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Devizes Canoe Club Hasler Test Race

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Devizes Canoe Club Hasler Test Race
19th May 2019

Hosted by Chippenham Sailing and Canoe Club

Chippenham Sailing and Canoe Club, Long Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3JY (51.4543042, -2.1038792)

The South West Region Hasler preparation race (Class B) will be run to BC Hasler series rules.  No Hasler or Lightening series points will be awarded so rankings will not be affected.

CSCC (Long Close) is just off the A4 London Road, on the east side of Chippenham – follow signs for the Canoe Race car parking in the field adjacent to the club; courtesy of Chippenham Sea Cadets.


  • Division 1, 2 & 3 (12 miles)
  • Division 4, 5 & 6 (8 miles)
  • Division 7, 8, 9 & 10 (4 miles)
  • Open class – Fun race (1.8 miles, open to all types of kayak, canoe, surf-ski, SUP, etc)


  • Booking from 09:00. Individual booking is permitted. Club Team Leaders will be given priority.
  • Lightning and Hody K2 race 10:30 (briefing 10:00)
  • Open class 10:40 (briefing 10:00)
  • Divisional Race starts 11:45 at approx 1 min intervals (briefing 11:30)


  • Juniors £4 per seat.
  • Seniors £9 per seat.
  • Lightning / Fun Race £4 per seat.
  • Seniors or non-club member juniors without BCU or CRT license will need to purchase a BCU day ticket at £5

Number Boards:

Number boards will be supplied (£5 fee applies if number board not returned)


To be received by Friday 17th May at the latest, Payable to Devizes Canoe Club C/O Ann Slator, Devizes Canoe Club, 2 Forest Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3QU.

Safety Rules:

Bouyancy aids to be worn by all Division 7, 8, 9, 10, Lightning and Open class paddlers.  Paddlers in the Lightning races must paddle Lightning’s and not any other type of craft.

Facilities and Refreshments:

Toilets and showers are available.
Hot and cold drinks and light refreshments available.  Paddlers food inclusive in entry fee.


Marathon Racing Canoe page on Facebook and website or

Entry Form


Season Opener Paddle

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A gentle get together paddle, to start the season off, for all abilities, juniors accompanied please. Arrive early to sort boats out and get on the water by 6.30.
Followed by a fish and chip supper ordered in advance form the chippy, Julie will collect orders before we set off.
Info from Julie – [email protected]

Julie has arranged for our fish and chip order to be delivered direct to the club on Tuesday evening approx 7.30 pm . This means Julie needs to place the order and pay for it in advance on Monday night. To keep it simple the menu will be as follows they kindly said we can have
Fish & chips for special deal £4.75 .
Bag of chips £1.80 . Sausage 85p
Pies ( steak&kidney , chicken&mushroom, cheese&onion) £3.25

So options are basically fish & chips, pie& chips, sausage& chips or bag of chips ! You don’t have to order food can still join us after our paddle but you’ll have to excuse us eating in front of you! Please can you let Julie have your orders by Monday afternoon and any orders placed will have to be paid for regardless of you not being able to come on the night. Thanks Julie


Knots and Nibbles

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Friday 12th April 2019

An evening of learning a few basic knots and a social.
7pm for 7.30pm start.

Please bring a plate of party food, wine etc.


Please contact Jane Allen via the contact form or Facebook.

Numbers by 10th April Please. First come, first served basis.
Get to know some new club members while improving your boating knowledge.


Working Party – March 2019

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First work day of the year, lots of jobs to tackle small and not so small. Tools are available but bring your own as well, there is always landscape clearing to do, loppers shears etc. and work gloves.
A list will be published ASAP, if anyone thinks they can do a task in particular please put your name to it also bring any equipment needed.
The club runs on volunteers, there are no paid workers, so all members have a responsibility to help however small a contribution. This adds up to a volunteer discount scheme giving a discount on the subsequent membership.
So that’s the serious bit, come along on Sunday if only for a short time, and there is always a cream tea, a chat, some other members to meet to look forward to.
See you Sunday

Club Maintenance

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Contractors will be working on shed refurbishment, commencing Monday 7th January 2019.

Do please be aware that access may be restricted to various parts of the club.

You cooperation will be appreciated.


Wombles 50th Anniversary Paddle & Roast Dinner

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This is short notice but after the success of Mark’s roast lunch recently we thought it would be great to repeat it while the weather is still warm.

The RYA has put out a call to all clubs for members to take to their tenders and dinghies this weekend and have a shore and marina clean up, extending it to rivers as it all ends in the sea.

This year has had a huge wake up call concerning rubbish in the sea, plastics in particular, we can do our bit in a small way.
Hope to see lots join in, and Mark’s dinners are a must.


Events Update

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Thursday 23rd Aug 6pmTails of the River bank – Postponed until Tuesday 11th September!

Tuesday 11th Sept – Tails of the River Bank followed by AWARDS night – a paddle to find different pictures of tails that are floating in the river and identify them. Can dress up as tales of riverbank characters?

This will be followed by the awards evening – if you have been on a course (even if a non-member) we encourage you to attend as you will be awarded a certificate and where applicable the relevant star award form.