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Bucklers Hard Regional (Classic & Short races)
Saturday 10 November 2018 

EVENT:

 

BUCKLERS HARD, RIVER BEAULIEU, (OFF THE M27 ABOUT 12 MILES WEST OF SOUTHAMPTON) HAMPSHIRE,

 

TWO CONCURRENT RACE COURSES

 

RACE 1: RANKING ENDURANCE CLASSIC WWR & WAVEHOPPER RACE & NON-RANKING OPEN RACE (5 MILES)

 

RACE 2: RANKING WAVEHOPPER RACE & TASTER NON-RANKING OPEN RACE (1.3 MILES)

 

 

ORGANISER DETAILS

 

Name of organiser

NEAL UNDERWOOD

Address of Organiser

C/O 4 LARWOOD CLOSE, GREENFORD, MIDDLESEX. UB6 OTB

Email

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Telephone numbers

07951770241

Name of club

THE SHARKS CANOE CLUB FURTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (RACE MANAGER). IN LIAISON WITH NEW FOREST KAYAK CLUB AND THE BEAULIEU ESTATE

 

THE RACE IS BEING HELD AT HISTORIC BUCKLERS HARD COURTESY OF LORD MONTAGU AND THE SUPPORT OF THE BEAULIEU RIVER HARBOUR MASTER AND LAND MANAGER. PADDLERS AND SUPPORTERS ARE ASKED TO RESPECT THE RULES REQUIRED BY THE BEAULIEU ESTATE AND BUCKLERS HARD MANAGEMENT AND BE AWARE OF SENSITIVITIES AROUND NOISE ON THE RIVER, BOAT OWNERS PROPERTY. BUCKLERS HARD IS A THRIVING AND HISTORIC VISITOR ATTRACTION WITH MANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND PEOPLE IN THE YACHT HARBOUR. PLEASE BE CAREFUL RE CHANGING AND IN PARTICULAR MOVING CANOES AROUND THE SITE AS THE RACE IS ON TRIAL.

 

 

RACE DETAILS

 

Date

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2018

Start Time

RACE 1: ENDURANCE CLASSIC WWR & OPEN START 1130

RACE 2: WAVEHOPPER CLASSIC & TASTER OPEN START 1145

 

BOOK IN BY 1000 LATEST BRIEFING (BOTH RACES) 1100 ALL TO ATTEND BE IN CANOE KIT READY TO GET ON WATER

Race Type (sprint and/or classic with approximate distances)

ENDURANCE CLASSIC & OPEN 5 MILES

WAVEHOPPER & OPEN TASTER CLASSIC 1.3 MILES

Race venue (Area and county)

BUCKLERS HARD, RIVER BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE IN THE NEW FOREST

IF REQUIRED COURSE CHANGES OR RACE CANCELLATION WILL BE CONSIDERED AND IMPLEMENTED. IF FORCE 5/6 CONSIDERATION TO CHANGE COURSE WILL BE CONSIDERED. IF OVER FORCE 6, TWO OPTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED DEPENDING ON WEATHER SEVERITY AND PADDLER SAFETY:

 

  • OPTION 1: THE COURSE WILL BE CHANGED TO RUN CLOSER TO THE START IN ONE OR TWO OR MORE LOOPS.
  • OPTION 2: THE RACE WILL BE CANCELLED.

 

BEAULIEU RIVER HARBOUR MASTER CONTACT ONLY IN AN EMERGENCY:

 

HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE, BUCKLER'S HARD YACHT HARBOUR, BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE. SO42 7XB

EMAIL:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TEL: 01590 616200

VHF CHANNELS

TUNE INTO VHF CHANNEL 68 AND CALL US ON BEAULIEU RIVER RADIO (OFFICE) OR BEAULIEU RIVER PATROL. 

Location: (Nearest sat nav/post code/OS Map Reference)

 

  • start

BUCKLER'S HARD BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE, SO42 7XB, IN THE NEW FOREST

  • finish

BUCKLER'S HARD, BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE, SO42 7XB, IN THE NEW FOREST

River type, grade and hazards

TIDAL RIVER BUT HELD NEAR THE TOP OF TIDE FOR ACCESS AND TO MINIMISE TIDAL CURRENTS

 

ENDURANCE CLASSIC 5 MILES

SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS WHO CAN PADDLE IN A STRAIGHT LINE FOR 5 MILES, STEER THEIR BOAT TO AVOID HAZARDS IN WIND AND TIDE AND HAVE THE STAMINA TO PADDLE 5 MILES AT A REASONABLE PACE.

 

OPEN INTIALLY BUT NARROWS, TWISTY WITH SHALLOW AREAS NEAR BANKS AND MANY MOORED BOATS AND MOORING CHAINS. MUCH OF LAND IS AN AREA OF SPEICAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST AND IS PROTECTED. THE RIVER AND MOST OF LAND IS PRIVATELY OWNED MUCH BY THE BEAULIEU ESTATE.

 

PADDLERS WILL START AT THE SLIPWAY AT THE HISTORIC BUCKLERS HARD, PADDLE TWO AND ONE HALF MILES UPSTREAM TURN ROUND A YACHTING BOUY MARKED BY THE HARBOUR MASTERS BOAT WHERE RACE NUMBERS WILL BE TAKEN AND THEN RACE BACK TO THE FINISH AT BUCKLERS HARD.

 

 

RANKING WAVEHOPPER & TASTER CLASSIC 1.3 MILES

 

SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS WHO CAN PADDLE IN A STRAIGHT LINE FOR 1.3MILES, STEER THEIR BOAT TO AVOID HAZARDS IN WIND AND TIDE AND HAVE THE STAMINA TO PADDLE 1.3 MILES.

 

OPEN TWISTY WITH SHALLOW AREAS NEAR BANKS AND MANY MOORED BOATS AND MOORING CHAINS. MUCH OF LAND IS AN AREA OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST AND IS PROTECTED. THE RIVER AND MOST OF LAND IS PRIVATELY OWNED MUCH BY THE BEAULIEU ESTATE.

 

PADDLERS WILL START AT THE SLIPWAY AT THE HISTORIC BUCKLERS HARD, PADDLE CIRCA 0.6 MILES UPSTREAM AND TURN AT KEEPING TREES LANDING (ON THE LEFT HAND RIVER BANK GOING UPSTREAM). RACE NUMBERS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE TURN.

Is safety cover provided? If so what type of cover please list

YES THE BEAULIEU RIVER HARBOUR MASTER WILL PROVIDE TWO MOTORISED SAFETY BOATS ONE PATROLLING THE ENDURANCE CLASSIC COURSE AND ONE PATROLLING THE TASTER COURSE HOWEVER:

 

FOR MOST OF THE COURSE: PADDLERS WILL BE ON THEIR OWN AND WILL NEED TO SELF RESCUE OR CALL FOR HELP FROM THE NEXT PADDLERS:

 

SAFETY COVER MAY BE NEEDED BY PADDLERS RACING AND YOU MUST ASK FOR HELP OR ANY PADDLER SEEING ANOTHER WHO IS OR MAY BE IN DIFFICULTY SHOULD RENDER ASSISTANCE IF THEY DO NOT THEY FACE A POTENTIAL LIFE BAN FROM THE SPORT.

 

RACE PADDLERS MUST WAIT ON UNTIL THE NEXT TWO PADDLERS HAVE FINISHED THERE MUST ALWAYS BE TWO PADDLERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RACE ACTING AS SAFETY.

 

PADDLERS MAY BE ESCORTED BY PARENTS/COACHES ETC IN CANOES/KAYAKS ONLY FOR SAFETY PURPOSES AS LONG AS THIS IS NOT USED TO COACH PADDLER TO RACE FASTER.

Regional, wavehopper, or national race

ENDURANCE CLASSIC : RANKING REGIONAL, WAVEHOPPER AND OPEN RACE

 

TASTER CLASSIC: RANKING WAVEHOPPER AND OPEN TASTER RACE

Is it to be a ranking race

YES (MAXIMUM OF 50 BOATS) RANKING CLASSES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY OVER OPEN CLASSES

 

 

ENTRY FEES

THE RACE IS BEING RUN FOR CHARITY AND ANY PROFIT WILL BE GIVEN TO BEAULIEU ESTATE FOR A CHARITY OF THEIR NOMINATION

Endurance Classic: Adult

£5  £10 NON BRITISH CANOEING MEMBERS

Endurance Classic: Junior

£3   £7 NON BRITISH CANOEING MEMBERS

Taster Classic Race All ages

£3 ALL AGES No British Canoeing Day ticket chargeable even for Non-Members

Late entry fee (if any) and what date this applies from

NO

 

 

Name and experience of Club Safety Officer (must have attended British Canoeing event safety training course)

SUSAN TEMPLETON

 

RUN WWR’S, SLALOM AND SPRINT EVENTS.   WWR/SLALOM/MARATHON PADDLER OVER 45 YEARS

Name of welfare officer

MANDY COMBES

Any other useful information

PARK IN THE BEAULIEU RIVER HARBOUR MASTERS BOAT YARD CAR PARK, THE ENTRANCE IS BEFORE THE PUBLICS’ CAR PARK ENTRANCE TO BUCKLERS HARD AND THROUGH A BARRIER WHICH LIFTS ON APPROACH. DRIVE CAREFULLY. OFF LOAD CANOES IN THE CAR PARK AND TAKE DOWN PATH TO SLIPWAY (DO NOT LEAVE ON FOOTPATH). WATCH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IF YOU NEED TO USE TWO OF YOU TO CARRY CANOES

 

CONTROL WILL BE THE BLUE CAMPERVAN AT THE CAR PARK NEAR THE HARBOUR MASTERS OFFICE.

 

TOILETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOAT YARD NEAR THE CAR PARK OR AT THE TEA ROOMS AT THE TOP OF BUCKLERS HARD VILLAGE.

 

THE PRIZE GIVING WILL BE HELD IN THE CAR PARK NEAR THE HARBOUR MASTERS OFFICE.

 

THE TEA ROOMS AT THE TOP OF BUCKLERS HARD VILLAGE JUST A FEW YARDS ABOVE THE START HAVE A LOVELY SELECTION OF FOOD AND DRINK).

 

ALSO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY AFTER THE RACE TO VISIT THE MARITIME MUSEUM (YOU WILL NEED TO BUY A TICKET AT THE TEA ROOMS) IT IS FASCINATING, LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE AREA IN SHIP BUILDING FOR CENTURIES, IN THE WORLD WARS AND SMUGGLING!!!!

 

ALSO VISIT (SEPARATE TICKET PURCHASE):

 

BEAULIEU PALACE, GROUNDS, ABBEY AND MOTOR MUSEUM INCLUDING TOP GEAR EXHIBITION AND SECRET AGENTS JUST YARDS UP THE ROAD FROM THE RACE AT BUCKLER HARD

 

OVER 250 VEHICLES TELL THE STORY OF MOTORING ON THE ROADS AND CIRCUITS OF BRITAIN, FROM PIONEERING ORIGINS TO THE PRESENT DAY. THE STYLISH, THE ELEGANT, THE FAST, THE FAMOUS AND THE PLAIN FUNCTIONAL ARE ALL ON SHOW AT WHAT IS THE MOST WELL RENOWNED MOTOR MUSEUM IN THE UK.

BECAUSE, SINCE NOT EVEN THE DODGIEST USED CAR DEALERS WOULD BUY THEM, WE’VE GATHERED THEM ALL TOGETHER AT BEAULIEU IN THE WORLD OF TOP GEAR - A SPECIAL EXHIBITION IN HOMAGE TO THE WORLD'S BIGGEST CAR SHOW.

IN AN IDYLLIC NEW FOREST SETTING, OVERLOOKING THE PICTURESQUE BEAULIEU RIVER MILLPOND, PALACE HOUSE WAS REMODELLED AND EXTENDED DURING THE 1800S AND IS NOW A FINE EXAMPLE OF A VICTORIAN COUNTRY HOUSE. INSIDE, ITS ECCLESIASTICAL HERITAGE SETS THE GRAND GOTHIC TONE FOR A HOME BRISTLING WITH CHARACTER AND ADORNED WITH FAMILY TREASURES, PORTRAITS, AND MEMORABILIA.

UNCOVER BEAULIEU’S HISTORY AS A TOP SECRET TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT FOR SPECIAL AGENTS OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE (SOE) DURING WORLD WAR TWO.

OVER 3,000 SOE AGENTS WERE TRAINED IN THE DARK ARTS OF WARFARE AT BEAULIEU BEFORE UNDERTAKING DARING AND DANGEROUS MISSIONS BEHIND ENEMY LINES.

Location BUCKLER'S HARD BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE, SO42 7XB, IN THE NEW FOREST
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