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by Mike Mitchell
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.5 Junior Equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: 6.5 Junior Equipment

Jim, I can remember Racing at Tully Div1 Pan Celtic and you had a Scottish Master in the Team event in a Plastic Pig. Nobody complains as it was all good fun. But if they had come first it could be a different story.
My Vote would be let anyone paddle anything, except at selection races.
by Mike Mitchell
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 2051

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

Option 3 of Cee Bee post has my vote by far.

We shouldn’t be wasting are time at the ACM talking about entry fee increases.
We need to address the lack of paddlers in the lower Divisions.
by Mike Mitchell
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups
Replies: 19
Views: 721

Re: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups

I can't even begin to imagine why host division paddlers would leave it that late Some paddlers who work can't know far in advance which weekends they will be free, and risking an entry fee on a race you might not be able to get to is expensive. Nick. When I paddled in Prem. My year was planned aro...
by Mike Mitchell
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 2051

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

There are some good replies to this proposal and I believe the majority are against a big increase at Div 4,3,2 events. Div 1 and Prem are different because the competitors want good Judging and timing. Also most of the sites are more expensive to book. With numbers dropping at the lower divisions I...
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Promotion and 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Promotion and 50's

Nick
Especially if it is before the start. :lol: :lol: :roll:

I must point out that only my C2 partner Swam.

So yes that would disqualify us from C2 but not my individual race.
by Mike Mitchell
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Promotion and 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Promotion and 50's

Keep it simple. If someone gets promoted with a 50 then that fine, we need to encourage everyone to progress. Has anyone looked at Symonds Yat results from 2 weeks ago. 1st K1 Ladies got 250 penalties and promoted to Div 2. Competed on the Dart and came 2nd. Now in the ENTS squad. Nothing rong with ...
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets - New Points System Please
Replies: 34
Views: 1304

Re: Vets - New Points System Please

Nobody has mentioned Age. Should we also have an Age calculation. But that will make everything impossible for a Vet to work out. I am going to join you all in Vets K1 next year as my results have dropped and with the Percentile System I can no longer get entries at Prem Races [Div1 paddle ups] So i...
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Course Design.
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Course Design.

I agree Paul.
Llandysul with perfect water levels and Two totally different courses.
Lots of options on different gate moves and all the options being uses.
Lovely to paddle and spectate.
by Mike Mitchell
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Symonds Yat Sunday cancelled
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Symonds Yat Sunday cancelled

Thats 4 Symond Yats on the trot that have been washed out.

Next Years provisional calender has it on 25th-26th April.
Can it Rain or Snow then?

We will probably get flooded out with Holiday makers in there Open Canoes, but they all add to the fun.
by Mike Mitchell
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 20
Views: 2202

Re: C1 Disaster Imminent?

I agree Jim, we have completely gone off topic again. I belive we could have a record beetling discussion on 50 year Old Kit on its own. I calculate it was one year old when I started paddling and is showing its age just like me. I must say its good to see lots of new Girls doing C1, we need to enco...
by Mike Mitchell
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 20
Views: 2202

Re: C1 Disaster Imminent?

"Perhaps the points system could somehow be tweaked to allow for the difference in size of the classes?" This has been a thought of mine for sometime but for different reasons. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by Mike Mitchell
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Course Design.
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Course Design.

This year, 3/4 courses have mostly been set for where there's enough water in between the rocks to fit some gates in! If you have a secret source of people who aren't tired on a Saturday afternoon to come and set a completely different course for the Sunday, I want to know where you keep them becau...
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Course Design.
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Course Design.

Is it time to have some better guidelines on Slalom course design. Having attended most Prem and all the Div 1 Slaloms so far this year I have made the following observations. Nearly every Prem course has been technically and Physically demanding. The Lee Valley Prem at the start of the season was p...
by Mike Mitchell
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 20
Views: 2202

Re: C1 Disaster Imminent?

So are we heading for a disaster at the Top of div 1 or not. Maybe its just the most competitive class. As it stands we have the following. 9 - K1 Ladies out of 54 Promoted. 12- K1 Men out of 105 Promoted 5- C1 Ladies out of 16 promoted and one paddler with 1000 point ranked 6th 4 -C1 Men out of 38 ...
by Mike Mitchell
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 1911

Re: Paddler Retention

There is no easy answer for this question. Paddlers will give up for a number of reasons and some may just need an excuse to pack it all in. I think we need to look at Scotland they have numbers. Having paddled from the age of 13 I have probably packed it in more than anyone. Usually just down to ba...