Request for Reinstatement / Ranking in a Division other than Novice

Please see the notes below.

Apply to John Woods, the Ranking Status Officer stating the circumstances.

This form will send an email request for reinstatement to John Woods. If you have any problems with the form, phone John on 01788 335469


Post Code:
2nd Crew Member (C2 only):
Formerly in Division:
Past Ranking / Experience:

If you're human leave this field empty


Notes (From Rules, B2.2)

Competitors ranked in any previous season, but who did not compete last year, must apply to the Ranking Status Officer for ranking status before participating (but see note in bold at foot of page).

On applying for ranking, a paddler may state the division preferred, but the Ranking Status Officer has the final say. Where a paddler has been ranked in the same class before, he/she will normally be reinstated into the same division in which he/she was last ranked. For example, a paddler who was last ranked in Premier Division will normally be reinstated in Premier Division, and so on.

Competitors of proven ability may apply for Ranking Status giving full supporting evidence why they should not have to begin in Division 4. Suitably experienced canoeists not currently in the ranking system may enter an open competition at Division 2 events and may use their result as evidence to support a ranking status application.

Membership of British Canoeing, the SCA, Canoe Wales or CANI is required.

Ranking Status must be taken up in the season in which it is granted.

Paddling in a new class

Any Competitor wishing to compete in another class must compete in the division one below their lowest current ranking. For example, if you are currently ranked in Div 1 in K1M you should race in Div 2 in C1. If it is considered more appropriate for you to compete in a higher division, application must be made to the Ranking Status Officer (but see note in bold at foot of page).

New C2 pairings

Any new C2 pairing who consider that it is more appropriate for them to compete in a higher division than as provided below must apply for Ranking Status with evidence to support their application. Otherwise:

If one or both paddlers in a new C2 pairing is/are unranked in any class (or has/have never raced above Div 4) they should race in C2 as Div 4.

If both paddlers in a new C2 pairing are ranked in Div 3 they should race in C2 as Div 4.

If one paddler in a new C2 pairing is ranked in Prem, Div 1 or Div 2, and the other is ranked in Div 1, 2 or 3, they should race in C2 as Div 2/3.

If both paddlers in a new C2 pairing are ranked in Prem, they should race in C2 as Div Prem/1.

Applying for ranking status takes time. If the event organiser allows you may presume ranking, compete, and apply for ranking and bib - promptly - afterwards, but you will not be credited with ranking points until you have successfully applied for ranking and obtained a bib.