Organisers won't accept your entry until they get your card and your cheque or your on-line entry where available. DON'T email them "to book a place", you are wasting their time and your own.

Kimberley Woods at Lee Valley - picture Phil Hutchinson  MORE>




Pictures from HPP by Eleri Tunstall: SATURDAY>  SUNDAY>

Email your best slalom action photos to .


7 Oct Llandysul Div 1, PCC & Champs      14 Oct Tees Barrage Prem
  Darley Abbey Div 3/4     Symonds Yat Div 2/3
8 Oct Llandysul Div 1   15 Oct Tees Barrage Div 1
  Darley Abbey Div 3/4     Symonds Yat Div 2/3

All 2017 Results>

Prem Superfinal Race Formats

Following the recent race at the Tryweryn where we trialed an additional two race formats, I would like to gauge the opinion of paddlers about the four race formats that we have used this year with the aim of a discussion at the ACM.

Prems - please complete the survey at

I am planning on closing the survey on Friday 27th October and would welcome the opinions of as many paddlers as possible.

Mark Abbott

Race Planning: a letter to Organisers

Risk plans, costs, programmes and numbers

Thank you for all the time and effort you all put in to making our sport a success.

The 2017 season seems to have gone well but we must start to look to next season and 2018.


Youth Olympic Games

The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) provides a multi-sport experience that helps young athletes along the route to their own Olympic dreams.

British Canoeing are holding a YOG qualification selection race at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on Saturday 25 November. A team of 4 athletes (K1 Men, K1 Women, C1 Men, C1 Women) will be selected to compete at the World qualification event in Barcelona, Spain 12th–15th April 2018.

Athletes must compete in both Sprint and Slalom events of the same category (K1 or C1).

For further details about the Youth Olympic Games visit the Buenos Aires 2018 website or the ICF website.

Athletes interested in competing can view the selection criteria here (file attached) and enter through this link.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Programme Administration Officer

Please Help Fund Boats in Memory of Barbara Cox

Barbara Cox sadly passed away on Sunday. She and Esther have given encouragement to so many people. Can you help Becca Lee raise £5000 to help fund boats for the new generation of paddlers in Barbara's memory?

Please donate to their JustGiving Crowdfunding Page

Train at Lee Valley?

To help drive slalom development in the Southern region and provide club paddlers with more opportunities to access quality gated Canoe Slalom sessions at Lee Valley, the England Talent Programme are exploring with the Lee Valley White Water Centre (LVWWC) opportunities for a partnership of slalom clubs/paddlers that would be interested in accessing regular weekly session slots.

We are seeking an expression of interest from clubs and or individuals based close to or within easy access to LVWWC before Oct 27th 2017 that wish to benefit from this opportunity. Please complete the form HERE to express your interest.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Programme Administration Officer

British Canoeing Club Engagement Strategy

British Canoeing are pleased to officially launch the Club Engagement Strategy to provide further support to sprint and slalom clubs.

The first phase of this engagement and opportunity is a grant scheme which is being made available to Clubs in order to help establish a sustainable, paid, jointly funded coaching role for your club. MORE>

Personal Performance Awards

British Canoeing is reviewing Personal Performance Awards (Star Awards) and has consulted some of the membership and other groups.

We are now launching a survey to gain wider views and we would appreciate your contribution. Please CLICK HERE more information and the online survey.

The survey closes on the 10th November.

Returning Bibs

It's getting near the end of the season, and once you're not racing again it'll be time to return your bib. If you're posting it, don't forget to include a small stamped addressed envelope for your bib voucher. If anybody wants hand in their bib rather than post it:

C1M: Carole will be at Stone 21/22 October

K1W Prem & Div 1: Sally will be at HPP 28 October.

K1M Div 1: Nick will be at HPP 28 October.

K1M Div 2: Les will be at Stone 21/22 October

K1M Div 3: Karen will be at Stone 22 October.

Promoted, but not going to race again this season?

It's late in the year, and if you're not going to get in a race in your new division this season there's no point in getting a bib. This is what to do:

Send to the Bib Officer for your new division:

Your old bib

A note explaining that you aren't going to race until next year

A copy of the bib application form, filled in

A small stamped, addressed envelope.

The Bib Officer will send you a voucher to exchange for next year's bib, and will issue your promotion certificate.

If you will be racing again this year, see HERE>

Worlds Gold for Mallory!

After qualifying fastest for the C1 semi-finals, Mallory had a disappointing run in the semi-finals, squeezing into the final in last position. But with a great finals run, when Australia’s Jessica Fox ran into trouble the gold was hers.

“After quite a tough year it’s really good,” Mallory said. “I’ve had some really not very good semi-final runs, but I’ve had some good results as well. To be able to come out at the end of the year and do that is really good for me.”

C1W Team Gold

Mallory Franklin, Kimberley Woods and Eilidh Gibson proved unbeatable in the World Championships C1W Team race. They finished ahead of Australia, with the Czech Republic third.

“We’ve been wanting this Championship title for a while, so to come here and start of the Championships with a really good win gives a lot of confidence to all three of us going into the individual races,” Kimberley said. “It’s exciting to have the teams event at the start, it’s a way to bring the teams together before the main competition starts.”

The GB Men's C1 team took Silver.

Mallory Franklin at Lee Valley - picture © Kim Jones

Have we got the facts right? Would you rather be Zak or Zachary?

Please have a look at your entry on the ranking lists and make sure we've got your details right.

Pick your ranking list

Click on your name

Are your age and your club right? Are any points missing? If there's an error email . If it's your age, tell me your year of birth.


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!


 Ed Ecclestone Award 2017

The Ed Ecclestone Award is awarded each year to an individual who has put an exceptional amount of volunteer effort into Canoe Slalom. If you know someone who makes a huge contribution to the sport, please nominate them.

Nominations to

Entering On-line at

The following races are open for on-line entry:

21/22 Oct Shepperton Div 2/3, 28/29 Oct HPP Div 1/2


Draft Calendar for 2018

Here, for information, is the (far from complete) draft calendar for 2018>

Darren Cresser

On Saturday 15th July, Darren came off his bike resulting in life changing injuries. His spinal cord was severed and he will be paralysed from the waist down. He also suffered other major injuries.

Darren and Emma will need to make extensive hanges to their home, to make it suitable for Darren’s return. This is where you can help.


British Canoeing - Canoe Slalom

International Panel Statement – 8th June 2017: 2018 Selection Series Information

The International Panel has been considering the options for 2018 selection across Junior, U23 and Senior Teams and this statement confirms the 2018 selection venues.

Brecon 4/5 November Cancelled

The planned Div 3/4 race in Brecon on 4-5 November has been cancelled. Many apologies for any inconvenience.

Steve Rayner

Boats Stolen from Sharks

We have had two slalom boats stolen, details are on THIS LINK>

If you see these boats or know anything about where they might be, please contact us as soon as possible. They are used regularly for our youngsters and this is a massive loss to the Club.

07951 770241

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.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

2017   2016
30 Jul
20 May
17 Mar
22 Jan
     27 Nov
ACM 26 Nov
29 Oct
9 Jul


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