Slalom 24th & 25th July At Jackfield Rapids

Telford Canoe Club now wish to reintroduce slalom onto their site at Jackfield Rapids. To this end they are opening their facilities to slalom for the weekend of 24/25 July 2010. The event is open to all paddlers from the West Midlands Region whether they are already established slalomists, developing slalomists or canoeists from other disciplines who wish to have a go at Slalom. Slalom kayaks will be available for those who don’t own their own. C2s and C1s will also be available.

The event is also being supported by Canoe England Coaches Neil Buckley and Phil McDonagh. Each day is planned to start at 10:00 when interested paddlers should register and will be provided with a bib. There is a charge of £5 per paddler. Once numbers are known, the day will be scheduled according to numbers and abilities.

Please be aware that the banks have been stabilized by the use of large boulders. These make access to the river difficult in places and care should be taken to avoid injury.

The entrance to the Canoe Club is on the river left bank around a mile downstream of Ironbridge.

Camping will be available on Saturday for up to 15 small/medium tents.
If you wish to camp please contact Jon Mills to reserve your space. or 07590 212544

Drinking water and basic toilets facilities are available on site.

No catering will be available this weekend. Shops are located in nearby Ironbridge. The Black Swan on the opposite bank sells Good food and drink.

If you require further details contact Dave Royle –

A child must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or a nominated adult who shallassume responsibility for the child throughout the time the child is at the event. Neither the BCU nor the Event Organiser will assume responsibility or be liable for a child who is unaccompanied or unsupervised. Note that while the definition of a child is a personunder the age of 18, the statement applies particularly to children under the age of 16.

“Canoeing and Kayaking are “Assumed risk” – “Water contact sports” that may carry attendant risks. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own action and involvement”.

Flyer Ironbridge Slalom

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