Category Archives: National

  Sprint Racing Committee (SRC) Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) 2021 papers

To: Club Secretary and/or Sprint Racing Team Leader

The Sprint Racing Section’s Annual Consultative Meeting is an online meeting on Wednesday 29th September to start at 20.00.

The Agenda, Minutes of the 2020 ACM, and attached reports for the meeting are available for download.

The Annual Consultative Meeting is open to all with an interest in Sprint Racing but only a ‘Voting Member’s Representative’ can take part in a vote at the meeting. However, there is a requirement to register an intention to vote with the SRC Secretary, Cathy Wynne, by 10.00pm on Sunday 26th September 2021. This is to allow time to check credentials and links to be emailed to them.

A list of Registered Sprint Clubs will be available shortly on the SRC website as part of the information for the meeting. As will the meeting zoom jointing invitation.

Voting will take place using two methods,

i) Zoom ‘raise hand’ function. The Zoom ‘raise hand’ function is a simple process, instructions and the opportunity to practise will be available prior to the start of the formal business.

ii) Online voting form. The voting forms will only be open for responses during the meeting. If you open the links prior to the meeting, there is an automatic response to explain when the link will be live. You will need to refresh the page once the vote goes live.

A Proxy vote for one other club can be held by a registered vote carrying person, in addition to their own club’s. This restriction is intended to promote attendance at the meeting itself. The current SRC Chair may hold as many proxy votes as are given to them, the proxy will either give the Chair the right to vote as he wishes OR instruct him how to vote.

The person who holds the vote for the ‘Voting member’ should identify themselves when signing-in using the chat feature before the start of the meeting.

Please forward this information to your club committee and sprint racing members.

Kind regards,
Cathy Wynne
Secretary, British Canoeing Sprint Racing Committee

  Attention all student paddlers – we need your help!

British Canoeing is working with BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) to look at the possible introduction of a BUCS Flatwater Racing event. In order to develop our proposal we need your help.

If you are a student who is already at, or likely to start, college or university in the next 2 years then we’d love to hear from you.

Please take 15 minutes to complete this survey: BUCS Flatwater Racing Student Survey, sharing your views on taking part in a BUCS Flatwater Racing event.

You may be an existing sprint or marathon paddler, a paddler in another discipline who has taken part in BUCS Canoe Polo, Wild Water Racing or Slalom events or you might be a student paddler new to competition. We welcome all views.

Please forward the survey onto any friends who may also be interested in the event and sharing their thoughts with us.

If you have any questions please contact anna.gray@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 9th June 2021

Thanks for your time

  Updated Bulletin and registration for April Selection regatta

An updated version of the bulletin, Bulletin 1b, has been issued for the April Selection regatta. The update contains additional and modified information compared to the original bulletin. Information which has changed since the original bulletin is highlighted in grey. Use the link below to see the bulletin.
    icon_pdf  Selection Event Bulletin 1b

Entries are now open until Sunday 28th March 23:00. Athletes must individually enter themselves using THIS LINK

The event is being run primarily to select Tokyo profiled athletes for Games Nomination and Quota Qualification at Continental/Global qualifiers and in order to minimise the risk of infection and transmission of Covid-19, the International Panel request that prior to entry, athletes and coaches consider whether Tokyo senior selection is a realistic aspiration at this stage or if athletes should wait to compete for Senior Worlds/junior/U23 selection in June or at a later regatta.

As part of the entry process, you will be asked to agree to the following documents. Please read these so that you understand how the event will operate.
    icon_pdf  Selection Event Opt-In Conditions
    icon_pdf  Selection Event Code of Behaviour Document

Athletes can attend with a maximum of one coach or essential support staff. In order to attend the regatta these individuals will need to register HERE.

  Information Bulletin for April selection event

In the light of ongoing regulations and guidance for the management of outdoor sporting events in the current Covid environment it is clear that the planned selection events will be held under very different conditions than those we are accustomed to for our usual National regattas.  An Information Bulletin has been issued for athletes, coaches and other support staff that identifies the ground rules that will govern the operation of the selection events.

It is vital that athletes and coaches who will be attending the selection events familiarise themselves with the contents of this bulletin. The full text is available on the link below.

    icon_pdf  Selection Event Information Bulletin 1

 

  Hoped for September regatta will not take place

The following statement has been released by Alan Laws, Chairman of the Sprint Racing Committee:

The Sprint Racing Committee and the Regatta Committee sincerely regret to announce that the possible National Sprint Racing event being planned for 26 and 27 Sep 2020 will not take place.

The volunteer members of the Regatta Committee have taken part in many hours of discussion and consultation, including a site visit to the NWSC, with the aim of running a COVID Secure regatta. Unfortunately, we have determined, after much deliberation, that we would not have either sufficient competitors or suitably experienced volunteer officials attending the event to run a viable competition this year. The clubs had been asked to give an idea of how many competitors would be available and their response made it clear that numbers would not be enough. Similarly, with the volunteer officials.

On a positive note, the work that the Regatta Committee has done in partnership with members of BC staff should ensure a Covid secure Sprint Racing Regatta season for 2021.

The members of the SRC commended the work of the Regatta Committee, being all too aware of the intensity of it, especially as it could only bring about a result that was not what was desired.

  ICF announces exciting series of webinars

The International Canoe Federation will host a series of free online webinars showcasing the latest developments in coaching and athlete preparation.

Each ICF Performance Education webinar will be hosted by a world-leading expert in their field, and will include topics looking at how to manage an athlete from their first stroke through to the elite level, energy expenditure and fatigue, and high altitude training.

The six free online courses will be open to all participants, but pre-event registration will be required. The first course has been set down for August 19, and will examine the differences between training methods for men and women.

Participants will be able to ask questions during the webinars. Videos of the sessions will be posted online at the end of each webinar for those who are unable to participate in the live session.

“The ICF performance education webinars are a free online series aimed at coaches, athletes and administrators who wish to expand their knowledge on specific topics to improve their own performance or that of their athletes,” ICF sport development manager, Sebastian Cuattrin, said.

“We are very fortunate to have access to some of the leading experts for each webinar, so we are very confident all participants will benefit from these sessions. People will leave these sessions with new ideas and the latest cutting-edge information in their fields.

“The Covid-19 pandemic is presenting many challenges around the world, but by harnessing the latest technology and accessing our deep pool of experts, we can continue to ensure canoeing will go from strength to strength.”

The full schedule of webinars is as follows;

August 19: Difference between women’s and men’s training methods
August 26: Athlete’s career: From the first stroke to ultimate paddler
September 2: Considerations for the female athlete
September 9: Energy expenditure and fatigue
September 16: Choosing a paddle for young kayak athletes
October 14: High altitude training

Full details of the webinars and registration information can be found here.