During the season so far, a number of incidents have been drawn to the attention of the MRC relating to capsizes. These may have been through instability, or lack of skill, consideration or unnecessarily aggressive behaviour on part of other paddlers.
The MRC would like to remind all paddlers, team leaders and race organisers of the following points:
Continue reading “Safety and mutual responsibility in races”
Following a rise in littering during races, the MRC have decided to take immediate action to minimise the impact of our sport upon our waterways.
Continue reading “New racing rule on disposable drink containers and food packaging”
There has been some discussion recently about competition ‘day tickets’.
The sole purpose of such a ‘ticket’ is to provide temporary insurance cover to take part in an event, normally issued by a race organiser in respect of their own competition.
Continue reading “Competition “event tickets””
Please remember that new rules on number boards came into effect on 1st January. Race organisers are free to disregard the results of anyone using a different number board to those in the rules.
Boards can be bought from retailers including Marsport and Mike Clark
For clarity promotions can take place at non-divisional events. Such races are one of the few occasions that all divisions race over the same distances in the same conditions and are thus useful ‘leveller’ against which performances can be compared. Such races can also however be subject to adverse river levels and weather conditions which may be taken into account and mean that no promotions are appropriate.
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”
The ICF’s 2015 rulebook for marathon racing has been published and can be downloaded here.
Athletes should note the newly revised Anti Doping rules published on the British Canoeing website
Continue reading “Amended anti-doping rules”
We sincerely hope that all competitors continue, as they do in the main, to conduct themselves, even in the heat of competition, in a responsible way. It is however evident that there is an increased amount of ‘pushing and shoving’ taking place at portages to gain advantage or put off the opposition. This is clearly unacceptable and events will be monitored and result in sanctions against crews where necessary.
Continue reading “Racing behaviour, and the image of our sport”
Please note the rule to be followed with regards to changing club membership. In your own interest and in order for the database to be kept up to date, all changed must be notified to Graham Warland, Race records Officer.
Continue reading “Changing Clubs – a reminder of the rules”