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by Arrowcraft
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

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: 28
Views: 1298

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: 28
Views: 1298

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: 28
Views: 1298

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: 746

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: 2811

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: 2672

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: 2672

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...
by Arrowcraft
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Fins on boats
Replies: 20
Views: 2672

Re: Fins on boats

So I am a little confused. On the face of it, it sounds straightforward enough. But actually, it's not. The rule was created to do away with those huge shark fins that people were glueing onto their hulls. They were clearly dangerous. So the new rule talks about being manufactured into the hull moul...
by Arrowcraft
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Fins on boats
Replies: 20
Views: 2672

Re: Fins on boats

So I am a little confused. On the face of it, it sounds straightforward enough. But actually, it's not. The rule was created to do away with those huge shark fins that people were glueing onto their hulls. They were clearly dangerous. So the new rule talks about being manufactured into the hull moul...
by Arrowcraft
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: How Much is too much for Div 1s
Replies: 30
Views: 2991

Re: How Much is too much for Div 1s

Actually. Rafting is killing these venues for slalom. 20 full rafts at £30 per head is around £4K per day . That's what they want these days to run events on these sites as the rafts pay for everything. Slalom is not even at the table when it comes to discussing the fees. It's very much take it or l...
by Arrowcraft
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: How Much is too much for Div 1s
Replies: 30
Views: 2991

Re: How Much is too much for Div 1s

I think that the fees seem to have crept up over the years on artificial courses. Teeside is not worth the trip to be fair, neither is Pinxton. Cardiff is pretty good...but pricey and Lee Valley is just a bit of a shallow boat snapping ditch and not worth the fee. Plus, unless you train there all th...
by Arrowcraft
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Promotion points
Replies: 37
Views: 5330

Re: C1 Promotion points

That's fine, but prem races are the pinnacle of our sport and these races are all about points. Top Div 1's might be able to add value to the race by trying to score promotion points and gaining experience. But there is no value to prem for little Jonny or Jane coming and pretending they're in prem ...
by Arrowcraft
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Tryweryn Pan Celtic and Prem 29/30 September
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Re: Tryweryn Pan Celtic and Prem 29/30 September

Thanks Mark
by Arrowcraft
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tryweryn Pan Celtic and Prem 29/30 September
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Re: Tryweryn Pan Celtic and Prem 29/30 September

Any news on this race?