Organisers won't accept your entry, or give it any priority, until they get your card and your cheque. DON'T email them "to book a place", you are wasting their time and your own.
Mark Proctor and Etienne Stott at HPP - picture © Malcolm Cook efiap 07500044877
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|12-15 May||European Championships||21-22 May||Holme Pierrepont Prem|
|14 May||Wagon Lane Div 3/4||Llandysul Div 2/3|
|Kingsland Basin Div 4||Llandysul Div 4|
|15 May||Wagon Lane Div 3/4||22 May||Holme Pierrepont Div 1|
|Winchester Div 4/O||Llandysul Div 2/3|
|Llandysul Div 4|
Orton Mere Div 3/4 28/29 May: Campsite Road Closures.
The road leading to the vehicle access to the campsite will be closed overnight (8PM - 6AM) Friday & Saturday. If you arrive after 8pm the campsite is just a short walk from the car park, over the railway line and the footbridge. Contact if you want more information.
Pinkston Div 2/3 May 28/29 – Free Practice
We have managed to secure water time on Friday evening for some free practice, with no extra charge. There will be 5 30-minute training slots between 7pm and 9:30pm. We intend to run 1 pump on the 8-8:30 pm slot and 2 pumps on all the others.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot. Include your name, division and bib number along with your preferred time, and if travelling from far away (for example, Aberdeen, Bradford, Stone) let us know if you can only make the later slots. We will try to give everyone their preferred slot, but may have to juggle some around. We will not put a Div 3 paddler into a 2 pump slot, but we may have to put Div 2 paddlers into the 1 pump slot. If no Div 3 paddlers can make the 8pm slot but could make a later slot we may alter the order.
Please wear your bib whilst training so we can identify who is supposed to be on the water. Safety cover will be provided. If anyone is nervous and would like their coach or a mentor to accompany them we will permit them in addition to the booked paddlers. If you want someone to accompany you and can’t find anyone, ask the safety team and we will sort something out.
Tryweryn Div 1 4/5 June
The Bala Tryweryn Division 1 race on June 4th and 5th is now full. Any entries received in the last couple of weeks are being waitlisted. Hopefully early next week I will publish a draft start list. Once I am aware of the release times I will aim to give the wait listed paddlers an entry in order of receipt.
Washburn Div 1 July 16/17
The event is now full and any other entries will have to be added to the current waiting list.
Grandtully (Tully) Div 2/3 Aug 12/14
This race will now be a Div 2 ONLY.
Tully on Telly
The Adventure Show that includes footage from the Grandtully double Premier event is scheduled for televising on Sunday 5th June at 1900 on BBC2 Scotland. Outside Scotland, this can be seen via Sky, FreeSat and iPlayer.
C2s - Applying for Promotion Certificates
If you have been promoted to Div 2/3 and you are applying for a Promotion Certificate, please give both paddlers' names.
Lee Valley Coaching Assistant (Slalom)
Based at the British Canoeing offices at Lee Valley White Water Centre. Salary £21,000, (pro rata), dependent upon experience. Part Time – 10 hours per week. Fixed term for one year until July 2017.
Missing a Helmet?
We inadvertently brought home a helmet that isn't ours from the HPP Div 2 race. It is a black Wild Water helmet with attachments for a camera. If it is yours, please contact me on email@example.com so I can organise getting it back to you and many, many apologies.
If your club would like to enter and compete in the Interclubs please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Draft Rule Changes
The Committee is beginning to draft some possible rule changes for next year. Some are just tidying up the book, but on others discussion would be helpful. They are published HERE> and individually in the Chat Room for discussion.
Championship Competitions (Yearbook Rules Section A)
Inquorate Events B4.2.2
Safety Rules C19.8
GB Vet and Junior 16 and under Championships, Pinkston
If you won a perpetual trophy at this event last year, please either arrange to return the trophy in advance to or please let her know you will be coming to the event and will bring the trophy.
If you are going to any of the forthcoming Prem or Div 1 races, handing the trophy to one of the CR Cats or Strathallan club members will ensure it gets back to Angela.
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.
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 note requesting promotion. List your qualifying points and where you got them
A large, strong stamped, addressed envelope with postage
A copy of the bib application form, filled in
And PLEASE make sure you put enough postage on!
GB Teams for 2016
Design the Gate and Win 3000 Euros
The ICF is calling for designs and models for new Canoe Slalom gates that would allow the audience and spectators to clearly understand touches by athletes. The goal is to enhance sport presentation at our events. MORE>
2017 - New Division 2 Races on challenging water
In response to the perceived demand for Division 2 races on "better" water, the Committee is offering one-off grants of £500 for clubs to run new Division 2 races on Lee Valley Legacy, Holme Pierrepont, Tees, Tryweryn, Cardiff and similar sites. These will be available for up to 5 competitions in 2017. A final decision on the events to receive the grants will be made at the July Slalom Committee meeting. New competitions that have been applied for by 1st July will be considered at that meeting.
International Races 2016
ECA Junior Cup Races will be reserved for Home Nation U16 Development. If places remain, individual paddlers’ entries will be submitted in the date order that they were received.
Level 3 & 4 Internationals priority goes to GB teams, and then to organised Podium Programme, Home Nation Programme, regional or club groups (in that order), then to individual competitors. Where no other criteria apply, places will be allocated by finishing positions at that year’s British Team Selection race series, Senior or Junior as appropriate.
The International Entries Officer () will publicise remaining places, with a closing date for applications to reach him, and will allocate places according to the criteria.
Short Notice Division 4 Slaloms
Division 4 is the entry level to the slalom ranking list. Division 4 slaloms can be organised at short notice to give paddlers a "taster" and increase opportunities to enter the ranking system. MORE>
Applying for Your New Bib
To all paddlers applying for bibs: if you use a big (A4) sized envelope for your bib application it is always a "large letter" and needs the extra postage. So either put the extra postage on, or use a smaller (C5, say) envelope. The bib will need a bigger envelope (and postage accordingly) but the application doesn't.
Make sure you put enough postage on your bib application and send it to the right person. It may be a “large letter” under Royal Mail rules. If it is, and large letter postage hasn’t been paid, it is likely to be delayed and you will have to repay the penalty fees before you get your bib. The addresses are on the bib application form. Include a bib application form and don't forget your national association card or a photocopy, a bib voucher or £9 deposit (cheques payable to British Canoeing Slalom Committee) and a large, strong SAE with postage for 150g (£1.27 1st class, £1.20 2nd class).
A reference guide for the more experienced and help for newcomers to judging canoe slalom, whether they are taking the exam or not.
England PCC Team 2016
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.
Jacob Barrett training at HPP under the watchful eye of his coach
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