Sadly the Malton to Howsham descent race that was due to take place on 11 October has been cancelled.
A message from Macclesfield and District Canoe Club.
Regrettably, due to Covid restrictions and the unassailable difficulties we will have in running this on our narrow canal and towpath as a Hasler race, we will have to cancel our event this October 2020.
Due to the on-going uncertainties with Covid-19, Pangbourne CC have taken the decision to cancel their 2020 Hasler race which was due to run on 13 September.
Banbury and District CC have also cancelled their Hasler race (25 October) due both to the virus and the building works in the town restricting access to the water, thus making it unlikely it could be run safely.
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.