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.

Connor Turner at Pinkston - picture © Peter Smith

More photos by Peter Smith at the Junior 16 and Vets Champs at Pinkston:

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10-12 May World Cup #2 - Seu d'Urgell   17-19 Jun World Cup #3 - Pau
11 May Cardington Div 2/3/4   18-19 Jun Junior & Vets Championships
  Alva Div 3/4   18 Jun Pinkston Div 1 + Champs
  Ogmore Div 3/4/O     Shepperton Div 3/4
12 May Cardington Div 2   19 Jun Pinkston Div 1 + Champs
  Stone Div 3/4     Shepperton Div 3/4
  Alva Div 3/4     Manvers Waterfront 4/O
  Ogmore Div 3/4/O      

All 2016 Results>

Washburn Div 1 July 16/17

An updated START LIST has been published. If any details are incorrect please email as soon as possible so that the start list can be corrected. All times are provisional until the water time is confirmed. A new notice will be posted when we have this confirmation.

Any paddler who entered in January may need to give us a new cheque as their old cheque be out of date when we come to cash them. Please email me if this concerns you.

Sam Hotchin.

Grandtully (Tully) Div 2/3 Aug 13/14

This race will now be a Div 2 ONLY.

HPP Prem / Div 1 September 3/4

(Bearing in mind the doubt about this race early this year) the race is going ahead as planned. This year Div 1 practice runs will be run on Sunday, the same day day as the div 1 race.

New Div 4 Slaloms

Two new Div 4/Open slaloms have been added to the calendar:

23rd July, Hexham

11th September, Brecon

Junior and Veterans Championships 2016

Junior & Vets Champions 2016>

GB Teams for 2016

International Panel Statement – 23rd June 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>

International Panel Statement 16th June 2016

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>

Did You Camp at Tryweryn?

The new owners of the Tyn Cornel campsite wish to ensure that all paddlers who stayed at the site last weekend were charged fairly for any extended stay on Sunday. All campers who used the grass pitches (top and bottom fields) should only have been charged £5 for the late stay and use of the facilities (£10 for electric hook-up sites). If you were charged £10, please contact them to arrange a £5 refund if you did not receive one on Sunday afternoon. For future events they are looking at making a single charge for the whole weekend to avoid any additional charge.

On a personal note, I wish the new owners well and would recommend anyone using the Tryweryn to stay at what is now a very paddler-friendly site.

Steve Agar

C2s - Applying for Promotion Certificates

If you have been promoted to Div 2/3 and you are applying for a Promotion Certificate, please give both paddlers' names.

Draft Rule Changes

The Committee is beginning to draft some possible rule changes for next year. Some are just tidying up the book, but on others discussion would be helpful. They are published HERE> and individually in the Chat Room for discussion.

Championship Competitions (Yearbook Rules Section A)

Inquorate Events B4.2.2

Safety Rules C19.8

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!


2017 - New Division 2 Races on challenging water

In response to the perceived demand for Division 2 races on "better" water, the Committee is offering one-off grants of £500 for clubs to run new Division 2 races on Lee Valley Legacy, Holme Pierrepont, Tees, Tryweryn, Cardiff and similar sites. These will be available for up to 5 competitions in 2017. A final decision on the events to receive the grants will be made at the July Slalom Committee meeting. New competitions that have been applied for by 1st July will be considered at that meeting.

International Races 2016

ECA Junior Cup Races will be reserved for Home Nation U16 Development. If places remain, individual paddlers’ entries will be submitted in the date order that they were received.

Level 3 & 4 Internationals priority goes to GB teams, and then to organised Podium Programme, Home Nation Programme, regional or club groups (in that order), then to individual competitors. Where no other criteria apply, places will be allocated by finishing positions at that year’s British Team Selection race series, Senior or Junior as appropriate.

The International Entries Officer () will publicise remaining places, with a closing date for applications to reach him, and will allocate places according to the criteria.

Applying for Your Bib

To all paddlers applying for bibs: if you use a big (A4) sized envelope for your bib application it is always a "large letter" and needs the extra postage. So either put the extra postage on, or use a smaller (C5, say) envelope. The bib will need a bigger envelope (and postage accordingly) but the application doesn't.

Make sure you put enough postage on your bib application and send it to the right person. 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. The addresses are on the bib application form. Include a bib application form and don't forget your national association card or a photocopy, a bib voucher or £9 deposit (cheques payable to British Canoeing Slalom Committee) and a large, strong SAE with postage for 150g (£1.27 1st class, £1.20 2nd class).

Bib Numbers for 2016: K1W>   K1M>   C1W>   C1M>   C2>   Vets>

Short Notice Division 4 Slaloms

Division 4 is the entry level to the slalom ranking list. Division 4 slaloms can be organised at short notice to give paddlers a "taster" and increase opportunities to enter the ranking system. MORE>

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.


Committee Meetings


23 Apr

27 Feb


29 Nov

ACM 28 Nov


England PCC Team 2016

2016 TEAM>

GB Teams for 2016

International Panel Statement 16th June 2016

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>




Judging Guide

A reference guide for the more experienced and help for newcomers to judging canoe slalom, whether they are taking the exam or not.


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