Central American and Caribbean Canoe Confederation Elections

In the framework of the Central American and Caribbean Games, Barranquilla 2018, the countries that make up this geographical area, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and Mexico, met at the Comfandi Hotel; Concerned about the difficulties faced by the Canoeing in the region, they established as a general objective to consolidate the Central American and Caribbean Canoe Confederation (CONCECA – Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Canoas) and turn it into an organization that fulfills the purpose for which it was created.

Given that the lack of participation in the Central American and Caribbean Games, Barranquilla 2018, led to the suspension of three tests in the female branch: the individual canoe at a distance of 200 meters, the double canoe, as well as the quadruple kayak both at 500 meters; it was decided to integrate a new Board of Directors that has as its first task the implementation of the necessary strategies to develop the Canoeing and avoid the cancellation of a single other test in the future Central American and Caribbean Games.

Unanimously, the represented countries formed a Board of Directors having as President Dr. Othón Díaz, holder of the Mexican Federation of Canoe, in the portfolio of 1st Vice President to Jaqueline Uggetti of the Guatemalan Federation, the Second Vice President for Fabio Zaldúa in representation of Colombia, on the other hand, the General Secretary was in charge of Arismendi Gómez of the Dominican Republic, the Treasury under the directive of Gerardo Álvarez of Nicaragua and the position of Technical Delegate is occupied by the president of the Colombian Federation and host of the event William Pachón.

They finished the event with the commitment to request advice and patronage from the Panamerican Canoe Confederation and, in particular, its president, Mr. João Tomasini, as well as to hold an event that includes all the Central American and Caribbean countries in a term no greater than 2 years.