National Races

WWR DEE at Llangollen 2017 GB Welsh Open & ACM. WWR Classic & Team Race
Saturday 28 October 2017 

British Canoeing Wild Water Racing (WWR) National Series Classic race and Welsh Championships, will take place on the River Dee in Llangollen, Denbighshire on Saturday 28th October 2017. There will also be a regional classic race and a team race. A number of groups will be training and practicing over the weekend catering from all levels from development through to elite. There will be a shuttle service available on both days for anyone needing it.

 

The Prize Giving will be in the Chain Bridge Hotel at 1700 where the Llangollen Cup is planned to be awarded by the Mayor, Mike Adams. This will be followed by an informal social dinner and ACM– all welcome.

 

Based on demand we will also look at running a second regional race on the Sunday.

 

Entry Fees £15.00 adults £7.50 juniors. £2.50 late entry fee. Dinner £12.50 per head.

 

Entries in advance to:

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CLASSIC COURSE

There is to be no canoeing above the Horseshoe Falls or above the point between the two pump houses below the falls. This is to prevent disturbance to migrating fish.

 

The WWR National Classic course will run from below Horseshoe Falls, The Race Start will be from the Pump house on the canal side just below the Horseshoe falls through the Serpents Tail to just above Town Falls River Right and will be clearly marked. The course is grade II -III in normal conditions but rising to grade III -IV in spate. 

 

The regional classic race will start just below the Serpents Tail with the same finish as the National series race. The regional race will start straight after the National Series race

 

There will be no paddling over Town Falls as safety cover is not provided and the riverbed has been assessed as unsafe.

 

ACCESS

 

There is limited parking at the race start and competitors should park at the picnic site. Under no circumstances should competitors park at the Chain Bridge Hotel unless they are accommodated at the hotel.  Alternatively, competitors can park in any of the public car-parks in town and paddle up the canal to the race start.

 

SAFETY

The race will be ran according to WWR rules. All competitors must wear buoyancy aids, helmet etc. No safety cover will be provided so all competitors are responsible for their own safety.

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE          

2017 GB WWR Welsh Open and Regional race

 

 

 Saturday 28th October 2017

 

               0900-1030                                         Late entries and registration at race start  Top Car Park.

1030                                                   Race brief (top car park).  All WWR competitors.

1130                                                   WWR National Classic Race

                                                                           Regional Race (straight after National race)

1400                                                   Team  Event

1600                                                   Tea & Coffee available at the Chain Bridge Hotel

1800                                                   WWR National Prize Giving and Social Dinner Chain Bridge Hotel

 

               Sunday 29th October 2017

               0930                                                   Practice Briefing and Shuttle available Top Car Park

               1030                                                   Provisional Race Briefing Top Car Park

               1130                                                   Provisional Regional Race (Individual & Team with guided racing

                                                                           if required)

               1400                                                   Shuttle Service Finish

Location Parking at the Start in the public car park behind the Chain Bridge Hotel
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Saturday after the racing The Prize Giving will be in the Chain Bridge Hotel at 1700 where the Llangollen Cup is planned to be awarded by the Mayor, Mike Adams. This will be followed by an informal social dinner and ACM – all welcome.

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