Nick is away until 30th September

Duncan Edwards at the British Open - picture Antony Edmonds

British Open Pictures by Kim Jones


Email your best slalom action photos to .

Organisers won't accept your entry until they get your card and your cheque or your on-line entry where available. DON'T email them "to book a place", you are wasting their time and your own.

Draft Calendar for 2019

The draft Slalom Calendar for 2019 is HERE>. It will be updated frequently as events are added.



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!


Know your Committee Members

Not sure who's who on the Committee? Mug shots HERE> 

Cancelling or Changing a Race Entry?

If you want to cancel or change an entry, email the race organiser, NOT the managers of canoeslalomentries.

About C2

Any pair can now get together, as casually as they wish, to race in C2 at Div 2, Div 3 and Div 4 races. But (even if you are already listed in the Yearbook) you will only get a ranking if you apply for a bib. No bib, no ranking.

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.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

4 Aug   9 Jun     21 Apr
27 Jan          
26 Nov
30 Jul
    ACM 25 Nov
20 May
  28 Oct

HPP Prem/1 Race 22/23 September

Demo runs will be at 8am on Saturday.


SERCO are putting in a number plate recognition system, which will come into force on the 1st September. It is being run by a private company so fines will be issued and chased for non-payment of the parking charge. Please make sure your parking is paid for.

Mark Haylett

Tryweryn Div 2 22/23 September Cancelled

As yet we do not know if we have a release and won't know until probably mid to late morning Tuesday. I am making the decision to cancel the race this weekend to allow people to try and cancel accommodation etc. It's not a decision that has been made easily, but with the uncertainty I feel it's the only sensible decision.

Mark Abbott

Tryweryn Pan Celtic and Prem 29/30 September

We are still waiting for confirmation regarding a water release for the Premier races at the Tryweryn. The dam feeding the river is very low and the Environment Agency is closely monitoring the situation. Can I ask that anyone who is entered for the races please check the water information line and this website in the days before the races and before travelling. As soon as we have any information we will let everyone know.

Mark Abbott


6 - 9 Sep World Cup Finals - Seu d'Urgell
  K1W - K1M - C1W - C1M - C2MX

8 Sep National Interclubs      15 Sep British Open Qualification
  Wark (Tynedale) Div 2/3/4   16 Sep British Open Finals
9 Sep Wark (Tynedale) Div 2/3/4     Lee Valley Div 2/Open


Lost Your Paddle?

Martyn Setchell has a paddle which was left in the car park after the British Open this weekend at LV. He  will take it to the Prem/Div 1 race at HPP next weekend - or the owner can collect if he/she .

Hannah Owen at the British Open - picture Richard Nutter

Slalom Inspires at Lee Valley

Eilidh Gibson is running an event called Slalom Inspires for Div 1 and Prem girls in November at Lee Valley.

Hopefully it will be a really inspiring weekend filled with paddling, team building, workshops and so much more.

Click on the poster and visit @SlalomInspires on Facebook for more information!


Stolen Paddles

Unfortunately our garage was broken into today and the following were stolen:

A set of Galasport Carbon Elite slalom paddles - left handed with black blades and shaft, with yellow electrical tape at joints of blades and shaft
A set of Nomad slalom paddles - right-handed with black blades and black cranked shaft
A set of Mitchell Jaguar river running paddles - left handed with red/silver blades and black shaft
A set of Werner river running paddles - right handed with pink blades and black cranked shaft
Two Palm paddle bags, one red/black and the other blue/black

If anyone spots these for sale on the usual sites (eBay etc.) can you please let me know through the forum.
Many thanks,
James Hastings

Timings and Points

Donna Hawkins has asked us to publish some proposals about points and timing for discussion before the ACM.

Returning Bibs - End of Year

Prem and Div 1 K1W: Sally will be at all the Prem and Div 1 events to collect bibs.

Prem K1M and all Vets: Tracy will be at Tees Barrage Prem/1 13/14 October and will collect for Mike Carter.

Div 1 K1M: Nick will be at Llandysul Div 1 6/7 October and the ACM 24 November and Karen will collect K1M Div 1 bibs at Tees.

Div 2 K1M: Les will be at Stone Div 3/4 on 20/21 October.

Div 3 K1M: Karen will be at Oughtibridge Div 3/4 22/23 September, Llandysul Div 1 6/7 October, Tees Barrage Prem/1 13/14 October, Stone Div 3/4 Sunday 21 October and the ACM 24 November.

C1W: Mark will be at Tees Barrage Prem/1 13/14 October

C2: Stuart will be at HPP on 22 September (Saturday only) and at Tryweryn Prem on 13/14 October.

Thank You

I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer and that the sun didn't wreak too much havoc with water availability and paddling plans! For those lucky enough to travel further afield, I hope your adventures were enjoyable and that you can build on what you have learned and apply it to the rest of our competitive season.

Which brings me to the wonderful people who make the 'magic' happen for you all - our dedicated volunteers who, week after week, plan training sessions and races the length and breadth of the country. If you are one of those special people who organize, run, clear up or help in any way at any of our slalom events or club or regional training sessions this past year - THANK YOU! I cannot emphasise enough that all the event organisation is VOLUNTARY, as is most of the coaching at club level.

So paddlers, please have a thought for those who do what they do to enable you to do what you enjoy, and say 'thank you' at the end of an event - or why not lend a hand yourself? We are always looking for extra hands to help at races, so if you'd like to get involved please drop the race organiser or me a line - we would love to hear from you!

Nominations are also open for the annual volunteer awards, so please share this link the link below and get nominating!

Thank you again, and good luck all for the rest of the year!

Best wishes, Hazel

Slalom Talent Coach Job

Location: Breadalbane Canoe Club, Aberfeldy & Grandtully, Perthshire. 16,000 20,000 pa commensurate with qualifications and experience. Part time 3 days per week on average. MORE>

New Applications for the 2018-19 England Slalom Talent Programme

Athletes who are not currently part of the Talent Programme and wish to be considered for inclusion for the 2018-2019 squads are invited to complete the form HERE>. Applications will close 28th September at 12 noon.


British Canoeing Slalom Seminar

British Canoeing will be organising and running a Slalom Seminar at Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham on Sunday 18th November 2018.

Please follow THIS LINK for more information and to register your interest in attending.

International Panel

Senior GB Teams for 2018>

Draft 2019 Junior, U23 & Senior Slalom Selection Policy and Draft 2020 Olympic Selection Policy

GB Teams for 2018 International Races>  Athletes selected 2018>

Canoe England PCC Team

THIS TEAM has been selected to represent England in Canoe Slalom in the 2018 Pan Celtic Cup Events.

What to do if you get promoted

If you have just been promoted from Div 4, everything you need to know is HERE>

If you have been promoted to Prem, Division 1 or Division 2, it's HERE>

Applying for a Bib?

The info is HERE>

British Canoeing Sessions at Lee Valley

For individuals or Home Nation groups interested in accessing British Canoeing sessions at Lee Valley, please see THIS DOCUMENT>

NEW Home Nation passes to allow flexibility between athletes. If anyone has any queries please contact

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Last updated 19/09/2018