The Waterside Series
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A,B,C & D..
***** If you are NEW to the series then please download and read
the Information Sheet and Rules. *****
Click here to view our all NEW Website
A big shout to all the marshals along the course today,
more than usual to keep everyone safe with the conditions.
And thanks to you all for an incident free event.
Results: Race B Provisional
Prevention of Invasive plants/animals spread.
Please adhere to all the good practice advice such as CHECK CLEAN and DRY.
CRT alone spend over £700,000 annually to manage invasive species.
Further advise and Guidance is available from.
Non-Native Species Secretariat
Canal and River Trust:
- Main Article
- A readable blog article
- How CRT are tackling this growing issue.
2024 Information Sheet
2024 Risk Assessment (20/01/2024)
2024 Entry Form
Support Crew Etiquette
Waterways Code Leaflet
** Note the change to Rule 6, a Requirement to let
us know of any Junior Entrant under the age of 16
Please be mindful of the current paddling conditions along the K&A Canal.
We are experiencing high water flows which will mean that inflows
to the Canal from the River Kennet will be more aggressive.
Likewise Weirs and outflows will also have a greater tow on canoes.
Another hazard in these conditions are mored narrow boats
that are within the main flow of the river sections.
Please be vigilant and take extra care if out training on our waters,
especially if they are unfamiliar to you.
Waterside Series Entries Are now Live
MRC Website: Click here to Enter
Race A: Feb 04 - (Online Entries Close: 31-Jan [No Late Entries])
Race B: Feb 18 - (Online Entries Close: 14-Feb [Late Entries on the day])
Race C: Mar 03 - (Online Entries Close: 28-Feb [Late Entries on the day])
Race D: Mar 17 - (Online Entries Close: 13-Mar [Late Entries on the day])
We are in the progress of makeing a big change
to the Waterside Website
Ultimately it will be moving to the Existing
Newbury Canoe Club website.
Both Sites are being updated in Tandem
with the same information.
Click here or the Waterside Series Logo at the top
Last year we used in tandem a new results service.
This year we intend to use the new service as
the primary results, with the original being used to
verify their accuracy.
We are also in the progress of reviewing/re-organising
most of the paperwork for the Series.
There are NO major changes to the information or the rules.
And any changes will be clearly identified/publicised.
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 2024 Waterside Series of races are:-
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.
There are 13 classes:-
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:-
Race Organiser: Clive Williams
Cheques written out please to: Newbury Canoe Club