New to the Series? - please read the Waterside Information sheet
and Race Rules - Below under 2017 Files.
to All who have donated to Newbury Canoe Club's New Club House Build Project
** Devizes to Westminster **
Newbury Canoe Club would like to wish Everyone entering the 2017 DW Every Success
They are short of helpers - even for part of a day Please Contact DW event Volunteer organiser direct
Race D And Series Final Results
Results : Series - Final
Results : Race D - Final
Results : Race C - Final
Results : Race B - Final
Results : Race A - Final
2017 Waterside Series - Feedback to all
As organisers of the Waterside Series for many years, we have noticed
an increase in the need to address Complaints from Marshals/Sporting Management
/Fellow Support crews/Private Individuals & residents regarding Support Crew behaviour.
This year has seen an escalation in this, with one accident
and more than one serious breach of what is expected.
This has a number of repercussions:
...1) it is increasingly hard to recruit volunteers,
...2) What to do with offenders
...3) It brings our sport which we all enjoy into disrepute.
As you read these words can you also forward suggestions as to what we do about this Email
DW have an approach of penalising the crews being supported and that means implementing measures to identify and record offenders
all of which have serious cost & manpower implications. We have Rules, Information Sheets, Briefings at the Start,
Support Crew and Paddling Etiquette sheets, all of which guide individuals as to how to conduct themselves whilst attending our races.
Your comments whether Paddler or Support Crew are most welcome,
there are many options that come to mind and we will implement some of our own
unless we can be convinced or provided with suggestions that we consider would reduce and/or
deter similar behaviour from occurring in the future.
The Dundas Arms is an 18th Century pub with restaurant
and beautifully appointed accommodation situated in the stunning village of Kintbury.
They also boast a magnificent canal side beer garden and private dining facilities.
Importantly they are allowing Support Crews to park in their Car Park (Up until 11:45)
The Dundas Arms is open weekdays from 7:30am to 11pm and weekends 8am to 11pm.
The bar is open daily from 11am to 11pm. Contact: 01488 658 263
Note: Some of these documents will be updated between now and Race A
2017 Entry Form (MS Word [.docx])
2017 Information Sheet
2017 Online Banking Statement
2017 Entry Form (MS Word 97-2002 [.doc])
2017 Entry Form - Please use only if you don't have MS Word [.pdf] Fill in by hand LEGIBLY
Support Crew Etiquette
Waterways Code Leaflet
Most files are PDF - use the Email address below if you can't read PDF format files.
Waterside 2017 Series Details
The Waterside Series of Marathon Races comprises of four races held on the Kennet and Avon Canal in
They are organised by Newbury Canoe Club and sponsored by Marsport.
The dates for the 2017 Waterside Series of races are:-
||19 February 2017||Great
Bedwyn to Newbury||13.5 miles
||5th March 2017||Newbury to Aldermaston &
||19th March 2017||Pewsey to Newbury||23 miles
||2nd April 2017||Devizes to Newbury||34 miles
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 Senior||K2 Veterans||K1 Junior||Junior/Vet|
|K2 Junior||K2 Mixed||K1 Ladies||C2|
|K2 Ladies||K1 Senior||K1 Veteran||C1|
|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 additional Canadian Classes:
Other Series trophies are:-
|Services Trophy||For the fasted crew (in any class) representing a
|Keith Donkin Cup||For the fastest K1 Veteran Master, male or female (over
50 on 1st January of year of race)|
|Junior Ladies K2 Trophy|
presented by Kimbolton
|For the fastest Junior Ladies K2|
|School Teams Trophy|
presented by the Schools
|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|
For the fastest Masters K2 (both paddlers over 50 on
1st January of year of race).|
Race Organiser: Clive Williams
Send completed entries to:
Waterside Series Entry,
35 Kingsley Close,
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)
Apr 11 2017