Hold Your Own Canoe Sprint Regatta

The SRC want to encourage clubs to hold local canoe sprint regattas so athletes have more opportunities to compete in canoe sprint races.

You can arrange a club regatta within your club or a regional regatta as a joint venture between clubs in your region.

For a detailed description of how to organise a regatta see the document on the link below.
icon_pdf  Running a sprint regatta

Additionally, there is an online event toolkit published by British Canoeing with tips and guidance for those who want to take the plunge and organise a local regatta. Topics include planning at various stages, the workforce that will be needed, welfare and safeguarding considerations, and many more. The website can be found HERE

Guidelines are currently being prepared and this page will be updated in due course, but here is a taster:

  1. BC members are allowed to participate with non BC members
  2. No promotions will be made at club/regional regattas so performance will not affect national ranking
  3. The Rules and Classes may be altered to suit the requirements
  4. Organisers may place an advertisement for their event in the Racing Handbook on payment of the appropriate fee
  5. Organisers may place information and links for their event on this SRC website; sending it to sprint@canoeracing.org.uk
  6. Organisers are asked to encourage all who take part to become BC members. Where fees are charged, BC members should be charged a reduced fee
  7. To ensure uniformity, organisers are asked to follow the BC Sprint Racing Competition Rules as far as possible
  8. Organisers are asked to make it clear in all literature what the events and rules will be

In the meantime, if you would like more information, please email Cathy Wynne using canoesprint.secretary@vol.britishcanoeing.org.uk 

One area that has come to prominence recently concerns biosecurity and the risks associated with the introduction of non-native or non-local species into waterways, and the problems that this can cause. Canoeists as a group have been identified as one possible cause of such contamination, and regatta organisers should be aware of the risks involved and the steps they can take to minimise them. The link below will open a document with appropriate advice.

icon_pdf  Biosecurity toolkit