Teams information

The north of Portugal is known for its high and dry weather in the summer, especially in the month of August and in the interior side of the country, far from the ocean. Prado is exactly a place where this happens and temperatures can reach 40ºC easy in a peak day.

With the event being run already in September temperatures should be lower, as normally they go down with the arriving of this month, but being still so close to August, it will for sure be hot.
Below we present a graphic with statics from September 2016 and 2017 where we can identify an average temperature in the first days of the months of around 25ºC but with peaks of 30+ in some days and a minimum of 15ºC, especially at night.

The water temperature you will probably find it warm, depending on the outside temperature. It can go from 15 to 20ºC, and in very hot days even more as the place has not many flow and it is not deep, at least in front of club house.



All team entries ( numerical and nominal ) must be made online through SDP system from ICF.

Entries can only be submitted by the National Federation through the on line entries system SDP by the specified closing date (midnight European time/ European summer time GMT+ 1 or GMT +2]. Anyone having issues accessing the system should contact Narelle Henderson at ICF HQ at Anyone having issues about the entries should email and specify their NF and the specific issue encountered, in advance of the closing date for entries.

Please ensure the personnel responsible for submitting athlete profiles and entries on SDP first check whether an athlete is already in the database for another discipline before adding the athlete. Any athlete can have additional disciplines added to their record as required by checking the box for their new discipline in the profile. This will ensure all competition entries and results will be attributed
to the one profile.
The preliminary entries, travel and accommodation requests must be done at using your NF`s
Login and password, used back in 2013 to 2017 events done in Portugal.
The registration system to be used at will be the same from 2017 European Championship and 2016 world cup , so all national federations will use the same login at TEAMS AREA. If your NF does not have a user and password please contact us at

We will need to be provided with a proof of being someone from the NF`s to contact us.
After the approval from the organization you will receive a new email with your login details and you are ready to proceed.

If you have any question concerning this entry system please contact

The entries system will be online and available in following dates:

Accommodation: Opens in December 2017
Preliminary entries from December 2017 to 15 of June 2018
Travel info : Opens in December 2017 and must be sent at least 1 week before the arrival

At SDP system 
Numerical entries until July 23th
Nominal Entries until August 23th 

The Organizing Committee will use the International Canoe Federation protocol guidelines for the participation system. All team members must pay an fee of 30 Euros per person per day during the access period(week of the event), for organization costs.

This fee includes:
• Accreditation costs;
• Security service at the venue
• Transport by shuttle busses between venue
• Team cars and trailer Parking
and the accommodation;
• Supply of water and fruit at specific locations at the Venue
• Fees for the use of the venue and its facilities • Access to other miscellaneous services and equipment at the venue
• Medical care at the venue

The Participation Fee will not be charged to ICF Officers (including ICF Jury, Technical Officials, ICF Sponsors and Suppliers, Board of Directors, ICF Headquarters Staff), ICF future World Championships organizers up to 4 people from each organizing committee, NF Presidents and Secretary Generals as registered with the ICF, not part of the NF team management and to the Development Program(TIP) participants.
The Participating fee does NOT include the transport from and to the airport. Extra fee will apply. Check page 11 for more information.

The Participating fee is already included in the given prices for our accommodation packages. The fee must only be paid for those who decided not to book accommodation through our organizing committee.

Lodging options

The Organizing Committee has established protocols with local hotels to provide several options for accommodation and assure reasonable rates.
The main focus for accommodation will be in the city of Braga, that is situated 10 minutes by car from Prado.
The accommodation categories and number of beds were established according to the statics from the past World Championships, and was translated into this setup:

Category 1 – 120 beds | Category 2 – 180 beds
Category 3 – 100 beds | Category 4 – 100 beds

More information on the Lodging options at the official bulletin #1 published in the documents area

Insurance and Medical Care
The event will be covered by a civil responsibility insurance in case of damage of 3rd party elements at the venue.
All hospital services provided in our public health care service must be paid directly by the athlete or by the National Federation he/she represents.

Medical assistance at the venue will be provided for first aid and it is included in the daily fee. Urgent or more complicated cases will be taken into hospital. Transportation service will be responsibility of the organizing committee.

Visa information
All countries identified in the Bulletin #1 are required to request a visa to enter Portugal.
The Organizing Committee thought the Portuguese Canoe Federation will be available to make invitation letter to those who need it.
Only persons inside the SDP ICF system and accredited for the event will be able to apply for this invitation letter.

Requests should be sent to Teams Management chief, Ana at ana@canoeport

The official rental service for the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships will be NELORENTAL provided by our partner NELO.
All queries should be made at

Other Portuguese boats manufacturers will also be available for rentals, please feel free to contact them:

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