Category Archives: Watersides

Waterside Series

The Waterside Series of Marathon Races comprises of four races held on the Kennet and Avon Canal, hosted by Newbury Canoe Club.

Race A 31st January 2016 Great Bedwyn to Newbury 13.5 miles 22 km 21 portages
Race B 14th February 2016 Newbury to Aldermaston & Back 17.5 miles 28 km 19 portages
Race C 28th February 2016 Pewsey to Newbury 23 miles 37 km 35 portages
Race D 13th March 2016 Devizes to Newbury 34 miles 55 km 35 portages

Deadline for entries for Waterside A is 17th January 2016 (2 weeks before the race).

Waterside Series Details and Entry

Reading Canoe Club takes on the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race

This Easter weekend, eight crews from Reading Canoe Club will tackle the tough Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race, paddling 125 miles and running over 77 portages, starting from Devizes and finishing at Westminster.

You can view the current race progress using competitors boat numbers on the Tracking website. The overall entries are listed here.

The Devizes to Westminster race is a 125 mile kayak and canoe race with 77 portages. Competitors either paddle straight through or take part in a four-day stage race.
The Devizes to Westminster race is a 125 mile kayak and canoe race with 77 portages. Competitors either paddle straight through or take part in a four-day stage race.

Continue reading Reading Canoe Club takes on the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race

Thameside 2 – Update

As it stands, the Thames will be on red boards for this Sunday’s event. This requires additional safety measures to be introduced.

At a minimum the following rules will be enforced FOR ALL paddlers, this could be increased further if required.

– Compulsory buoyancy aids
– Compulsory sufficient boat buoyancy
– Compulsory spray decks for kayaks
– Sufficient kit
– Self assessment (PDF Form)

The Self Assessment form gauges your likely ability to complete the race in the conditions forecasted.

Final Course inspection is taking place on Friday, at which point the course score will also be published. Using the course score and your self assessment score should give you a good guide on whether you are able to take part.

Please keep checking the website for updates.

Waterside Series

Waterside A marks the start of the build up races to the Devizes to Westminster race (DW), now just a little over a week away. Start sheets and start window charts have been published. It can’t be stressed enough how important it is to stick to the time table. These measures are required to manage the impact on the local community, which is key to ensure the future of this event.

Clubs and groups with large entries should car share as much as possible, every car counts!

The organisers are still looking for volunteers, so if you can spare a couple of hours drop an email to Waterside Team

Thameside Series – Entries still Open T1: 15-Feb & T2: 1-Mar

The Thameside races cover possibly some of the trickiest parts of the DW course. Usually the point where the light is starting to fail for many crews during DW and there are number of slightly different portages (cross islands, lock gates and under bridges, in weir streams), plus some low bridges – so well worth practising. The Thameside series cover Aldermaston to Reading (T1) and Reading to Marlow (T2)