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.

Ryan Westley at Lee Valley - picture © Malcolm Cook efiap 07500044877

A selection of pictures from Lee Valley by Phil Hutchinson. More by Kim Jones

Email your best slalom action photos to .


16 Apr Washburn Div 2/O   23 Apr Llandysul Div 2/3
17 Apr Washburn Div 2/O     Llandysul Div 4
  Brecon Div 4     Oughtibridge Div 3/4
        Alva Div 3/4
      24 Apr Llandysul Div 2/3
        Llandysul Div 4
        Oughtibridge Div 3/4
        Alva Div 3/4

All 2016 Results>

Interclubs 2016

Entries for Interclubs are due on 1st May (Sunday). So far I have received 12.

I have not yet received entries from:

Stafford and Stone A and B
Bradford and Bingley
Break Out
Holme Pierrepont
Tandridge Blades
Winchester & District
Wyedean and Seren Dwr

If your club would like to enter and compete in the Interclubs please send me an email at

Andy Kettlewell


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



Committee Meetings


27 Feb


29 Nov

ACM 28 Nov


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>

HPP (McConkey) May 21/22

English Champs will be based on Saturday’s Premier Division Heats Race including any paddle-ups.

Entry lists

Div 1

Thank you to all those who managed to fill in your entry and cheque correctly.

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.

Looking After Each Other


When you are paddling, you are responsible for the safety of other paddlers - as they are for you. When someone else is in trouble, that’s more important than your run. Stop and help. Don’t just paddle on (let alone almost over a swimmer’s head). If you have to stop in these circumstances you will get a re-run.

When you’ve finished, you must stay near the finish line until two more paddlers have finished: you are on safety duty. This is a rule, and you can be disqualified for ignoring it.


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.

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>

Excel Entry Card (Prem and Div 1 only)

Prem and Div 1 only: you can download, fill in, print, sign and post this entry card with your fee instead of the blue card.

Div 3 and Div 4: What Could We Do Better?

The Slalom Committee are looking at the entry divisions and welcome your input. We are looking at Div 3 and Div 4, and we're also interested in thoughts about those newly promoted to Div 2.

Please join the discussion around:

What could be improved?
What is wrong?
Who should take action?
Who should be involved in this discussion?
How should the discussion take place?

This is your chance to rant about what needs to be done and rave about how great everything was in the olden days! Join the discussion HERE or

Please feel free to pass this message on to anyone who might wish to join in.

Nick Taylor

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.

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.

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 (£1.26 1st class or £1.19 2nd class).

Bib Numbers for 2016: K1W>   K1M>   C1W>   C1M>   C2>   Vets>

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.



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