The presentation by Kat Wilson on the new U14 classes (replacing the Div 10 classes) can be downloaded here
This new structure will give beginner U14 athletes of all ages and capabilities an opportunity to have an introduction to flat water racing. Progression through the new divisions is based on speed and ability with athletes having the opportunity to race K1s and Mini K1s prior to being promoted into the Hasler divisions.
Please email Kat Burbeck with any questions
Congratulations to Leighton Buzzard CC, winners of this year’s Geoff Sanders Trophy for U12 racing. The final club points table can be downloaded here:
Some worrying incidents at recent Hasler races have highlighted the need for the whole marathon racing community to put safety first. A collective approach is the best possible way to maintain this focus and avoid mistakes escalating into serious incidents. Please read on… Continue reading “Race Safety”
Following consultation last year, the MRC has agreed a revised set of rules for U12s marathon racing, to be adopted from 1st September 2018. Continue reading “New rules for U12 marathon racing”
***UPDATED FOR 2019***
The Geoff Sanders Trophy (Lightning) Certificate for 2019 can be downloaded here
The Geoff Sanders Trophy
The Geoff Sanders Trophy is a series of races (“the Series”) in single and double junior racing kayaks for paddlers aged from 8 to 12 years. The boat used for singles races must be a Lightning- a stable, single, racing kayak. The boat used for doubles races must be a mini K2. Both the Lightning and the mini K2 are excellent, stable boats in which children can develop basic paddling and racing skills before moving into full sized racing boats. Both boats are also used in competitions at sprint regattas.
Glasgow KC’s team of U12 paddlers managed to hold onto their commanding series lead with another strong performance at the Hasler Finals, to take the 2017 Geoff Sanders Trophy with a massive 1,010 points.
Banbury were second with 902, and Norwich third with 616.
Results can de downloaded here:
Banbury CC are confirmed as the winners of the Geoff Sanders Trophy for 2015-16, with Glasgow CC second and Norwich CC 3rd.
Norwich achieved their 3rd place with a team of only nine, averaging 7 finishes and 72 points each over the season. Southampton CC’s team of 8 averaged a huge 10.75 finishes each.