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Jacob Holmes and Eddie McDiarmid at Tully - picture © Stuart Vidler


Entry Fees Calculator

Mikey Reynolds has come up with an ENTRY FEES CALCULATOR>

Please remember not to use it where enhanced entry fees apply.


Do not send off entries with no payment, incorrect payment, or an unsigned or post-dated cheque.

With a lot of races fully subscribed, organisers can and will reject your entry if you do not send the proper payment.

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!


Recent Results


ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes

ACM minutes and other papers are on the COMMITTEE PAGE>

7 Sep 2014
29 Jun 2014
16 Mar 2014
4 Jan 2014
24 Nov 2013
ACM 23 Nov 2013
19 Oct 2013


Slalom Calendar 2015

The draft calendar (updated 24/8) is not final until it has been approved at the ACM. DO NOT book accommodation on the basis of this draft.

Michelle Grudzinski

GB Teams


Slalom Videos
by Jed Cooper

2013: Hornbill Cardiff Prem - Tees Barrage - Cardiff World Cup - HPP, with an old-fashioned touch - Junior Selection

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>


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

HPP McConkey Prem/Div 1

The first draft "start lists" (Saturday - Sunday) are just lists of entries received.

On Sunday the Nottingham Marathon clashes with the slalom. There are some road closures around Nottingham at various times.

Cardiff Prem

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 slots:
8.00 to 8.40am, 8.40 to 9.20am and 9.20 to 10.00am.

On Chatter>

Deep Creek Worlds

World Champion Florence coming good for seasonís finale

The signs are that the reigning World Champion is heading towards a good end to 2014 when Deep Creek, USA hosts the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships this week (17-21 September). MORE>


John Gregory's 10 Predictions for the Deep Creek Worlds>


Red and Blue Galasport ET Mixed & Diolen construction. Large GB Canoeing Sticker on Rear. Taken from a car in Tower Hamlets London on Friday 29th August. If you have any information please contact Shaun Pearce on 07891 332777.

A Judging Guide

This is a  work in progress, with some points missing,  but it should be of some help to newcomers to judging canoe slalom, whether they are taking the exam or not.


Ed Ecclestone Award

The Slalom Committee are looking for nominations for the Ed Ecclestone award for 2014. This is awarded to someone who as a volunteer has put a huge amount into the Slalom either at local club level or nationally.

If you have a nomination please send it to the Slalom Committee Secretary  with an outline of why you feel this person should receive the award.

Canoe Wales Slalom Committee AGM

Is to be held at 6.30pm (to be confirmed) on Saturday 4 October 2014 at Llandysul Paddlers Canoe Centre, The Wilkes Head Square, Pont Tyweli, Llandysul SA44 4AA.


National Trophies

It's time for me to collect in the National Trophies and the trophies for the British Open.

British Open trophies are needed before the event, so that we can get them organised to confirm insurance. National trophies should be returned on or before the Open, so that we can present them at the National dinners.

I will be at HPP on Sep 27/Sep 28, Symonds Yat on 11/12 October, probably Cardiff on the evening of 11th October and the British Open - off course 1/2 November.

Please email me to let me know where / how you will be returning the trophies. If none of the above work, let me know where you will be so that I can try to arrange an intermediary.

Yearbook Collection

A complete set of Slalom Yearbooks, 1983-2012 is available free if you can collect them from Hemel Hempstead. Email  for details.

Portable Points

To summarise:

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 below.
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. MORE>


Please contact Michael Brown on 07969929708 or email michael-brown@talktalk.net if you see this boat.

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 on!

England Talent Programme

The 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 to simon.hitchcox@gbcanoeing.org.uk before Tuesday 30th September. Current England Talent Programme Squad Members will automatically be considered and do not need to re-apply.

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 adventurous expeditions.

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. MORE>

Applying for your Bib

Make sure you send your bib application to the right person. MORE>

If you've changed your address...

Tell your Ranking Officer. Canoe England, Canoe Wales, the SCA and CANI don't tell them about changes.

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 early.

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.

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. Paddlers from other countries also welcome.

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