Category Archives: Team Leaders

  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.

  May 2017 National Sprint Regatta – Marathon 5km K2 Assessment

Notice for Team Leaders and competitors in the marathon 5km K2 assessment races:

For those paddlers taking part in the 5km assessment races, the Marathon Racing Committee has confirmed:

  1. the course will be 1 large lap to the 1000m mark and 2 small laps to the 500m mark,
  2. boats are to be sprint weight (18kg) not marathon weight,
  3. entries on the day will be charged a late entry fee of £19 rather than £14 if entered pre-regatta.

  May 2017 National Sprint Regatta – entries deadline extended to tonight

Notice for Team Leaders:

We are extending the entries deadline for the May 2017 regatta by 24 hours to Thursday 20 April 2017 at 23:59.

Unfortunately, we are still awaiting a fix for the bug that is stopping you entering crew boats for Masters events. There are also a few other small bugs impacting one or two clubs, which we are also trying to clear. I will advise the impacted clubs as soon as these are resolved.

Kind regards

Phil Caisley

  Paddler Registration now open

To Team Leaders:

Paddler Registration for new paddlers has now re-opened. Please use your log-in for the Regatta Management System to access your club’s information. New paddler registrations should be made by selecting the following function and completing the required registration details:

Paddler details | Register new paddler

We will confirm new paddler registrations with you.

Any Sprint Club Team Leader that has not already received a secure log-in to the regatta entry system, please let us know by emailing

  New Buoyancy Ruling for 2017

Please be aware that the wording relating to boat buoyancy has been changed to help clarify what is required. The new wording, which comes into force at the April 2017 regatta, is now similar to the wording used for Marathon races:

“Boats must have sufficient buoyancy to float level with the water while supporting the crew when capsized. Boats inherent buoyancy must be supplemented by additional and visible fixed flotation material or by the provision of a sealed bulk heads”

Competitors and Team Leaders: Please ensure that all (your) boats are fitted with sufficient additional buoyancy to keep the boat and competitor afloat in the event of a capsize.