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Published on janvier 5th, 2018 | by Kayak Session http://kayaksession.com/img-current-issue/upload-your-video.png

Inside UNLEASHED x Uganda (Jan 5th-13th) – Schedule

We are extremely proud and happy to announce our renewed collaboration with the SEND crew for the coverage of the second Unleashed event – Unleashed x Uganda –  taking place on the White Nile Jan 5-13th.

Bren Orton, Kalob Grady and Adrian Mattern in the thick of it in the middle of the infamous Dead Dutchman. ©kayaksession.com/SEND

« In the spring of 2017 an event was created to pit some of the worlds best kayakers against each other on some of the worlds biggest white water with the goal provide an answer to « who is the best all around whitewater kayaker in the world? » 

In it’s second iteration UNLEASHED journeys to the legendary White Nile. The Nile is home to big waves, humongous rapids and has long been one of kayaking’s best known and loved stomping grounds. UNLEASHED x Uganada will be a four stage event, consisting of two big wave freestyle events and two Xtrem races. The competition will aim to hold stages of the event on rapids that are rarely descended, let alone competed on. Competitors won’t know what rapids they will be competing on until the event begins on January 5th. 

Dane Jackson (Usa) working his way down a highwater Itanda ©kayaksession.com/ SEND

Defending champion Dane Jackson (Usa) will be tough to beat but several people are chomping at the bit to do it. Recently crowned ICF Freestyle world champion Quim Fontanne (Catalunya) will be in attendance as well as several other international big names such as Kalob Grady (Canada) , Tom Dolle (France), Adrian Mattern (Germany), Bren Orton (Uk) and LP Rivest (Quebec) aka The Wolf. Local Ugandan kayakers Yusuf Basalirwa will also be competing at this event and will be hard to beat on their home grounds. 

In the women’s category,  Darby Mcadams (Usa) will be looking to defend her title against Katie Kowalski (Canada). and UNLEASHED new comer Aoife Hanarahn (Ireland). 

Recently crowned Junior Freestyle World Champion Tom Dolle (France) throwing a freewheel into the « Bad place » on the Itanda. ©kayaksession.com/ SEND

The stage is set for one of the most progressive events in kayaking to happen and we are all excited to see what will happen at UNLEASHED x Uganda. « 

Kayak Session will be reporting after each stages with videos, articles and photos!

2018 Unleashed X Uganda Schedule

Friday Jan 5th – Opening Athlete meeting

Saturday Jan 6th – Stage 1 – Cuban Freestyle – Sponsored by Jackson Kayak

Monday Jan 8th – Stage 2 – Dead Dutchman BoaterX – Sponsored by World Class Academy

Wednesday Jan 10th – Stage 3 – Nile Special Freestyle – Sponsored by Kokatat

Friday Jan 12th – Stage 4 – Hair of the Dog Mass Start Race – Sponsored by Jackson Kayak & Dewerstone

Friday the 12th – Boat Cruise and Awards sponsored by Dewerstone

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