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by Arrowcraft
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups
Replies: 19
Views: 2398

Re: 6.7 Organiser Discretion on Accepting Paddle Ups

I think that paddle up devalues Prem. If people want to paddle at Prem races then they can judge. No Prem paddler should ever be denied a race because it's full of people pretending to be in Prem. If there must be paddle ups then only the top 5 or maybe 10 should have the right to have a race, to ge...
by Arrowcraft
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: ACM Discussion Point 3
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: ACM Discussion Point 3

Hi Martyn

I have posted in Paddler retention, some ideas about this structure.
by Arrowcraft
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: ACM Motions
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Re: ACM Motions

Hi.

I could not see a way to post an item. I have put a couple of suggestions in the paddler retention thread that might be worth consideration.
by Arrowcraft
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 4077

Re: Paddler Retention

Also...give them some weight. Add an automatic GB selection competition place for people that win the inter regional race series...
by Arrowcraft
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 4077

Re: Paddler Retention

Perhaps a motion to put the committee would be to develop club focused, interclub, inter regional and inter home nation competition structure with a focus on clubs being funded to attract 20 new paddlers into a structured coaching program at their club. The goal would be to produce a structure to fa...
by Arrowcraft
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 4077

Re: Paddler Retention

I want to emphasise that this is as well as the divisional structure and not instead of it. Perhaps the number of ranking competitions might reduce to make space for regional races, but clubs will run more races and more interclub and then inter regional races with better turnouts.
by Arrowcraft
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 4077

Re: Paddler Retention

There's some great observations here. I agree with lots. Although divisive to some, I though the TID was an enormous success in terms of getting kids into the sport. But an enormous fail in terms of retention. On balance, I liked it and they identified what is possible if minds are concentrated. I t...
by Arrowcraft
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 4077

Re: Paddler Retention

From the outside, looking in...Canoe Slalom at national level looks like a childrens sport.
by Arrowcraft
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 4077

Re: Paddler Retention

Or...is it because when we bring kids in on TID they are part of the GB canoeing set up. Club paddlers are part of the club set up. TID's seem to be told that this is the only way to make team and team this and team that and the rest of the paddlers are not going to be able to compete with you becau...
by Arrowcraft
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 4077

Re: Paddler Retention

Some interesting points raised. From my own perspective, I can say from the people that I have coached into Prem, that the goal was to get to Prem. It was all consuming in terms of their paddling and they each put in a tremendous amount of energy and effort to achieve this goal. Having reached it th...
by Arrowcraft
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 4077

Paddler Retention

Why do paddlers stop paddling? I see a lot of young paddlers getting on quickly in the sport and making it into div 1 and Prem, only to quit after a year in Prem. They seem to invest quite heavily in themselves and achieve very quickly but then just stop. TID and group paddlers seem to do well then ...
by Arrowcraft
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Hydra Sports
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Re: Hydra Sports

Thanks Steve.

You have made a difference in our sport.

Good Luck
by Arrowcraft
Thu May 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic
Replies: 26
Views: 4317

Re: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic

Good idea. I guess the trick would be to make it a proper international, like an ECA race. In which case, you follow the international competition rules and invite teams from the home nations & Ireland...but also invite other nations perhaps...like the interclubs, teams of 10 or so and make a two-ra...
by Arrowcraft
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Fins on boats
Replies: 20
Views: 3572

Re: Fins on boats

Hi Steve In answer to your question...yes and or no. It would depend upon how the rule was being interpreted. By strict application of the words (Literal Rule) yes. a sticker protrudes from the hull and would be a basis for disqualification. as would a boat repair to the hull. etc...if it protruded ...
by Arrowcraft
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Fins on boats
Replies: 20
Views: 3572

Re: Fins on boats

I said and Item...but meant to quote the rule..."any object." The Hull moulded to include the shape of a fin, is not an "object" protruding from the hull. The hull itself, cannot be an "Object" that protrudes from itself...