24 Challenges for ’24
Help us to Achieve by Achieving We are setting 24 targets for The Sharks this year, 24 things we want to achieve, all of these are dependent on how we help you to achieve. In order for anything to happen, the first thing we need to do is get people paddling.
How to Roll a Slalom Boat
Pool Rolling Sessions We have recently had some of our paddlers successfully learning to roll at our pool sessions at Horsenden School Pool. Well done to those who have, probably shouldn’t say look forward to seeing you use these newly acquired skills for real.
Stone Slalom -Divisions 3 & 4
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March The new slalom season kicks off in March and the first event for any of our paddlers is, as usual, at Stone.
Work for The Sharks
We are recruiting teachers and coaches for 2024. Operating at many sites in West London, and in many disciplines The Sharks offer amazing opportunities for qualified instructors to get involved in every aspect of paddlesport. And we pay very well
In The News Again!
Lates bulletin from OPDC The latest newsletter form OPDC is out and yet, again it features The Sharks. this time it is Ivijah Campbell-Bryan making the headlines. Since is debut listed in the article Ivijah has raced another twice for us.
The Dynamics of Potholes
Slow Down Please Probably not what you would be expecting to read on our website, but please do read, especially if you are visiting our Harefield site. The track along to the Sailing Club is not great and with current weather conditions, it is getting worse and more difficult to maintain.
Your Core Strengths
Exercise to develop your paddling The following is from Slalom Skills, doing these at least three times a week will help your paddling skills in both kayak and canoe, whatever discipline you paddle, whether for recreation of competition.
Age Group Champion
Richard Davis Congratulations to Richard Davis in becoming the 2023 Over 80s and over 85s National Masters Slalom Champion.
Latvia Loves Us
Canoe Slalom Ozolnieki Videos Have posted some great action on their Instagram and Facebook pages including some Shark paddlers at the Vintage Slalom, take a look and enjoy.
2023 Final Slalom Rankings
How many paddlers did we have? October’s Stone Slalom brings to the end another Slalom Season and time to look at the final rankings of Shark Paddlers.
Our latest Slalomist Eleven-year-old Ivijah Campbell-Bryan has become our latest paddler to enter a ranking slalom, racing in Division 4 Men’s K1, where he came 5th over all.
Paddling for Fun
Some Action from Paddlers at Hambelen The Thursday Surfers Club, is where many of our paddlers sneak off to on Thursday afternoons, and other days when they can. An informal group just having some fun and keeping fit at the same time. Click on pictures for Videos on our YouTube Channel.
Stone Slalom October 2023
Weekend 28th & 29th October The last slalom of the season is a Division 3 and 4 slalom at Stone in Staffordshire, we should be there, for a weekend of fun and paddling.
Harefield Winter Sessions
Sundays at 10:30am Harefield Sessions will take place on Sunday mornings at 10:30am, the sessions are open to anyone and new members are always welcome. Each session cost £6 per person.
Nene October ’23
Slalom Results Just a small crew paddling at this years Nene Slalom and only on Sunday.
Vintage Slalom 2023
What a great event! On Saturday 23rd September The Sharks hosted a Vintage (1985 rules) Slalom at the Lee Valley, along side the World Championships and it was a great day, old boats and some slightly older people having fun.
Last Friday of the Month Working with our partners at Horsenden Primary School, we are now able to offer free pool sessions on the last Friday of each month (not December), from 7pm till 8:15pm, we will use these sessions for two main purposes, safety work and rolling practice.
Shepperton 2/3 Slalom
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October The season is drawing to a close, not many events left, Shepperton is the closest event to us, so who is going to make the short trip there to race? You can enter online here.
Help Make The Sharks Even Better
We need some voluntary help The Sharks has grown, and continues to grow, we need a few volunteers to help co-ordinate some of our activities and other tasks. If we can grow these ideas, we may even be able to pay. Interested email: email@example.com or call/text 07951 770241.
Nene 2/3 Slalom
September 30th – October 1st A divisions 2 and 3 slalom on the Nene White Water Course in Northampton, taking place on the weekend of Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st. Enter here.
Cardington – September ’23
Slalom Results A bright sunny day at what was the largest participation slalom of the year (or for many years) due to the Interclubs Championships being run as part of the event, congratulations to Stafford and Stone for winning. It would be rally good if The Sharks took part in the 2024 Interclubs Slalom.
Rick at HPP
Division one results Congratulations to Rick Moore, taking 5th spot in the Veterans K1 event at Holme Pierrepont. he is now ranked fifth in the National Rankings for Veteran Men.
Fun at Llandysul 2023
Who missed out on this? Despite a wide invitation, it was only a few paddlers who were able to attend this active weekend, but those who did had lost of fun, some great paddling and other activities.
Rick Moore winning again At Ironbridge Rick Moore was taking gold in the Veterans K1 event on both Saturday and Sunday. He is currently 6th in the national rankings with 2,734 points.
July Shepperton Results
Two days of racing at Shepperton Slalom proved good for Shark Paddlers in Division 3 and C2.
Trip to Llandysul 2023
Fancy a weekend of paddling? We are going to Llandysul next weekend 18th to 20th August, feel free to join us. We are camping and the cost is £5 per person per night. If you are interested in going please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text on 07951 770241
Cardington September 2023
A Slalom with a twist The September Cardington Slalom is going to include a mini Inter-Clubs Competition, so we can not only race our individual events but also against other clubs as a team. You can enter the event here.
Llandysul June 2023
Rick takes to Canoes Our Slalom Coach Rick Moore has was at Llandysul slalom racing Canoe Class. Paddling in Doubles with Richard Comer in in C1 Veterans.
July Shepperton Slalom
Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th Division 3 and 4 Slalom at our great friends at Shepperton Slalom Canoe Club. Ideal event for all our Division 3 and 4 Paddlers, good for our Division 2 paddlers to get some race time in the Officials Event. Enter here.
Liah Promoted in Slalom
Cardington Division 2, 3, & 4 Results. Liah Boyle got her well earned promotion to National Division 3 Ladies’ in K1 Slalom at Cardington Slalom.
Lee Valley – May 2023
Another Rick More Podium Finish Rick Moore was our only paddler at the recent Division 2 Slalom, held on teh legacy loop at Lee Valley, but as always he was on the podium both days.
Veterans – Masters Slalom Rankings
Masters and Veterans on ranking list This page compares people in various age groups against each other whether that are ranked as Masters or Veterans.
Symonds Yat – May 2023
4 Gold Medals, Two Days, One Rick Moore Congratulations to our Slalom Coach Rick Moore, who took first place in all four events he raced in at Symonds Yat.
Langham Farm – April 23
Newbies and prizes Welcome to two new paddlers racing for The Sharks at Langham Farm, Alistair Gifford-Moore in Men’s K1 of Saturday and Rowena Tendenicca in Women’s K1 on Sunday.
Harefield Slalom Results – 23
Another fun event at Harefield The Sharks Division 4 and Open slalom at Harefield was a great event , but would have benefitted form a few more paddlers. Many thanks to those who did paddle, and especially to those who helped run the event.
Llandysul April Results
Podium finishes for Rick Rick Moore managed two third place finishes in two days in the veterans event at Llandysul Division 1 slalom.
Langham Farm Slalom 23
22nd and 23rd April Division 3 and 4 Slalom, set in rural Somerset, two days of slalom and a river race on Saturday evening. A great weekend for club members, camping on site. Enter here.
Matthew Scott 1998 – 2023
It is with great sadness we report the death of Matt Scott, he was a member of Shepperton Slalom Canoe Club, but was also very involved and a great supporter of The Sharks.
Harefield Slalom 23
Sunday 16th April 2023 – 4 & Open The 2023 Harefield Slalom division 4 and Open will take place on Sunday 16th April, races for all abilities and classes. With a special prize for the best multi class paddler! Enter online here. For more information call us on 07951 770241 or email: email@example.com.