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.
Homecoming for Joe
In conjunction with Stone Town Council, Stafford & Stone CC will be hosting a ‘Joe Clarke – Homecoming Celebration’ on Monday 29th August at Westbridge Park, Stone (next to the Canoe Club) and would very much welcome all comers from the wider canoeing community, as well as any other interested parties.
Draft Calendar for 2017
HERE> is the first draft calendar for 2017. Some Prem and Div 1 events are subject to confirmation as detailed, but in the meantime could I have all applications in for Div 2, 3 and 4 events by the end of August.
Grandtully Div 1 August 27/28
A final list will be published at 6pm Friday 26 August on site.
Paddlers training at Grandtully in advance of the Div 1 race please note:
Currently we have no access to the far bank at Grandtully but are hopefully this situation will change before the Div 1 weekend. In the meantime no one should go to on the far bank by foot or by boat. This includes all paddlers, coaches and parents.
We will let people know if and when the situation changes.
Please help us to keep good relations with the owners and management team of the far bank.
HPP Prem / Div 1 September 3/4
There will be NO free practice time on the course due to the Health and Safety documents we have had to sign for SERCO. Any paddler seen on the course will, without hesitation, be disqualified. We had an issue last year with a number of paddlers (camping at HPP) getting on the course very early without safety.
The Prem race on 3rd September has reached capacity when including paddle-ups. Any Prem paddlers wishing to race must, please, get their entries to the organiser by 25th July. We acknowledge that this is one week early but the organisers will not be available after this date. Your help and understanding is appreciated.
Parking at HPP
HPP has imposed a £5 car parking charge on major events, including slalom races. If you are not a white water season pass holder at HPP you will be asked to pay on entrance to the park.
Seaton Park Div 3/4 September 10/11
The Seaton Park race has been rescheduled for 10th and 11th September.
Lee Valley Legacy Loop Div 2/Open - September 17/18
Unfortunately, due to other events happening over the weekend, it only possible to support a single Div 2/Open competition on Sunday 18th September. However, competitors will have the opportunity of free practice on Saturday afternoon included in the entry fee.
In order to cover the additional water costs it is necessary to charge enhanced fees of £15 per Div 2 entry and £10 for the open competition. Paddlers who have already entered for the double event should come to race control for refunds.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
A start list and times for the competition and free practice will be published nearer the time.
West Tanfield Div 2/3/4 September 24/25
New Div 4 Slaloms
New Div 4/Open slalom added to the calendar:
11th September, Brecon
9th October, Hinckley Wharf
Joe Clarke has taken the K1M Gold Medal at Rio, becoming our first ever K1M Olympic Champion.
It was an epic climb from a 50 in the first qualification run to second overall in qualification, then 3rd in the semi-final (which so far seems to be a good place to be) and an awesome final.
David Florence and Richard Hounslow pulled themselves up from 3rd in the C2 semi-final to 2nd in the final with a storming clear run, and took the silver medal just 0.43 seconds behind the Skantars (SVK).
Fiona Pennie placed 2nd in the K1W semi-final, but two touches in the final cost her a podium place and she finished 6th
The men's K2 200m was a close race with the first seven boats finishing just 0.6 seconds apart. Liam HEATH (GBR) and Jon SCHOFIELD (GBR) improved on their London 2012 bronze to take silver, 0.014 seconds in front of Aurimas LANKAS (LTU) and Edvinas RAMANAUSKAS (LTU).
Liam HEATH (GBR) won gold in the men's K1 200m to add to the men's K2 200m silver medal he won with partner Jon SCHOFIELD (GBR) on Thursday.
BC Independent Chair and Independent Director
British Canoeing is seeking to appoint a new Chair and also another Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board. MORE>
To be proposed by Halifax CC and seconded by Kingston KC.
For several years people have been thinking through the way we run Slalom, and they have come up with a proposal that makes full use of the established ranking system but opens things up a bit. “Portable Points” isn’t a very good title, because the scope is wider, but it’s the shorthand name we’ve got used to.
A first set of “Portable Points” proposals was brought to the ACM last year. There was interest, but some of the details worried people and PP was sent away for a rethink. This is the revised proposal.
But first, why? We think we can:
• Increase the number of events available to paddlers.
• Increase the number of paddlers at events (and therefore the income).
• Ensure priority entry at popular events.
• Give paddlers early experience of the bigger water offered to higher divisions and reward them appropriately (with points).
• Define races so that it is clear to organisers what level of challenge should be set, and to paddlers what level to expect.
GB Teams for 2016
Following the completion of the first three ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup races in 2016, the following athletes are selected to represent Great Britain at the remaining two World Cups in the 2016 season. MORE>
Following the Paul McConkey slalom at Holme Pierrepont in May 2016 the following additional athletes in bold have qualified to compete at the 2017 team selection series MORE>
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!
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Are you planning to lead an adventurous expedition abroad?
We are keen to offer opportunities to anyone with a worthwhile project, and are particularly interested in applications from canoeists and kayakers who are planning to lead a group.
Have you thought of applying for a Churchill Travelling Fellowship? MORE>
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!
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.
England PCC Team 2016
Know the Rules
A guide to the rules in practice for paddlers and judges.
TUTTI returns - New Address
If you need to return TUTTI equipment for maintenance please note that Andy Hounslow has moved. His new address is:
Beauvale Cottage, Loughbon, Orston, NOTTINGHAM NG13 9NJ
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