Background Photo © Pete Atkinson

Phoebe Spicer at Grandtully - picture © Peter Smith: more at http://smu.gs/1Ey01k6


Paul McConkey Div 1

The Paul McConkey Div 1 on 24 May is now full. Any Paddle up entries will be refunded. Any new promotees will be accepted and there are still places for the Premier Race. List of entries accepted will be published shortly.

Dave Royle

Tryweryn Div 1 6th/7th June

The Div 1 event is now full.


Slalom Posters

We are happy to publish a miniature on this page, linked to your bigger poster. If the page gets full your poster may go onto a waiting list. The miniature will be small. Keep pictures and text big and bold!



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.

England Pan Celtic Team

England PCC Team 2015>

BC Logos

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

A bigger version is available HERE>

Entry Cards

There is an error in the Yearbook. The contact for entry cards is still Mrs S Paterson, 14 Clay Street, Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6TY.

Recent Results
21 Mar Grandtully Prem
22 Mar Grandtully Prem
22 Mar Llandysul Div 4
28 Mar Shepperton Div 1/2
29 Mar Shepperton Div 1/2
03 Apr GB Selection 1
04 Apr GB Selection 2
05 Apr GB Selection 3
04 Apr Wark Div 2/3
05 Apr Wark Div 2/3
11 Apr Tully Div 1/PCC
11 Apr Tully PCC Teams
11 Apr Nene Div 4
12 Apr Tully Div 1/PCC
12 Apr Duck Mill Div 3/4
18 Apr Washburn Div 2/O
18 Apr Alva Div 3/4
19 Apr Washburn Div 2/O
19 Apr Alva Div 3/4


CR Cats - Recruitment of Development Coach

CR Cats will be recruiting a Development Coach in the near future, potentially starting in May. This is early notice ahead of any adverts going out. If you are interested, please contact Johnny Brown or David Campbell at crcatschairman@gmail.com.

This post has been made possible by a Direct Club Investment grant from SportScotland. The grant is for 4 years and thereafter we need to be self-sustaining.

This is a Development Coach role, to bring paddlers into the sport and develop their paddling to Div 1 level, before they choose to enter Performance pathways. The post will require flexible working and will be 15 to 20 hours a week, based in Clackmannanshire (central Scotland).

ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes

ACM minutes and other papers are on the COMMITTEE PAGE>

7 Feb
30 Nov
ACM 29 Nov
9 Nov
7 Sep
29 Jun
16 Mar
back numbers >

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)



Pinkston whitewater course has 3 pumps and can run with one, two or three pumps working at up to 7 cumecs. MORE>

Lee Valley

Sunday morning open slalom sessions on the Legacy Course will continue through March, but an hour earlier at 8-9 am. No session 15th March (Prem/Junior and U23 Selection). Book through Lee Valley White Water Centre - 0845 677 0606.

Any questions contact Glen Pether gpether321@aol.com

 Selection Policies

Selection Policy 2015>
Selection Policy 2016>
Qualification process>
Senior Selection Qualifiers>

Canoe Slalom Club Development

Announcing an exciting opportunity to engage in a joint club development project between your club and British Canoeing!

The Canoe Slalom Club Development project aims to support the development of canoe clubs with a specific canoe slalom focus across England and create a world-leading talent programme to find and nurture talented athletes. MORE>

A Judging Guide

Help for newcomers to judging canoe slalom, whether they are taking the exam or not.


Vet and Junior 16 Championships
Pinkston June 20/21st 2015

The Veteran and J16 Champs will take place this year at Pinkston in Scotland on June 20/21st. If you won a perpetual trophy at Tees last September (Page 156 of the yearbook if you are unsure) please return the trophy to SCOTS.

Angela Ogilvie will be at the Prem at HPP at the end of May and is happy to collect them. Craig Douglas will be at the Div 1s at HPP Div 1 on 2/3 May and Tryweryn on June 6/7 and can collect trophies there.

Junior Paddlers needed...

I am looking for junior slalom paddlers in the Lee Valley and surrounding area to help out at the Opening Ceremony of the World Championships.

You would need to commit to be free in the evening of Tuesday 15th September, possibly the 14th and the weekend beforehand (all to be confiremd|) for rehearsals.

Email emma@ealdridge.orangehome.co.uk if you are interested.

Interclubs Championship

We have received 16 entries for teams so far. I have heard from most of the clubs apart from Shepperton, Tandridge Blades and Winchester and District. If you are part of these clubs please get a representative from your club to email me on c1.boy@hotmail.co.uk for entry information if they have not already received it.

If new teams would like to enter the Interclubs please find an invitation letter HERE>


Boats to Clear Out?

Maria Francis is trying to reintroduce slalom to her canoe club based in Cambridge. If any clubs/paddlers have any old style (or new style) K1 or C1 slalom boats that you are not using and are looking to give away to a starter slalom club please email mariafrancis5@googlemail.com.

International Panel Statement

Following the Canoe Slalom 2015 Senior Selection Series held at Lee Valley Whitewater Centre on 3rd - 5th April 2015, the following athletes are selected to the 2015 Great Britain
Team in Canoe Slalom: MORE>



Junior & U23 GB Teams 2015

The International panel are pleased to announce the Great Britain Junior & U23 Teams for 2015. MORE>

International Panel Statement – 24th March 2015
Additions to 2015 Junior World & European Championship Team

J & U23 Selection Points

HPP Div 1 2/3 May

Entry is now full. I haven't been able to accept any paddle up entries. I will hang onto the cheques for now - if not used I will destroy them. If you can't make the race please let me know as soon as possible and I will destroy your cheque and put an entry for someone off my waiting list.

Dave Bradshaw
New address 118 Brambling, Wilnecote, Tamworth B77 5PP

International Entry Requirements

If you have applied to enter an International the ICF have moved the goal posts so Jim Croft needs more information. MORE>

Discipline Support Module - Slalom

Cambridge, 7th June 2015

Course Fees: £47.50 (this is a subsidized fee, the normal rate being £75.00) plus £17.50 for the course registration with your Home Nation.

Application Deadline: 22nd May 2015

Course Content: The course is aimed at all coaches, focusing on how they coach MORE>

Shepperton Gallery

Seth Ashworth took photos at Shepperton on Saturday. Have a look HERE>

Lost and Found at Shepperton

Lost or Stolen at Shepperton last weekend: a new HF Weasel 18m throwline. It is clearly marked SSCC - Shepperton Slalom Canoe Club.

Left in the men's changing room - a black digital wristwatch.

For either please contact Dave Waine 07973 342272

HPP Prem/Div 1 5th/6th September

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

Pinkston Div 1/GB Vet and J16 Champs

The Pinkston slalom on 20/21st June is a double Div 1. Any paddler in Div 1 can enter both days.

It is also the GB Vet and J16 and Under Championships that weekend. Any paddler in either of these age groups, in whatever division or class, can enter the Champs.

In order to allow as large a Div 1 entry as possible, the K1M, C1W and C2 Champs will be on Saturday and the K1W and C1M Champs on Sunday. So for example if you are a Prem J14 paddler in K1M but a Div 1 C1M you could race K1 and C1 on Saturday but only C1 on Sunday.

Any problems email chrisbaillie62@gmail.com or ring 07712527276.

Entries are coming in steadily and I recommend you get your entry in before you make accommodation or travel arrangements.

Chris Baillie

Interclubs 2015

Interclubs planning for this year is well under way, and Invitation letters have been emailed out to all participating clubs from last year. If you have not received an invitation letter and you think you should have, please email c1.boy@hotmail.co.uk

T-Shirt Design Competition!

It's back again for another year, your chance to get creative. Use a maximum of 3 colours and the chosen design will win a prize supplied by Outdoor Kit 4 U! Email entries to bpaddlers@aol.com or post them to Llandysul Paddlers, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 4AA

Attention Race Organisers

The 2015 Organisers' Pack is now available. You can pick individual documents or download the whole Pack as a ZIP file. If any Organiser needs the Pack on CD, please contact  (01582 651615).

Tutti Schedules:

Central - Northern - Southern - Wales

Although there are no levies on Div 3/4 Events the club must still pay for Tutti if used - send £25 to Andy Koszary.

New Rules and Regs

Division 3/4 events: no levies to be paid in 2015.

If you run a 2/3/4 or a 2/3, levies are due on all classes, except Div 4.

Selling food at events

The FSA has produced some guidance. If you’re still unsure, contact your local authority. In England, environmental health officers can provide advice to community groups about food quality, hygiene and safety.


From September, all clubs will need to have a member who has been on a safety course for all canoeing activities.

Event Management Safety Workshop (Canoe England)
Event safety in Scotland

Applying for your Bib

Postage rates increased from 30th March. Please make sure you put enough postage on your bib application and your bib envelope.


Make sure you send your bib application to the right person. Don't forget your national association card or a photocopy, £9 deposit (cheques payable to British Canoeing Slalom Committee) or a valid £8 bib voucher, and a large, strong SAE with postage for 150g.

Make sure you put enough postage on your bib application – 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.

Bib Application Form>

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.

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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