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Super September Events Series


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T-Shirts: £10 online pre-order price, £12 on the day of the events. 

Polo shirts: £15.

Super September is here!

British Canoeing have launched their new initiative to help raise the profile of canoeing competitions in the UK and to showcase the breadth and diversity of our sport. In its second year, the British Canoeing Event Series has selected five key events from its 2017 calendar that demonstrate the high quality of competition that already exists in sprint, slalom, marathon, freestyle, rafting, polo and more!

Come along to one of the events, cheer on some of the best athletes in the world in their fields, get selfies with Olympians and Paralympians and give canoeing a go! More details about each event below...

Sprint and Paracanoe National Championships

2-3 September 2017

Holme Pierrepont (Nottingham)  

The Sprint and Paracanoe National Championships, based at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, will play host to a number of high profile athletes and Olympic medallists, who will battle it out to become the National Champions.

There will be a chance to meet some of our Sprint Olympic and World Champions with signing sessions throughout the day.

More information and how to enter:

Spectators: Just turn up at any time across the weekend to watch. Parking will be available at the centre for £6.

Participants: To register you must be able to sprint over 500m in a minimum standard time depending on your age and gender. 

There are events for the Mini Sprints, these are for the U12, using special small scale K1 (singles) , K2 (2 paddlers)  and K4's (4 paddlers).  There will be events for  U14, U16, U18 Senior Open, Paracanoe, Masters events an Paddle-Ability events.  

The deadline for entries is Wednesday 16th August.  More information about the National Sprint Regatta is available via this link:


Saturday: Races begin at 09.45, these will be 1000m heats and 500m heats.  The finals for  both the 1000m and 500m will be around 12.00. 200m heats will start around 14:00 with batches of finals interspersed throughout the afternoon.  Racing will finish at 18.00 on Saturday.  

Sunday: the racing starts at 08.30 and will finish around 16.00.  Sunday involves 500m races and the 200m Paracanoe Va'a Championships in the morning. 

Meet the Athletes!

Jon Schofield (K2 Men's Silver Olympic Medallist), Emma Wiggs (Paralympic Gold Medallist) and Nick Beighton (Paralympic Bronze Medallist) will be signing postcards for spectators. 

Times will be announced soon!

Canoe Polo National Championships

9-10 September 2017

Holme Pierrepont (Nottingham)  

The second weekend in September is the Canoe Polo National Championships at the brand new pitches (where the wakeboard park is) at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham. A number of teams, including the GB athletes, will be taking part in this action packed contact sport, where tactics and positional play are as important as speed and fitness.

More information and how to enter:

No tickets or pre-booking needed, just turn up and watch.

British Open (slalom, rafting and more)

16-17 September 2017

Lee Valley White Water Centre

This multi-discipline event will see Slalom Paddlers battle it out in the Division 1 & 2 competitions to be the British Open champion, White Water Rafting teams battling it out to be the fastest team, a Freestyle competition displaying the best moves and tricks to score the most points, a Boater X competition, Canoe Polo demonstrations and the opportunity for you to have a go in a Canoe!

More information and how to enter:

There's no need to pre-book and you don't need a ticket to get in!

Come down and watch the action on the water, join in yourself and meet some of our Olympic Athletes at our special athlete signings!



On the Legacy Course:

8am-12pm Rafting competition and 'have a go' sessions (times to be confirmed nearer the date)

12.30pm - 1.30pm Boater X Heats

1.30pm - 3.30pm Freestyle Competition

3.30pm - 4.30pm Boater X Heats

4.30pm - 5.30pm Rafting racing

On the Olympic Course:

9am - 6pm Slalom Qualifications (Prem)

6pm - 8pm Rafting Head to Head competition

8pm - Boater X Finals!

On the Lake:

10am-4pm Have a Go sessions!

Canoe Polo demonstrations throughout the day.


On the Legacy Course:

9am - 4pm Division 2 Slalom Competition & Finals

On the Olympic Course:

9am - 4pm Division 1 Slalom Competition & Finals

On the Lake:

10am - 4pm Have A Go sessions

Have a go at Rafting! (times TBC)

To book your place in the rafting competition see the Facebook Event Page or the British Rafting website.

Marathon Hasler Finals 

24 September 2017


This event will take place in Richmond and will see clubs from across the UK travelling to compete for a chance to win the prestigious Hasler trophy. Mark the date in your diaries and come down to see the Marathon athletes in action!

More information:

Spectators: This is a free event and spectators are welcome to arrive at any time in the day. Parking will be available on the Ham Riverside Pitches, adjacent to the Ham Street Car Park. Access is controlled by lockable barriers and this will be locked at 16.00 so all cars must have left the area by this time.
Please do not park in the main car park, as this is for use by visitors to Ham House.

Participants: All paddlers must report to the check-in desk upon arrival, even if you have already entered. If you fail to provide proof of membership or purchase of an event ticket, you will not be allowed to race.

Seniors: £9 per seat
Juniors (under 18 on 01/01/2017): £7 per seat
Lightning Races: £5 per seat

Entries received after 7pm on Thursday 22nd June will be subjected to an additional late entry fee of £5 (except for Lightning class). Entries received without payment before this time will be subjected to a additional £1 charge. 

For more information about competing:

Schedule: The event will start at 9.00 am and races will finish at 15.00 pm.

09.00:   Check in opens
10.00:   Briefing for Division 4-6 and Lightning races
10.30:   Division 4-6 and Lightning starts at approx. 2-minute intervals
12.00:   Briefing for Division 1-3 and 7-9 races, followed by prizes for Lightnings
12.30:   Division 1-3 and 7-9 starts at approx. 2-minute intervals
15.00:   Prize giving for Divisional races

Freestyle European Open and British Championships

30 September - 1 October 2017

Holme Pierrepont (Nottingham)

The last weekend in September will be the Freestyle European Open. Using the white water waves on the course at Holme Pierrepont, the freestyle athletes will be performing tricks and stunts in their boats to get the most points to be crowned the champion!

More information here:

This event will contain the Freestyle British Championships, Club Championships and an Open European Competition. With such a wide variety of competition the weekend is set to see the top British freestyle kayakers, and European freestyle kayakers come together to compete in a wide range of events, from freestyle kayaking to boater cross.

Saturday: Athletes will battle it out in the freestyle competition to try and gain the title of British Champion in their chosen category. Heats will take place throughout the day, accumulating in an evening final where each champion will be crowned. Every paddler is also collecting points for their kayak club to go towards the club championship.

BBQ’s will be available, where people are free to cook their own food. With live results, music and commentary it is always a good atmosphere. 

Once the BBQ’s have died down and our champions are crowned there will be an evening party at the local rugby club to celebrate. River Legacy will play host to paddlers, supporters and spectators by putting on music and opening the bar for all.

Sunday: Competitions will continue to run across the day. It will conclude with the final of the boater cross competition, an exciting race where paddlers complete a course head to head with the winner taking all. 

Prize giving and awards will take place to celebrate all the winners of the events and the overall club who have won the British club championships.

Keep an eye on the Facebook event for more information!