The idea of a canoe (kayak) slalom competition is for paddlers to negotiate a course of 9 gates’ – pairs of poles hanging over the water – in a set order, without touching the poles.
It is carried out against the clock, and penalties are incurred if poles are touched or gates omitted.
Total score is time + penalties – lowest score wins!
Date: Saturday 25th September
Venue: Barry Community Water sports centre,
Barry No1 Dock, CF62 5QR
Entry fee: £4 per competitor
Bookings may be made in advance using the form below – but pay cash on the day.
Numbers limited to 30.
Paddlers should have some experience; the competition is not aimed at ‘first time’ canoeists.
- Scouts Under 13 – 10,11,12 years old
- Scouts & Explorers over 13
- Book in at 1.30pm
- Practice runs until 2.15pm
- Competitors runs 2.15 – 3.30pm
- 4.00 pm Prize giving – badges awarded in each category
1st,2nd, 3rd and the Slalom trophy for the best overall scout performance in CAVA. A separate trophy for scouts in troops outside the area will be awarded.
Kayak, paddle, helmet , spray deck & buoyancy aid can be borrowed from the centre or own boats can be used- general purpose kayaks please no competitive slalom boats.