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by CeeBee
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.5 Junior Equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: 6.5 Junior Equipment

Completely agree Davy

Jonny's coaches and fellow paddlers never considered that his boat was unfair and it is hard to undo bad habits if equipment is too big.

Sadly, there was a parent who did try to cause trouble by claiming this was cheating which seemed a tad harsh on a 9 year old :(
by CeeBee
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Water Slots - Lee Valley - February 12-14
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Water Slots - Lee Valley - February 12-14

Central squads have Water Slots booked at Lee Valley on Wednesday 12 Feb (am and pm) , Thursday 13 Feb (am and pm) and Friday a.m. 14 Feb (am only). We have some spaces if anyone would like to join us. Cost per session is £15 (but may be less if we can fill all the spaces). Please contact centralsqu...
by CeeBee
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:41 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 think part of the issue is combined Prem/Div 1 races where the Prem is always on the Saturday and the Div 1 on the Sunday. Paddlers travelling want to compete both days particularly if you have travelled 300 miles each way. It is also beneficial to your Sunday race if you have raced on the Saturda...
by CeeBee
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 2051

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

Peter Your suggestions seem very reasonable. So, I would see the amendment to the motion being split into 3 for price increases for Divisions as follows a) Prem/Div 1 b) Div 2 c) Div 3/4 I did like the suggestion that the increase gets phased in over 2-3 years. I think Prem/Div 1 can increase immedi...
by CeeBee
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 2051

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

Div 1 and Prem entry fees These events are national events where committed paddlers attend races all over the country and entry fees are only a small percentage of the actual costs of the sport. I think most paddlers will accept the increase in fees at this level if it is explained why the fees are...
by CeeBee
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Teesside Water Time
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Teesside Water Time

A Scottish Group of Prem-Div 2 paddlers have booked some water time at Teesside this weekend. Saturday 23 November 4:30 - 5:30 Sunday 24 November 10:00 - 11:00 Sunday 24 November 15:00 - 16:00 We've got some space to take some slalom paddlers if anyone would like to join us. It will be £10 per sessi...
by CeeBee
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 2051

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

So, could we have recommended fees, minimum and maximum fees and each organiser charges what they think is reasonable based on previous years income and expenditure? This would allow for some of the variation in costs and numbers. It is probably impossible to have the one size fits all model going f...
by CeeBee
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 2051

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

Chris Each individual club will be able to tell you what they make/do not make from running a Slalom Race but this is not information that we submit to the Slalom committee. The income from entries can be fairly easily calculated using the online results. Our club can make money from running a cafe ...
by CeeBee
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Promotion and 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Promotion and 50's

This is an interesting topic! I think I would agree that you should not be promoted with a '50'. Given that most slaloms have less than 25 gates , you can't actually get 50 penalty seconds without missing a gate and getting a '50'. How many people has this applied to this year? I would suspect very ...
by CeeBee
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 1910

Re: Paddler Retention

Excellent suggestion Steve. We've got a training group from a few clubs working together. You don't have to hit targets to get into it and you can't be turfed out but the paddlers are grouped according to which division they are in so they can take part in the training days that suit them. It is rea...
by CeeBee
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 1910

Re: Paddler Retention

An interesting point regarding raising motions at the AGM. This is certainly a good way of getting some points discussed and voted on. However, the funded program does not come under the Slalom committee remit and so we cannot put motions to the AGM re how squads operate. Many of those commenting on...
by CeeBee
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 1910

Re: Paddler Retention

I think we already have a very high standard at the very top. However, we might not in the future if we continue with the current approach. Clubs run events and can only run events if they have sufficient active club members to do so. It takes a few years for a new family to get fully immersed in he...
by CeeBee
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Teesside Water Time - Wednesday 16 October
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Teesside Water Time - Wednesday 16 October

We (a Scottish group) have booked Teesside White Water course for 1.5-2 hours on Wednesday morning (9:30 -11:30 or 10:00 - 11:30 depending on numbers) and also 3:00 - 4:00 on Wednesday 16 October to get some slalom practice before the race. We've got spaces if anyone would like to share the cost. Th...
by CeeBee
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 1910

Re: Paddler Retention

University canoe clubs still seem to be very active. Both Glasgow Uni and Strathclyde uni had fresher events at Pinkston last week but they are all in plastic boats. There are so many disciplines within canoeing and most uni clubs do river trips and polo. They have just returned to uni and it is the...
by CeeBee
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Paddler Retention
Replies: 32
Views: 1910

Re: Paddler Retention

So many questions! If you are part of a training squad and then get dropped, many have no other training group to go back to. It is great to get selected for a training squad but as all your training is done with them, you tend to stop paddling with your club or do very little with your club when yo...