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Manor Farm Regional/Wavehopper Sprint & Classic – CANCELLED

August 17

Due to weather forecast for high winds this weekend – this event has unfortunately been CANCELLED.

EVENT:

RIVER HAMBLE (MANOR FARM) COUNTRY PARK RANKING CLASSIC WWR AND RANKING WAVEHOPPER RACE AND NON-RANKING OPEN CLASS RACE plus second RACE SPRINT (ONE RUN) RANKING SPRINT WWR AND RANKING WAVEHOPPER RACE AND NON-RANKING OPEN CLASS RACE
ORGANISER DETAILS
Name of organiser NEAL UNDERWOOD

(Race manager Susan Templeton)

Address of Organiser C/O 4 Larwood Close, Greenford, Middlesex. UB6 OTB
Email caneoing@theshark.org.uk
Telephone numbers 07951770241
Name of club THE SHARKS CANOE CLUB Further information available from Race Manager Susan13templeton@btinternet.com
RACE DETAILS
Date 17 AUGUST 2019
Start Time START 1230 CLASSIC

CHECK IN BY 1100 BRIEFING ON BANK NEAR JETTY AT START 1200 BE IN CANOE GEAR READY TO RACE

THE SPRINT EVENT WILL BE HELD DIRECTLY AFTER THE CLASSIC RACE SO STAY ON THE WATER

FROM BARNFIELD CAR PARK KIOSK FOLLOW SIGNS TO PONTOON (300METRES) DOWN STEPS TO RIVER BANK CONTROL IN BLUE CAMPERVAN ON ROAD NEAR JETTY (NO ACCESS FOR OTHER VEHICLES)

NOTE: PARKING IS NOT ON THE RIVER BUT ABOVE IN A PUBLIC CAR PARK AND YOU MUST PAY TO PARK THEN WALK WITH KIT AND BOATS DOWN TO RIVER VIA WINDY PATHS

Race Type (sprint and/or classic with approximate distances) Ranking Classic WWR and Wavehopper Race and non ranking open race plus ranking WWR and wavehopper sprint race and non ranking sprint race

Classic: 1.5 miles course may be shortened or run in loops closer to start if weather conditions poor

Sprint: 0.5 mile maximum course may be shortened or run in loops closer to start if weather conditions poor or due to tide

Race venue (Area and county) Bursledon, Between Southampton and Portsmouth, Hampshire on the River Hamble
Location: (Nearest sat nav/post code/OS Map Reference) Grid reference SU496111

Post Code: SO31 1BH

NB: Once in the Park, park at the Pay and Display (you need to pay for ticket) Park in Barnfield Car Park (there are several) this is the one you need the one with ice-cream etc. with Kiosk and then it’s a small trek (300 METRES follow signs for pontoon) with canoe and gear to the water see map it is easy to get lost on path so ask if not sure.

(Watch other people and heavy horse and cart rides, ideally carry canoes in twos at knee height)

River Hamble Country Park AND Manor Farm , Pylands Lane, Bursledon, Hampshire, SO31 1BH

A mile from Junction 8 of the M27 motorway, which links to the M3, and A27 and A3, enabling easy access from London, the Midlands and North.

Exit at Junction 8 and follow the brown Tourist Information signs for the Manor Farm Country Park.  Once in the Country Park the Barnfield Car park should be clear (go past four carpark signs before you get to the Barnfield car Park (with Kiosk) If you get as far as the Farm you have gone too far).

Bursledon Station, on the Southampton-Portsmouth line is two miles away, Eastleigh Parkway four miles away and Southampton Station approximately six miles away.  Southampton Airport is four miles away.

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River Hamble Country Park AND Manor Farm, runs along the west bank of the River Hamble between the villages of Botley and Bursledon in Hampshire at grid reference SU496111. It is a Local Nature Reserve.

Address: Pyland’s Lane Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire. SO31 1BH

Phone: 01489 787055

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River Hamble Country Park and Manor Farm, runs along the west bank of the River Hamble between the villages of Botley and Bursledon in Hampshire at grid reference SU496111. It is a Local Nature Reserve.

Address: Pyland’s Lane Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire. SO31 1BH

Phone: 01489 787055

River type, grade and hazards Open water on the River Hamble the section can be quite exposed to wind and weather and tide.

Race held at top of tides to reduce effects but tide can race in and out in this area quite fast depending on tidal range on the day also flood water and weather can alter this.

It can be choppy due to weather and boat traffic (although boats are more restricted in this area of the River Hamble).

Is safety cover provided? If so what type of cover please list No

ALL WWR PADDLERS MUST WEAR BOUYANCY AND CRASH HAT

ALL OPEN EVEN PADDLERS UNDER 18 MUST WEAR A BOUYANCY AID AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES

Regional, wavehopper, or national race RANKING REGIONAL CLASSIC WWR AND RANKING WAVEHOPPER RACE and NON RANKING OPEN CLASS

AND RANKING REGIONAL SPRINT WWR AND RANKING WAVEHOPPER RACE and NON RANKING OPEN CLASS

Is it to be a ranking race Yes
ENTRY FEES (PRICE INCLUDES BOTH RACES)
Adult £7 For British Canoeing member and £12 non-members
Junior £7 For British Canoeing member and £12 non-members
Late entry fee (if any) and what date this applies from £1
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

Safeguarding course

Name of welfare officer ANGIE (THE SHARKS Club Rep) on the Day Susan Templeton
Any other useful information See Span of Control and Risk Assessments

Suitable for novices unless conditions very windy and as long as they can steer boat and have good stability. The bank is a long way away in some parts of the course if a paddler is blown off course.

Why not visit the Working Farm before your race, it has been featured in TV documentaries re farms/the war etc. and is great for adults and children alike, lovely café there extra charges to go to Farm.

“Many things to see and do, very educational in terms of the Victorian kitchen, schoolroom and activities on offer and of course the delightful animals. Manor Farm is a lovely place to visit!”

Manor Farm has been a working farm for over 600 years.

Meet Mrs Earwicker, the farmer’s wife, and the other costumed characters who bring the Victorian farm to life. See what’s cooking in her farmhouse kitchen – you may even be able to buy seasonal produce – or watch her doing the washing, beating carpets etc.

Explore the historic buildings and barns, enjoy the free range and other animals, watch traditional farm machinery at work, and take a peek into our old privy!

Nearby 13th century St Bartholomew’s church is worth exploring too. All that remains today is its chancel, which overlooks the farm’s pretty duck pond.

. See website: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/manorfarm

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Date:
August 17
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Venue

Manor Farm
SO31 1BH United Kingdom + Google Map