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.
England Lee Valley Training - Book by 25th October
England Canoe Slalom Committee have booked slots on Lee Valley during November, December, January and February to allow unfunded English paddlers who are eligible (Juniors in Premier Division and minimum J15 in 2017, Seniors and U23 as per selection policy - see latest International Panel Statement) to prepare for the Selection Trials in 2017. MORE>
British Canoeing Appoint New Chair and Independent Directors
The Board of British Canoeing has announced the appointments of Professor John Coyne as the new Chair for the organisation and Bronagh Kennedy as an Independent Director. MORE>
It's time to return your 2016 bib.
If you are posting it, please make sure you put enough postage on it (usually £1.27) and include a small stamped addressed envelope for your bib voucher. Bib Officers will be at some of the races and able to collect bibs.
C1M: Anyone at Lee Valley may give their bib to Adam Burgess, who will have vouchers.
K1W Prem/Div 1: Sally Atkinson could pick up bibs at HPP - she is often there on Monday evening.
Your boat, next season
Minimum weights for boats are changing:
K1s and C1s: 9 Kg
C2s: 15 Kg
Fins are banned.
Draft Calendar for 2017 Updated
DRAFT CALENDAR FOR 2017>
Entries in red were received after 9 September and have to go to the ACM for approval.
Olympic Gold medallist Etienne Stott announces retirement from canoe slalom
Etienne Stott MBE, who partnered Tim Baillie to an historic first ever GB canoe slalom gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in the menís C2, announced his retirement from the sport today (Wednesday 5 October 2016). MORE>
To all event organisers: Safety Plans
Please will all organisers provide initial safety plans / risk assessments for all next year's currently planned events to the Slalom Committee, in line with British Canoeing event requirements, prior to the ACM this year so that the Calendar can be properly approved at the ACM.
These should be sent to Peter Curry . Please also contact Peter if you have any problems with this or other questions. Reviewed / updated versions of this year's plans will be quite acceptable where these have already been submitted and accepted, as they should have been for this year's events. No fixed format is required.
Ed Ecclestone Award
The Ed Ecclestone Award goes, each year, to someone who has made a big contribution to canoe slalom - usually not from inside a boat. Please send nominations for this year's award to .
British Canoeing Slalom Athlete Pathway
The British Canoeing Slalom Athlete Pathway aims to provide a seamless transitional pathway for talented athletes from Junior and Talent Programmes, into the Senior Slalom Podium Programme.
What to do if you get promoted
When you start racing in your new division, points will not be credited to you until you apply for a bib.
If you get promoted this late in the year you're probably not going to race again this year. In that case send off (as below) your old bib, the note requesting promotion (saying that you won't be racing this year) and the bib application form. Enclose just a small stamped addressed envelope, and the bib officer will send you a voucher to exchange for next year's bib.
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!
Nikita Setchell training at HPP
Picture © Kim Jones
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!
GB Selection for 2017
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>
Know the Rules
A guide to the rules in practice for paddlers and judges.
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.
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