The draft minutes of the ACM held at the National Championships on 29th July can be downloaded below. The MRC’s next meeting is on Saturday 18th November, any submissions for items to be covered in the agenda should be emailed to the Secretary a month in advance please.
Account name: BCU Marathon Racing Committee.
This would enable the committee to continue providing the current levels of support and services to both domestic and international racing whilst maintaining a balanced budget, as required by British Canoeing.
This decision is expected to be ratified at the MRC meeting of 18th November and implemented from 1st January. If you have any comments or questions please email the MRC Secretary.
British Canoeing has announced the launch of Go Canoe! – a brand new series of eight programmes featuring canoeing that will be broadcast on Sky Sports throughout this summer.
The programmes will focus on the British athletes as they compete in the International Canoe Federation Slalom and Sprint World Cup events.
The series will also include tutorials – introducing the various disciplines within the sport, together with magazine features about clubs, trails, adventures and athletes.
Go Canoe! is being produced by Hit the Roof, with magazine contributions produced by MediaPack.
David Joy, chief executive of British Canoeing said:
“I am delighted that we have been able to work with Sky Sports to create this series of programmes. Go Canoe! will really showcase the excitement and breadth of Canoeing to a wide audience and is another step forward in the delivery of our new strategy Stronger Together.”
Hannah Brown, a two time World Champion in wild water racing, will feature in one of the episodes of Go Canoe! and is delighted that the sport will be aired on the Sky Sports channels.
“It is fantastic news that canoeing, including my discipline of wild water racing, will receive some brilliant exposure on Sky Sports. It really shows that there is an interest and a demand for canoeing on a national scale.
“It has been great to be involved in the series and have the opportunity to showcase wild water racing to the wider public who may not have seen or heard much about the sport before.
“I can’t wait for people to see how exciting and diverse the sport is. Such coverage is vital to the sport and hopefully will encourage more people to give it a go.”
The first Go Canoe! show will be broadcast on Sky Sports on Monday 24th July. The full schedule is as follows:
Programme 1 24 July 2017 21:00
Programme 2 31 July 2017 22:30
Programme 3 07 August 2017 22:00
Programme 4 14 August 2017 22:00
Programme 5 21 August 2017 21:00
Programme 6 28 August 2017 21:00
Programme 7 04 September 2017 21:00
Programme 8 11 September 2017 21:00
If you’re interested in the workings and decisions of the MRC, you can read our draft minutes of the 5th May meeting via the link below. Please note these are only approved at the subsequent meeting so may not be definitive.
Draft minutes of the February meeting can be downloaded here. These will become final after the meeting of 5th May.
Ever wondered what the MRC actually does? The final minutes from our November all-day committee meeting can be downloaded here: MRC Minutes 291016
A chance to have your say
We are now in the final stages of developing the strategy for canoeing for the next four years. The plan has been developed from extensive consultation over the past four months to which you contributed and have played an important role in helping to shape this final draft.
The plan sets out the direction for the whole sport for the next four years, to make the sport stronger in 2021 than it is right now – to build on our existing strengths and address the challenges and opportunities .
It presents our purpose, vision and ambitions; together with measures and actions. There are national actions for the UK areas of the sport as well as the English delivery work of British Canoeing, plus suggested regional actions and club/centre actions. The measures will have clear targets set in the final draft.
We do hope that you will take part in this final consultation. We recognise it is long – so please feel free to answer the sections that are most interest you.
The Waterways and Environment Team at British Canoeing are keen to educate paddlers on the risks of non native species in our rivers and canals and how best to prevent them spreading. Continue reading “Preventing the spread of non-native water species and disease”