Reading K4 10km

Reading K4 RaceReading Canoe Club are proud to offer two K4 races.

Race 1: May 2018 (TBC)
Race 2: October 2018 (TBC)

Venue: Reading Canoe Club

Reading Canoe Club, upstream of Caversham Bridge. Follow signs to Reading town centre then signs for Caversham. Then look for Canoe Race signs near Caversham Bridge.

Please park with consideration to our neighbours, additional parking in Albert Rd.
Additional parking – Details & Map (PDF)


Racing will take place in 5 classes A, B, C, D and Rocket. The Rocket Class is intended for Lightning paddlers. All other crews should calculate the total of their marathon divisions and then enter the appropriate class e.g. 1 x Div 5, 2 x Div 4 & 1 x Div 3 = 16 = Class B

Start Time Event Marathon Division Total Distance
09:00 (from) Check-In
10:00 Race A 4-11 10km
10:30 Rocket + D 28+ 5km
11:15 Class C 20-27 7.5km
12:15 Class B 12-19 7.5km

There are a limited number of boats; this may necessitate a crew’s division/class being changed. Every effort will be made to avoid this.

Entry Fees

No entry on the day.

Senior: £8 per seat per race
Junior: £6 per seat per race
BCU Day Ticket £5

Half price entry to those bringing their own K4.
A draw will be made for a K4, unless you specifically request a stable K4.

Please note if class is not quorate by Friday before the race at 12:00 it may be cancelled, so please include your email address for communication.

Reading Canoe Club will endeavour to have the following K4s available:

5 x Kobra / Nelo Unstable
5 x Commander More stable
6 x Rocket (Junior K4) Very stable

Entries to

Reading K4 Race Organiser, Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7TH.

Or email them to

Cheques made payable to Reading Canoe Club.

Notes to Competitors

  1. Buoyancy aids are compulsory for all Lightnings, 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. It is likely that paddlers will encounter other craft on the river. Rules of the river must be observed when racing – keep right.

Reading Canoe Club and its nominated officials cannot be held responsible for any loss of life, limb or equipment however caused.

Vertical number plates must be used.

Results will be available on the club web site shortly after the race at


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