The Waterside Series
Of Canoe Races

Organised by: Newbury Canoe Club

Sponsored by: Marsport
With grateful help from Adventure Dolphin

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A Canceled
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D Canceled

2019 Results
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Race D and Series - Final Results

Race D and Series - Final Results
Released: 8th April

Final D Results
Final Series Results

Thankyou to all the Marshals that have helped throughout the Series,
NCC Members and 1st Newbury Scouts A fantastic job - Thankyou

A full Series this year - but only just thanks to all that made that happen.
- NCC Members
- Canal and River Trust
- others via social media reports etc...

Numbers were not surprisingly down on previous years but lets hope
all racing and Canoe Club activities are back to as near normal
throughout 2022 for full 2023 season.

HATS: some Series finishers did not manage to collect their Waterside Hat
I will be attending the Sprint Regatta (April) this weekend and the others
Probably behind a camera lens wearing one!
Come and see me for yours if you did NOT collect yours at D.

2022 Photographs
So far this year we have links to photos taken during the Series:-
Tony Smith Race C: Link

Waterside 2023 Series Dates
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 UK.
The dates for the 2023 Waterside Series of races are:-

Race A 12th February 2023Great Bedwyn to Newbury13.5 miles 21 portages
Race B 26th February 2023Newbury to Aldermaston & Back17.5 miles 19 portages
Race C 12th March 2023Pewsey to Newbury23 miles 35 portages
Race D 26th March 2023Devizes to Newbury34 miles 35 portages

2022 Files
2022 Rules
2022 Information Sheet
2022 Team nomination form

Support Crew Etiquette
Paddling Etiquette
Waterways Code Leaflet

Newbury - Parking
( Note: Trailer Drivers still please use Faraday Road [RG14 2AD])
There is a major change to the route to Newbury Wharf [RG14 5AS].
Please see the annotated Maps

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.

Two Canadian sub-categories (qualifying for Series prizes): 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).

2020 Photographs
So far we have links to photos taken during the Series:-
Mike Beaumont: Link
Tony Smith: Link
2019 Photographs
So far we have links to photos taken during the series:-
Race A: Gary Kinghorn: Link
Series: Mike Beaumint: Link
Series: Tony Smith: Link

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 )
( ALSO please if possible photocopy your BC (or other) Card(s) on the reverse of the Printed Entry form )

Race day Emergency / Retirement Contact number: 07870 769687 (Only to be used on each race day - New in 2019 onwards)



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Last modified: 8th April 2022


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