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.

Jess Magson at GB Selection - picture Peter Milsom

Email your best slalom action photos to .


13-14 May Paul McConkey Prem HPP      20 May Wagon Lane Div 3/4
14 May Paul McConkey Div 1 HPP     Ogmore Div 3/4/O
  Winchester Div 4/O     Kingsland Basin Div 4
  Manvers Waterfront 4/O   21 May Wagon Lane Div 3/4
        Ogmore Div 3/4/O

All 2017 Results>

Chapel Falls Div 1 3/4 June

Entries have closed and the race is full. Spaces are being allocated as they become available. MORE>

Pinkston Div 2/3 24-25 June

As in previous years Div 2 will race with 2 pumps running and Div 3 with 1 pump running.

Friday evening practice will be available, probably from 17.30. If you are interested please email and let us know which Division you will be racing in and what is the earliest you think you might arrive so we can work out a schedule. The cost will be 5 for an hour, payable when you arrive.


National Interclubs

I have just sent out the Interclubs Invitations for this year, from a new email address . If you haven't received the email please get in contact and I will send it again.

If your club didn't enter last year you won't have received an invitation - priority goes to clubs who competed in 2016. If you and your club would like to get involved then please email me.

Andy Kettlewell

When it's Not a 50

The paddler passes through Gate 2 capsized. That would be a 50, but the paddler rolls up and negotiates Gate 2 again, right side up. There's no penalty - but see next week!

If the bottom of the boat had touched a pole while capsized, a 2-second penalty would apply.

A guide for paddlers and judges>

David Mason at Symonds Yat - picture Nicola Malleson

SCA Performance Coach - Slalom

The Scottish Canoe Association seeks an extremely capable individual to replace our Performance Coach in Slalom who has moved on to a new professional opportunity as Sport Director for a world-leading slalom country in Europe.

The new Performance Coach will drive forward further success in Slalom in Scotland by joining our existing performance team, made possible through SportScotland investment.


This role is being re-advertised. Former applicants do not need to re-apply.

Llandysul Div 1, British Junior & Vets Championships & Pan Celtic 7/8 October

This race looks likely to be oversubscribed very early. We will take all the entries we can, but we will be limited by daylight hours. To be as fair as possible we will open the waiting list this week. At 220 entries the race will be full.

The British Junior and Veterans Championships and Pan Celtic race will be run on Saturday with the Div 1 on both days. As Sunday is just the Div 1 race, hopefully we can finish a little earlier.

As prize giving will take about an hour on Saturday evening we will look to do this in the local pub and put on some food for everyone. If you have a perpetual trophy you can give it to me at any Div 1 or Prem race or bring them back to Llandysul on the race weekend.

Any questions, drop us an email to

Happy Paddling from Gareth and all at Llandysul Paddlers.

Pan Celtic and British Champs Entries

If you are unranked, or a Prem, Div 2, Div 3 or Div 4 paddler, enter online in the Officials category. In the Sponsor section just fill in (for example) British Junior Champs J15, Welsh Pan Celtic team etc. On the final start list we will put you into your class. Entry fees are as for a single Div 1 race = 19.50. You can post this to us or pay on the day.

If you are down for the weekend and want to race on Sunday just enter Sunday as an Official.

England Slalom Talent Programme Squad

The England Slalom Talent Programme Squad List for Summer 2017 is available via this link>.

What to do if you get promoted

When you start racing in your new division, points will not be credited to you until you apply for a bib.

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 SAE with at least 1.22 postage on it - please use a C4 envelope.

A copy of the bib application form, filled in

And PLEASE make sure you put enough postage on!

You will only get your promotion certificate after you apply for your bib, so don't wait for it!

England Slalom Programme Inclusion Criteria - Winter 2017-2018

Available via this link on the British Canoeing website under the Talent Slalom tab.

Entering On-line at

The following races are now open for on-line entry:

3/4 Jun Chapel Falls Div 1, 10/11 Jun Langham Farm Div 3/4, 17/18 Jun Shepperton 3/4, 17/18 Jun Llandysul Div 2/3/4, 8/9 Jul Howsham Weir Div 2/3/4, 5/6 Aug Llandysul Div 2/3/4, 19/20 Aug Tully Div 2, 26/27 Aug Tully Div 1, 2/3 Sep HPP Prem and Div 1, 16/17 Sep LVWWC British Open & Prem, 30 Sep/1 Oct Graveyard Prem, 7/8 Oct Llandysul Div 1, Pan Celtic, Vet and Junior Champs, 14/15 Oct Symonds Yat Div 2/3, 21/22 Oct Shepperton Div 2/3, 28/29 Oct HPP Div 1/2


Minutes of Committee Meetings

2017   2016
17 Mar
22 Jan
     27 Nov
ACM 26 Nov
29 Oct
9 Jul
23 Apr


Senior, U23 & Junior Team 2017

2017 Great Britain Senior, U23 and Junior Teams

England Pan Celtic Team

England PCC Team S, U23, J18 and J16>
England PCC Team M, J14 and J12>

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.


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 25/05/2017