Fiona Pennie and Gary Gibson at the Scottish Championships - picture © Gillian Denver


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Calendar for 2021

Spectators at Slaloms

Due to the pandemic some competitions are collecting the names of non-racing attendees (parents, coaches etc). There will be a red bar at the top of the race entry page. If you are a non-competing attendee, please click on it.

Competitors do not need to register as spectators

If there is no red bar, the competition is not collecting spectator names.

You can cancel Spectator entries HERE>


Lois Leaver at HPP - picture © Kim Jones.
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Finn Johnson at Chapel Falls
picture © Geoff Reader

Ailsa Gourlay at HPP - picture © Malcolm Cook

Sally Atkinson at HPP
picture © Malcolm Cook

Mazel Brown at HPP - picture © Kim Jones
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Stuart Gerrie at HPP
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Organising an event under Covid restrictions


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? Here's a form to make applying for reinstatement/ranking easy.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

01 Sep   15 Jul   17 Jun
13 May   15 Apr   23 Mar
9 Mar   9 Feb   7 Jan
28 Nov   ACM 28 Nov   29 Oct

Recent Results

16 Oct Tees Barrage Prem   17 Oct Tees Barrage Div 1
  Pan Celtic Results 2021
  Symonds Yat Div 2/3     Symonds Yat Div 2/3
23 Oct Shepperton Div 2/3/4   24 Oct Shepperton Div 2/3/4
  Stone Div 3/4     Stone Div 3/4
  Scottish Championships  


A Free Lunch?

We are still short of bank safety crew for the British Open. The centre won't allow us to run the event if safety is not in place throughout the day. No qualification required, but you should have throwline experience. Please volunteer to . A free lunch is available for all safety volunteers.

Canoe-Tec Canoe Slalom Academy Winter 2021/22

Canoe-Tec Ltd are looking to create a training academy for junior athletes who have qualified to race at Junior Selection 2022 but who have missed out on a place with a home nation training squad. The idea would be to run monthly, weekend, coached training sessions at Lee Valley, two per day, one weekend per month from November through to Junior Selection 2022. MORE>

Canoe-Tec Lee Valley Training Weekend 13/14th November 2021

We have the possibility of booking 4 sessions, 2 per day on Sat/Sun 13/14th November. Session times would be Saturday 10:15 - 11:15, 14:00 - 15:00 Sunday 10:00 -11:00 and 14:00 - 15:00. At this time we are offering these sessions to ALL UK Prem/Div 1 athletes who have or who will have completed their LV Olympic course assessment by this weekend.

Please can you let us know ASAP if you are interested in attending these sessions and whether you would like to be coached.

There is quite a lot to organise so the earlier we can start to plan the better. We will also be looking for people to help with bankside safety, so if you can help with this please let us know. Email or call David on

Veterans and Masters Championships

Lee Valley 30/31 October

Div 2/3 Masters and Vets, on the Legacy, Sat 30th

Prem/1 Masters and Vets on the Olympic course, Sun 31st.

This will be a one-off race only, open to all divisional Masters or Veterans. You will need to enter the Open or the Div 2 in the normal way and entry is not guaranteed.

Lee Valley Water Access

British Canoeing have been working with all partners to secure and develop access for Slalom training at LVWWC. With the easing of Covid restrictions access to UK Programme sessions is now possible. A link for booking will be shared with eligible paddlers shortly. Please see the document Lee Valley Slalom Training Access 2021/22 for more information.

Ciaran Lee Edwards
Podium Potential Coordinator

Welsh Championships

Due to the cancellation of the Graveyard Prem when they were originally to be held, the Welsh Championships for S and U23 for K1M and C1M and S, U23 and J18 for K1W and C1W will be based on the results of the Lee Valley Prem race on Saturday 30th of October. Contact  for any details.


Pan Celtic 2021

Well done all that raced in the Pan Celtic at Tees. The numbers have been crunched and congratulations to England for winning.



Returning Bibs

Paul Mew has taken over Vets' bibs, so when your season is done please send your bib to him at 4 Ivy Close, Moneyrow Green, Holyport SL6 2NJ. Don't send an SAE - as part of the transition to online bib application Paul isn't going to issue vouchers. He will keep a record of who is "in credit" for a bib deposit.

Very, very special thanks to Mike Carter for his many years of hard work. Mike was involved in bibs and ranking for an amazing fifty years!

C1W and K1W Div 1 and Prem: Sally will be at all the Prem and Div 1 races to collect bibs.

K1M Prem: Tracy will be at Lee Valley to collect bibs.

K1M Div 1: Nick will be at Lee Valley to collect bibs.

C1W and K1W Div 2 and 3: Sally Atkinson will collect Div 2 K1W and C1W bibs at Lee Valley.

C1M Prem and Div 1: Carole will be at the British Open. Also willing to collect Div 2 and 3 bibs.

C2: Stuart will be at Lee Valley

Vets: Paul will be at the British Open at LV

Stafford & Stone Mini Slaloms

The Stafford & Stone Mini Slaloms will take place on 16th January, 30th January and 13th February 2022.

Slalom ACM

The ACM will be held on Saturday 27 November. We will make a decision shortly on whether we will hold the meeting via zoom or in person at the BC offices in Nottingham.


If you want a motion considered at the ACM, please make sure that you send it to me, signed by two members representing their clubs, no later than 22 October. The agenda and ACM pack will then be circulated in early November.


The officer positions due for re-election are:
1. Secretary (we are looking for nominees as I am standing down)
2. Vice Chair (currently temporarily filled by Andy Grudzinski)

Nominations for these positions need to be sent to me by 22 October, signed by two members representing their clubs.

There are three committee members up for re-election: Andy Grudzinski, Peter Curry, Dee Lindesay. Nominations for these need to be made by the ACM.

Ed Ecclestone Award

Just a reminder that we are looking for nominations for the Ed Ecclestone Award, for individuals who have put an exceptional amount of volunteer effort into the sport. Please let me have your nominations by 15 October at the latest.

Club Registration

Details on how to re-register your club will be sent out shortly.

Looking forward to seeing you on 27th November!

Deborah Catty, Secretary


Will holders of the trophies please bring them to the Lee Valley British Open.

2019 seems a long time ago, so here is a list of 2019 TROPHY WINNERS>

Please return the trophies cleaned and polished ready to be presented to the next recipient - not with that “stuck in the back of a shed for a year” look!

Ed Ecclestone Award

Ed Ecclestone was the archetypal backstage supporter. For decades Ed could be found supporting teams, races individuals, and the sport in its widest sense. Ed was a volunteer, who put in thousands of hours and thousands of pounds without being recognised.

In his memory we have a perpetual trophy awarded to an individual that has put in an exceptional amount of volunteer effort into the sport.

We are now looking for nominations for this years' recipient. The winner will be selected by a panel of previous winners, from nominations received from you. Please send your nominations to  by 15th October.

Deborah Catty

International Panel Selection Announcement

2022 Junior Selection Qualifiers

The following athletes, eligible for Junior Team selection in 2022, have qualified for Junior Team selection from their performance at Grandtully Div 1 on 22nd August and Holme Pierrepont Div 1 on 5th September. MORE>

The process is to ensure that Div 1 juniors get the chance to race in Selection next year, as normal promotion has not been possible.

International Panel

World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

2021 Junior, U23 & Senior Team Selection Policy>

A Chance to "Get Up"

Because, over the past year, some paddlers have developed fast but been unable to compete and get promotion, the Committee has agreed two new rules for this year only:

● A rule that entitles paddlers selected to GB teams to be ranked in Prem

● A rule that allows paddlers who compete in the same race with paddlers in a higher division, and get a result placing them among the top 30% of the higher division, to apply for promotion into that division.


No Demotions This Year

There will be no demotions at the end of the 2020/2021 ranking season to encourage athletes only to attend races where it is safe and responsible for them to do so, rather than feeling under pressure to achieve ranking points.

We anticipate the 2022 season running as normal.

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Last updated 28/10/2021