coverage and Medium

Additional Information / Requests

Our Media Officer Jen Lawson can assist and provide further information as required.

Thank You

Your registration has been sent to Va'a World Sprints 2016.

Something did not work.

Please email us at