The Sharks Canoe Club are putting on the Woodmill Sprint/ Wavehopper & Open WWR on Saturday 9 April 2016
Race Start 1300, Last entries by 1200,briefing at finish (Woodmill Centre End) 1230
Start below the Swan Public House at Mansbridge to Woodmill activity centre on the River Itchen. A shallow, twisty river section alongside a public park
Venue :Woodmill Activity Centre
Woodmill Lane, Swaythling, Southampton, SO18 2JR
I'm delighted to say that the Carlisle Wild Water Race will be going ahead on Sunday 17th April at Sands Rapids Carlisle. CA1 1JQ
Wavehopper’s will be available to use…. or paddle any other boat.
Bring your own paddling kit. Helmets must be worn....
Coaching on the day for all abilities
Entry Fees on day…only £3 per person
Categories male & female
Under 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 & Adults
Registration: 9:30 – 10:30
Coaching Sessions: 10:30 – 12:00
Races Start: 13:30
Prize Giving: 16:00
Lifts can be arranged to get to Prudhoe for Carlisle Canoe Club members
Let Zoe or Ben know if you are attending Carlisle as Prudhoe has been cancelled
Volunteers also needed for sands to assist setting up, registration, and time keeping etc.
Let us know if you are available.
Contact details (for Sands Rapid venue)
I regret to inform you that the event planned for the Northern Region Wild Water race planned for the 16th April at Prudhoe has had to be cancelled as the river and bridge at Ovingham is still unsafe following the floods and there is no access to the river below the bridge.
Also the building we use is out of action and there are no toilets.
HAMBLE RIVER RAID 21st May 2016
This will count as a ranking regional race (run as part of the existing River raid race) for all qualifying WWR boats
Start Times from: 1330. Register by 1200 latest at Hamble quay
Hamble Quay, Hamble High Street, SO31 4HB
More details in the race upload section
Classic 5 miles (same water and similar course as River Hamble WWR) but you go from Hamble up to Bursledon and back to Hamble rather than from Bursledon to Hamble
Not suitable for novices
Or see website www.hambleriverraid.com
Latest Assessments posted 15th March 2016 in the squad section of the website. This replaces earlier versions
Message from Paul Anderson, Head Coach:
Below are attached the competency rating of athletes so far assessed. Each has been agreed by 3 national coaches and has been completed at the 3 designated training events as briefed and communicated in the 2016 plan.
In order to be eligible for GB selection a medium rating must be achieved.
For those not as yet achieving this or presenting themselves for assessment the final opportunity will be the selection event itself. Those requiring such assessment will need to inform me ahead of the race where I will pass bib numbers to coaches I have asked to fulfil the assessing function on the day.
I will publish this list but ask you update your respective athletes to the awarded level.
It's been really pleasing to see so many make significant improvements this year and good standard racing at the Scottish open.
I look forward to seeing everyone at selection.
National Go Canoeing Week is our annual celebration of all things paddlesport from May 28th to JUne 5th 2016
There are lots of fun ways for you to take part. The miles you paddle will help to propel MacGregor, the British Canoeing mascot, on his journey around the UK and on to Rio and the Olympics.
Join the Journey and log the miles you paddle to help us reach our target of 30,000 miles!
Follow the website link to www.gocanoeingweek.org.uk
Race levy reminder.
Race organisers are asked to pay a levy of 50p per paddler per race for regional events and £1.00 for national events, subject to the race organiser not being out of pocket. This is a considerable reduction to the previous rule stating 50% of entry fees should be paid to the WWR committee. This money will go towards supporting other WWR events.
We trust in the honesty of each race organiser to pay these fees. The fees can be paid either by sending a cheque to:
Wendy Hockenhul at the BCU office:
National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU
Cheques are to be made payable to "British Canoeing" and it is important that on the back of the cheque and in the info for an electronic transfer, it is written "WWR 2159" to ensure that it is filtered and lands into our account in the BCU system.
If you wish to pay electronically please email the secretary
Barclays Bank Ltd
2 High Street Nottingham
British Canoe Union
20 63 25
Can you also inform Julie or Lee when and how you are paying your fees, and the amount paid.
National Youth Club Championships.
1. The date and venue for the National Youth Club Championships will be published in the Calendar. There are five categories, Under 18, Under 16, Under 14, under 12, under 10, for all K1 Men, K1 Women, C1 and C2. Competitors must be below the relevant age at the beginning of the year of the relevant race season. (now changed to …. Beginning of the mid-season New Year ie 31st Dec.) The date of birth must be on the entry.
2. In all kayak classes, competitors may use WWR kayaks, Wavehoppers and any other kayak not longer than 4.0m and without a rudder. ………
3. Points for the National Youth Club Championships are awarded as follows.
a) Individual Events.
Under 18, Under 16, Under 14, Under 12, and Under 10 points will allocated separately for each class, ………… 25 points 1st : 24 points 2nd etc. The six highest scoring results count towards club points.
b) Team Events.
1st – 20 points, 2nd 18 points, 3rd 16 points , etc.
Two teams (of three) to score points for their Club, comprising of any combination of Youth paddlers.
4. The Club with the highest points total wins. In the event of a tie, the Club with the highest aggregate score of the two counting teams shall be the winner.
The course is available from 0930. Competitors are advised to arrive early and walk the course before getting on to practice. It is also advisable to change after practicing and staying warm between the race briefing and getting on for the start of the race.
0930 – 1100 Free practice on river.
0930 - 1030 Late entries in the car park
1030 Race brief in the car park
1130 First sprint run 1 minute intervals
1230 Second Sprint Run 1 minute intervals
Directly after the second sprint run at approx. 1340 there will be the Club Team Race & open Canadian class all starting at two minute intervals. (We can have a break after the Kayak Team Race for clubs to get back to the start if needed)
1600 (approx.) Prize giving
The race timetable and club entry forms are available in the downloads folder under race promotions