Calendar for 2022
Angus Gibson at Tully - picture © Gillian Denvir
Joely Walling at GB Selection - picture © Richard Nutter
Sam Maingay at Selection - picture © Stephen Harper
Club Details for Online Yearbook
We plan to move the Yearbook online, and we will not be issuing a physical Yearbook this year.
In order not to inadvertently publish anyone's personal details, we will only publish details from clubs that have given specific permission and information. If you want your club listed in the online directory, please complete this form>
Minutes of Committee Meetings
|18 May||02 Mar||19 Jan|
|Committee Terms of Reference|
|2 Jun||Chapel Falls Div 1||3 Jun||Chapel Falls Div 1|
|Stone Div 3/4||Stone Div 3/4|
World Cup 3 - Tacen 24th-26th June
Kit Stolen from Matlock CC
Ten plastic boats and all our paddles were stolen today from Matlock Canoe Club. 2 blue Dynamos, 4 blue Masters, 2 RPMS (1 orange , 1 blue /green) and two others, one yellow, one orange. Please can the canoe community keep their eye on eBay.
(At least they weren't classy enough to take the slalom boats!)
Shepperton Div 3/4 9/10 July WILL Go Ahead
The Shepperton race this weekend will go ahead as planned. START LIST>
Ironbridge Div 2 Double 9/10 July
Due to factors outside our control, there will be NO refreshments provision at the site this year, sorry. There are numerous pubs, restaurants, takeaways and a chippy or two in Ironbridge itself (walking), or in Broseley and Madeley by car.
There is limited camping on site. I have received email bookings and confirm that all who have mailed me to date have a spot. There are only a couple of spaces remaining. If you have a caravan, we CAN’T accommodate you, sorry.
Larger motorhomes also would struggle on the site, but locally you have the option of 2 local pub car parks - (upstream) Ye Olde Robin Hood Inn (01952) 433071 and (downstream) The Half Moon (01952) 884443.
Telford Canoe Club
Washburn Div 1 (16/17 July)
Reluctantly we are having to cancel the summer Washburn slaloms. There is a fault in one of the release valves and we would have only half the normal flow. We doubt the river would be paddleable at that level, let alone fit for a suitable course.
The September Washburn race will remain on the calendar in the hope that the problem may be fixed by then.
Llandysul River Festival August 4-7
We are pleased to be running the River festival again after a two year Covid lay off. The idea is to have a few fun activities leading up to and during our Division 2 / 3 / 4 slalom. MORE>
Bookings for Grandtully Campsite - August Events
These dates are not available to the public. Those without special links below will see that a lot of August is unavailable.
If you use these links you can see what pitches are available and book. MORE>
Just for fun (3)
A paddler Negotiates Gates 1 (downstream) and 2 (upstream) in the right order and in the right direction, but then drifts through Gate 1 in an upstream direction and touches the left pole with his/her shoulder.
What (if any) is the penalty on each gate? Why?
Public slalom sessions on the Olympic at Lee Valley
Lee Valley have scheduled public slalom-only sessions on the Olympic for every Sunday afternoon at 1pm, from now until the end of August, at £15 for the hour. The session before should finish at 12:30, so we will have time to put out gates, but bear in mind there are no coaches, so it’ll be down to those paddling to set a course and help pull gates in afterwards. Bank safety will be provided by the Centre.
If there are any barriers to people booking on to them (number of sessions, timing etc) I’m happy to collate those and feed-back to the centre. Just drop me an e-mail at
...having done the first of the Sunday afternoon Olympic public slalom sessions.
Firstly, they will run the sessions even if there is only one person booked on. The water is on anyway (it's an empty slot and only an hour gap so they don't want to turn it off and back on again) and because of that the bank safety staff have to be there as well. Any money they can get from that hour is a bonus for them.
Secondly, the previous session is rafting. They are happy for us to put gates out (BA and helmet on) when the last raft has left the start pool (following it down putting them out) which should be, at the latest, 12:50. That gives ten minutes to set a course, which should be fine if everyone mucks in (remember, no coaches unless you have your own). However please be considerate of the playboaters who might still be on the water during those last 10 mins. Put any gates out that will get in the way of their surfing last.
Finally, at the moment their booking website is down, but you can turn up on the day and pay in the meantime. You do need to have your Olympic assessment.
C1 Class Development
A key aim of the England Talent Canoe Slalom Programme strategy is to work towards a balance across gender and classes.
We are keen to help and support the development of the Canoe class. Please complete this survey to help us understand the challenges your club is faced with and what help could make a positive impact.
Talent Operations Coordinator
Bib Numbers Falling Off?
If numbers are falling off your bib, you may be able to iron them back on. They are made with a glue that gets sticky when it's hot. But be careful! A hot iron can melt a hole in your bib! MORE>
Get Your Bib!
If you didn't race last year you still have a place in your old division but no bib number has been assigned yet. It will be allocated when you apply for your bib. Apply for yours now>
Get your application in well before you plan to race!
If You Are Promoted
You will need to apply for your new bib on the Bib Application System (BAS). When applying for your bib, ensure that you return your old bib and apply for your new bib in the same application/basket. This ensures that you will be charged the correct amount (the admin fee) and that you get the right address to return your old bib.
International Slalom School Summer Holiday Training Camp - Argentière-la-Bessée
The England Slalom Talent Programme will be running a Slalom School summer holiday training camp at Argentière-la-Bessée from 1st - 5th August. MORE>
Extreme & Canoe Slalom International Panel
International Panel Statement 30th May 2022: Selection to 2023 GBR Teamsp>
The Olympic Qualification System (OQS) for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games has now been published by the ICF. The IP have been working on a framework for the Olympic selection policy for several months now, within the published 2022 selection policy committed to confirming any opportunities for pre-selection to 2023 teams by 1st June 2022.
It refers to pre-selection opportunities for the 2023 season and an update on exceptional circumstances.
Exceptional Circumstances – WC1
The Slalom International Panel at its sole discretion decided to invoke this clause for Bethan Forrow in 2022 Great Britain Senior Team Selection in the WC1 class only. MORE>
Get Reinstated or Ranked
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? APPLICATION FORM>
...or have a crack at C2!
Any pair of ranked paddlers can get together and race at Div 2, Div 3 and Div 4 events, but if you want to do C2 at Prem and Div 1 races you must apply for a C2 ranking.
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Last updated 06/07/2022