Racing levy for 2018

Following discussions at the ACM at Pangbourne in July, the committee would like to increase the race levy for seniors & veterans from £2.00 to £3.00 from 1 January 2018, but to leave the levy for juniors at £2.00.
Race organisers, please make levy payments direct to the MRC account and notify David Enoch:
Barclays Bank Sort Code: 20-63-25 Account No: 73066665
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.

Event Safety training – liability insurance benefits

Every club organising a racing event should have a nominated Event Safety Officer, and that person should have attended a British Canoeing event safety course. If your club doesn’t have one or you’re not sure, please find details here

A major benefit of having attended this course is that Event Safety Officers are then covered by British Canoeing’s Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance to a limit of £10m should a claim be made against them.

Ensuring fair starts

We will endeavour during the 2015 season to make starts, at all races, more fair and more consistent.  New guidelines have been issued in the Year book for ALL starters.   The aim is to provide consistency of application of the current rules that exist and particularly make competitors, who constantly ‘push the line’ and disobey Starters orders, aware of the penalties that they WILL suffer if they do not comply with instructions given.  Please refer to the Handbook and the Race organisers letter for full details.