Category Archives: Athletes

  Sprint Racing Section’s Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM)

Attached are details of this year’s Annual Consultative Meeting for the Sprint Racing Section. This will take place on Saturday 13 October 2018 to start at 15.00. It will be held at Wey Kayak Club, Riverside, Bellfield, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1LW.

SRC ACM 2018 – Letter and Agenda

This year we are trying a new format for the ACM meeting so that you can make a day or even weekend of it.

Full details can be found at http://canoeracing.org.uk/sprint/annual-consultative-meeting-acm/. Further reports will be added to this page nearer the meeting, which can be downloaded.

It would be great to see representatives from as many clubs as possible at the ACM.

  Sprint Racing Committee 2018 ACM – 13 October

As a departure from the ACMs format in recent years the SRC have decided to stage the event, along with the presentation of the 2018 trophies, in an afternoon and evening away from a Nottingham Regatta. The objectives are to take it away from the time pressure of the September Regatta and make it a more open and effective event. In addition the SRC wish to make the presentation of the annual Trophies more formal and give the winners a level of importance in line with their achievements.

The SRC want to make this a useful event for Sprint Racing as well as being an enjoyable social event without the time pressure of being attached to a regatta. Hopefully it will become an annual event and be able to move round the country to make it as accessible as possible.

With thanks this year to the Wey Kayak Club, it will take place at the Guildford Waterside Centre, Riverside, Guildford GU1 1LW on Saturday 13 October.

The plan is to make this a very social occasion as well as the formal events. The afternoon ACM and Presentations will be followed by a Buffet meal, followed by a live band.  They are the “The Fetcham Draught”, a well knowband in the Guildford Area.

The programme for the day is:-

1300     Visitors invited to an afternoon paddle, then tea etc from the kitchen.

1500     The Annual Consultative Meeting.

1630     Presentation of Trophies interspersed by two Keynote Speakers.

1800     Buffet meal of good quality. 

1930     “The Fetcham Draught” Band

2200     Depart

The SRC are heavily supporting the event but those wishing to enjoy the Buffet and stay for the evening, are asked to pay a SRC subsidised £5.00.  In order that the catering can be well planned for we ask each club or individual member to e-mail Jim Rossiter at Chairman@weykayak.co.uk with confirmation of attendance at the ACM and in addition the number of meals required.  As the meeting is open to all BC members if those not connected with a club wish to have the buffet please can they also contact Jim Rossiter. Bookings should be made by SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER.

SRC 2018 ACM Annoucement Notice

  Sprint Policies Feedback

The Canoe Sprint International panel, in order to further improve future selection policies, is welcoming feedback on the 2018 Selection Policy.

They are keen to know specifically what you liked and how it can be improved, while maintaining the principles of objectivity, transparency and clarity on specific races for selection to identified events.

Feedback can be provided through the following webpage

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/olympic-paralympic/sprint-intro/sprint-policies-feedback

  Flatwater Racing Skills Day at Roadford Lake, Devon

British Canoeing will be running a racing skills day on Saturday 18 August 2018 at Roadford Lake, Devon.

To register an interest in this day please use the online registration form

The Racing Skills Programme is established 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 look 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. This day will mostly be aimed at athletes aged 12-18 years old.

The Theme of the day: The Model Athlete
The factors with a beneficial effect to performance development. We aim to cover:

  • Mental
  • Tactical
  • Technical
  • Commitment
  • Lifestyle
  • Physical
  • Balance of training with school work

There were be 2x on water sessions, workshops and an open Q&A sessions for parents and coaches.

Attending this 2-hour workshop for coaches will give you an 18-month update to your CPD.

Parents:

There will be a 45-min presentation once the athletes have started their 1st Session.

Please see here for information on the upcoming racing skills day and please click here for more details about the England Racing Skills Programme.

Any questions relating to this RSP day should be directed to Mark Hoile (Talent Pathway Manager – Canoe Sprint) (mark.hoile@britishcanoeing.org.uk), or contact Daniel Thompson (daniel.thompson@britishcanoeing.org.uk) for any administrative questions you may have.

  2018/19 TASS Application Window Opens

The England Talent Programme has been awarded 20 TASS places for 2018-19. This is a combined total for Olympic disciplines across Slalom and Sprint.

Full inclusion detail is contained within the TASS nomination policy found here

Any athlete wishing to be considered for TASS for 2018-19 is invited to register their interest by completing the TASS application form found here by 4:00pm on 10th August 2018.

The TASS nomination policy and application form can be found on the England Talent Programme website

  Racing Skills Day at Southampton cancelled

British Canoeing have issued the following statement concerning the cancellation of the Racing Skills Day at Southampton Canoe Club:

“It is with regret that the Racing Skills Day scheduled to take place at Southampton Canoe Club on Saturday 28th July has been cancelled, this is due to limited uptake as a result of the school holidays.

The next Racing Skills Day is scheduled to take place at Roadford Lake, Devon on Saturday 18 August 2018, information will be sent out by Tuesday 24 July.

We look forward to seeing you all at future Racing Skills Days.”

  Reminder – Racing Skills Day at Southampton Canoe Club on 28th July

British Canoeing would like to remind young paddlers about the Racing Skills Day that will be held at Southampton Canoe Club on Saturday 28th July 2018.

Details about the day, including access to the online registration form, can be found by following the link below.

    icon_pdf  Southampton Racing Skills Day

Any questions relating to this RSP day should be directed to Mark Hoile (Talent Pathway Manager – Canoe Sprint)  (mark.hoile@britishcanoeing.org.uk)  or contact Daniel Thompson (daniel.thompson@britishcanoeing.org.uk)  for any administrative questions you may have.