Reading Circuit Race (Hasler)


Venue: The Prom

Thameside Promenade, Reading, south bank of the Thames, upstream of Caversham Bridge. Follow signs to Reading town centre, then signs for Caversham. 

Please note: No parking is available at Reading Canoe Club.

Hasler Trophy

Hasler points will be awarded in accordance with British Canoeing rules (except lightning class).

Class Single Doubles Distance Portages
Start 10:30 Div 7, 8, 9,10 Div 7, 8, 9 4 miles 0
  Geoff Sanders K1   2 miles 0
Start 12:00 Div 1, 2, 3 Div 2,3 12 miles 3
  Div 4, 5, 6 Div 4, 5, 6 8 miles 2
    Geoff Sanders K2 2 miles 0

Entry Fees

Senior: Pre-entries: £15 per seat per race
Junior: Pre-entries: £10 per seat per race
Lightning/Hody: £5 (covers both races)

Please enter via MRC entry Portal (Tableized)

Entries to be received the Friday before the race at 12:00 noon.

Late entries are accepted up to Saturday before the race at 12:00, at an additional £3 per seat

Team leaders only to check in, pay and make late changes.

Entrants must have a valid British Canoeing membership card to show at check-in if the latest ranking list does not show a valid expiry date. No card no race.

British Canoeing day tickets (£5.00) are available for divisions 7 to 9 only.

Please email your entries to:

Cheques should be made payable to Reading Canoe Club and posted to:

Hasler Organiser
Reading Canoe Club
The Warren


09:00 Check-In
10:00 Briefing Div 7-10 & Geoff Sanders
10:30 Starts Div 7-10 & Geoff Sanders
11:30 Briefing Div 1-6 & Geoff Sanders K2
12:00 Starts Div 1-6 & Geoff Sanders K2
15:30 (approx) Prize Giving

Notes to Competitors

  • Veterans must be aged over 35 on 1st January of the race year.
  • Juniors must be aged under 18 on 1st January of the race year.
  • Team Leaders only to check-in, pay and make changes.
  1. Buoyancy aids are compulsory for all Geoff Sanders Paddlers as well as division 7, 8 and 9 paddlers whether they are racing in those divisions or higher divisions.
  2. Team leaders should decide if paddlers under 16 years of age in higher divisions should wear a buoyancy aid.
  3. The race organiser has the final say on who has to wear a buoyancy aid.
  4. Team Leaders are responsible for ensuring that paddlers are properly equipped having taken into account the paddler’s health, fitness, capability, the course, the prevailing conditions and other risks associated with this race.
  5. The race will be run in accordance with the rules in the Canoe Racing Handbook.
  6. Vertical number plates will be provided, £5:00 charge for lost numbers.
  7. It is likely that paddlers will encounter other craft on the river. Rules of the river must be observed when racing – keep right.
  8. All pre-entries must be received by 12:00 noon Friday before the race. After this date, a late entry fee will be levied.
  9. British Canoeing numbers must be with entry.
  10. Competitors must render their boats sufficiently buoyant to remain afloat and to support the crew in rough water in the event of capsize. No boat will be deemed to be sufficiently buoyant purely as a result of its construction (e.g. vac bagged/ sandwich or other construction) to fulfil this requirement, additional buoyancy will be required in the form of foam, airbags and/or sealed bulkheads.
  11. During the course of the competition any items discarded by a competitor anywhere other than in a proper bin, must be recovered by the athlete, their support crew or coach immediately. It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure that this has happened. An event official witnessing non-compliance with this rule shall report the infringement to the race organiser and the offending competitor will be disqualified from the competition.
  12. Paddlers wishing to be exempt from portage due to medical reason must be made a week in advance.
  13. Reading Canoe Club and its nominated officials cannot be held responsible for any loss of life, injury or damage to equipment however caused.
  14. You agree that we may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of the Event and may pass such information to the governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times, occupation and age category.

Results will be posted on our web site at: