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.

Hannah Thomas at Lee Valley - picture © Richard Ramsay

Email your best slalom action photos to .


20 Nov Orton Mere Mini #1

All 2016 Results>

British Slalom Champions 2016

K1 Men

Bradley Forbes-Cryans

K1 Women

Fiona Pennie

C1 Men

Ryan Westley

C1 Women

Kimberley Woods


Mark Proctor & Etienne Stott


If your bib's not already back, it's late!

The deadline for returning bibs was Wednesday 30th November. The Bib Officers might stretch a point, but not for long. Prems who don't return their bibs will be billed £25. MORE>

Carole is looking for C1 bibs from Remi Baudot, Will Coney, Zach Allin, Michael Brown, Jake Cochrane, Ben Moss, Andrew Roden and Zach Franklin

Stuart Meakins is looking for C2 bibs from Roden/Roden and Softley/Waine.

Tracy is chasing a bib from Steffan Walker.


Minutes of 2016 ACM>



The Important Decisions

Some ICF rule changes will apply. The one affecting most paddlers is that the minimum weight for a K1 or C1 will be 9 Kg. (C2s 15Kg)

At Div 2, 3 and 4 events, individuals may now compete both as a judge and in a ranking race (at the organiser's discretion) but the ranking race must be in a different class.

On completing a run, every competitor must remain where the finisher can see them until either two more boats have finished or an official releases them. If you do not you will be disqualified from the whole event, not just that run.

At a Div 4, if an event is not quorate, competitors will be promoted if the Competitor's score (not the modified score)
     C1M/C2/K1W: would have been good enough for promotion in the K1M event
     C1W: would have been good enough for promotion in either the K1W or K1M event

Promotion targets for C1s are now the same as for K1s. Taking account of the new maximum points under Portable Points, the targets are: from Div 3 to Div 2, 1040; from Div 2 to Div 1, 2250, and from Div 1 to Prem 750. The target for promotion from C2 Div 2/3 to Prem/Div 1 is 2250.

"Portable Points" is going through. The most important thing is that paddle up competitors will get graduated points, not just "all or nothing". More detail HERE>. Points will be loaded for equivalence between divisions: maximum points at a Prem will be 2000, at a Div 1 1000, at a Div 2 500 and at a Div 3 250.

Clubs can charge an additional fee to cover costs for on-line and other methods of entry.

Draft Calendar for 2017 Updated

Entries in red were received after 9 September and have to go to the ACM for approval.


This is just a brief thank you to each and every one of you who have helped in ANY way to organize, run, clear up or Ďall of the aboveí at any of our Canoe Slalom events this past year. We are so fortunate to have so many capable people throughout the UK who are passionate about our sport and, year in and year out, help put on training events and races for the good of all. It is easy for us to forget that THIS IS DONE VOLUNTARILY. Whether it be putting up the course, judging, timing or making cups of tea, these events could not happen without you. So, THANK YOU most sincerely. And to those of you on the sidelines, donít be shy. Get involved. Many hands make light work! Itís fun! You will get to know your fellow paddlers and supporters, and if youíre unsure of anything there are plenty of people around to support you and build up your confidence!

For Club/event organisers: please drop me a line if you are struggling with volunteers in your area to run events. I am compiling a list of volunteer support groups around the country that may be able to help.  Very best of luck for 2017! Thank you again.


Returning Bibs

It's time to return your 2016 bib.

At the end of each year you return your bib (by 30th November, please) and get a voucher which you'll exchange for next year's bib. Prems who don't return their bibs will be billed £25.

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.

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.

Bib Officers


Prem & Div 1: Sally Atkinson, 20 Whitewater, Orton Wistow, PETERBOROUGH PE2 6FB

Div 2 & 3: Tanya Gibbons, 8 Colliery Row, ALFRETON DE55 7FD


Prem: Tracy Wells, 14 Donne Close, Higham Ferrers, RUSHDEN, NN10 8PF

Div 1: Nick Penfold, 2 Qualitas, BRACKNELL, RG12 7QG

Div 2: Les Saunders, 12, The Green, Stourbridge, DY8 5BE

Div 3: Karen Crowhurst, 6 St Peter Avenue, Deepcar, SHEFFIELD S36 2SL


All Divisions: Mark Shaw, 3 Fenham Carr Lane, LANCASTER LA1 3FH


All Divisions: Carole McGranachan, 19 Beechwood Drive, STONE ST15 0EH


All Divisions: Stuart Meakins, 8 Marlborough Close, Oaklands, WELWYN, AL6 0UG


Prem & Div 1 (All Classes): Mike Carter, 5 Clarendon St, BEDFORD MK41 7SQ

Div 2/3 (All Classes): Terry Griffiths, 228 Grace Way, STEVENAGE SG1 5AH

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.

Know the Rules

A guide to the rules in practice for paddlers and judges.



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!


Committee Meetings


27 Nov
ACM 26 Nov
29 Oct
9 Jul
23 Apr
27 Feb


To all event organisers: Safety Plans

Please will all organisers send initial safety plans / risk assessments for all next year's currently planned events to , in line with British Canoeing event requirements, prior to the ACM this year so that the Calendar can be properly approved at the ACM.

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.

England Talent Programme Ė Slalom Squads Winter 2016


GB Selection for 2017

Draft 2017 Selection Policy

Following the Canolfan Tryweryn slalom held on the Graveyard in October 2016 the following additional athletes in bold have qualified to compete at the 2017 U23 and Senior team selection series:

International Panel Statement 31st October 2016

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Last updated 03/12/2016