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ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes
ACM minutes and other papers are on the
4 Jan 2014
ACM 23 Nov 2013
19 Oct 2013
10 Aug 2013
13 Jul 2013
21 Apr 2013
3 Mar 2013
Slalom Minutes are published on the
Committee Pages of this web site. If you wish to have your own copy, email or hard copy, please send
your details and you will be added to the list.
Race Entry Cards
Alison Setchell will carry a stock of slalom
entry cards to the events she attends - most Div 1s and Prems and some Div 2s.
This should make it easier to get cards. Ask her for some!
Short Notice Div 4 Slaloms
Division 4 is the entry level to the
slalom ranking list. Division 4 slaloms can be organised at short
notice in order to increase the opportunities for people to enter
the ranking system. Page 50 of the yearbook contains more
information on applying to run these events.
Such slaloms are "short notice", not
short course: as with any slalom they can be run over up to 25
gates, but to make it easier to run them they can be as short
as 12 gates, at least 4 of them upstream gates.
PCC Team 2014
New team members and team members whose contact details have
changed, please email
If you've changed
Tell your Ranking Officer. Canoe England, Canoe
Wales, the SCA and CANI don't tell them about changes.
by Jed Cooper
Hornbill Cardiff Prem -
World Cup -
HPP, with an
old-fashioned touch -
Night Race -
Tryweryn, Llandysul and Serpents Tail -
Tony Rackham passed away last
If you passed through K1M Div 2
at any time in the last 29 years you will have had some contact
with Tony. He was Ranking Compiler for the division from 1985
until January this year, and took on the role of Bib Officer as
well in 1995.
was reliable and patient. He was a great adviser to me,
source of both experience and original thought on how we manage
ranking and bibs. But his involvement with canoeing goes back
long before mine and I would be grateful for any contribution
you can make to a proper obituary. Please email me if you can
Tony was indeed a great contributor to canoe slalom in the UK. Proud to keep his
chosen responsibility up to date and accurate, with a personable and polite
approach, a true gentleman. Always interested in what was going on and in going
one better. We have all benefited from his presence in our midst.
Tony's Funeral is to be held on 18th March at 11am, at Garston Crematorium,
High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford WD25 0JS, and afterwards at Boxmoor Lodge, 499
London Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 2RA. Tony asked for a small, mainly
family, affair but all who knew him well are welcome. Please email
to give an indication of numbers coming.
A Blast from the Past!
David Smith at Linton Locks, 1975 - picture © Bob Lewis
Races at HPP 15th March
Entries for HPP Premier Race
3/Junior Selection Race 3 closed on Monday 3rd March. If you have a
query about this event Ruth McColl will be at Grandtully from
Wednesday afternoon until Sunday afternoon.
The HPP Division 4 Short Course
welcomes entries on the day. If you have a query about this event
please contact Mark Haylett:
Postage Rates Increase
From 31st March these postage is
increasing. For bibs, the new prices are: large letter £1.24 1st
class, £1.17 2nd class, packet £2.70 1st class or £2.20 2nd Class.
ALL THE UK
Lee Valley - Bigger and Better for 2014
Lee Valley White Water Centre
officially opened for the 2014 season on Thursday 27 February
following the completion of £6.3 million development and expansion
work. 2014 promises to be a massive year for the adrenalin-pumping
attraction, with new activities on the white water rapids and the
world’s best slalom athletes competing in the ICF Canoe Slalom World
Cup, 6 to 8 June – the first international competition at the venue
since the Games. MORE>
Duck Mill Postponed
Due to water
levels and a tree fallen into the river at Duck Mill the race is
postponed. We will reschedule it when it fits in with all
Tandridge Canoe Kayak Club have decided to cancel this year's
April Slalom at Yalding. The site and local infrastructure have
been flooded four times already this year, and will not be
suitable for this event. Once the site has recovered we will
look into the possibility of rescheduling.
Organiser's Pack 2014
The new Slalom Organiser's pack is
Slalom at the Camel's Hump - Partners Needed
Where? The Camel's Hump is a section
of the River Barle on Exmoor, which conveniently flows through the
small town of Dulverton. A series of three shoots, each with eddies
on either side, gives lots of scope for slalom gate setting.
Volunteer - 2014 and 2015 at Lee Valley
The 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup will be staffed mainly by
volunteers fulfilling many key roles, responsibilities and tasks. As
well as recruiting volunteers for this event, we are also looking
ahead to the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships being held at
Lee Valley during 16th to 20th September 2015.
Volunteers are being recruited now!
Vote for Bradley
Each year SportsAid Scotland nominates five or six of the best up
and coming young Scottish athletes to be considered for an award.
Bradley Forbes-Cyrans has been nominated this year and he need your
votes! The voting link is
Survey: Shoulder Injuries in Paddlers
Iain Wilson at Loughborough University has spent some
time developing a survey questionnaire on shoulder injuries in
paddlers, and is now asking paddlers to fill it in so we can gather
as much good quality information as possible on shoulder injuries.
BCU Slalom Selection Information2014
International Panel Statement>
Latest Issue of the scheduled International Panel statement ahead of
the Junior, U23 and Senior selection races in March. This statement
provides overview detail to athletes, spectators and volunteers and
more will be issued shortly.
The entry fee for senior selection is £49. for entries: Anne
Hounslow, Caldicott, Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, Bucks, SL2 3SL.
Entry cards not required, e-mail or post details & post cheque.
Access is available for the public and for further information about
ticketing etc please follow
FINAL SELECTION POLICY>
Want to Race at an
If you want to race at an International competition
this year, please fill in
THIS FORM and send it to Jim Croft.
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! This can also be a path to promotion.
For 2013 a “paddle up” achievement
(beating 40% of the field at a next-div-up race) can be counted as
equivalent to a maximum-points score.
Applying for your 2014 Bib
Make sure you send your bib application to the right person. Tracy,
for example, does K1M Prems and ONLY K1M Prems.
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
K1 Women -
K1 Men -
C1 Men -
C1 Women -
Bib Application Form>
Carole McGranachan will be at Grandtully Prem/Junior selection slaloms (at the
hut before first the C1 runs on Saturday) and at HPP on 15th March. She will
be happy to bring bibs if you let her know in advance. Either send paperwork
beforehand or make sure you bring it all when picking up. Email
Shaw will be at the HPP Prem race but not at Tully.
Sally Atkinson will be at the Junior and Senior Selection Races if paddlers
would like to pick their bibs up then to save postage.
K1M Prem: If you send your form, membership details and bib voucher to Tracy beforehand
she will take your bib to Tully.
K1M Div 1: Nick will be at Shepperton Div 1 and Tully Div 1/2/PCC. If you send him your form, membership and bib voucher
beforehand he will take your bib.
K1M Div 2:
Please send bib applications to the new Bib Officer and Ranking Compiler, Les
Saunders, 12, The Green, Stourbridge, DY8 5BE.