In response to the current Stay at Home measures issued by the government on 23 March, to address the Coronavirus pandemic, British Canoeing has issued a further update on events and gatherings, following the statement issued on Monday 16 March.
In the interest of the safety and well-being of all members of our community, it is with regret that we are extending the cancellation of all British Canoeing events and gatherings, until 31 May 2020.
Following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games, selection for the remaining Sprint Olympic and Paralympic team places will not take place in Spring/early Summer 2020 as planned.
The status of all selection processes will be communicated as the 2020 and 2021 domestic and international calendar becomes clearer.
The earliest there will be any resumption in domestic competition will be after 31 May.
This date will be further reviewed to align with further government and public health advice or legislation, recognising that decisions which affect activities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be taken by the devolved administrations.
The extension for events and gatherings is in line with advice issued by British Canoeing on Thursday 26 March that all paddlesport activity should immediately cease on rivers, waterways and coastal areas until further notice.
The official results for the 2020 RLSCC race with promotions and demotions, are below (with corrected club details):
RLSCC 2020 Race Results
Guidance from British Canoeing about cancelling events due to the coronavirus is here.
The latest advice to all clubs from British Canoeing is here.
BC have issued the following statement regarding coronavirus, cancelling events until 30 April.
We will update further on international events and assessment races as we learn more.
A reminder from British Canoeing:
For too long the right to paddle on or swim in our inland waters in England and Wales has been disputed. Many special places are perceived to be ‘off limits’, with paddlers frequently subject to challenge or threats over their right to be there.
It’s time this changed, and we need you to make it happen.
We are asking the Government to review current policy toward access on waters in England and Wales. This includes considering new legislation where necessary. Signing the petition will help us achieve this.
If you are passionate about protecting the places we paddle and ensuring our children and future generations can enjoy fair, shared access to all our waterways then please sign our petition today.
Fair, shared, sustainable open access. It’s not too much to ask for…is it?
For more information about the Clear Access, Clear Waters Campaign and to sign our petition, head to www.clearaccessclearwaters.org.uk NOW!
Please find below details of the 2020 event, to be held in Budapest on 20/21 July.
Any masters athletes wishing to race at this event should contact Dyson Pendle.