Racing Skills Day at Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club on Saturday 19th May 2018

Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club, in partnership with British Canoeing, are delighted to be running a racing skills day on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club.

This is the second of the Racing Skills Programme (RSP) days. The first Racing Skills day which took place at Reading Canoe Club in January was a great success with coaches, athletes and parents coming away from the day very positive. The whole idea of the RSP is to encourage those athletes who love to paddle whether it be in Sprint, Marathon, WWR, Paddle Ski etc and who would like to develop their skills in different environments whilst meeting different paddlers and coaches to learn from each other.

Racing skills looks to bring coaches, athletes and parents together to share knowledge and to allow those to be better informed to aid the growth of the young paddler in a fun and inventive way.

There is no, one way to develop talent and with the knowledge within the room, there could be a coach who could help you with any thoughts or challenges you may have as a club coach.

Racing Skills is open to those coaches, parents and athletes who wish to compete in racing kayaking or canoeing. It will mostly be aimed at U13 upwards.

Please use the links below for more information on the racing skills day, including a link to apply for a place, and the Racing Skills Booklet.

    icon_pdf  Racing Skills Day information and link to online registration form

    icon_pdf  Racing Skills Booklet v3

Any questions relating to this RSP day should be directed to Owen Shephard (England Regional Pathways Coach and Sprint Futures – Canoe Sprint)  (owen.shephard@britishcanoeing.org.uk)  or Daniel Thompson (daniel.thompson@britishcanoeing.org.uk)  for any administrative questions you may have.

  First Aiders Wanted

We know that every club has a First Aider present at the regattas.

We are looking for some new members of the team to support the Paramedic and existing members.
You will be asked to keep in touch by radio or mobile phone with the Paramedic and to be a visible presence where the clubs are based. You will be supplied with a First Aid Kit.

Even two or three hours would be helpful. The more people who volunteer the easier it becomes for everybody. Don’t sit on the fence: it’s your turn to help.

If you are able to help, please email your name and if possible forward a copy of your First Aid Certificate to Volunteer Coordinator