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Hamble Regional & Wavehopper

November 16

EVENT: HAMBLE CLASSIC WWR RACE RANKING REGIONAL WWR AND RANKING WAVEHOPPER AND OPEN NON RANKING
ORGANISER DETAILS
Name of organiser NEAL UNDERWOOD
Address of Organiser C/O 4 Larwood Close, Greenford, Middlesex. UB6 OTB
Email canoeing@thesharks.org.uk
Telephone numbers 07951770241
Name of club THE SHARKS CANOE CLUB Further information available from Susan13templeton@btinternet.com (Race Manager)
RACE DETAILS
Date 16 NOVEMBER 2019
Start Time 1300 due to tide

Book in by 1130

Briefing 1230 ALL to attend be in canoe kit ready to get on water to start across river

Race Type (sprint and/or classic with approximate distances) CLASSIC 2 MILES (OPEN WATER)
Race venue (Area and county) RIVER HAMBLE, HAMPSHIRE BETWEEN PORTSMOUTH AND SOUTHAMPTON Start Lands’ end below the Jolly Sailor Public House following right hand side of river bank downstream to finish at RAF YACHT CLUB (Approx. two miles)

If required course changes or race cancellation will be considered and implemented. If Force 5/6 consideration to change course will be considered. If over Force 6, two options will be considered depending on weather severity and paddler safety: Option 1: The course will be changed to run from Lands’ End to the M27 Motorway bridge and back to Lands’ End with one or two loops to make the race. Safety boats will be positioned at the M27 motorway bridge and Bursledon bridge.

Option 2: The race will be cancelled.

Location: (Nearest sat nav/post code/OS Map Reference)
  • start
Swanwick Shore Road, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7HP (THEN PADDLE OVER TO START ACROSS RIVER)
  • finish
RAF YACHT CLUB, Riverside House, Rope Walk, Hamble, Hampshire SO31 4HD http://g.co/maps/3qbkx
River type, grade and hazards OPEN WATER NOT SUITABLE FOR NOVICES

CAN BE EXTREMELY ROUGH WITH UP TO 25MPH WINDS AND 2 TO 2.5 FEET WAVES

HAZARDS: MOORED BOATS, OPEN WATER, WIND, TIDE

Is safety cover provided? If so what type of cover please list YES ON KEY PARTS OF THE COURSE : MINIMUM OF TWO MOTORISED SAFETY BOATS ON TWO MARINA FRONTS AND A LAST BOAT CANOE SAFETY MARSHALL

NB: MANY PARTS OF COURSE 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.

Regional, wavehopper, or national race RANKING REGIONAL WWR AND WAVEHOPPER AND NON RANKING OPEN RACE
Is it to be a ranking race Yes
ENTRY FEES
Adult £7 NON BRITISH CANOEING MEMBER £12
Junior £7 NON BRITISH CANOEING MEMBER £12
Late entry fee (if any) and what date this applies from YES £1 EXTRA
Name and experience of Club Safety Officer (must have attended British Canoeing event safety training course) SUSAN TEMPLETON

Run WWR’s, slalom, sprint events. WWR/slalom/marathon paddler over 45 years

Name of welfare officer
Any other useful information The race can vary year on year from relative flat calm to extremely challenging conditions

2011, 2014 AND 2015 RACES WERE VERY CHALLENGING WITH 2014 HAVING 25 MPH HEAD WINDS AND CONTINUOUS ROUGH WATER WITH UP TO 2.5 FOOT WAVES AT ALL ANGLES IN PLACES PLUS WIND DISRUPTION

ALL PADDLERS MUST WEAR A BUOYANCY AID AND ALL WWR AND UNDER 18 PADDLERS A CRASH HAT; HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL PADDLERS.

ALL PADDLERS IN CLOSED COCKPIT BOATS MUST WEAR A FULLY FITTED SPRAY DECK THIS IS OPEN AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WATER THE RISK OF SINKING IS HIGH WITHOUT. OPEN CANOES SHOULD HAVE COVERING TO PREVENT WATER EGRESS OVER OPEN BOAT AREAS

START: TOILETS ACROSS A BUSY ROAD AT ANDARK DIVING SHOP RECOMMENDED NO U18’S GO ON THEIR OWN DUE TO ROAD CROSSING

FINISH: TOILETS AND CHANGING AT RAFYC

Details

Date:
November 16
Event Categories:
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Organizer

THE SHARKS CANOE CLUB
Email:
canoeing@thesharks.org.uk

Venue

Hamble
Hamble, SO31 4HA United Kingdom + Google Map