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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>

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Slalom Videos
by Jed Cooper

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

Slalom Posters

We are happy to publish a miniature poster 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!


Interclubs Opportunity

Due to a late withdrawal of a team from the Inter Club Event we now have space for another club. If your club would like to enter a full, part or combined team I must know with full competitors' details no later than Monday 18th August.

, Event Organiser.
01582 651615

Fairnilee Div 2/3


This is very much a draft version of Saturday's start list and times may well change. It includes all entries received by Monday morning (11th August). Sunday's list will be available at the weekend.

Entries are now closed, we have reached our limit. There will be no late entries.


Entry Fees Calculator

Mikey Reynolds has come up with an ENTRY FEES CALCULATOR>

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

sportscotland Investment for Breadalbane

Breadalbane Canoe Club SCIO (BCC) is to receive Direct Club Investment from sportscotland, to assist with the appointment of a Junior Talent Coach. MORE>

Job Ad: Junior Talent Coach (Canoe Slalom)

Location: Breadalbane Canoe Club, Aberfeldy and Grandtully, Perthshire. Salary £18,000 – £20,000 pa. Full time - part time may be considered. MORE>


Link to Grandtully Slalom August 23/24 Start List>

The start list will be updated before the event. The final Start List and times will be published at Grandtully on Friday night 22 August. The event start will probably be brought forward to 07:00.

For queries email kelso.riddell@talktalk.net

Llandysul River Festival and Div 3/4

Our River Festival and Div 3/4 race run from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August at Llandysul Paddlers Canoe Centre. Full information can be found at www.llandysul-paddlers.org.uk. We will supply coaching and activities on Thursday and Friday, and the slalom takes place on Saturday starting at 11am. You can enter any time up until the start of the race. Camping is on our field. Additional activities will include mountain biking, rock climbing, river swimming and rafting.

We hope you can make it. For additional information just call the centre on 01559363209 or Gareth on 07900570440.


K1W Div 2 and 3 Bibs

Tanya is away, and won't be issuing bibs until after 20th August.

Paul and Victoria in China

Paul Sunderland and Victoria Murray will be representing GB canoeing at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. There will be updates of their progress on Team GB and we hope some Web and BBC coverage.

They will both be competing in the canoe slalom and canoe sprint events.



C1 Coach Wanted

For 3 months' coaching, based in Ireland (50km from Dublin). Position requires the person to coach both C1 and K1 canoe slalom athletes. MORE>

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>

Training Gates at Tully

Paddlers are welcome to use the gates at Grandtully for training, but it is very important that the gates are pulled off the water after use. Please do not assume someone else may turn up to paddle. If you are the last person using them, please pull them across to the far bank. We wish to keep good relationships with the other river users.

Chris Baillie

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>

Pinkston Training

There will be slalom training slots available at Pinkston around the Fairnilee and Grandtully slaloms. Under 18s are allowed.

Monday 18th August 10.30 - 12.00
Friday 22nd August 10.30 - 12.00
Monday 25th August 10.30 - 12.00

If there is sufficient demand we will put on more slots. These can be other days. Price £7 per person per slot. To book places please email Pinkstonpanthers@gmail.com

Slalom Calendar 2015

The deadline for applications for Div 2/3/4 events has now passed.  The draft calendar (updated 23/6) includes the entries received to date. The existence of an event on the draft calendar does not mean that it has been accepted as an event.

We are still awaiting confirmation from HPP of the available weekends for the P/1 events there. Once we have those dates an updated calendar will be circulated. Ideally the HPP events will be in May/June/September.

Michelle Grudzinski

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.

If you've changed your address...

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


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.

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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