Winter Slalom Sessions

Sunday Mornings at 9:30am

Starting from October 28th Slalom training will move to Sunday mornings at 9:30am, they will continue to be at Harefield and will met at the Coy Carp, Coppermill Lane, Harefield, UB9 6HZ. The cost will be £6 per person as at present. For  more information email: slalom@thesharks.org.uk, or call 07951 770241.

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The Sharks have a growing slalom team, we have paddlers who have joined us as beginners and end up competing in National Division 1. We currently have paddlers training and competing in Divisions 2, 3 and 4, in both Canoe and Kayak, male and female. But we always need more, so please come along and enjoy the fun sport. We provide all of the kit, so you don’t have any expensive choices or commitments to make. Want to know more? Call Neal on 07951 770241 or email: slalom@thesharks.org.uk.

Just incase you are wondering how far you can go: Richard Hounslow who one medals at the Olympic Games, started at Harefield. So there is nothing to stop you.GettyImages-588425140-e1470949846110

Maybe you think you are too old for this? Well this is Richard Davis, competing this year, he is in his 80s and shows no sign of giving up yet.

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We hope to get some evening sessions going through the Winter, but need to sort out some lighting for the site, anybody got any ideas or know how (or know somebody) then please do get in touch. After all the more sessions we can organise the more fun we have and the better we will get.

Slalom Canoeing, involves paddling through a course, marked with numbered gates. At entry level it is on flat water of moving streams, but as you get better, you get promoted and not only does the conception get tougher, but the water gets rougher.

There are Kayak Singles, which you sit in on your own (single) and use a double bladed paddle:

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Canoe Singles, which you kneel in and paddle with a single bladed paddle:

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Or Canoe Doubles, which you kneel in with a partner:

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Double crews can be; Ladies’ Men’s or Mixed. Singles K1 and C1 are competed by both Men and Women.

So you see, it really is a sport for all:

Come along, come and try it.

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