The Waterside Series
Of Canoe Races

Organised by: Newbury Canoe Club

Sponsored by: Marsport
With grateful help from Adventure Dolphin and Devizes Canoe Club

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2018 Results
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2018 Series


Newbury Canoe Club took the decision to CANCEL Race D (18th March 2018) last weekend.

The depth of snow deposited over the Race course late Saturday
and into the early and mid hours of Sunday was enough for support crews
to have had significant difficulties in reaching the support locations.

This would have left paddling individuals or crews with the potential of not meeting up
with their support, for nutritional, change of clothing etc. if needed
or even to retire.

Race C/D Refunds

Newbury Canoe Club are offering the following refunds.
The amounts are proportionate to the outlay of costs in running each of the cancelled Races,
at the same time allocating some Series costs also.
. . ( Note: some costs for Race C were either not incurred or able to be deferred to Race D.
. . . This was not possible in the case for Race D. )

For Race C, the refund is £7.00/seat as previously advertised.
For Race D, The refund is £5.00/seat.
To claim please fill in this from .PDF or .DOCX (word) and either send via email to:
or Post the form to: Waterside Series Refund, Mike Richman,
35 Kingsley Close, Newbury, Berkshire. RG14 2EB

2018 Series

Running only 2 races out of the planned 4 will mean that 2018
will have no associated Series results.


Final RACE D. Cancelation
Final RACE C. Cancelation
Final RACE B. Results
Final RACE A. Results

RaceA: [Photographer=Gary Kinghorn] Flickr

2018 files
Note: Some of these documents will be updated between now and Race A
2018 Entry Form (MS Word [.docx])
2018 Rules
2018 Information Sheet
2018 Online Banking Statement

2018 Entry Form (MS Word 97-2002 [.doc])
2018 Entry Form - Please use only if you don't have MS Word [.pdf] Fill in by hand LEGIBLY

Support Crew Etiquette
Paddling Etiquette
Waterways Code Leaflet
Team Nomination Form
--> Most files are PDF - use the Email address below if you can't read PDF format files.

Waterside 2018 Series Details

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.

The dates for the 2018 Waterside Series of races are:-

Race A 4 February 2018Great Bedwyn to Newbury13.5 miles 21 portages
Race B 18th February 2018Newbury to Aldermaston & Back17.5 miles 19 portages
Race C 4th March 2018Pewsey to Newbury23 miles 35 portages
Race D 18th March 2018Devizes to Newbury34 miles 35 portages

Enjoyed the Waterside Series?? - Try the Worcester Ring Challenge

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

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 SeniorK2 VeteransK1 JuniorJunior/Vet
K2 JuniorK2 MixedK1 LadiesC2
K2 LadiesK1 SeniorK1 VeteranC1
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:
Ladies C2
Ladies C1

Other Series trophies are:-

Services TrophyFor the fasted crew (in any class) representing a Uniformed Service
Keith Donkin CupFor the fastest K1 Veteran Master, male or female (over 50 on 1st January of year of race)
Junior Ladies K2 Trophy
presented by Kimbolton School
For the fastest Junior Ladies K2
School Teams Trophy
presented by the Schools Canoeing Association
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
SKB Award For the fastest Masters K2 (both paddlers over 50 on 1st January of year of race).

Contact Information

Race Organiser: Clive Williams

Send completed entries to:

Waterside Series Entry,
Mike Richman,
35 Kingsley Close,
RG14 2EB

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)



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Last modified: March 17 2018


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