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.

Louis Footitt at Tryweryn - picture © Neil Footitt

Email your best slalom action photos to .


12 - 17 Jul Junior & U23 Worlds - Krakow   23 Jul Hexham Div 4
16 Jul Washburn Div 1         
17 Jul Washburn Div 1      

All 2016 Results>

Portable Points

To be proposed by Halifax CC and seconded by Kingston KC.

For several years people have been thinking through the way we run Slalom, and they have come up with a proposal that makes full use of the established ranking system but opens things up a bit. “Portable Points” isn’t a very good title, because the scope is wider, but it’s the shorthand name we’ve got used to.

A first set of “Portable Points” proposals was brought to the ACM last year. There was interest, but some of the details worried people and PP was sent away for a rethink. This is the revised proposal.

But first, why? We think we can:

Increase the number of events available to paddlers.

Increase the number of paddlers at events (and therefore the income).

Ensure priority entry at popular events.

Give paddlers early experience of the bigger water offered to higher divisions and reward them appropriately (with points).

Define races so that it is clear to organisers what level of challenge should be set, and to paddlers what level to expect.


England Squad Kit for Pan Celtic

Paddlers on the 2016 official England squad for the Pan Celtic are eligible to purchase and wear the official squad kit made by Peak UK. Peak have agreed to give us a 30% discount on a bulk order of 30+ items. If you are interested in purchasing kit please email me by 17th August and I will put your order on the list. If I do not receive your email you will not be included in this order. MORE>

Draft Calendar for 2017

HERE> is the first draft calendar for 2017. Some Prem and Div 1 events are subject to confirmation as detailed, but in the meantime could I have all applications in for Div 2,  3 and 4 events by the end of August.

Parking at HPP

HPP has imposed a £5 car parking charge on major events, including slalom races. If you are not a white water season pass holder at HPP you will be asked to pay on entrance to the park.

Lower Wharfe CC slalom team, winners of the Yorkshire and Humberside Slalom inter clubs

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Apply for a 2017 funded Travelling Fellowship

Are you planning to lead an adventurous expedition abroad?

We are keen to offer opportunities to anyone with a worthwhile project, and are particularly interested in applications from canoeists and kayakers who are planning to lead a group.

Have you thought of applying for a Churchill Travelling Fellowship? MORE>

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

This race will now be a Div 2 ONLY.

Fairnilee Div 2/3 and Scottish Junior Champs 20/21 August

Scottish Junior Championships entry is the same as a Div 2 single entry, £10.50 per class.

HPP Prem / Div 1 September 3/4

There will be NO free practice time on the course due to the Health and Safety documents we have had to sign for SERCO. Any paddler seen on the course will, without hesitation, be disqualified. We had an issue last year with a number of paddlers (camping at HPP) getting on the course very early without safety.

The Prem race on 3rd September has reached capacity when including paddle-ups. Any Prem paddlers wishing to race must, please,  get their entries to the organiser by 25th July. We acknowledge that this is one week early but the organisers will not be available after this date. Your help and understanding is appreciated.

The Div 1 HPP race on 4th September is now full.

West Tanfield Div 2/3/4 September 24/25


New Div 4 Slaloms

New Div 4/Open slalom added to the calendar:

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>




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!



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


9 Jul
23 Apr
27 Feb


29 Nov
ACM 28 Nov


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.

England PCC Team 2016

2016 TEAM>

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>

Know the Rules

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


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Last updated 26/07/2016