Stuart Gerrie at HPP - picture © Malcolm Cook


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Calendar for 2021

Late Applications to run Events

For the remainder of the racing season, event organisers may submit late applications to run ranking races. MORE>

Breadalbane CC would like to run a Div 4 single during the first weekend of November.

Additions to the Calendar

Sunday 26 September Div 3/4 single at Alva (replaces 11/12 September event)

2/3 October Div 3/4 at Alva.

If any other club wants an alternative to be taken into consideration please contact .

Spectators at Slaloms

Due to the pandemic some competitions are collecting the names of non-racing attendees (parents, coaches etc). There will be a red bar at the top of the race entry page. If you are a non-competing attendee, please click on it.

Competitors do not need to register as spectators

If there is no red bar, the competition is not collecting spectator names.

You can cancel Spectator entries HERE>


Oliver Cooper at Chapel Falls
picture © Geoff Reader

Rachel Ellis at HPP - picture © Kim Jones
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Reilly Vernon at Senior Selection, Lee Valley
picture © Malcolm Cook

Macy Kang at Senior Selection, Lee Valley
picture © Kim Jones

Megan Hamer-Evans at Senior Selection, Lee Valley
picture © Kim Jones

No Demotions This Year

There will be no demotions at the end of the 2020/2021 ranking season to encourage athletes only to attend races where it is safe and responsible for them to do so, rather than feeling under pressure to achieve ranking points.

We anticipate the 2022 season running as normal.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

01 Sep   15 Jul   17 Jun
13 May   15 Apr   23 Mar
9 Mar   9 Feb   7 Jan
28 Nov   ACM 28 Nov   29 Oct
23 Sep 19 Aug 29 Jul

Recent Results

11 Sep Chapel Falls Div 1   12 Sep Chapel Falls Div 1
  Winters Farm Div 4/O
(showing handicaps)
    Winters Farm Div 4/O
(showing handicaps)
        Wath-upon-Dearne Div 4
18 Sep Marple Div 3/4   19 Sep Marple Div 3/4
  Langham Farm Div 3/4     Langham Farm Div 3/4


Ed Ecclestone Award

Ed Ecclestone was the archetypal backstage supporter. For decades Ed could be found supporting teams, races individuals, and the sport in its widest sense. Ed was a volunteer, who put in thousands of hours and thousands of pounds without being recognised.

In his memory we have a perpetual trophy awarded to an individual that has put in an exceptional amount of volunteer effort into the sport.

We are now looking for nominations for this years' recipient. The winner will be selected by a panel of previous winners, from nominations received from you. Please send your nominations to  by 15th October.

Deborah Catty

Slalom ACM

The ACM will held on Saturday 27 November, either in the BC offices at HPP or online.

Please start thinking if there is anyone you would like to nominate for the committee, especially for secretary as I have made the decision not to stand again.

Deborah Catty

England Slalom Talent Programme Regional Development Squad

The England Slalom Talent Programme would like to invite athletes and parents to attend a webinar hosted by Regional Development Squad (RDS) coaches, to be held over Zoom on Wednesday 13th October at 7:30pm.

The webinar will outline the England Talent Pathway as a whole and explain in more detail the qualification criteria, process and provision offered through the Regional Development Squads (RDS) in each region.

Please register using THIS LINK>. You will then be sent an automated message with the meeting details.

2021-2022 England Talent Programme Opens

Any athlete wishing to be considered for inclusion in the 2021/22 Canoe Slalom England Talent Programme must complete this expression of interest form by 18th October. Application is via the link HERE>. Full qualification criteria can be found HERE>.

Athletes who are currently members of the England Slalom Talent Programme do not need to fill out a registration form unless they are in their last year as Junior or U23 athletes.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator

Slalom Inspires C1 taster event at Alva on June 20th - picture Gillian Denvir

International Panel Selection Announcement

2022 Junior Selection Qualifiers

The following athletes, eligible for Junior Team selection in 2022, have qualified for Junior Team selection from their performance at Grandtully Div 1 on 22nd August and Holme Pierrepont Div 1 on 5th September. MORE>

The process is to ensure that Div 1 juniors get the chance to race in Selection next year, as normal promotion has not been possible.


Pan Celtic 2021

The Pan Celtic Cup will be run over a single weekend during the Prem / Div 1 race at Tees Barrage on 16/17 October. Saturday's Prem race will host the Senior, U23, J18 and J16 classes. Sunday’s Div 1 race will host the Vets/Masters and J14 classes. The overall Pan Celtic Cup for 2021 will be decided from the results across both days. Unfortunately there will be no Team runs this year.


If you are a J14 or Vet/Master and are paddling in the Pan Celtic you will need to enter the Sunday Div 1 event. If you are in the remaining categories you will need to enter the Saturday Prem, entering as a paddle up if required.

The team to represent Scotland will be selected from a combination of the highest ranked paddlers as of the 19th September for Division 1 and 2 and 2019 season rankings (current bib number) for Prem. To register your interest or any questions email

The team to represent England will be selected from the highest ranked paddlers in each division (rankings for the 2020/21 season) after the Tryweryn Graveyard Prem event on 2/3 October. To register your interest or any questions email

The team will be posted on the Start List.

The team to represent Wales will be selected from the highest ranked paddlers in each division (rankings for the 2020/21 season) after the Tryweryn Graveyard Prem event on 2/3 October and based on entries for Tees Prem / Div 1. Any questions email

Veteran and Masters Championships

Lee Valley 30/31 October

Div 2/3 Masters and Vets, on the Legacy, Sat 30th

Prem/1 Masters and Vets on the Olympic course, Sun 31st.

This will be a one-off race only, open to all divisional Masters or Veterans. You will need to enter the Open or the Div 2 in the normal way and entry is not guaranteed.

Calling All Vets

Paul Mew has taken over Vets' bibs, so when your season is done please send your bib to him at 4 Ivy Close, Moneyrow Green, Holyport SL6 2NJ.

Around the end of the season Paul will be at the Llandysul Div 1, the Shepperton 2/3 and the British Open at LV if anyone wants to get bibs to him in person.

Very, very special thanks to Mike Carter for his many years of hard work. Mike was involved in bibs and ranking for an amazing fifty years!

Lee Valley Water Access

Ahead of the British Open LVWWC will be running public slalom sessions on September 26th and October 10th, 23rd and 24th. For those who are Olympic assessed bookings can be made via after you've logged in. Olympic assessments can be booked during the first session on 26th September. Any questions about these sessions should be emailed to Open sessions during the week before racing will also be available. A booking link will be published here shortly.

British Canoeing have been working with all partners to secure and develop access for Slalom training at LVWWC. With the easing of Covid restrictions access to UK Programme sessions is now possible. A link for booking will be shared with eligible paddlers shortly. Please see the document Lee Valley Slalom Training Access 2021/22 for more information.

Ciaran Lee Edwards
Podium Potential Coordinator

International Panel - Senior Selection 2021

Selection Announcement – 10th August 2021

Following the 2021 Senior Team Selection held at Lee Valley White Water Centre, subject to exceptional circumstances and subject to appeal THESE ATHLETES are selected in accordance with the published policy.

Summary of Selection Points>

World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

2021 Junior, U23 & Senior Team Selection Policy>

Junior and U23 Selection

The following athletes have achieved the required performance standards and are selected. MORE>

C1W Bibs: Change of Bib Officers

Mark Shaw has handed over issuing C1W bibs to Sally Atkinson (for Prem and Div 1) and Donna Hawkins (for Div 2 and 3). It means that, if you race in both K1W and C1W, you apply to the same person for both bibs.

Thanks to Mark for looking after C1W bibs ever since the class was introduced.

A Chance to "Get Up"

Because, over the past year, some paddlers have developed fast but been unable to compete and get promotion, the Committee has agreed two new rules for this year only:

● A rule that entitles paddlers selected to GB teams to be ranked in Prem

● A rule that allows paddlers who compete in the same race with paddlers in a higher division, and get a result placing them among the top 30% of the higher division, to apply for promotion into that division.


England Slalom Talent Programme U23

Following the reallocation of U23 squad inclusion, here is the updated England Slalom Talent Programme squad list.

England Canoe Slalom Talent Programme Strategy>

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator

Organising an event during Covid restrictions


Get Reinstated or Ranked

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.

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Last updated 23/09/2021