Regional Races

Fairthorne Manor Hamble WWR Regional & Open Race Jan 2018
Sunday 14 January 2018 

Start: 1100 BOOK IN BY 1000 LATEST  BRIEFING 1030 ALL TO ATTEND BE IN CANOE KIT READY TO GET ON WATER

RACE: -CLASSIC 1 MILE.  A non-ranking fun TEAM race over the same race course  may be held after the main race depending on interest and conditions

VENUE:- FAIRTHORNE MANOR ON THE RIVER HAMBLE, HAMPSHIRE BETWEEN PORTSMOUTH AND SOUTHAMPTON. If required course changes or race cancellation will be considered and implemented.  If Gale Force 5/6 . consideration to change course will be considered.  If over Gale Force 6, two options will be considered depending on weather severity and paddler safety: Option 1: The course will be changed to run closer to the start in loops. Option 2: The race will be cancelled.

VENUE: 

BOTLEY, BETWEEN SOUTHAMPTON AND PORTSMOUTH HAMPSHIRE. YMCA Fairthorne Manor Curdridge Southampton SO30 2GH

 

Picturesquely situated in 111 acres of parkland and woodland on the banks of the river Hamble, Fairthorne Manor is eight miles east of Southampton and is within two hours travel from London. Directions: From M27 J7 take the A334 signposted Botley, keeping Sainsbury’s on your left as you leave the junction roundabout. Continue on the A334 over 4 roundabouts. Continue on the road through Botley village, and past Botley Mills, still on the A334. At the top of the rise take the right turn, signposted YMCA National Centre. Continue along this road and you will see the exit drive first. At this point slow as the entrance drive is just after a blind corner on the right. The nearest train station is Botley.  You need to go through a barrier controlled gate.

 

 NO PARKING AT BOAT SHED PARK IN MAIN CAR PARKS AND WALK DOWN OR OFFLOAD CANOES QUICKLY THEN GO AND PARK

START & FINISH:- Boat Shed, Fairthorne Manor Location and Race Control. Fairthorne Manor. YMCA Fairthorne Manor Curdridge Southampton SO30 2GH. Web: www.ymca-fg.org PADDLERS WILLL START AT THE BOAT HOUSE IN FAIRTHORNE MANOR PADDLE UP TO THE START AND THEN RACE DOWN TO FINISH (WHERE THEY GOT IN)

 

TIDAL RIVER BUT HELD AT TOP OF TIDE FOR ACCESS AND TO MINIMISE TIDAL CURRENTS SUITABLE FOR NOVICES. NARROW, TWISTY WITH SOME PARTS OVERHANGING TREES AND BRANCHES. PADDLERS WILLL START AT THE BOAT HOUSE IN FAIRTHORNE MANOR PADDLE UP TO THE START AND THEN RACE DOWN TO FINISH (WHERE THEY GOT IN)

 

NO SAFETY COVER WILL BE PROVIDED: PADDLERS WILL BE ON THEIR OWN AND WILL NEED TO SELF RESCUE OR CALL FOR HELP FROM THE NEXT PADDLERS: Safety cover may be needed by paddlers racing and you must ask for help or any paddler seeing another who is or may be in difficulty should render assistance if they do not they face a potential life ban from the sport. Race paddlers must wait on until the next two paddlers have finished there must always be two paddlers at the bottom of the race acting as safety.

 Race Entry Fees: Adults & Juniors: £3   £7 NON British Canoeing members

Race Safety: Susan Templeton

Welfare: Mandy Coombes

 

Location YMCA Fairthorne Manor Curdridge Southampton SO30 2GH
Contact Neal Underwood & Susan Templeton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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