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Non Dingle Training at Cardiff - picture © Rob Dingle



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>

29 Jun 2014
16 Mar 2014
4 Jan 2014
24 Nov 2013
ACM 23 Nov 2013
19 Oct 2013
10 Aug 2013
13 Jul 2013


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>

If you've changed your address...

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

Tryweryn Prem

The draft start list now published lists entries received. A proper start list will be published as soon as water release times are confirmed.

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’.

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.

Les Milam

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 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.

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.

E-Mail: enquiries@tbiwwc.com

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

Caravans at the Inter-Clubs

Important 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.

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>

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.

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. 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 your bib.

K1 Women - K1 Men - C1 Men - C1 Women - C2 - Masters

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.

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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