Category Archives: Committee

  Annual Consultative Meeting – call for nominations and agenda topics

Annual Consultative Meeting – Saturday 2nd September 2017 – National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

The Sprint Racing Section’s Annual Consultative Meeting will be 75 minutes after the last race of the National and Open Paracanoe, Senior and Junior Championships Regatta on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

Each year, the Chairman of the Sprint Racing Committee (SRC) is elected for one year and committee members are elected for a period of 2 years by the representatives from sprint clubs.

Anyone interested in standing for election to the SRC, or as Chairman, needs to send a nomination supported by the signatures of two full individual British Canoeing members, to reach the SRC Secretary no later than the 1st August 2017.

Likewise, any issues for discussion at the ACM need to be submitted in writing, supported by the signatures of two full individual British Canoeing members, again to reach the SRC Secretary no later than 1st August 2017.

If you are interested in joining the SRC, you are welcome to have a chat with Cathy Wynne, Secretary, or Alan Laws, Chairman, at the regatta next week. Ask for them at the Regatta Secretary’s Desk.

Mrs Cathy Wynne
Secretary, BC Sprint Racing Committee
40 Bramble Close, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 9HQ

  Annual Consultative Meeting – 5th September 2015 – Papers and Club Voting Rights

ACM Papers

Here are the papers for the ACM to be held on Saturday 5th September 2015 at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, 1 hour after the last race.

icon_pdf  ACM Letter and Agenda
icon_pdf  Items 9 and 10
icon_pdf  Item 11a
icon_pdf  Minutes of ACM 6th September 2014

Voting Rights

Each club that is affiliated to British Canoeing has one vote and the person who holds that vote must be identified on the attendance sheet that will be completed before the start of the meeting. If a person is not a member of the club for which they say they hold the vote, then a letter from the Club Chairman or Secretary of that club on headed paper must prove the holders right to vote for that club.

Each club that intends to vote at the ACM, if they have not informed the Chief Official already, needs to complete the form below to register their club representative.

  ACM - Club Representative with Voting Right  
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  Relationship between Racing Clubs and the Performance Department survey results

Below is a link to a summary report of a survey conducted in July, and completed by 148 people from 43 racing clubs, on the subject of their clubs’ relationships with the British Canoeing Performance Department.

It collates the personal views of these survey respondents and does not necessarily represent the views of the SRC, MRC or their members. This report is being shared with the Performance Department with the shared intention of improving these relationships and the communication between us.

icon_pdf  Survey feedback report

  Consultation on the relationship between Racing Clubs and the Performance Department

Hopefully you will have recently seen a survey being circulated, requesting information on how our sport is being viewed. This is not a witch hunt.

I, as chairman of the SRC, was contacted for my views on the survey being conducted and I felt it was an opportunity to collate opinion of all three areas, the MRC, the SRC and the PD. Once collated all three could then meet and constructively plan for the future. The decision to survey was taken by the elected chairs respectively as it is in the main through our disciplines that the PD receive athletes for development. To get matters moving we acted in unison.

I ask you to support the survey and encourage as many as possible to complete it, whoever and however they may be involved in our sport. Please see this in a positive light. Armed with as much information as possible we can then collectively move forward.

The survey is in a post/news item on the MRC website: Canoe Racing Clubs Consultation Questionnaire.

Kind regards

Peter Moule
Chairman SRC

  Second draft of Canoe Sprint Selection Policy 2015 now available for consulation

Following comments received from the first draft, the second draft of the Canoe Sprint Selection Policy for 2015 is now available for a second round of consultation.

You can download the second draft policy from here:

icon_pdf  Second Draft Sprint Racing Selection Policy 2015

All feedback should be sent to by 5pm on Sunday 30th November 2014.

The policy will then be reviewed by the international panel along with feedback received and submitted to the British Olympic Association and the British Canoeing Board before final publication prior to the end of December 2014.

  Some 2015 dates are now available

The dates of known events and regattas are now available on the Sprint Regatta Calendar; the left-hand calendar on the Racing Calendar page. Click the ‘Look for more’ hyperlink.

Many of you will know that the SRC are keen to promote regional regattas. Will organisers please send details to Trevor Kirkham so the event can be advertised on this website, on the SRC Facebook Group page and put in the Sprint (and Marathon) racing calendar.

  Draft Sprint Racing Selection Policy 2015 for consultation

The International Panel welcomes feedback and suggestions for changes on the DRAFT Sprint Racing Selection Policy 2015, which has been published for public consultation … read more.

You can also download the draft policy from here:

icon_pdf  DRAFT Sprint Racing Selection Policy 2015

All feedback should be sent to by 5pm on Sunday 2nd November 2014.

A separate policy for 2016 and the Olympic Selection policy will be published for consultation at a later date.