Background Photo © Pete Atkinson

Jazz Royle at HPP - picture © Malcolm Cook efiap 07500044877

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!


Entry Cards

There is an error in the Yearbook. The contact for entry cards is still Mrs S Paterson, 14 Clay Street, Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6TY.

A Judging Guide

Help for newcomers to judging canoe slalom, whether they are taking the exam or not.


Are You a Master?

If you are a Master (over 35), want to be included in the Masters' League (check it!) and are not, please email  with your year of birth.


Recent Results
25 Apr Aberfeldy Div 3/4
25 Apr Oughtibridge Div 3/4
26 Apr Aberfeldy Div 3/4
26 Apr Oughtibridge Div 3/4
02 May HPP Div 1
02 May Bala Mill Div 3
03 May HPP Div 1
03 May Bala Mill Div 3
2 & 3 May Bala Mill Div 4
09 May Seaton Park Div 3/4
09 May Orton Mere Div 3/4
10 May Seaton Park Div 3/4
10 May Orton Mere Div 3/4
10 May Llandysul Div 4
16 May Winchester Div 4
16 May Kingsland Basin Div 4
16 May Wagon Lane Div 3/4
17 May Wagon Lane Div 3/4
23-24 May HPP McConkey Prem
23 May Llandysul Div 2/3
23 May Llandysul Div 4
24 May HPP Div 1
24 May Llandysul Div 2/3
24 May Llandysul Div 4


Interclubs Teeshirt

It's your chance to get creative. Use a maximum of 3 colours and the chosen design will win a prize supplied by Outdoor Kit 4 U! Email entries to bpaddlers@aol.com or post them to Llandysul Paddlers, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 4AA

ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes

ACM minutes and other papers are on the COMMITTEE PAGE>

18 Apr
7 Feb
30 Nov
ACM 29 Nov
9 Nov
7 Sep
29 Jun
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Pinkston whitewater course has 3 pumps and can run with one, two or three pumps working at up to 7 cumecs. MORE>

Lee Valley

For information on Sunday morning open slalom sessions on the Legacy Course contact Lee Valley White Water Centre - 0845 677 0606 or  Glen Pether gpether321@aol.com

Canoe England SC Meetings

11 Jan 2015

England Talent Programme

Squads for 7 Nov 2014 to 31 Oct 2015 (subject to review after 2015 Junior Selection)

England Pan Celtic Team

England PCC Team 2015>

International Entries

If you have applied to enter an International the ICF have moved the goal posts so Jim Croft needs more information. MORE>

BC Logos

The old BCU Logo should not now be used. Please use this one on your posters, etc:

A bigger version is available HERE>

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). MORE>

Pinkston Div 2/3 May 30-31

There is a change from the published programme for practice.

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. MORE>

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 charities.

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: http://www.davemanby.co.uk

To book in for the slalom coaching please e-mail Phil at philstephenson@compuserve.com

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. MORE>

International Panel Statement

Latest International Panel Statement including Wild Card Qualifications for 2016 Senior Selection. IP Statement

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 chrisbaillie62@gmail.com 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 info@pinkston.co.uk 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 samuel.hotchin@gmail.com.

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 to SCOTS.

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: MORE>




Additions to 2015 Junior World & European Team

Attention Race Organisers

The 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  (01582 651615). MORE>

Applying for your Bib

Make sure you send your bib application to the right person. Don't forget... MORE>

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>

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 talented athletes. MORE>

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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