Shepperton – October 22

The Sharks go from strength to strength

Another weekend of promotions and medal wins for Shark paddlers, well done to all of those who took part and thanks to Shepperton Slalom Canoe Club for hosting the event.


Well done to Dylan West who was promoted to National Division 3 on Saturday, he won the Men’s Division 4 K1 event with some ease, his father Jim West came second.


On Saturday, David Spikings won the Men’s K1 Division 3 event, his first win at this level, congratulations David, on Sunday he just missed the podium with a 4th place finish. David now has 283 points and is ranked 70th in Division 3 Men’s K1.

On Sunday Jasmin Uhlhorn took the top spot in the Women’s K1 Division 3 event, giving her another 250 points, she finishes the season on 576 points and is ranked 22nd in Division 3.

The men’s division 3 event was won by Jamie Cavagaini by over 7 seconds, he had come 4th on Saturday.

Severn-year-old Madhav Gadhvi, was making only his second appearance in canoe slalom and won the Men’s Division 4 event, great to see and hear the supporters from all clubs cheering him on as he crossed the finish line.

Podium finishes for everyone else!

Tasmeen Khatra was paddling in her first Division 3 event since her promotion at Langham Farm and she did it in style with a second place finish, collecting 200 points, she will finish the season in 48th place, pretty good for just one event.

Kurt White, also racing Division 3 for the first time since his promotion at Harefield, showed great consistency be coming third on both days. He now has 126 points and is ranked 110th in Men’s Division 3 K1.

Fleur Harmen completed our team and again was making her first appearance in Division 3 having been promoted at Cardington, she came third on Sunday collecting 150 points and now sits 56th in Ladies’ Division 3 K1.

A big thank you to everybody involved in the event, to our coaches for supporting paddlers at teh event and for coaching throughout the year. One of reasons for our great success this year is the amazing atmosphere at the Club and the sharing and supporting amongst our team.

For those of you who have not been to an event or are not sure if it is for you, it is far more than about canoeing and racing, it is about friendship and fun. On Sunday Kurt was barbequing lunch, the Gadhvi family picnicking and sharing their lunch, paddlers supporting each other and just enjoying the day. Find out more, give us a call on 07951 770251 or email:

Although the slalom season is drawing to a close, now is the time to start preparing for 2023

Published 28th October 2022.