British Canoeing’s vision is for the England Talent Sprint Programme to significantly contribute athletes to British Canoeing Olympic and Paralympic teams, supporting Great Britain to be the best in the world by 2028.
As demonstrated by the work currently underway through the Talent Club Partnership Programme there is the very real desire to further strengthen the talent environments within clubs as an integral and fundamental part of the athlete talent pathway within Sprint Racing.
Over the next few months (April/May/June) the England Sprint Talent Programme will be exploring what support structure is needed around the clubs and how the squad structure will work in order to support this.
The draft strategy can be found HERE, we welcome and invite your feedback by 13:00pm on Friday 26th April on this proposal HERE and would like to invite any English club to attend a consultation evening hosted at the British Canoeing Offices on Saturday 27th April at the HPP regatta (meeting after the event), please confirm your attendance HERE.
Official Results for the March Regatta have now been published. All regatta documentation can be downloaded from the Canoe Sprint Racing UK website.
The Sprint Competition Review Working Group is conducting a range of consultation activities to help us understand the views of the racing community. This is your opportunity to engage in the review and to ensure that your voice is heard.
The questionnaire provides paddlers and parents of paddlers with a valuable opportunity to provide feedback into their experiences competing in sprint racing regattas.
We would encourage you to participate in this survey if you are:
an adult who participates in sprint and/or marathon racing
the parent of a child who participates in sprint and/or marathon racing
a junior paddler (age 12 and over) who participates in sprint and/or marathon racing
an adult or junior K1 or C1 paddler (age 12 and over) who does not currently participate in racing
The questionnaire is online, simple to complete and can be accessed HERE
Closing date for responses is Wednesday 1st May
If you have any questions about the review or the questionnaire then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Competitors have been named for individual and crew boat events for 2019 competitions. The full announcement can be seen by using the link below:
2019 Canoe Sprint Team Announcement 2nd April
A new chairperson is being sought for the Sprint Racing Committee. The links below lead to the advert itself, and a background document on the duties of the post and the type of individual that it is hoped to attract.
SRC Chair advertisement
SRC Chair – role description
British Canoeing are encouraging all paddlers to adopt the Check, Clean, Dry protocol to minimise the spread of invasive organisms between waterways. To this end, there will be facilities to wash boats before leaving the regatta course on Sunday. More details of the protocol can be found on the link below:
Check, Clean, Dry poster
Please see the link below for late changes to the start lists for the sprint regatta at Holme Pierrepoint this coming weekend.
March regatta start list changes
The 2nd round of the Junior crew boat trials, scheduled for 9/10 March have been cancelled in the light of adverse weather forecasts. The full notice can be seen on the link below.
Junior crew boat 2nd round trial cancellation
To receive a copy of the new handbook by post please email a request to Cathy Wynne on email@example.com with your postal address and make a bank transfer of £8 (£5 handbook + £3 postage) to:
Bank sort code: 20-19-95
Account number: 93457605
Account name: BC Sprint Racing Committee
Wey Kayak Club have released details of their Sprints Day on 6th April at the club’s base in Guildford. The events in the programme are expected to last from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch. See the poster on the link below for details of how to enter and the associated fees.
Wey Sprints 2019 poster