Boater X sees four racers battle it out at the same time down a white water course in an action packed event. 2019 will see the first national series with three events taking place across the UK.
Fast paced and full of energy, Boater X racing pits the best white water kayakers in a tough head to head format. Nothing is certain as competitors charge down a white water course, negotiating obstacles such as gates, buoys or even a kayak roll zone - all the while fighting other racers for position.
2019 will see the first British Canoeing Boater X series, with competitors targeting individual race prizes but also a coveted national series title. Prize & Sponsorship information to be included once finalised
Each event will have a seeding time trail, followed by head to head racing, with a knockout system where two paddlers go through each round towards a grand final. With categories for men, women and juniors (U16) it is all to paddle for!
The three event series will see the following events taking place:
- 5th May 2019 – Paddlefest – Cardiff International WW
- 11th May 2019 – Lee Valley – which also includes Great Britain Extreme Slalom team selection for the ICF World Cup and World Championship.
- 1st June 2019 – Paddle in the Park, Holme Pierrepont
Paddlers can register to compete at a single event or for the whole series using the following links:
As the event at Lee Valley includes selection for the Great Britain Extreme Slalom team at the ICF World Cup 1 and the World Championships, click here to view the selection policy.
Prizes are not only awarded for each race winner but for the overall Series Champion.
All competitors will be awarded ranking points based on where they finish in each of the Boater X Series events. Once totalled up across the 3 event series we will have our Series Champion.
The full Boater X Series rules and Selection Policy for 2019 are available in the downloads below.
Points will be awarded per event as follows:
Should two or more competitors be equal on points following the 3 events we shall use the following criteria to rank the paddlers:
- Highest single points score.
- Second best single points score.
- Highest placing in time trial at the Holme Pierrepont race.