Background Photo Pete Atkinson

Nick is away until 13th October.

Hannah Bailey at the Tryweryn Prem - picture Roger Evans FBPE EFIAP


1st November

Brecon Div 4

Brecon CC

Single event Sunday only
Cheques payable to Brecon Canoe Club

Organiser Steve Rayner, Bryn Bolgoed, Libanus, BRECON LD3 8EP
Sat Nav LD3 9AY
Limit 50

Slalom Posters

We are happy to publish a miniature on this page, linked to your bigger poster. The miniature will be small. Keep pictures and text big and bold!


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>

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>

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. MORE>

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: 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 2 weeks before the race. Until then, the organiser can't confirm that you have a place, however early you got your entry in.

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)

Recent Results
05 Sep Holme Pierrepont Prem
05 Sep Marple Div 3/4
06 Sep Holme Pierrepont Div 1
06 Sep Marple Div 3/4
06 Sep Hinckley Wharf 4/O
06 Sep Carlisle Div 4/O SC
06 Sep Wath Upon Dearne 4/O
12 Sep Interclubs
13 Sep Interclubs
12 & 13 Intercubs Club Points
12 Sep Alva Div 3/4
12 Sep Oughtibridge Div 3/4
13 Sep Alva Div 3/4
13 Sep Oughtibridge Div 3/4
September 16-20
ICF World Championships
Lee Valley
26 Sep Shepperton Div 2/3
26 Sep West Tanfield 2/3/4
27 Sep Shepperton Div 2/3
27 Sep West Tanfield 2/3/4
03 Oct Tryweryn Prem
03 Oct Darley Abbey Div 3/4
04 Oct Tryweryn Prem
04 Oct Darley Abbey Div 3/4


ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes

ACM minutes and other papers are on the COMMITTEE PAGE>

25 Jul
18 Apr
7 Feb
30 Nov

ACM 29 Nov
9 Nov
7 Sep
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2016 Slalom Calendar


HPP events are currently provisional and there may be further changes if the HPP events change.

With the change to portable points there will be no multi-division events in 2016.

Rio 2016

GB has qualified the (maximum) one boat in every Olympic slalom class for Rio 2016. MORE, ON WIKIPEDIA>

Llandysul Div 1/2 10/11 October

This link shows an up to date start list as of Sep 14th. Official practice runs on the Saturday start at 06:45 with racing finishing at 17:40. It will be a long day for competitors and all involved so please bear with us.

From Friday evening at 5pm it will be full runs only, so you can do your practice run on Friday night if you can get here.

Any questions or problems, email me - lpbookings@aol.com

Lou Haylock

Symonds Yat Div 2/3 17/18 October

Saturday's race is now full as we have reached our limit. There are a handful of spaces left for Sunday. We will be running a waiting list so if you send an entry please make sure you provide a legible e-mail address.

2015 British Open 31 Oct/1 Nov

Entries will close on Friday 16th October. Anyone that has failed to enter on time can email me and if there is space they may be included.

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 is received.

Entries received to date are listed HERE>. Div 1 paddle ups are listed in the order they will be accepted if space allows after Friday 16th October. Should you be promoted to Prem in the meantime please email me as soon as possible.

We are looking for demo/forerunners, plus safety, boat control, runners and general help.

Race Organiser

Canoe Wales Performance Coach - Slalom

Canoe Wales is seeking an enthusiastic and capable individual to join a small and motivated team delivering the Canoe Wales Performance Programmes. MORE>

Strathallan CC - Vacancy For Club Coach

Strathallan Canoe Club is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic slalom coach to commence as soon as possible. The post is part-time. Weekly hours will vary according to time of year and competition season.  MORE>

Contact the club secretary email strathccsec@gmail.com

Athletes Needed

If anyone can find the time to fill out a questionnaire for my dissertation, exploring how canoe slalom athletes experience flow state, I would greatly appreciate it. I need more Prem and Div 1 paddlers. QUESTIONNAIRE>

Also if anyone still has a filled out questionnaire, please post it to me (email for address) or email it to chrisbartlett123@live.co.uk. Thank you for the responses I've already had, and those to hopefully come!

Chris Bartlett

International Panel Statement

Congratulations to athletes and volunteers - Points for 2016 Team Selection - Olympic Boat Places - Athletes qualified to Olympic and Senior Team Selection Trials. MORE>

Returning Your Bib

If you won't be racing again this year, it's time to return your bib. In exchange you get a voucher which you will swap for next year's bib. Send the bib back to your Bib Officer with a small stamped addressed envelope for your voucher.

C1W - Mark will be at Tees and Senior Selection if anyone wants to return their C1W bibs there.

K1W Prem and Div 1 - Sally will be at the Tryweryn, Senior Selection and the British Open if you would like to return your bib there.

K1M Prem - Tracy will collect bibs at the Lee Valley race.

K1M Div 1 - Colin or Tracy Wells will be at Llandysul and they may be able to collect your bib from you.

K1M Div 2 - Les Saunders will be at Darley Abbey on October 4, Symonds Yat Oct 17/18 and Stone Oct 24/25 and will issue vouchers to those who return their Div 2 MK1 bibs tohim at those events.

Are your details right?

Please check the ranking lists and make sure we have your name, club and age right. If there's an error, email . If it's about your age group, include your year of birth.

Are You a Master?

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

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>

Watch Out!

If you have been promoted and raced in your new division, but you haven't contacted the bib officer, your points will not be counted because you have no bib number to credit them to.

If you are going to race again, apply for a bib!

If you are not going to race again this year, send your new bib officer a note to say so, with:

  • Your old bib

  • A completed bib application form

  • A small stamped addressed envelope for a bib voucher.

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.


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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