Help need for the slalom next weekend

Hi All

The club will be hosting a national Div 2/3 slalom racking event next weekend (7th & 8th July) and help will be required from Friday morning to Sunday evening. Loads of jobs to do from cutting grass to judging so any time you can spare will be gratefully received.

This is a great revenue earner for the club and all the proceeds help pay the site rent and keep your membership fees low.

Hope to see you over the weekend.

Regards TCC Committee.


A great weekend and good to see a national ranking event back on the rapids.

The river had started coming up from midweek but started dropping again on saturday. Course was changed for Sundays event and the river had come up a lot overnight and carried on rising throughout the day.

The entry was 65 on the saturday and 100 on the sunday. Thanks to everyone involved from those organising the entries/start lists, camping, tea tent, course erectors, paddlers turning up and judges.

Some pictures from the weekend can be seen here:

June 2011 Slalom Results

Slalom Div 2/3 Double – Ironbridge June 25th & 26th

The club will be running a division 2/3 event on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of June. Help from members would be gratefully received.

The course will be erected on the Friday and then an event is run on the Saturday followed by another event on the Sunday.

Experience is not required in slalom, as experienced members will be erecting the course and doing any technical jobs, but if you are free please drop us a line.

The site will be closed for paddling during the day, but after the course has been changed in the evening there is open practice and access to the river.

Come down and have a look at slalom, its a great way to improve and hone your river reading and general paddling skills.

Slalom 24th & 25th July At Jackfield Rapids

I hope everyone enjoyed the courses put up, and the relaxed morning of practice and the timed runs in the afternoon. The water level dropped maybe 300mm over the weekend which provided some variety for those not used to moving water.

Nice to see the site used again for some slalom with around 50 paddlers over the two days. With the site topography having changed due to groundworks in the gorge the courses should be a lot easier and quicker to erect and better viewing of the course from the river banks.

Thanks to everyone who helped out and to Neil Buckley et al for coaching and timing.

A great weekend. Lets make it happen again soon.


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