What to do if you get promoted

A bib number in your new division will be issued automatically, and you can use the online entry system at once for races that offer it.

Send to the Bib Officer for your new division:

Your old bib (you are swapping your old bib for your new one. You don't need to send a cheque or a bib voucher)

A large, strong C4 SAE (not a padded one) with at least £1.53 postage on it .

A copy of the bib application form, filled in and signed

And PLEASE make sure you put enough postage on!

You will only get your promotion certificate after you apply for your bib, so don't wait for it!

If you do not apply for a bib your points may be cancelled.





Prem & Div 1: Sally Atkinson, 20 Whitewater, Orton Wistow, PETERBOROUGH PE2 6FB



Div 2 & 3: Donna Hawkins, 146 Dale Road, Matlock Bath, MATLOCK DE4 3PS




Prem: Tracy Wells, 14 Donne Close, Higham Ferrers, RUSHDEN NN10 8PF



Div 1: Nick Penfold, 2 Qualitas, BRACKNELL RG12 7QG



Div 2: Craig Douglas, 43 Binghill Crescent, Milltimber, Aberdeen AB13 0HP



Div 3: Karen Crowhurst, 6 St Peter Avenue, Deepcar, SHEFFIELD S36 2SL




Prem & Div 1: Carole McGranachan, 3 Nixon Lane, Udall Grange, STONE ST15 0WR



Div 2 & 3: Nigel Evans, 26 Roseway, Wellington, TELFORD TF1 1JA




Stuart Meakins, 8 Marlborough Close, Oaklands, WELWYN AL6 0UG



Paul Mew, 4 Ivy Close, Moneyrow Green, Holyport SL6 2NJ


How Promotion Works

At Division 4 races, one paddler in five is promoted to Division 3 - that is, the top 20% of competitors in each class - as long as at least 3 paddlers race. If there are less than 3 paddlers, competitors are promoted if their score equals or beats the last promoted Division 4 Menís Kayak score. C1 women get promoted if their score would have got them promotion in K1M or K1W.

Promotion to Div 2 and beyond goes on points or on the equivalent of 3 wins - see below. At every race you get points according to your position, and you count your best five results towards your ranking and promotion. The points you count must all be from races in the current year.

Points are a way of comparing results when there are more competitors in one race than in another. The winner gets maximum points and the other competitors get points on a sliding scale according to their place. If a class is not quorate (that is, less than 5 boats race) points are calculated by a factored comparison with K1M times.

Maximum points is 2000 at a Prem race, 1000 at a Div 1, 500 at a Div 2 and 250 at a Div 3.

Points Targets for Promotion


Div 3 to Div 2

Div 2 to Div 1

Div 1 to Prem

K1 and C1




Promotion on 3 Wins

You can be promoted by scoring your division's maximum points or more* at three races, by winning a race in your own class or by scoring your own division's maximum points or more when paddling up at a next-division-up event.

If you are ranked in Division 1, 2 or 3 you can enter races intended for the next division up from your own. Points will be awarded by comparison with the higher-division paddlers in your class, or with K1M if your class is not quorate.

If you race in the lower division at a combined-divisions event you get points by comparison with others in your own division only, not by comparison with higher-division paddlers.


* If you paddle up and beat more than half the higher-division paddlers, you can get more than your own division's maximum points.