Grandtully WWR. Online entry and payment is now available via the SCA website. This is the preferred entry method. ENTER NOW and save yourself £5 late entry fees. The link below takes you straight to the page.
We have a number of races this month after the English Open on the Dart :
Barrow 4 next Saturday 13th Jan at the Boathouse Barrow on Soar
Fairthorne Manor next Sunday 14th Jan at Botley, Hampshire
Woodmill Saturday 21st Jan at Southampton
North Eastern Region:
The Bobby Timperley Memorial Race on Sunday 29th January at Tyne Green, Hexham
All are welcome - there will be classes for all types of boat. More details in the calendar and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/216485560525/
An update from Julie Lewis, who is running this weekend's races: Many thanks for all racing today. Please find below the provisional results. Well done to Freddie Brown who was 3rd overall as well as being first junior. It was really nice to see Scott Finch back racing and meet Selwyn and Tom Richards who had great runs, and Lena Kraus who did her first wwr in a wavehopper. Congratulations also to Xavier Hinves who also completed his first WWR and was the 1st U16.
Good luck to everyone 11 am start
Something else for your calendar: Sharks Canoe Club have a couple of races coming up in January. 14th Jan Fairthorne Manor and 21st Jan Woodmill - please see the poster and website calendar for details - as well as the rest of the 2018 Southern WWR Series
The weekend 18th and 19th November saw the biggest WWR event of the year, held at the river Washburn. Attended by over 300 students from 29 universities, the British University College Sport WWR championships was dominated by paddlers from Scottish universities. Although not huge in number the paddlers from the Scottish Universities showed they were high in quality with medal places in several classes.
Ryan Hunt of Edinburgh University won MC1 sprint and classic, with Andy Houston of Dundee taking 3rd place.
Rachel Houston of Strathclyde Uni won WC1 sprint and classic and WK1 sprint.
Ian Hosie also of Strathclyde won MK1 sprint.
The classic MK1 saw Jacob Holmes of Strathclyde narrowly beaten into second place, to former Edinburgh Uni student Nick Bennett, now of Newcastle Uni.
Both Strathclyde and Edinburgh finished in the top 10 overall places, no mean feat considering they had only 8 and 2 paddlers at the event respectively.
Many of these paddlers are supported by their university, and these results help demonstrate how much this funding is valued.
Well done to all.
The registration for selection for Great Britain teams is now open.
In order to register your intention, you will need to be logged into the WWR website. To register you must provide: email address (this will be used to contact you with the results of selection so it is your responsibility to ensure it is correct); mobile phone number; dob, passport number and a passport sized photograph. The photo and a copy of your passport should be sent to:
within two weeks of registering.
All registrations must be in before Saturday 10th February 2018. Please note you will still need to enter the selection races seperately.
Competency assessments for athletes can be achieved at the selection events only.
When entering please state which class(es) you wish to be considered for and which competitions. You can only enter a maximum of two classes in each competition ie. K1/C2; C1/C2; K1/C1. This does not include team events. If you wish to enter more than one class you can use the "Add Guest" button to create another registration form.
As a selected athlete you will be required to potentially compete in the team event, which will be at the direction of the team manager.
Please read the selection policy and competency requirements before registering. Selection will take place a few days after the selection race. Once notified you will be required to accept or decline your place.
For selected athletes a contribution/deposit will be required.
WWR will subsidise Great Britain Teams, with the Senior Worlds and Junior Worlds being the focus events. World cup, U23s and Europeans representation will be self-funding and self supporting.
Competitions are as follows:
SENIOR WORLD CHAMPS MUTOA, SWITZERLAND 31 May – 3 Jun 2018
SENIOR WORLD CUP 8 - 10 Jun Celje, Slovenia
SENIOR WORLD CUP 15 – 17 Jun Banja Luka
JUNIOR AND U 23 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2 - 5 Aug Skopje MKD * Note this date and venue may change.
National Head Coach Paul Anderson can advise you if you want to discuss matters pertaining with selection and GB representation.
Yours in Sport,