European Championships in Markkleeberg
Great Britain’s senior canoe slalom team are ready to
take the next step on the ‘road to Rio’, when their international season
gets under way at the European Championships in Markkleeberg, Germany on
Friday (29 May).
Pinkston Div 2/3 May 30-31
There is a change from the published programme for
Friday Practice – open to all:
4-5pm 1 pump
5-6.30pm 2 pumps
6.30-8.30pm No water
8.30pm onwards under discussion - will update as soon
as we have information.
Hatfield Water Park Div 4 June 13/14
Due to problems at Hatfield Water Park I have to move
our slalom to Manvers Waterfront Boat Club, at The Boathouse, Station
Road, Wath-Upon-Dearne, Rotherham S63 7DG, Phone: 01709 878984. It is
about 20 miles from Hatfield Water Park and has a resident canoe club
and a lake similar to Hatfield.
Manvers Waterfront Boat Club has started Slalom and
wants to run slalom events, so it makes sense to move there. It will
allow the event to continue, use our knowledge and equipment and
introduce them to running slaloms too.
We still intend to have a practice day on Saturday and
the event on Sunday. Equipment will be available for novices to try out.
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.
Paddle for Nepal
Dave Manby (of Canoe Down Everest fame) is organising a Paddlefest at
Llangollen on 27-28 June in aid of Nepal Earthquake Relief. The idea is
that anyone who goes along to paddle the River Dee that weekend donates
£20 that will get to where it is needed through two long-standing Nepali
Llangollen Outdoors is currently erecting 20 permanent slalom gates at
Mile End Mill and slalom coaching will be available over the weekend.
For more information and to donate:
To book in for the slalom coaching please e-mail Phil at
2016 Slalom Calendar
Applications to run Prem and Div 1 races next year should have been in
by 1 May. As I was away I will extend the deadline to 1 June. Entry
forms are in the
Organiser's Pack or you can email the details to me.
With the change to portable points there will be no multi-division
events in 2016. When making your application please give your first
choice of division and your second choice of division. Your first choice
cannot be guaranteed as it will depend on the outcome of the venue
review and on having a suitable event mix.
Regional Pathway Coach Slalom (North)
An exciting opportunity to join our England coaching team. Within the
British Canoeing Athlete Pathway Framework, supporting the development
of a regional infrastructue for talented paddlers throughout England.
International Panel Statement
Latest International Panel Statement including Wild Card Qualifications
for 2016 Senior Selection.
Nene Div 2/3 on May 30/31
The Nene races are almost full. There are 9 unpaid entries which
will be deleted to make room for paid entries
when the entry limit is reached (within the next week). If one is yours,
pay up or lose your place!
Pinkston Div 1/GB Vet and J16 Champs
There are still spaces on both days for paddlers to enter this event.
Practice: The course for the event on
Saturday 20th June at Pinkston will be set early evening on Friday June
19th and we intend to run the pumps from 8.30pm.
There is an opportunity for paddlers competing on either day, (not
officials) to have a training session on the course set for Saturday in
an open session on Friday evening or
Saturday morning to familiarise themselves with the water.
One session per paddler either Friday or Saturday. The cost will
be £3 or under, depending on demand, and can be booked on (first come,
first served) by email to
giving your name, class and bib number. The sessions are:
Friday 19th June 8.40-9.25pm and 9.25-10.10pm
Saturday 20th June 7.00-7.45am and 7.45-8.30am
There will still be one official practice run included in the entry fee.
Sessions for paddling before the weekend can be arranged by contacting
Pinkston email@example.com or
0141 332 5636.
Tryweryn Div 1 6-7 June
The Div 1 event is now full.
Washburn Div 1 27-28 June
The Washburn Division 1 is now full and any more entries will be added
to a waiting list. Any problems or questions please email Sam Hotchin at
Marple Div 3/4 August
The Marple Div 3/4 race listed for 29th and 30th August will now take
place on 5th and 6th September.
HPP Prem/Div 1 5-6 September
If you have already put in an entry, or intend to,
please read this (UPDATED).
2015 British Open
The entry fee for the British Open/Premier race has been set at £50.
Please do not send entries until the end of May as cheques are only
valid for 6 months.
All offers of help will be greatly accepted, the more volunteers the
lighter the work for everyone concerned. There will be no paddling
officials runs, but I will be looking for demo/forerunners.
There will be no Div 1 paddle up at this race, but the top 10 Div 1
athletes in each class will be invited to enter the British Open
following their final ranking race (Llandysul) 3 weeks before. Those
invited will be posted on this web site.
There will be a strict limit of 200, including the Div 1 invitees.
Howsham Weir 11/12 July
Sue Burgess is moving. The address for entries is now: The Cottage, 63
Front Street, Lockington, DRIFFIELD YO25 9SH.
Vet and Junior 16 Trophies
The Veteran and J16 Champs will take place this year at Pinkston in
Scotland on June 20/21st. If you won a perpetual trophy at Tees last
September (Page 156 of the yearbook if you are unsure) please return it
Angela Ogilvie will be at the Prem at HPP at the end of May and is happy
to collect them. Craig Douglas will be at the Div 1 at Tryweryn on June
6/7 and can collect trophies there.
International Panel Statement
Following the Canoe Slalom 2015 Senior Selection Series held at Lee
Valley Whitewater Centre on 3rd - 5th April 2015, the following athletes
are selected to the 2015 Great Britain
Team in Canoe Slalom:
JUNIOR AND U23 TEAMS>
Additions to 2015 Junior World & European Team
Attention Race Organisers
2015 Organisers' Pack is now available. You can pick
individual documents or download the whole Pack as a ZIP file. If any
Organiser needs the Pack on CD, please contact
Applying for your Bib
Make sure you send your bib application to the right person.
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!
But please note: The "host" divisions for any race (Div 1s at a
Div 1, Div 1s and Div 2s at a Div 1/2 and so on) have priority over
paddle-up entries until two weeks before the race. Until then, the
organiser can't confirm that you have a place, however early you got
your entry in.
Canoe Slalom Club Development
Announcing an exciting opportunity to engage in a joint club development
project between your club and British Canoeing!
The Canoe Slalom Club Development project aims to support the
development of canoe clubs with a specific canoe slalom focus across
England and create a world-leading talent programme to find and nurture