Background Photo Pete Atkinson

Nikita Setchell at her first Prem at Cardiff - picture Carl Palmer



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!



Do not send off entries with no payment, incorrect payment, or an unsigned or post-dated cheque.

With a lot of races fully subscribed, organisers can and will reject your entry if you do not send the proper payment.

Access to the Dee

It cannot be considered appropriate to award public funding to an organisation made up of angling interests who have made it very clear they wish to reduce and heavily restrict the main water users (canoes and kayaks) without the legislation to support them. Please join this campaign>

National Trophies

British Open trophies are needed before the event. National trophies should be returned on or before the Open, so that we can present them at the National dinners.

I will be at the British Open - off course 1/2 November.

Please email me to let me know where/how you will be returning the trophies.

Ed Ecclestone Award

The Ed Ecclestone Award goes to someone who as a volunteer has put a huge amount into Slalom either at local club level or nationally.

If you have a nomination please send it to the Slalom Committee Secretary  with an outline of why you feel this person should receive the award.

Portable Points

To summarise:

Events would have a maximum points value according to "host" division.

They would be open to all paddlers in the "host" division and the next one below.

All paddlers would get points according to place achieved against all others in the class.

You would count points from races in your own division, the one above and, after promotion, your old division towards ranking and promotion.


Entry Fees Calculator

Mikey Reynolds has come up with an ENTRY FEES CALCULATOR>

Please remember not to use it where enhanced entry fees apply.

Recent Results


ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes

ACM minutes and other papers are on the COMMITTEE PAGE>

7 Sep 2014
29 Jun 2014
16 Mar 2014
4 Jan 2014
24 Nov 2013
ACM 23 Nov 2013
19 Oct 2013


Slalom Calendar 2015

The draft calendar (updated 24/8) is not final until it has been approved at the ACM. DO NOT book accommodation on the basis of this draft.

Michelle Grudzinski

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>

A Heads-Up for Organisers

Races have been attracting big entries this year, and in some cases organisers have had to close their entry lists early.

If this look like happening with your event, please remember that paddlers in the "host" division/s (Div 1s at a Div 1, Div 1s and 2s at a Div 1/2 and so on) have priority over paddle-uppers until the two-week deadline. You may have to reject paddle-up entries even if they were received early.

Spread of Invasive Plants and Animals

Help stop the spread of invasive non-native species: Check-Clean-Dry and Be Plant Wise. 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.

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>

The following athletes have qualified a place at the 2015 selection series...MORE>

British Open

Entries for the British Open are now closed and no further requests will be considered. The start list and race information will be published on www.canoeslalom.co.uk in the next few days. Thank you for your patience - we have received an unprecedented number of entries and are trying our best not to leave anyone disappointed - a great problem to have!


If you would like to do demonstration runs at the British Open please email . We particularly need K1W and C1M and a C2.

Safety Cover

We are really short on safety cover: if you would like to be part of this great race please contact asap. Lunch will be provided both days, plus travelling expenses.

Lost DD Paddle

A Double Dutch paddle was lost at the Scottish Champs at Grandtully on Saturday the 18th of October. It's quite an old paddle with a band of blue tape on the right hand side. If found please email fi@limages.co.uk.

Please Check Your Details

Please have a look at your rankings on the database. Go to the appropriate ranking page and click on your name there.

  • Is the spelling of your name right?

  • Is your age category right?

  • Is your club right?

  • Have you been credited with all the points you expect?

If you are ranked in more than one class, please check that we have linked all your rankings together.

If there's anything you want put right, email . If it's about your age, please tell me your year of birth.

Arrowcraft Return to Slalom for 2015

After 8 years away from slalom. Arrowcraft are back with the Nemesis 360, the new slalom boat for 2015. The Nemesis has been tried and tested by paddlers in all divisions up and down the country and gets a resounding thumbs up. MORE>

Vote for Fiona

Fiona Pennie has been shortlisted for the Women In Sport Calendar 2015. There are 30 athlete candidates, who will be cut down to the 12 months of the year from the votes received on the website. You can find all the info and the voting here:


Returning Bibs

(only if you are not racing again this year)

The end of the year routine is: return your bib and get a voucher in exchange, which you will use next year to "buy" your 2015 bib.

K1W Prem and Div 1: Sally Atkinson will be at:

October HPP, Sunday 26th October
British Open, Lee Valley, Sunday 2nd November

Prem K1M: Tracy Wells will be at:

October HPP, 25th/26th October
Lee Valley, 1st/2nd November

Div 1 K1M: Nick Penfold will be at:

October HPP, Sunday 26th October

C1M: Carole McGranachan will be at:

British Open, Lee Valley, 1st and 2nd November.

C2: Stuart Meakins will be at:

October HPP, Saturday 25th October
British Open, Lee Valley, Sunday 2nd November

Or post your bib back to your Bib Officer - MORE>

What to do if you get promoted

Send to the Bib Officer for your new division:

  • Your old bib

  • A copy of the bib application form, filled in (you don't need to send your membership card or a bib voucher)

  • A large, strong stamped, addressed envelope with postage

And PLEASE make sure you put enough postage on!

If you are not going to race again this year: as above, but put in a note explaining, and send just a small envelope with ordinary postage for your bib voucher.

A Judging Guide

This is a  work in progress, with some points missing,  but it should be of some help to 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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