Category Archives: International

  Canoe Sprint Selection Policies 2022: For Public Consultation

The Canoe Sprint International Panel have been working with the SRC and prepared this draft 2022 policy document for feedback from the Canoe Sprint community. The policy consultation commences the week commencing 20th December 2021 and runs for just over 2 weeks with all consultation responses to be received by 23.59 On Sunday 9th January 2022.

Responses can be provided by following this link or the manual link below:

Draft Policy Document: Click Here

  Junior, U23, Senior, and Paracanoe atheletes representing GB at the World Championships events

The attached PDF file details the final list of acceptances for the Junior, U23, Senior, and Paracanoe athletes representing GB at the ICF Junior and U23 World Championships, from 3-6 September in Montemor, Portugal, and the ICF Para and Senior World Championships, from 15-19 September in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  Canoe Sprint International Panel Statement – Friday 2nd July 2021

The Canoe Sprint International Panel have today released the following statement ahead of the July regatta and selection event, set to be held at the National Water Sports Centre this weekend.

A mitigating circumstances request ahead of the July National Championships regatta has been received from the Deborah Kerr/Emma Russell crew in the K2W 500m Senior selection event.

The IP has reviewed this information and has accepted these mitigating circumstances in line with 7.3 of the selection policy.

It has been determined that a race-off will be arranged between the winners in the K2W 500m at this weekend’s senior World Championship selection event and Kerr/Russell to determine which K2W 500m crew will be selected to race at the 2021 World Championships.

The winners of the selection race will be consulted for the dates of the race-off and further information will be provided by the IP post selection.

For any further information or enquiries please contact Paul Dimmock, International Panel Chair at:


  ICF Athlete Committee – Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the ICF Athletes Committee. The committee consists of one male and one female from each of canoe sprint, canoe slalom and paracanoe, and two athletes from non-Olympic disciplines.  For more information on the Committee visit the ICF Athlete Committee webpage.

To be a candidate for this election the athlete must have competed internationally and have participated in at least one world championship in an ICF Discipline within the last six years.

The ICF ask interested candidates to submit a CV and a one minute video (which will be posted online) by end July 2021. Voting will be carried out at this year’s ICF sprint, paracanoe and slalom world championships, while the non-Olympic positions will be an online vote September/November.

If you are interested please contact Gemma Wiggs, British Canoeing Head of Events & International Affairs for more information.

  Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe International Panel Statement 30th April 2021

The Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe International Panel has released a further update ahead of the upcoming international competitions.

This statement is a follow up to the statement published on Tuesday 20 April ensuring the most up to date information is available.

It provides updates on the selected athletes for the upcoming World Cup, information regarding Junior, U23 and Senior team selection and an update on the Sprint and Paracanoe Senior European Championships.

For the full IP Statement, please click here.

  2021 Sprint Racing Handbook now available

The Sprint Racing Handbook includes the competition dates, the rules and regulations for sprint racing and marathon, and all organiser contacts and other useful information.

Hard copy

The printed handbooks for the 2021 Canoe Sprint season are now available. To order a copy of the handbook through the post, please email Cathy Wynne on with your postal address and make a bank transfer for £8 (£5 handbook + £3 postage) to:

Bank sort code: 20-19-95
Account number: 93457605
Account name: BC Sprint Racing Committee

Otherwise, you can pick up a copy at one of the National Sprint Regattas for £5.

PDF download

A downloadable version in PDF format is also available by clicking the link below.

     icon_pdf  2021 Sprint Racing Handbook