Two finish lines floating in the air

The race had two distances (15 km and 20k m), each with its own finish line: the Llovio finish line and the Ribadesella finish line. Four TSOne boxes and one TS2 box were used for the timing of the race.

One of the main difficulties was hanging the timing equipment of the finish lines, with the boxes and antennas, in the air. At the finish line of Llovio, under a 15-meter high bridge, a crane was used to assemble the infrastructure you can see in the picture below.


How were the tags placed in the canoes?

Disposable tags were used for timing the Descent of the Sella River. Although this tag is perfect for this type of competition, during the timing tests that took place before the competition, problems were detected in the reading of the carbon canoes, due to the conductivity of this material. In these tests two tags were used: the first one was placed on the canoe, attached to the bib; and the second one was raised and placed on a triangular bib. The picture shows both options.


The second option, the elevated tag, is the one that gave the best results, so 1,000 triangular-shaped bibs were prepared to guarantee the best reading rate.


Results at a glance via Live App

Those attending the event and anyone interested in the International Descent of the Sella River could follow the results live through the multi-race application 321Go Live, available for both Android and iOS. Through it you could consult the results updated instantly, follow the participants and upload photos of the test.