Month: March 2024

Devizes to Westminster 2024: How to follow along!

The Marathon Racing Committee would like to wish all competitors racing in the 2024 edition of the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race the best of luck. Have a safe and enjoyable (?) race to whichever finish line in your aim.

We would also like to thank all the volunteers (directors, committee, marshalls and more) out on the course over the next few days. Without you, these events could not happen.

There is a variety of coverage happening over the next three days as the straight through crews, juniors and stages compete and you can follow their progress in a variety of ways.

The official DW organisation channels include the following:

PaddleDaily, an independent paddling media company, will also be following the race through their channels. They might also be providing some live stream footage of the senior doubles race for us. You can find their channels below.

We look forward to following along ourselves!

Masters World Championships 2024 Bulletin 1

The organisers of the 2024 World Championships have released the first bulletin for the Masters programme of events. This can be downloaded using the below link.

Any questions on Masters racing should be directed to our Masters lead Bryn Price via his email.

Seeking Volunteers – Short Course Nationals 2024

We are seeking volunteers to help us run the National Short Course Marathon Championships 2024 on Sunday 12th May. Whether it’s helping with set-up on the Saturday or marshalling during the racing or even commentary, we need your help to make this amazing event even better. There are roles to suit everyone and every different time commitment.

If you are interested in volunteering even a little amount of time over the weekend, fill in the below form and the Short Course Nationals Race Leads will be in contact in due course. Thank you for helping us to make this discipline even better!!

2024 World Cup, Waterlands and FISU Canoe Sports Championships Selection Announcement

Following the Assessment Race on Saturday 23rd March, the Selection Committee met to complete the selections for the World Cup, Waterlands and University Worlds. The Selection Committee would like to thank Norwich Club for hosting the first assessment of 2024. The wind was very strong but despite this, the starts were well executed and there was a really positive spirit on this day of racing.

Please see below to see the full selection note and statement from the Selection Committee.

We would like to congratulate the athletes on their selections to their respective teams.

Finally, we would like to thank Norwich, all the athletes and supporters for fantastic day of racing.

Masters Races at the 2024 ICF World Cup Canoe Marathon in Brandenburg

For those Masters considering entering the 2024 World Cup Masters event in Brandenburg, please see the attached bulletin and entry form.

As with previous internationals, there is the option of Masters boats being taken on the main team trailer if space allows. This will be at an additional cost.

Any questions, please contact our Masters Racing Lead Bryn Price here.

2024 FISU World University Canoe Sports Championships

On very short notice we have been made aware of an exciting opportunity to race Canoe Marathon at the World University Canoe games in Portugal on the 24th August.

A team of up to 8 athletes will be selected to complete in the following classes: C1W 12km, C1M 16km, K1W 16km, K1M 20km.

BUCS manage the entries and have requested the athlete nominations be completed by 30th March and delegates pay in full by the 12th May. Due to this tight enforced deadline, the only assessment to make the athlete selections is this Saturday, 23rd March, at the K1 / C1 Assessment in Norwich. We apologise for the short notice, however, this was unforeseen and the Selection Committee was keen to offer athletes the opportunity to represent at this event.

All athletes seeking selection must take note of the following:

  • Read the full selection policy which outlines the eligibility criteria, event details and selection process: World University Canoe Marathon Policy
  • Enter and complete at the K1 / C1 assessment on the 23rd March. Entries can be found here: Norwich Assessment Entries
  • Complete an athlete availability form by 22:00 on the 23rd March. The form can be found here
  • Complete a BUCS athlete nomination form by the 30th March. The form can be found here

For full information, please refer to the selection policy as published (link above). If you still have any questions, please direct them to the Chair of the Selection Committee, Nanette North:

World Cup & Waterlands International Team Selection

On the 23rd of March, Norwich are hosting the first assessment of the 2024 season. This assessment will be used as continuous assessment for the 2024 season and will be the selection event for the following international trips:

  • Waterlands – 20th April: Under 23 and Junior Development Team
  • World Cup – 1st-2nd June: Senior and Under 23 Development Team

Athletes seeking selection for either of these events must complete the below Availability Form by 22:00 on the 20th March 2024.

To enter the assessment race in Norwich, visit our entries page here. Late entry fees apply from 13:00 on the 21st March.

Details of the events and the selection process can be found in the 2024 International Selection Policy. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Chair of the Selection committee, Nanette North, at