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Recent Results
06 Jun Chapel Falls PCC
06 Jun Chapel Falls Div 1
06 Jun Langham Farm Div 3/4
07 Jun Chapel Falls Div 1
07 Jun Langham Farm Div 3/4
13 Jun Cardington Div 2/3/4
13 Jun Alva 3/4 & Schools
13 Jun Ogmore Div 3/4
14 Jun Cardington Div 2/3/4
14 Jun Alva 3/4 & Schools
13-14 Jun Scottish Schools
14 Jun Ogmore Div 3/4
14 Jun Wath upon Dearne 4/O
June 19-21
World Cup 1 Prague
20 Jun Pinkston 1/J&V Champs
20 Jun Rhug Div 3/4
20 Jun Shepperton Div 3/4
21 Jun Pinkston 1/J&V Champs
21 Jun Rhug Div 3/4
21 Jun Shepperton Div 3/4
June 26-28
World Cup 2 Krakow
27 Jun Washburn Div 1
27 Jun Fairnilee Div 2/3/4
28 Jun Washburn Div 1
28 Jun Fairnilee Div 2/3/4
28 Jun Stone Div 3/4


ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes

ACM minutes and other papers are on the COMMITTEE PAGE>

18 Apr
7 Feb
30 Nov
ACM 29 Nov
9 Nov
7 Sep
29 Jun
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Pinkston whitewater course has 3 pumps and can run with one, two or three pumps working at up to 7 cumecs. MORE>

Lee Valley

For information on Sunday morning open slalom sessions on the Legacy Course contact Lee Valley White Water Centre - 0845 677 0606 or  Glen Pether gpether321@aol.com

Canoe England

SC Meetings

11 Jan 2015

England Talent Programme

Squads for 7 Nov 2014 to 31 Oct 2015 (subject to review after 2015 Junior Selection)

England Pan Celtic Team

England PCC Team 2015>

Judging Guide

A reference guide for the more experienced and help for newcomers to judging canoe slalom, whether they are taking the exam or not.


Are You a Master?

If you are a Master (over 35), want to be included in the Masters' League (check it!) and are not, please email  with your year of birth.

Applying for your Bib

Make sure you send your bib application to the right person. Don't forget... MORE>

Harefield Div 3/4 15th/16th August

Will now be held at Shepperton Weir due to construction works at Harefield.

Location: Lock Island, Shepperton, TW17 9LW

Please use the car park off Dockett Eddy Lane - drop off boats by the lock but do not park there.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Are keen to offer opportunities to anyone with a worthwhile project, and are particularly interested in applications from canoeists and kayakers who are planning to lead a group (expedition leaders only) MORE>

2015 World Cup 2 - Krakow

Silver medals for Florence and Woods

The super-consistent David Florence (Lloyds Register) and Kimberley Woods (Rugby) produced two silver medals for Great Britain at the second World Cup of the season in Krakow, Poland. MORE>

Prague hosts World Cup 1

The international slalom season gathers pace this weekend when Prague hosts the first of the five-event World Cup series. Prague’s tough and tricky course marks the start of the intense section of the slalom season following the curtain raising European Championships in Markkleeberg, Germany last month. MORE>

Medals for Florence and men’s C1 Team>

Junior and Vets Champions



link to the Welsh Canoeing Association website Talent Pathway Coach

Canoe Wales are seeking a dynamic coach to join a small team with a performance-centred focus on developing the Olympic disciplines of slalom and sprint within Wales.


K1W Div 2 and 3 Bibs: please be patient!

The K1W Div 2 and 3 Bib Officer, Tanya Gibbons, has suffered a bereavement. Bibs may be delayed: please be patient.

2016 Slalom Calendar


HPP events are currently provisional and subject to clarification with the venue, and there may be further changes if the HPP events change.

Applications to run Div 2, 3 and 4 races next year should be in by 1st July. Entry forms are in the Organiser's Pack or you can email the details to me.

With the change to portable points there will be no multi-division events in 2016. Please give your first choice of division and your second choice of division. Your first choice cannot be guaranteed as it will depend on the outcome of the venue review and on having a suitable event mix.

Applications to run Prem and Div 1 races next year should have been in by 1 June.

What to do if you get promoted

Don't wait for your promotion certificate - it may take some time, and you'll want to get on with racing in your new division. MORE>

Portable Points

The 2014 ACM passed the following motion to introduce Portable Points for the 2016 season:

The ranking system will be amended for the 2016 season to reflect the following principles: MORE>

Howsham Weir 11/12 July

The address for entries is now: The Cottage, 63 Front Street, Lockington, DRIFFIELD YO25 9SH.

Washburn Prem / Div 2 / Pan-Celtic / England Champs / Inter-regionals 18/19 July

Sunday's event (Div 2 / Pan Celtic / English Champs / Inter-regionals) is now full - actually it is slightly over-full but to be fair I have accepted all the entries I received up to and including the weekend.

Any further entries will be added to a waiting list and accepted in order of receipt if there are any drop outs.

I will get an updated list of entries received up later this week and try to maintain list of those on the waiting list.

Saturday's Prem race is currently only half full. Prems please note I have a lengthy list of paddle ups pending, so get your entries in to secure your place!

I know those that don't get a place will be disappointed, but I have limited water time to get everyone down the river! (less water than we have for the imminent Div 1 race).

Les Ford

Marple Div 3/4 August

The Marple Div 3/4 race listed for 29th and 30th August will now take place on 5th and 6th September.

HPP Prem/Div 1 5-6 September

If you have already put in an entry, or intend to, please read this.

2015 British Open

The entry fee for the British Open/Premier race has been set at £50. Entries are now open - please post to Anne Hounslow, Torcross, Hannah's Lane, Westbury - sub - Mendip, Wells BA5 1JD or email . There is no need to send card, but I do require all the info you would normally put on the card. Entries are not firm until the entry fee is received.

The Slalom Committee have decided that instead of inviting the top Division 1 ranked athletes, paddle up will be included subject to there being space up to the strict entry limit of 200.

We are looking for volunteers to help with boat control, safety and forerunners, please drop me an email if you can help.

There will be no paddling officials runs, but I will be looking for demo/forerunners.

Jim Croft to resign as Slalom Administrator

After 13 years as Slalom Administrator, Jim has decided to stand down with effect from 30th June. He has given many years to the sport of Slalom Canoeing and supported many paddlers along the way, as well a being an International Team Manager and organising the Interclubs for many years.

Jim has kindly agreed to continue to manage the issuing of promotion certificates and gate judge cards, as well as serving on the Slalom Committee in a coordinator role. I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Slalom Community, to thank Jim for all that he has done.

Dave Spencer
Slalom Committee Chair

Paddling Up

If you are ranked in Division 1, 2 or 3 you can enter races for the next Division up from your own. Take the opportunity to experience bigger water and compare yourself with higher-ranked paddlers! MORE>

But please note: The "host" divisions for any race (Div 1s at a Div 1, Div 1s and Div 2s at a Div 1/2 and so on) have priority over paddle-up entries until two weeks before the race. Until then, the organiser can't confirm that you have a place, however early you got your entry in.

International Panel Statements

International Panel Statement - athletes qualified to participate in the 2016 Senior Team Selection>



BC Logos

The old BCU Logo should not now be used. Please use this one on your posters, etc:

A bigger version is available HERE>

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. Paddlers from other countries also welcome.

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