The Waterside Series
Of Canoe Races

Organised by: Newbury Canoe Club

Sponsored by: Marsport
With grateful help from Adventure Dolphin and Devizes Canoe Club

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2016 Results
A Results

2015 Results
A Results
B Results
C Results
D Results
S Results

Race A Results (Final) -- B Details


A Big Thankyou to all our Volunteer Helpers & Marshals
- - - Without you we could not run this event.

Race B Details
Start at Newbury - TRAILERS Don't use the Bus Park - Use The Football Club.Map
To Reduce Parking Conjestion only Support Crews/Captains attend Adlermaston Wharf
REMINDER: Finish Window is 13:00 to 14:30 Any crew finishing before 1300 will be
recorded as finishing at 13:00 - Adjust your Start time accordingly.
The Start will be strictly controlled with a Pre-Start.
Crews may be told to pause getting on depending on water flow and numbers at Pre-Start
Pre-Start will be near or close to the Old Crane.

Race A Results
For Race A results click to download this PDF file (Final)

2016 Photo links:
Race A: Courtesy of Gary Kinghorn.

Can You Help
We are asking all the Large Clubs and any individuals to assist us
in a number of Key Areas:
Starting and especially Marshalling
If you are able to help Please contact Bill Whitaker

Race A Conduct
Thankyou for having in the majority a trouble free Waterside A
only a few Fast Group crews chose to arrive early and apart from
one Crew parking in the Drop Off Area and cause mahem when they
refused to move their vehicle on.

2016 Dates
Race A: 31 Jan - Great Bedwyn to Newbury
Race B: 14 Feb - Newbury to Aldermaston Warf and Return
Race C: 28 Feb - Pewsey to Newbury
Race D: 13 Mar - Devizes to Newbury

This is a polite notice to all potential traders visiting our Event.
The Series has had a longstanding (close on 40Years) sponsorship and support with Marsport UK
Any trader attending without our express permission is putting this long term relationship at risk.

New for Waterside 2016

New Ladies Canaidian Classes in both C1 and C2 !

2016 files
2016 Entry Form (MS Word [.docx])
2016 Rules
2016 Information Sheet
2016 Online Banking Statement

2016 Entry Form (MS Word 97-2002 [.doc])
2016 Entry Form - Please use only if you don't have MS Word [.pdf] Fill in by hand LEGIBLY

Support Crew Etiquette
Paddling Etiquette
Waterways Code Leaflet
Most files are PDF - use the Email address below if you can't read PDF format files.

2015 Results
A Results
B Results
C Results
D Results
S Results

2015 Photo links:
Race D: Flickr Courtesy of Chris Worrall
Race B: Flickr Courtesy of Chris Worrall
Race B: Flickr Courtesy of Gary Kinghorn
Race A: Here Courtesy of Tony Smith.

Waterside 2016 Series Details

The Waterside Series of Marathon Races comprises of four races held on the Kennet and Avon Canal in the Spring.
They are organised by Newbury Canoe Club and sponsored by Marsport.

The dates for the 2016 Waterside Series of races are:-

Race A 31st January 2016Great Bedwyn to Newbury13.5 miles 21 portages
Race B 14th February 2016Newbury to Aldermaston & Back17.5 miles 19 portages
Race C 28th February 2016Pewsey to Newbury23 miles 35 portages
Race D 13th March 2016Devizes to Newbury34 miles 35 portages

The Waterside Series is recognised as being the classic build up for the Devizes to Westminster Race.
However. the Waterside Series offers its own challenge, and to complete the series is an achievement in itself.

There are 13 classes:-

K2 SeniorK2 VeteransK1 JuniorJunior/Vet
K2 JuniorK2 MixedK1 LadiesC2
K2 LadiesK1 SeniorK1 VeteranC1
K2 Junior Ladies

There are prizes for each race, and the Series Trophies are awarded at the end of the fourth race, to the crew who has completed all 4 races in the fastest total time in each class.

In addition there are Series Senior, Junior & School team events, for any combination of 3 to 8 paddlers in a minimum of 3 boats.

New for 2016

Two additional Canadian Classes:
Ladies C2
Ladies C1

Other Series trophies are:-

Services TrophyFor the fasted crew (in any class) representing a Uniformed Service
Keith Donkin CupFor the fastest K1 Veteran Master, male or female (over 50 on 1st January of year of race)
Junior Ladies K2 Trophy
presented by Kimbolton School
For the fastest Junior Ladies K2
School Teams Trophy
presented by the Schools Canoeing Association
For the fastest team in the Junior Team Event representing a school.
John Baggs Trophy
presented by Bedford School
For the fastest Junior C2
Lyn McLaren Trophy For the fastest Junior Mixed K2
SKB Award For the fastest Masters K2 (both paddlers over 50 on 1st January of year of race).

Contact Information

Race Organiser: Clive Williams

Send completed entries to:

Waterside Series Entry,
Mike Richman,
35 Kingsley Close,
RG14 2EB

Cheques written out please to: Newbury Canoe Club
( please refer to the Online Banking Statement if considering paying via this method )

Race day Emergency / Retirement Contact number: 07507 173145 (Only to be used on each race day)



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