Category Archives: National

  British Canoeing Performance Department – Racing Seminar

On behalf of Paul Ratcliffe, Performance Director, and Mike Chandler, Head of Performance Coaching, British Canoeing would like to invite you to a racing seminar for all coaches on 11th November 2017.

The seminar, which has been put together with some of our club coaches, will be a mixture of interactions, presentations and coaching discussions with the view to keep building and spreading our knowledge across the sport to help continuously improve our athletes.

      icon_pdf  Racing Seminar Poster

The seminar will be free to attend and a venue will be confirmed in due course, but will be easily accessible from the M25 and M40 as this is most central to most clubs.

There will be up to 100 places available and please let Mike Chandler know if you wish to take part by Friday 29th September 2017 by using his email: Clubs can send one email with a list of attendees, which must include each attendee’s full name and email address.

We’d love for you to join us to help keep improving this sport together.

We looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards

Paul and Mike

  2017 Junior Canoeist of the Year

The 2017 Junior Racing Canoeist of the Year is Ieuan James, Forth CC, gold medallist in the Junior and U23 World Championships this year in the K1 200m. The trophy was suitably presented to Ieuan by Liam Heath, another fairly good K1 200m paddler(!!!), who was also the winner of this award in 2002.

  Club Representatives at the ACM

Annual Consultative Meeting – Saturday 2nd September 2017 – National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham – 75 minutes after the last race on Saturday evening.

All affiliated Canoe Sprint Racing clubs can nominate 1 member to represent their club and vote on behalf of their club. The club representative must be a fully paid-up British Canoeing member.

To speed up the checking-in the process, where each representative’s membership is validated before any voting takes place, can the club representative please bring their BC membership card with them to present at the meeting.

  Sprint Talent Programme 2017/18 Inclusion Criteria

British Canoeing have released information relating to the England Talent Programme Canoe Sprint Inclusion Criteria for October 2017 to September 2018.

The inclusion criteria document is available here:
      icon_pdf  Canoe Sprint 2017-18 England Talent Programme Inclusion Criteria

And the document is also on the British Canoeing website on the Talent Programme – Sprint  page. Look at the entries in the right-hand column.

  September 2017 National Sprint Regatta – Timetable, Start List and Programme

The Timetable, Start List and Programme for the September 2017 Regatta are now available to download:

icon_pdf  September 2017 Timetable
icon_pdf  September 2017 Start List
icon_pdf  September 2017 Programme

These are also available on the Current Year page.

Please be aware the finals for the following 3 events, which were originally scheduled for Saturday, have been moved to Sunday morning :

  • Boys U16 200m K2 Final (now race 166 at 08:30 on Sunday)
  • Boys U18 200m K2 Final (now race 167 at 08:33 on Sunday)
  • Mens Open Kayak 200m K2 Final (now race 168 at 08:36 on Sunday)

  British Canoeing TASS Places Announcement

British Canoeing is proud to announce that they have been awarded 20 Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) places across Slalom and Sprint for 2017/18.

TASS aims to support English athletes to fulfil their sporting potential and to meet their academic and vocational goals, through a dual process which creates a genuine balance between sport and education.

The British Canoeing TASS Programme will be positioned to support aspiring and committed English U23 athletes that are studying at recognised higher education institutions. Any athlete wishing to be considered for TASS for 2017-18 is invited to consider the Inclusion Policy  and register their subsequent interest by completing the TASS application form  by Friday 18th August 2017.