Background Photo © Pete Atkinson

Adam Burgess and Andrew McGranachan at Stone  - picture © Ian McGranachan



If you've changed your address...

Tell your Ranking Officer. Canoe England, Canoe Wales, the SCA and CANI don't tell them about changes.

Organiser's Pack 2014

The new Slalom Organiser's pack is HERE>

Boat Storage at Lee Valley

Boat storage is available from £100 per space for 2014 (if paid up front) in secure, covered racks. MORE>

SimplySlalom 2014

The 2014 version of Simply Slalom is available - contact .

Recent Results


ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes

ACM minutes and other papers are on the COMMITTEE PAGE>

16 Mar 2014
4 Jan 2014
24 Nov 2013
ACM 23 Nov 2013
19 Oct 2013
10 Aug 2013
13 Jul 2013
21 Apr 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.

England PCC Team 2014

2014 TEAM>

New team members and team members whose contact details have changed, please email mark_shaw@tiscali.co.uk.

Want to Race at an International?

If you want to race at an International competition this year, please fill in THIS FORM and send it to Jim Croft.

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!

Postage Rates Increase

From 31st March postage rates for a bib are: large letter £1.24 1st class, £1.17 2nd class.

Slalom Videos
by Jed Cooper

2013: Hornbill Cardiff Prem - Tees Barrage - Cardiff World Cup - HPP, with an old-fashioned touch - Junior Selection

Grandtully Div 1/2/PCC

The only petrol station at Aberfeldy is closed for refurbishment, so the nearest fuel is at Ballinluig. Leave the A9 and cross the bridge to get to the services.

If you are not on the start list and have sent an entry you are probably on the waiting list. If you want to be sure please email chrisbaillie62@gmail.com.

I am now at Grandtully. Please do not post any more mail to Aberdeen. Contact me by email, or I will be around the Tully hut most days.

  • The start list for Saturday does not include the team event at the end of the day

  • The course has to be changed for Sunday on Saturday

  • There is no allowance for rafts. The agreement is that on arrival they pull in at the top and we allow them through at a convenient time.

  • This list may change if people withdraw and I add people from the waiting list

Organisers' Seminars

19th April at Tully div 1/2 & Pan Celtic 1 pm outside control

10th May at HPP div 1 & Pan Celtic 1 pm outside control

Anyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested please email ma.setchell@ic24.net to give him an idea of numbers. MORE>

HPP Div 1 and and Pan Celtic

Please enter by post for this race, preferably with cards and a cheque to make the organiser’s task as simple as possible. Email entries are not acceptable because unnecessary time is then spent matching cheques with entries.

The entry fee for the English Championships and Pan Celtic is £10 if you are not doing the Div 1.

Dave Royle

GB Selection “best in the world on the world’s best course”

In a GB Selection Trials described by GB Canoeing’s Slalom Head Coach Paul Ratcliffe as “the best in the world on the world’s best course” the pressure shifted up a notch in today’s final day of racing, with the competition for some third place slots in the senior team particularly tight. MORE>

NB - all athletes must confirm their intentions by Thursday this week.


England Talent Programme

Canoe Slalom Inclusion Criteria – Summer 2014>

GB Canoeing Inclusion Policies

The Olympic Podium and Podium Potential Programme inclusion criteria are used determine who is offered a place on the programme at the end of the season. MORE>

GB Junior Selection
International panel statement 17th March

Following the Junior Team Selection Series at Grandtully and Holme Pierrepont in March 2014, and in line with published policy, the following athletes are put forward for consideration for inclusion in the Junior World Championship Team. MORE>


Interclubs Teeshirt Design Competition

Once again you can have a go at designing the Inter clubs T-shirt this year! If you feel you have good ideas please email your design to Interclub.Tshirt@hotmail.co.uk by the 22nd June!

  • Your design must have no more than 2 colours

  • Must include the British Canoe Slalom logo

  • Must include the words ‘National Interclubs Finals 2014

  • A short explanation of your concept.


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!

This can also be a path to promotion. A “paddle up” achievement (beating 40% of the field at a next-div-up race) counts as equivalent to a win in your own division. MORE>

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. MORE>

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 your bib.

K1 Women - K1 Men - C1 Men - C1 Women - C2 - Masters

Bib Application Form>

K1M Div 1: Nick will be at the 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.

Serpent's Tail

Manchester CC have been unable to secure the use of the Chain Bridge Hotel. The event will move to HPP.

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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