Costa Rica Open Women are in Indonesia

Laura Delgado, Gabriela Rodríguez, Melida Barbee, Johana Arguello, Marianela Castro and Carol Vargas (captain) with Coach: Alexander Segura, represent Costa Rica this year at the WRC R6 in the Women’s Open category. They will, with the other 15 teams, fight for a title in the Sprint, H2H, Slalom, Downriver and Overall placement.

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Pura Vida! Say the Masters Men of Costa Rica

Before the start of WRC R6 2013 New Zealand, we talked with this team – Masters of Costa Rica. They returned home from that competition with the bronze medal in H2H. Congratulations to them on that great success. Their new goal is participating in WRC R6 in Indonesia and so we chat to Rafael Gallo again . . . → continue reading . . . Pura Vida! Say the Masters Men of Costa Rica

Costa Rica Open men’s team

Since 2003 (R6 WRC in Czech), this R6 team has only missed WRC 2007. The team now consists of eight members: Manuel Segura Amador , Bustos Marlon Araya , Juan Carlos Loaiza Jimenez , Walter Alvarado , Davis Oviedo Ortega , Daniel Bustos Araya Araya , Pablo Leiva and Walter Centeno Brenes.

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WRC PRE Worlds video from Costa Rica

Costa Rica Pre Worlds – last set of photos

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Costa Rica Pre Worlds 2010 – Final Day

The final day of racing went well with a good start, some passing on the course for various reasons and a a few swimmers in the last rapid.  The start had 3 teams going head to head and they did battle for positions before the right river channel narrowed.  There where no penalties and the . . . → continue reading . . . Costa Rica Pre Worlds 2010 – Final Day

Costa Rica Pre-Worlds – Slalom

Today’s slalom of 14 gates proved to have quite a few challenges for teams. The first drop straight into the hole got teams going and set them up for the more technical gates downstream. The power move was navigating gates 9, 10, and 11 — all upstream gates, with two ferries and a surf. The . . . → continue reading . . . Costa Rica Pre-Worlds – Slalom

Costa Rica Pre Worlds – Sprint and Head to Head

Todays’ events had some highlights. 2 of the Czech men swam in the sprint but the overall result  for the men had Brazil in first, USA second and TR Rafting Morava in 3rd.   Int he women a  great showing by Costa Rica put them in 2nd place in front of the USA team but . . . → continue reading . . . Costa Rica Pre Worlds – Sprint and Head to Head

Costa Rica Pre Worlds – Practice Day 1

Teams got their first opportunity to raft the sprint, H2H and Slalom section. Working around the collapsed bridge we moved all the events into one section of whitewater. So far teams seem pleased with it and are settling in.  The atmosphere is good with a lot of smiles, good conversation, relaxed teams when off the . . . → continue reading . . . Costa Rica Pre Worlds – Practice Day 1

Costa Rica Pre Worlds Daily Brief – Monday October 4 2010

Today was a fun day of adventure and final planning.  Our plan for the day was to find a new put-in for the river, so we could add 10 minutes to the downriver, just so competitors will have to work that much harder. We almost made it until we came across the part of the . . . → continue reading . . . Costa Rica Pre Worlds Daily Brief – Monday October 4 2010