Nick is away from 5th-28th January

Picture © Jim Wallis


Email your best slalom action photos to .

Organisers won't accept your entry until they get your card and your cheque or your on-line entry where available. DON'T email them "to book a place", you are wasting their time and your own.


Slalom Posters

We are happy to publish a miniature on this page, linked to your bigger poster. The miniature will be small. Keep pictures and text big and bold!


Online Entry at

The calendar shows that online entry will be available for a lot of races this year. Not all races are open for entries yet: some organisers will set later opening dates.

Registration for Selection - IMPORTANT!

All athletes - Junior, U23 & Senior - wishing to be considered for selection to a 2018 Great Britain team must register for selection. The registration process is available at, and MUST be completed by 4th March. No late registrations will be accepted, with the exception that athletes qualifying a selection place at Grandtully must register no later than Friday 23rd March. Paddlers remain responsible for entering the race(s) before entry limits are reached. Entering the race is not registration.

Vets' Bibs

Mike Carter is now handling ALL Vets' bibs. Please don't apply to Terry, even if you've got an old bib application form with his name on it.

Training Opportunities at Lee Valley

England Training – Block 2

England Canoe Slalom Committee have again booked slots on Lee Valley during December, January, February and March to allow unfunded athletes who have qualified to compete in the Selection Trials 2018 (Juniors must be in Premier Division and minimum J15 in 2018, Seniors and U23 as per selection policy) to access Lee Valley for their preparation. The sessions are for English Paddlers who are ranked with UK Canoe Slalom. MORE>

Another training opportunity at Lee Valley

Up to 10 spaces are available for slalom paddlers on the following training slots at Lee Valley Olympic Course:

Saturday 10th – Tuesday 13th February 2018

Sat    Session One - 10-11am Session Two 4-5pm
Sun   Session One - 10-11am Session Two 4-5pm
Mon   Session One 11-12 noon Session Two 4-5pm
Tue   Session One 7.45 – 8.45am Session Two 12-1pm

Please email or call 07840 908 994 if you are interested.

Access to British Canoeing water time at Lee Valley

In addition to public sessions that are available to book directly through the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre it is possible to access British Canoeing UK Program water. MORE>


International Panel

Final Selection Policy for 2018>

These athletes have qualified to race at the 2018 senior selection series.

The final 2018 selection policy will be published in early December following approval from the British Canoeing Board.

This statement confirms the 2018 selection venues.

Junior Paddler Development Analysis 2017

Clubs, frequency of paddling and progress among junior K1 paddlers: DETAILED ANALYSIS>

Youth Olympic Games World Qualification Selection Squad

Thanks to all the athletes and parents who braved the harsh weather for the HPP Youth Olympic Games selection event. We are pleased to announce the team of athletes who have qualified to compete at the Qualification Event in Barcelona 6th -15th April 2018.


Daniel Thompson
Talent Programme Administration Officer

Saturday 25th November 2017

Minutes of 2017 ACM>

All Reports and Papers>

Summary of ACM Decisions>

We must be doing something right!

There’s been a lot of moaning lately about Prem and Div 1 races being fully subscribed. We ought to look at the other side of this: our Prem and Div 1 races are better attended than at any time in the past 25 years. Maybe longer, I have only been around slalom that long.

Old hands will tell you about races with over 100 K1Ms on the start line. What they forget is that, in those days, they’d be lucky to have 20 K1Ws and 20 C1s. There were no C1Ws (apart from a couple of hardy souls paddling against the men) and there never were many C2s.

Now we can expect up to 80 K1Ms, and 40 K1Ws, and 35 C1Ms, and 25 C1Ws – 180 boats. What a great "problem" to have!

Get Reinstated

Used to paddle slalom? Reckon you could still kick .....? Why not get reinstated and race again? Or you'd like to have a shot at another class, or you're just a good paddler who's never got into slalom? Here's a form to make applying for reinstatement/ranking easy.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

26 Nov
ACM 25 Nov
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