Background Photo © Pete Atkinson

Sophie Ogilvie at Pinkston - picture © Peter Smith: more at http://smu.gs/1w4nyF8


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!


British National Champions 2014

K1 Men

Joe Clarke

K1 Women

Fiona Pennie

C1 Men

Ryan Westley

C1 Women

Kimberley Woods


Ryan Westley / Zachary Franklin


Training at Lee Valley

Lee Valley PC will be continuing with the Sunday morning 9-10am open slalom sessions on the Legacy Course in January. There are spaces available on the 11th, 18th & 25th January. These sessions are aimed at paddlers who are not on a GB programme and want to get some quality winter training in.

You do not need to be a member of LVPC to book a space on these sessions. Book by phone through Lee Valley White Water Centre - 0845 677 0606.

Any questions contact Glen Pether gpether321@aol.com

Selection for 2015

Important statement regarding the qualification process for 2015 U23 selection, an update on the qualification process for 2015 senior selection and the announcement of pre-selected paddlers for 2015 in line with criteria outlined in the 2014 selection policy. MORE>

Senior Selection Qualifiers

In line with the published policy the following athletes have qualified a place at the 2015 senior selection series...MORE>

A Judging Guide

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


Recent Results
1 Nov British Open / Prem
2 Nov British Open Semis
2 Nov British Open Finals
16 Nov Orton Mere Mini 1
13 Dec Pinkston Test Race
14 Dec Pinkston Test Race
14 Dec Orton Mere Mini 2




ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes

ACM minutes and other papers are on the COMMITTEE PAGE>

30 Nov
ACM 29 Nov
9 Nov
7 Sep
29 Jun
16 Mar
4 Jan

England Talent Programme

Squads for 7 Nov 2014 to 31 Oct 2015 (subject to review after 2015 Junior Selection)

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>

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.

Pinkston Test Event

Report by Tim Baillie

This past weekend I was in Glasgow for the Pinkston Watersports test event. This was my first visit since the course was completed and my first opportunity to go for a paddle. MORE>

Details of Your Event for the Yearbook

If you are a race organiser for 2015 please fill in THIS FORM and send it to Ken Trollope, Jim Croft and me as a matter of urgency and in any event no later than Monday 22 December.


Club Registration

If you are running an event next year your club must be registered. Please return the form to Jim Croft, 12 Holmscroft Road, LUTON LU3 2TJ


Clubs and Sites: Up to Date?

If you are involved with  a slalom site, please check canoeslalom.co.uk/courses/courses.htm and email  if there should be any changes. We particularly want new pages for Pinkston and Symonds Yat.

If you are involved in running a club, please check your entry  at canoeslalom.co.uk/info/slalom_clubs.htm and email  if there should be any changes.

Sensation Seeking in Kayaking

Give James Ibbotson a hand with his dissertation - a study of how sensation seeking in kayakers vary between levels of competition. LINK TO SURVEY>

Slalom Photographer Nominated for Award

Antony Edmonds, whose pictures have often featured on this page, has been nominated for a World Paddle Sports award in the media category. MORE>


If you haven't returned your bib...

It's late - it should have been back by 30th November. However, your Bib Officer will probably still accept it if you hurry up. Please get it back as soon as possible.

And please:

Use the sort of envelope you can put an A4 page in unfolded

Undo the buckles and fold the bib so as to avoid fat bits

Put at least £1.17 on it in postage

Include a (small) stamped addressed envelope for your bib voucher.

Too big an envelope and it won't be a "large letter"; too small an envelope and you'll have to fold the bib so many times it will be too thick for a "large letter". MORE>

2015 ICF World Championships

Tickets for the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships will be launched on Thursday 27th November, initially to British Canoeing members and those who have pre-registered. General ticket sales will be promoted in the Spring.


Please Volunteer!

Like all major sporting events, the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships will be staffed mainly by volunteers fulfilling many key roles, responsibilities and tasks. Volunteers involved in these championships will consist of those directly involved within the sport of Canoe Slalom and those with an interest in supporting canoeing, events or the community.

Volunteers are being recruited now! If you are interested in volunteering at the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, please CLICK HERE> and enter your details.


Catharine Croft

Catharine Croft will be stepping down from her position as Slalom Accounts Manager, with effect from the forthcoming 2014 ACM. Catharine’s eyesight has been failing recently and has been causing her increasing difficulties in carrying out her role.

The Slalom Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Catharine for her all her hard work over very many years.

The Committee is currently reviewing various offers of assistance to take over the job. In the meanwhile, and until further notice, all expense claims, payments, correspondence, etc. that would previously have been sent to Catharine, should instead be sent to the Slalom Treasurer, Andy Koszary.

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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