The draft start list now published lists entries received. A proper start list will be
published as soon as water release times are
There is a bike race on Sunday the
14th and some roads will be closed at certain times from early in the
morning. Please check
www.cyclosport.or to make sure the closures
won’t affect you. The event is a 100
mile road race from Wrexham, up around the Horseshoe Pass, etc called
‘Wiggle Etape Cymru’.
A complete set of Slalom
Yearbooks, 1983-2012 is available free if you can collect them
from Hemel Hempstead. Email
Events would have a maximum points value according to "host" division.
They would be open to all paddlers in the "host" division and the next one
All paddlers would get points according to place achieved against all
others in the class.
You would count points from races in your own division, the one above and,
after promotion, your old division towards ranking and promotion.
Spread of Invasive Plants and Animals
Help stop the spread of invasive
non-native species: Check-Clean-Dry and Be Plant Wise.
Please contact Michael Brown on 07969929708 or email
if you see this boat.
Les died on Tuesday 19th August, quite
peacefully following a major bleed in his brain. It was all very quick
and he would have known very little about it. It is very sad, but this
at least releases him from the increasing frustrations of the
Parkinsons he was suffering.
A thanksgiving service for Les's life
will be held on Thursday 4th September, 11am at St James Road
Methodist Church, St James Rd, Southampton SO15 5HE. Family Flowers
only. Any donations received in his memory should go to Parkinsons UK
and 4th Southampton BB, Care of RC Payne Undertakers, Shirley Rd,
Southampton or at the thanksgiving service.
Les was responsible for ranking and
bibs from 1980 until the end of last year, when he felt unable to
carry on. He was part of the sport long before I got involved, and I
would like to know more of his history.
What to do if you get promoted
Send to the Bib Officer for your new division:
Your old bib
A copy of the bib application form, filled in (you don't need to send your membership card or a bib voucher)
A large, strong stamped, addressed
envelope with postage
And PLEASE make sure you put enough postage
England Talent Programme
England Talent Programme Canoe Slalom Inclusion Criteria for
2014-15 Summer and Winter have now been published.
Athletes are invited to apply by completing the
Slalom Application Form 2014-15 and submitting it via email
before Tuesday 30th September. Current England Talent Programme
Squad Members will automatically be considered and do not need to
Tees Barrage Races
If you have entered the Tees Barrage races, please complete
the medical consent form and
the white water risk form and return them to TBIWWC by post or
email prior to the event. This will save considerable time on the
day as it will be checked off against the start list.
If you have completed a form in the last 12 months they will have it
on file so you do not need to complete another one, but ALL will
need to still sign in on the day before paddling.
Slalom Calendar 2015
(updated 24/8) is not final until it has been approved at the ACM.
DO NOT book accommodation on the basis of this draft.
Caravans at the Inter-Clubs
notice re caravans and campervans>
We don't know if this is any good, but it's free and you might
want to give it a try.
With RiverApp you can check 6000 water-level gauges throughout the
UK and other countries in Europe from your mobile. The App is
available free for iPhone and Android.
RiverApp for Android -
RiverApp for iPhone
Entry Fees Calculator
Mikey Reynolds has come up with an
ENTRY FEES CALCULATOR>
Please remember not to use it where
enhanced entry fees apply.
The entry fee is £28.50 for the
single event. Most entries received so far are wrong, so please send
correct payment. Training slots £5.00, first come first served. 3
8.00 to 8.40am, 8.40 to 9.20am and 9.20 to 10.00am.
A Heads-Up for Organisers
Races have been attracting big entries
this year, and in some cases organisers have had to close their entry lists
If this look like happening with your
event, please remember that paddlers in the "host" division/s (Div 1s at a
Div 1, Div 1s and 2s at a Div 1/2 and so on) have priority over
paddle-uppers until the two-week deadline. You may have to reject
paddle-up entries even if they were received early.
Funded Travelling Fellowships Seek Canoeists
Mike Jones Award
In 2015 the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust will award 150
Travelling Fellowships to British citizens who want to travel
overseas to gain knowledge and experience to benefit others in their
UK communities and society as a whole. We are particularly
interested in applications from canoeists planning to lead
Applications have now opened. If you have an idea for an expedition
for 2015, look at the details on
http://www.wcmt.org.uk. The deadline for applications is 5pm on
23rd September 2014.
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
K1 Women -
K1 Men -
C1 Men -
C1 Women -
Bib Application Form>
K1M Div 2:
Please send bib applications to the new Bib Officer and Ranking Compiler, Les
Saunders, 12, The Green, Stourbridge, DY8 5BE.
From 31st March postage rates for
a bib are: large letter £1.24 1st
class, £1.17 2nd class.