2015 British Open 31 Oct/1 Nov
Having recently returned from holiday I will endeavour to open all the
entries I have at some point after the bank holiday weekend. I will then
post a very provisional start list.
Div 1 paddle ups will be accepted in the order received if space allows.
Paddle ups cannot be confirmed until close of entries in 7 weeks' time
and I am sure there will be a lot more entries from Prem athletes and
internationals during that time. Please be patient.
The entry fee for the British Open/Premier race is £50. There is no need to send
a card, but I do require all the info you would normally put on the
card. Entries are not firm until the entry fee
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.
HPP Prem/Div 1 5/6 September
This event was full by Saturday 22nd August. Entries from premier paddlers received after
22nd have unfortunately not been accepted due to earlier ‘paddle up’ entries
which take precedence 2 weeks before
the event. I am sorry that I have had to disappoint some paddlers.
Many competitors still do not understand the fee structure for this event.
I am still receiving incorrect entries where people have assumed that a
double entry fee of £31.00 applies. The fee for a
paddle up on Saturday and a Div 1 entry on Sunday is £38.50.
The National Water Sports Centre is introducing a £2 per vehicle parking
charge, payable after 9.30 am on weekends, bank holidays and school
holidays. This is supposed to apply to casual
visitors to HPP, not people involved in competition. Show a race entry
THIS PHOTOCOPY OF ONE to get free entry.
England Talent Programme 2015/15
Canoe Slalom Inclusion Criteria – 2015/2016
The England Talent Programme offers a world-leading talent programme
which identifies, nurtures and delivers talented athletes to our World
Class Programmes, identifying and developing characteristics required
for senior international success.
Water Park race moving to Manvers
Due to continuing problems at the Water Park the 5th/6th September event
will move to Manvers Waterfront Boat Club at The Boathouse, Station
Road, Wath-Upon-Dearne, Rotherham S63 7DG.
It is about 20 miles from Hatfield Water Park and has a resident canoe
club and a lake similar to Hatfield.
We still intend to have a practice day on Saturday and the event on
Sunday. Equipment will be available for novices to try out.
World Cup 5 - Pau
World Cup 4 - Seu d'Urgell
The entry fee for Olympic Selection in October will be £75 for the 3
days of competition. There is no need to send an entry card with the
fee, but I do require all the information you would normally put on the
English Championships 2015
Yorkshire Slalom Committee apologise unreservedly for the confusion over
the results and prizes for the English Championships. We only realised
at the end of the event that we did not have time to do the
calculations; it took a long time even to get the Pan-Celtic and Inter-Regionals
sorted before a midnight prize-giving.
Clearly linking results to English Pan-Celtic results did not work. We
will sort the results and prizes asap, and publish the lists on the
website, with suggestions as to how people can collect their prizes.
Marple Div 3/4
The Marple Div 3/4 race listed for 29th and 30th August will now take
place on 5th and 6th September.
Llandysul Div 1/2 10/11 October
The event is full. Any further entries will be put on a
2016 Slalom Calendar
DRAFT CALENDAR FOR 2016>
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.
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!
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>
GB TEAMS 2015>
JUNIOR AND U23 TEAMS>
Level 4 Coach Programme
British Canoeing are inviting coaches who may be interested in completing
the Level 4 Coach
Programme starting in May 2016, to get in touch!
The course aims to develop/validate coaching expertise and to develop
coaches who would then be
in a position to influence the development of the sport going forward.
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.
A reference guide for the more
experienced and help for newcomers to judging canoe slalom, whether
they are taking the exam or not.