Nick is away until 9th March.  may be able to publish anything urgent.

Noah Hazelwood at Tully - Picture ©


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!



International Panel

In accordance with the published 2015 selection policy the International Panel confirms the following information ahead of the 2015 Junior & U23 selection and the Senior selection series: MORE>

Selection Policies

Selection Policy 2015>
Selection Policy 2016>
Qualification process>
Senior Selection Qualifiers>

Recent Results
16 Nov Orton Mere Mini 1
13 Dec Pinkston Test Race
14 Dec Pinkston Test Race
14 Dec Orton Mere Mini 2
18 Jan Stone Mini Slalom 1
01 Feb Stone Mini Slalom 2
15 Feb Stone Mini Slalom 3
Stone Minis Rankings




ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes

ACM minutes and other papers are on the COMMITTEE PAGE>

7 Feb
30 Nov
ACM 29 Nov
9 Nov
7 Sep
29 Jun
16 Mar
back numbers >

BC Logos

The BCU Logo should not now be used. Please use this one on your posters, etc:

A bigger version is available HERE>

Canoe England SC Meetings

11 Jan 2015

England Talent Programme

Squads for 7 Nov 2014 to 31 Oct 2015 (subject to review after 2015 Junior Selection)



Pinkston whitewater course has 3 pumps and can run with one, two or three pumps working at up to 7 cumecs. MORE>

Lee Valley

Sunday morning open slalom sessions on the Legacy Course will continue through March, but an hour earlier at 8-9 am. No session 15th March (Prem/Junior and U23 Selection). Book through Lee Valley White Water Centre - 0845 677 0606.

Any questions contact Glen Pether gpether321@aol.com

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>

But please note: The "host" divisions for any race (Div 1s at a Div 1, Div 1s and Div 2s at a Div 1/2 and so on) have priority over paddle-up entries until two weeks before the race. Until then, the organiser can't confirm that you have a place, however early you got your entry in.

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.

A Judging Guide

Help for newcomers to judging canoe slalom, whether they are taking the exam or not.


Stone 3/4      7-8 March 2015




Matlock 2       14-15 March 2015

Thanks everyone for getting your entries in on time. 

There are still a few places left for late entries.




Lee Valley Double Prem and Selection


Lee Valley double Prem is not yet full and there is space (until limit reached) for Div 1s to paddle up. Entry fee £48. MORE>

Please offer to help with bankside safety - email

Photography at the event

There will be a charge (£25 for one day or £40 for two days) for photographers wishing to access the grass area by the course. Official press photographers and nominated individuals who regularly share their images with GB canoeing will be exempt. Please contact the organiser  for further information. Registration will be in slalom control and a flotation device must be worn at all times.

Entries to date

These are the entries received and paid for. Please do not email me unless there is an error.

Entry Fees

Entry fee £48 for the double and £30 for a single race. Entries by cards and cheque or by email with a cheque posted to me.

Late entries for the Prem will only be accepted with the correct late entry fee and if there is space. Late entries will not be accepted for Junior and U23 selection. Paddle up entries will only be confirmed at the close of entries on Friday 27th February.

Please volunteer to help with the running of the race - safety, boat control, runners, judges and demos/forerunners.


Tully Prem & Scottish Selection

List of entries received>

Canoe Slalom Club Development

Announcing an exciting opportunity to engage in a joint club development project between your club and British Canoeing!

The Canoe Slalom Club Development project aims to support the development of canoe clubs with a specific canoe slalom focus across England and create a world-leading talent programme to find and nurture talented athletes. MORE>

Attention Race Organisers

The 2015 Organisers' Pack is now available. You can pick individual documents or download the whole Pack as a ZIP file. If any Organiser needs the Pack on CD, please contact  (01582 651615).

Tutti Schedules:

Central - Northern - Southern - Wales

New Rules and Regs

Division 3/4 events: no levies to be paid in 2015.

If you run a 2/3/4 or a 2/3, levies are due on all classes, except Div 4.

Selling food at events

The FSA has produced some guidance. If you’re still unsure, contact your local authority. In England, environmental health officers can provide advice to community groups about food quality, hygiene and safety.


From September, all clubs will need to have two members who have been on a safety course for all canoeing activities. Event Management Safety Workshop

England Regional Talent Coach Wanted

Advert and Job Description for the England Regional Talent Coach (Slalom) – Northern Region.

Shepperton Div 1/2

Both races are now fully subscribed - start lists on  calendar.

Tully Div 1 and PCC

The Sunday 12th Grandtully Div 1/Pan Celtic Race is now full, with a few spaces remaining on Saturday 11th April.

Entries received are shown under "start list" in the calendar (if there are dates against your name your entry has been accepted, if not, not). Any further entries will be added to a waiting list in order of receipt and I will email to let people know if they have places.  Please do not book accommodation or travel without sending in your entry.

There is also a waiting list for paddle up places.

Chris Baillie

Applying for your Bib

More below, but please note: you won't get your bib unless you send (to the right bib officer) a properly completed bib application form, proof of BCU membership, a bib voucher or a cheque for £9, and a suitable envelope with at least £1.17 in postage on it.

Entry Cards

There is an error in the Yearbook. The contact for entry cards is still Mrs S Paterson, 14 Clay Street, Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6TY.

Pinkston Div 1/GB Vet and J16 Champs

Entries received

Entries are coming in steadily and I recommend you get your entry in before you make accommodation or travel arrangements.

Chris Baillie

Cardiff Prem cancelled: new race at Tees

The Cardiff Prem scheduled for 3rd October has been cancelled. Seren Dŵr and Canoe Wales regret that it has not been possible to host a financially viable race.

The Slalom Committee has arranged a replacement for Cardiff at Tees on Sunday 18th October, and the Tryweryn double has moved to 3rd and 4th October.

England Pan Celtic Team

England Pan Celtic Team 2015>

Please acknowledge by email to mark_shaw@tiscali.co.uk confirming which events you hope to be available for. Please provide an email address that you monitor on a regular basis.

Paddlers should enter the divisional race held on the same weekend as each PCC. Prem paddlers should mark their card "England" and the committee will pay their entry fees for them. The Grandtully Pan Celtic race is now full and entries are only possible through a waiting list.

Teams will be finalised from the start list before the race, based on the team order published, and any remaining team slots will be filled in ranking order.

If you wish to buy England Slalom Team kit from Peak UK, please say so in your email and I will send you a link and a discount code.

Mark Shaw

Applying for your Bib

Make sure you send your bib application to the right person. Don't forget your national association card or a photocopy, £9 deposit (cheques payable to BCU Slalom Committee) or a valid £8 bib voucher, and a large, strong SAE with postage for 150g.

Please make sure you put enough postage on your bib application – it may be a “large letter” under Royal Mail rules. If it is, and large letter postage hasn’t been paid, it is likely to be delayed and you will have to repay the penalty fees before you get your bib.

Bib Application Form>

C1M: Carole will be at the Stone Div 3/4 on 8/9 March and the Lee Valley Prem on 14/15 March. She will bring your bib if you  in advance. Send the paperwork to her or bring it on the day.

C1W: Mark will be at Lee Valley, but you must send him the paperwork beforehand.

Prem K1M: if you send your bib application paperwork to Tracy she will bring your bib to the Lee Valley race.

Prem and Div 1 K1W: Sally will be at Lee Valley and the Shepperton and Tully Div 1 races. She will bring your bib if you send her your bib application form, proof of membership and bib voucher.

Get Reinstated/p>

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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