In 2019 Canoe Slalom will celebrate the 40th senior Slalom World Championships in la Seu d’Urgell, Spain.

This event associated to the Wildwater Sprint World Championships also in La Seu, together with the Freestyle World Championships held in Sort, assembles the competition of all theree whitewater ICF canoe disciplines in the catalan Pyrenees, following decades of canoe tradition on the rivers Noguera Pallaresa, Segre and Valira.

That will be the third time that CSL World Championships are organized in Parc Olimpic del Segre, the venue of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, that introduced the discipline on the Olympic program. The course combine high performance with sustainable and natural environment, on the foot of the historic city center.

The CSL competition results will be global qualifying for athletes to attend the next 2020 Olympic Games, to be held in Tokyo, Japan. There is a great sport challenge on the event.

La Seu d’Urgell is a good example of competition legacy, to promote canoe sport development, economic and social welfare trough recreation activities and global presence by the internet and TV broadcasting.

On behalf of International Canoe Federation I thank the participants, the judges, the organizers, the Institutions and Sponsors that have made possible the event. I wish you all a good race and encourage once more to TV, internet and Press Media to cover and distribute over the world the lovely sport disciplines of canoe slalom and wildwater racing.

José Perurena
President International Canoe Federation
Member of International Olympic Committee

Dear sport friends,

On behalf of the Royal Spanish Canoe Federation I have the pleasure to invite you to the La Seu d’Urgell ICF Senior World Championships of canoe slalom and wildwater sprint, to be held from the 23th up to the 29th September 2019. The participants in the Host Organizing Committee express their gratitude to the International Canoe Federation for the confidence in the nomination of La Seu d’Urgell and Parc Olimpic del Segre as the venue for those important events. We expect to cover the great responsibility with our best dedication and good knowledge.

La Seu d’Urgell is a traditional whitewater center that once more offer his hospitality to the athletes, judges and Federation members. This is the forth slalom world. Championships after junior 1988, and senior 1999 and 2009. The glorious days of 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, when the discipline joined the Olympic program, where a significant step forward for competitive canoeing ever since. Parc Olimpic del Segre, in a nice environment, offer two competition courses that fulfill all requirements for each discipline, with the appropriate technology to provide fair results and spectacular broadcasting in benefit of the propagation of sport.

On behalf of HOC, I thank the City Council of La Seu d’Urgell, Diputación de Lleida, Consell Català de l’Esport from Generalitat de Catalunya and Consejo Superior de Deportes from Spanish Government, sponsors, and supplier companies for their continuous support.

I wish the best for athletes, coaches, federation managers, media officers, judges, staff, volunteers and security officers for their commitment to offer a good championship, and spectacular show for general public. Have all of you a profitable time.

Juan José Roman Mangas
RFEP president and Organizing Committee president