Regional Races

Hamble Classic WWR Regional, Wavehopper & Open
Sunday 25 November 2018 

1200 due to tide

Book in by 1100

Briefing 1130 ALL to attend be in canoe kit ready to get on water to start across river

CLASSIC 2 MILES (OPEN WATER)

 

RIVER HAMBLE, HAMPSHIRE BETWEEN PORTSMOUTH AND SOUTHAMPTON Start Lands’ end below the Jolly Sailor Public House following right hand side of river bank downstream to finish at RAF YACHT CLUB (Approx. two miles)

 

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 from Lands’ End to the M27 Motorway bridge and back to Lands’ End with one or two loops to make the race.  Safety boats will be positioned at the M27 motorway bridge and Bursledon bridge. 

Option 2: The race will be cancelled.

Start: Swanwick Shore Road, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7HP(THEN PADDLE OVER TO START ACROSS RIVER)

Finish: Swanwick Shore Road, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7HP(THEN PADDLE OVER TO START ACROSS RIVER)

 

OPEN WATER NOT SUITABLE FOR NOVICES

 

CAN BE EXTREMELY ROUGH WITH UP TO 25MPH WINDS AND 2 TO 2.5 FEET WAVES

HAZARDS: MOORED BOATS, OPEN WATER, WIND, TIDE  

 

YES ON KEY PARTS OF THE COURSE : MINIMUM OF TWO MOTORISED SAFETY BOATS ON TWO MARINA FRONTS AND A LAST BOAT CANOE SAFETY MARSHALL

 

 

NB: MANY PARTS OF COURSE PADDLERS WILL BE ON THEIR OWN AND WILL NEED TO SELF 

 

YES ON KEY PARTS OF THE COURSE : MINIMUM OF TWO MOTORISED SAFETY BOATS ON TWO MARINA FRONTS AND A LAST BOAT CANOE SAFETY MARSHALL

 

NB: MANY PARTS OF 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.

Entree Fees Adults & Juniors: £5 NON BRITISH CANOEING MEMBER £10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location Swanwick Shore Road, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7HP (THEN PADDLE OVER TO START ACROSS RIVER)
Contact Neal Underwood & Susan Templeton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The race can vary year on year from relative flat calm to extremely challenging conditions 2011, 2014 AND 2015 RACES WERE VERY CHALLENGING WITH 2014 HAVING 25 MPH HEAD WINDS AND CONTINUOUS ROUGH WATER WITH UP TO 2.5 FOOT WAVES AT ALL ANG

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