Dave Royle at Grandtully - picture © Dennis Penny MORE>


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England Pan Celtic Team 2019


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.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

30 Mar   2 Feb    
25 Nov     ACM 24 Nov     4 Aug
9 Jun   21 Apr     27 Jan


4 May Pinkston Div 2/3      11 May Fairnilee Div 2/3/4
  Nene Div 4     Orton Mere Div 3/4
5 May Pinkston Div 2/3   12 May Fairnilee Div 2/3/4
6 May Cardiff Bay Prem     Orton Mere Div 3/4
        Wath-upon-Dearn Div 4

All 2019 Results>

Vets' Points

There are a lot of Vets who can readily get the maximum 250 points by going to a Div 3 race, and even 500 at a Div 2. The same paddlers get only 100 Ė 200 points at a Div 1 or Prem race. Vets have to choose Ė have fun on big water, or chase points at Div 2s and 3s. The rankings bear little relation to ability, yet we give a national trophy to the Vet with the most points. This is nonsense.

Here are three possible options:

Option 1

Abolish Vets points altogether... MORE, AND DISCUSSION>

Sshhh Ė itís a secret! The Pan Celtic

The Pan Celtic series ought to be a great event and a brilliant springboard to international competition. But we seem to treat is as an embarrassment.

No-one seems to think itís worth running in its own right, so it piggy-backs on divisional races, with age categories separated to Prem and Div 1 events so that there isnít really a ďPan Celtic eventĒ at all. It gets no publicity, and much of the time we donít see the results - I still havenít seen any for this yearís Scotland leg. Why would young paddlers want to compete, and be proud to be selected, when nobodyís interested?

Letís make an event of it: one race a year, free standing, perhaps hosted by each country in turn. Letís shout about it, letís publish the results and letís celebrate the winning competitors!

Or else letís stop pretending and scrap it. DISCUSSION>

Philip Smith at Cardiff - picture © Kim Jones
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Hornbill Cardiff Bay Prem - video by Caspian Rix

Vacancy for a Performance Coach

Scottish Canoe Association and Breadalbane Canoe Club are seeking a Performance Coach. MORE>


Following the 2019 Senior Team Selection process held at Lee Valley white water centre, subject to exceptional circumstances and subject to appeal the following athletes are selected in accordance with the published policy:

International Panel Ė Selection Announcement Ė 24th April 2019>

GB Senior Selection Points>

Junior and U23 GB Teams>

Junior Selection Results> U23 Selection Results>

World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

2019 Junior, U23 and 2020 Olympic Selection Policies>

Lee Valley Olympic Course Div 1

The Slalom Committee are looking at the feasibility of running a Div 1 on the Lee Valley Olympic Course 29th Feb/1st March next season at a cost of £60 for a weekend double. We would value your feedback - please visit https://urlzs.com/2jjd.

Safeguarding Course

S&SCC are hosting a Safeguarding Course on Monday 17 June 6pm to 9pm. We have two spaces available if anyone needs to do this course, Cost £30.

To book please email .

First come first served.

What to do if you get promoted

A bib number in your new division will be issued automatically, and you can use the online entry system at once for races that offer it.

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 large, strong SAE with at least £1.32 postage on it
A copy of the bib application form, filled in and signed
A copy of your British Canoeing / Canoe Wales / SCA / CANI membership card

And PLEASE make sure you put enough postage on! MORE>

If you Have a Sponsor...

Or a second club, please email  to get it put on the ranking database. Adding it to your online entry will get it into the results for that race, but it won't get it anywhere more permanent.

2019 Bibs

Apply for your 2019 bib -  here's the BIB APPLICATION FORM>

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!






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Last updated 15/05/2019