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.

Hannah Owen at the British Open - picture © Matthew Bailey MORE>

More British Open Pictures by Kim Jones

Email your best slalom action photos to .


9-11 Sep World Cup #5 - Tacen      17-18 Sep British Open LV Points
10-11 Sep National Interclubs     British Open LV Stages
11 Sep Wath upon Dearne 4/O   17 Sep Marple Div 3/4
  Brecon Div 4/O   18 Sep Lee Valley Div 2
        Marple Div 3/4

All 2016 Results>

British Canoeing Slalom Athlete Pathway

The British Canoeing Slalom Athlete Pathway aims to provide a seamless transitional pathway for talented athletes from Junior and Talent Programmes, into the Senior Slalom Podium Programme.


WhitewaterXL New Zealand Opportunity

We're delighted to officially invite members of British Canoeing to the inaugural WhitewaterXL Event, to be held November 20-27, 2016 at New Zealand's brand new, multi-million dollar Canoe Slalom venue, Vector Wero Whitewater Park. Come join us in beautiful Aotearoa competing for unprecedented Prize Money.

Spaces are limited and entries close Oct 1st, 2016! REGISTER>

Returning Bibs

Getting to the end of the season, and time to think about returning your bib. If you are posting it, please make sure you put enough postage on it and include a small stamped addressed envelope for your bib voucher. Bib Officers will be at some of the races and able to collect bibs.

C1M: Carole McGranachan will call in at the Stone slalom to collect bibs on the Sunday afternoon. Anyone at Lee Valley may give their bib to Adam Burgess, who will have vouchers.

C2: Stuart Meakins wil be at Tryweryn and Tees on the Saturday.

K1W Prem/Div 1: Sally Atkinson will be at the Tryweryn and Tees and could pick up bibs at HPP - she is often there on Monday evening.

K1M Div 1: Nick Penfold will be at Llandysul.

K1M Div 3:  Karen Crowhurst is taking over from Nicki and will be at Llandysul, Tees and the Sunday of Stone.

K1M Div 2: Les Saunders will be at  Symonds Yat and Stone.

Vets: Terry Griffiths should be at Symonds Yat and Shepperton.

Kimberley Tops Tacen C1W Podium: Mallory Tops C1W World Cup

Kimberley Woods took the C1W gold medal at Tacen, ahead of Jessica Fox and Mallory Franklin, but Mallory topped the World Cup standings for 2016 with Kimberley in second place.

Bradley Forbes-Cryans took the K1M silver and third place for the season: Adam Burgess took third place in the C1M standings. Fiona Pennie took the Tacen K1W bronze. MORE>

Interclubs 2016

Thank you to everyone who helped out, competed, supported and made the weekend well spirited throughout, rain or shine.

On behalf of the awesome team that helped me put this on, we look forward to seeing you all next year!

Andy Kettlewell

Note - A Viking Kayak Club banner was borrowed on Saturday evening and not returned. Will the person who borrowed it please get in contact with Viking to help find its whereabouts and sort it out please.

Success for S&SCC at Interclubs

Stafford & Stone Canoe Club sent two teams to Cardington to defend their National Interclub Championship Title.

Stafford & Stone have been very successful at this competition since its inception 31 years ago, winning 23 out 29 events and claiming the title for the past 12 years in a row. MORE>

Disqualifications at HPP

Two paddlers were disqualified at the HPP Div 1 for leaving the finish area before two more boats had finished.

The rule is there for your safety (and sometimes so that there is someone to sweep up your drifting equipment). Look after other paddlers and you can expect them to look after you. Paddlers who leave the finish area early will be disqualified.

About Fins

If you're thinking of trying fins on your boat, think again. The ICF intends to ban them from the start of next year, and the UK will follow suit.

Draft Calendar for 2017 Updated

HERE> is the updated draft calendar for 2017. Please check the calendar carefully and let me know if there are any issues with it. Any changes received after the 9 September will have to go to the ACM for approval.

Tees Barrage Prem/1 October 15/16

Pan Celtic paddlers and Paddle Up Paddlers will be required to wear their Divisional bibs for the race. If they are not ranking paddlers they must bring a BC Membership Card or equivalent to prove their membership. This is the same if you forget your bib. If you do not have your bib and cannot show us a Home Nation Membership card you will not be allowed to compete.

Important: Before paddling, ALL paddlers must have completed the centre’s paddler declaration and medical information sheet.

You only have to do this once, so if you completed this for one of the Tees Barrage races in the last 2 years or paddle there regularly they will have your details.

If this is your first time at Tees Barrage you must:

1. Read the centre's Terms and Conditions

2. Download and complete White Water Risk Declaration and the Paddlers Medical Consent forms

3. Return these to TBIWWC before the event (the address is on the bottom of the forms - mark the envelope Tees Barrage Slalom Safety Forms

This must be done before you get on the water at the event. The start list will be cross checked with the centre’s record of paddlers and anyone not completing the required information risks disqualification!

To make life easier for everyone (you, us and the centre) please do this in advance of the weekend !

New Div 4 Slaloms

New Div 4/Open slalom added to the calendar:

9th October, Hinckley Wharf

Gold for Joe

Joe Clarke took the K1M Gold Medal at Rio, becoming our first ever K1M Olympic Champion.

It was an epic climb from a 50 in the first qualification run to second overall in qualification, then 3rd in the semi-final and an awesome final.

Silver for David and Richard

David Florence and Richard Hounslow took the silver medal just 0.43 seconds behind the Skantars (SVK).

200m K1M Gold for Liam Heath, 200m K2 Silver for Heath and Schofield

Liam Heath won gold in the men's K1 200m. Liam Heath and Jon Schofield improved on their London 2012 bronze to take silver.


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!

If you're not going to race again this year: send (as above) your old bib, the note requesting promotion (saying that you won't be racing this year) and the bib application form. Enclose just a small stamped addressed envelope, and the bib officer will send you a voucher to exchange for next year's bib.


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>


England PCC Team 2016

2016 TEAM>


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


Know the Rules

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


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.

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Last updated 24/09/2016