Paracanoe included in updated 2024 Selection Policy

Following the confirmation of paracanoe demonstration events at both the European and World Championships, the selection policy has been updated to include details of team selection for these two events.

Changes can be found in sections 1.2a), 3.2 and 3.4. The policy can be found on the International Selection Page.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the policy. If you have any questions, please direct them to the chair of the selection committee, Nanette North:

K2/C2 Assessment Event Details & Entries now live

The details and entries for the second assessment race of the 2024 season is now live. This race will take place on Saturday 4th May. To find out more and enter, visit the entries page here. Entries close on the 2nd May and there are no late entries.

This assessment race forms the ongoing continuous assessment programme for the 2024 internationals, in particular as lead assessment for Sanabria K4 and European Championships. For full information on the international selection process, visit the policy here.

PaddleUK Competition Athlete Support Fund

Paddle England’s athlete support fund will open on 2 April for applications from eligible English athletes competing internationally.

The purpose of the fund is to provide some financial assistance to support athletes competing at British or English team representative competitions. For further information, visit their website post here.

This above fund is for english athletes only. Support for Welsh and Scottish Athletes is currently not publicly available but we encourage athletes to contact their governing bodies directly. Support for athletes in Northern Ireland can be viewed here.

National Short Course Championships 2024 Entries now open!

The MRC are excited to announce the entries for the third edition of the National Short Course Championships are now open. You see the full event details and enter via our entries site here. This event also is part of the continuous assessment policy named within our selection policy. Full details can be reviewed here.

Entries close on the 2nd May with late entries closing on the 6th May.

We are still seeking volunteers to help out with the day so if you can spare some time, it would significantly help in the event running! Visit our recent website post here to find out more.

Devizes to Westminster 2024: Final Results

Over Easter weekend, competitors took part in the annual Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race. The summary of final results can be found below with a full list being accessible from the DW website here. Congratulations to all that took part and well done to Anoushka Freeman and Tom Sharpe (Richmond Canoe Club) for winning the senior doubles event, Aiden Teeuwen and Max Prins-Mills (Reading Canoe Club) for winning the junior doubles event, Dan Palmer (Truro Canoe Club) for winning the senior singles event and Almir Balla and Serhii Pavlyshyn (Barking & Dagenham Canoe Club) for winning the Junior Veteran event. Newbury Canoe Club won the senior doubles team trophy and Lord Wandsworth College won the junior doubles team trophy.

The MRC would also like to give a big shout-out to the Directors, Committee and every single volunteer involved with the weekend. It was noticeable how well-organised the event was with clear communication and many a cheery face throughout the full course. Thank you for all your hard work to make it happen.

We are already looking forward to 2025…

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.