Holme Pierrepoint regatta dates announced for 2021

The following dates have been announced for weekend regattas at Holme Pierrepoint next year, 2021. At this point it is only the dates that have been decided. Work is ongoing to devise the programme for each regatta.

    17/18 April

    5/6 June

    10/11 July

    4/5 September

Please note that there is still the possibility of a regatta in September 2020. Information about any such regatta will be issued as soon as it becomes available.

  GB Canoe Sprint – Situational Analysis

In November 2019, British Canoeing and UK Sport jointly commissioned a panel of independent experts to deliver a ‘Situational Analysis’ of Canoe Sprint in Great Britain. The panel was asked to investigate the factors contributing to the underperformance of the British Canoeing Sprint World Class Programme against World‐level medal aspirations, and to consider the potential for Canoe Sprint to be competitive across multiple events, and to win more than 1 or 2 Olympic medals per cycle in the future.

Use the link below to see the full report:

GB Canoe Sprint Situational Analysis

  Pub Quiz 2!

The Regatta Committee invite you to a Zoom Virtual Pub Quiz on Sunday 24th May at 7:30pm. The quiz is expected to last approximately one hour.

Use the link below to join the Zoom meeting for the quiz. The Meeting ID is 856 1639 0737. Contact a member of the Regatta Committee if you do not already have the meeting password.

Quiz Zoom Link

If required, you can also dial in to the Zoom meeting system on the following numbers:

   +44 203 481 5240   +44 131 460 1196   +44 203 051 2874   +44 203 481 5237

  Sprint Talent Update

A Sprint Talent Update from British Canoeing has been issued with items focused on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on various aspects of the talent programmes. The full Update can be found HERE

  British Canoeing coronavirus update

British Canoeing has cancelled all competitions until at least 30th June 2020. Consequently, the Holme Pierrepoint regatta planned for 6/7 June will no longer take place.

“British Canoeing will continue to work with all of the paddle sport discipline committees to review competitions and events beyond 30 June on a case by case basis and in line with any potential changes to government guidance.”

The full statement from British Canoeing can be found HERE

  The British Canoeing Online Coaching Community of Practice

The British Canoeing coaching department will be running a weekly online coaching community of practice videos which you can sign up to and watch, a full news article can be found through clicking on the link HERE.

Join British Canoeing for the first of a weekly conversation connecting coaches from across the British Canoeing paddlesports community on Thursday 9th April, between 2 and 3pm.

Each week we will choose a coaching topic and discuss the implications and applications in various coaching contexts, sharing our experiences and learning.

This week Craig Morris (Podium Technical Coach – Canoe Slalom) will be joined by Matt Lawrence (Technical Coach – Paracanoe), Luke Smyth (Southern Regional Pathway Coach – Canoe Slalom) and Imogen Collins (England National Talent Squad Coach – Canoe Sprint) to discuss how they are managing to ‘Coach through COVID’.

This meeting will be held online via Google hangouts, therefore, you will need to be able to access this mechanism. If you would like to join the conversation please email sid.sinfield@britishcanoeing.org.uk for a meeting invite. Places will be restricted by technology.

If you are unable to join us at the time, these conversations will be recorded and available as a download from the British Canoeing Awarding Body digital library, allowing you to catch up when it suits.