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.

Nick is away until Monday 20th

Adam Burgess at Lee Valley - picture © Phil Hutchinson  MORE>


Email your best slalom action photos to .


All 2017 Results>

Vote for Mallory

C1 World Champion Mallory Franklin has been nominated for the BT Sport Action Woman of the Year Award for 2017.


We must be doing something right!

There’s been a lot of moaning lately about Prem and Div 1 races being fully subscribed. We ought to look at the other side of this: our Prem and Div 1 races are better attended than at any time in the past 25 years. Maybe longer, I have only been around slalom that long.

Old hands will tell you about races with over 100 K1Ms on the start line. What they forget is that, in those days, they’d be lucky to have 20 K1Ws and 20 C1s. There were no C1Ws (apart from a couple of hardy souls paddling against the men) and there never were many C2s.

Now we can expect up to 80 K1Ms, and 40 K1Ws, and 35 C1Ms, and 25 C1Ws – 180 boats. What a great "problem" to have!


Saturday 25th November 2017

Start 10 am, Registration from 9 am
British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, NOTTINGHAM NG12 2LU

ACM Invitation
Minutes of 2016 ACM
Chair's Report
British Canoeing Report
Competition Management Report
Scottish Slalom Report
Canoe Wales Report
Ranking Lists
Participation Statistics: Detail - Summary
Draft Calendar for 2018

Online Club Registration>
Proxy Registration>

If I am behind there may be more papers HERE>

REMINDER: there will be a free Lunch at the ACM for those that let know they are coming.

Draft Calendar for 2018

Here is the draft calendar for 2018> (latest update 6/11)

Will all clubs please check that the details are right, as this is the version going to the ACM unless I have changes before Tuesday 14 November

Jim Croft


Jim Croft died on Thursday 26th October. Jim was around the slalom scene over 40 years, as a club, race and youth training camps organiser, administrator, international judge, equipment seller and good company - just about everything.

It's typical of Jim that the last time I spoke to him was when, in the middle of being rushed into hospital, he phoned to ask me to publish here that, for the time being, he wouldn't be available to help with things.

Jim's funeral will be held on 16th November at 2 pm, at North Hertfordshire Memorial Park and Crematorium, Bedford Road, Holwell, Hitchin, SG5 3RT

It's time to return your bib

It's the end of the season and time to turn in your 2017 bib. Please get it into the post - unless you really want to keep it and pay for a new one next year, it must be back to the bib officer by 30th November. 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 £1.22 on it in postage
Include a (small) stamped addressed envelope for your bib voucher.

* Keep the envelope a sensible size: too big and it won't be a "large letter"; too small and you'll have to fold the bib so many times it will be too thick for a "large letter".


Send to the Bib Officer for your new division:

Your old bib
A copy of the bib application form, filled in
A small stamped, addressed envelope.

The Bib Officer will send you a voucher to exchange for next year's bib, and issue your promotion certificate.

Thank You, Volunteers

As the 2017 competition year draws to a close I would like to say THANK YOU to those of you who have given up your time to assist in ANY way to organize, run, clear up or ‘all of the above’ at any of our Canoe Slalom events this past year. These events simply could not happen without you, so, THANK YOU most sincerely. It has been wonderful to see new faces in 2017 joining the very capable team that we already have in the UK organising training events and races for the good of all.

Please remember THIS IS A VOLUNTEER RUN SPORT in the main, so paddlers please do remember to say thank you and show your appreciation to those that have given up their time to allow you to do what you love.

If you know anyone who would like to get involved, or if you would like to do more yourself next year, please do get in touch. Many hands make light work! You will get to know your fellow paddlers and supporters and if you’re unsure of anything… there are plenty of people around to support you and build up your confidence! We plan to organize more judging examinations, potentially through the winter period, and are always glad of helpers in timing too, when the season restarts in the spring. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you again. Sincerely,

Champions 2017

Top Prems  

K1 Men

Zachary Franklin

K1 Women

Hannah Bailey

C1 Men

Will Smith

C1 Women

Kimberley Woods


Ben Haylett & Finn Reilly-McQueen



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!


Race Planning: a letter to Organisers

Risk plans, costs, programmes and numbers

Thank you for all the time and effort you all put in to making our sport a success.

The 2017 season seems to have gone well but we must start to look to next season and 2018.


Please Help Fund Boats in Memory of Barbara Cox

Barbara Cox sadly passed away on Sunday. She and Esther have given encouragement to so many people. Can you help Becca Lee raise £5000 to help fund boats for the new generation of paddlers in Barbara's memory?

Please donate to their JustGiving Crowdfunding Page

International Panel Statement 24th October 2017

Following the final 2017 Premier slalom at Teesside on 14th October, these athletes have qualified to race at the 2018 senior selection series.

The final 2018 selection policy will be published in early December following approval from the British Canoeing Board.

This statement confirms the 2018 selection venues.

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

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17 Mar
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ACM 26 Nov


This was 2017...

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