6.5 Junior Equipment

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6.5 Junior Equipment

Post by Canadian Paddler » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:15 pm

Jointly proposed by Manvers Waterfront Boat Club / Manchester Canoe Club / Kingstone Kayak Club
Young paddlers should be able to develop their techniques in appropriately sized boats, regardless of their division. With the
increase of younger paddlers coming into the sport and the potential for their progression, the following rule change should be
made: ...................................................................................................................................................................... Page 75
3.3.3 At divisions 2 to 4 competitions, and for J12 paddlers in all divisions, all white water boat types may compete without to regards to boat specifications provided the boat meets all applicable safety requirements as defined in Rule 3.3.4 and 3.4
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Nick Penfold
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Re: 6.5 Junior Equipment

Post by Nick Penfold » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:53 pm

The proposal is that, so that young paddlers can develop their technique in appropriately sized boats, J12s should be allowed to paddle in any sort of boat at any ranking race.

There are no J12s in Prem. In Div 1 there are very few - we began this year with just one, and there were only nine, across all classes, at the end of the year. Each year is much the same, as one year's bigger J12s become the next year's J14s. This proposal complicates enforcement across the whole of Div 1 for the sake of a tiny number of paddlers.

I'm all for continuing to let paddlers use any sort of boat at Div 2, 3 and 4 races, but not at Div 1s and Prems.

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Re: 6.5 Junior Equipment

Post by Steve Holmes » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:29 pm

Harry Evans is J11, and at the time he got promoted was paddling a standard Colt. Had he not completely trashed it in France over the summer, he would have had to put wings on it in order to use it in div 1. My daughter has just gotten a Flash, and although it’s unlikely to get her to div 1, it’s probable that she will move on to a Colt, which would see her to div 1, assuming she gets there as a J12.

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