Lea Valley is hosting the 2019 Canoe Slalom World Cup, and BC are seeking volunteers to staff the event.
Please see the BC volunteering webpage for more details
REMINDER – The 2018 Marathon ACM will take place on Saturday 21st July at Reading, immediately after the saturday National Championships prizegiving. Exact venue will be on the promenade or nearby, but all clubs are encouraged to attend.
Nominations for MRC elections close on 1st July. Please email James Smythe if you wish to discuss standing. Applicants need to be full BC members and be proposed and seconded by similar; and to write a short bio for circulation prior to the election.
Items for discussion also close on 1st July. The meeting will include the usual business (elections, presentation of the Chair’s report and Finance report), as well as items for discussion requested by members. Please email any such requests to James via the link above.
Draft minutes of the 11th May MRC meeting can be downloaded here. Please note that these are draft until approved by the Committee at our next meeting on 25th August.
If you have any items for discussion at that meeting or the Annual Consultative Meeting of 21st July, please email the Secretary
Draft Minutes MRC May18 amended
Minutes of the MRC meeting of 24/03/18 can be downloaded below. To request items for discussion at future meetings, please email the Secretary
Draft Minutes MRC Mar18 updated
A great guide from the Purple Paddler website, listing stability ratings for different boats:-
Alan Laws has made the decision to step down from the Marathon Racing Committee, and as Chairman of Selectors, following nearly half century of voluntary work for our sport, at national and international level.
Alan was appointed to the MRC for the first time in 1969, and apart from a period as Chairman of the BCU has been a member ever since, serving as Chairman for 28 years. During this time Alan also served on the International Canoe Federation’s own marathon committee for 34 years, steering the sport from its first World Championships (held in Nottingham in 1988), to the highly professional, multi-day championships that they are today.
We will all have done a race which would never have happened without Alan’s, and his wife Christine’s work, and the MRC cannot express its gratitude sincerely enough for what they have done for our sport over the years.
British Canoeing offer a progressive set of Coaching qualifications – see the main website here
A new, canoe racing-specific course has just been developed at the “Coach Award” level, and will be rolled out during 2018. So if you’re interested in a racing-specific coaching qualification please contact Jim Taylor-Ross for a chat.