The Waterside Series
Of Canoe Races

Organised by: Newbury Canoe Club

Sponsored by: Marsport
With grateful help from Adventure Dolphin

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2021 Summer Waterside - Final Results

Final Results

Thankyou to all volunteers who helped run this event
Without your support this event would not have been run

Final Results are now Posted: Here

A big thankyou to Waterside Centre Staff, We were the
first outside users to use the newly refurbished building

We hope you liked our Summer Waterside and it was a thankyou to
all who have supported us when circumstances have not allowed
us to run events - Especially in 2020.

[[[ Should we run 2022 Summer Waterside..... Let us know ]]]

Check in Details
Released: 24th September 2021
- Entries Close 24th at 2359 [ Online only ]
- Start List as of 1200 today (24th) StartList

- Check in :-
- - Only one person per crew please
- - Upstairs - or follow notices
- - Collect your Race number by providing your Class and name
- - Select your Start time
- - Record your emergency contact for the day

- Start Time calculation and selection :-
- - Identify WHEN within the finish window you would like to finish
- - - Finish window opens at 1300
- - Have some idea as to how long it will take you to paddle the course
- - Take one from the other and that would be your ideal start time
- - At checkin - see if that time is still available
- - - if not take the nearest and make sure your number is recorded
- - - so it is allocated to you
- - Be ready to start at your allocated start time.
- - NOTE: We will be flexible as it is only a Covid Separation
- - - management tool we have devised. Your actual start time for
- - - the Race will be when we set you over the start line.
- - - To that end do not get on the water too far ahead of your
- - - allocated start time so we avoid queuing on or off the water

- Other Information :-
- - The Safety Briefing Here
- - - Lower then normal water means high portages
- - - Narrow boat traffic WILL exist - take due care
- - - Canal width is restricted in places due to additional reeds
- - This event we are not supplying competitors food
- - Showers and changing facilities do exist if required
- - - use the protected flooring areas please
- - We aim to have an out of doors prizegiving at aprox 3pm
- - Please maintain social distancing where ever possible
- - - Track and Trace QR code will be posted
- - - DO NOT ATTEND if you are showing any Covid19 Symptoms
- - The Row Barge car park is out of bounds to all support crews
- - Access at Newbury Wharf waters edge to get in - More space
- - - under the A339 bridge outside NCC Club House. The Jubilee
- - - pleasure trip narrow barge may be mored for some of the time
- - - restricting egress to water.

2021 Waterside Summer Information
Released: 1st September 2021
Newbury Canoe Club are organising a SPECIAL event
Called: Summer Waterside
Date: 26th September 2021
Course: Waterside Race B course, Newbury to Aldermaston and return.
Fee: 5.00 per seat [A thankyou to all that have supported NCC]
Entries: MRC online entry system please use the following link: OnlineEntries
Limits: 120 crews, focusing on Juniors.
Schools: Can include paddlers that would have paddled in Spring 2021

2021 Files
2021 Announcement Notice
2021 Rules
2021 Information Sheet
2021 Poster

Support Crew Etiquette
Paddling Etiquette
Waterways Code Leaflet

Newbury - Parking
( Note: Trailer Drivers still please use Faraday Road [RG14 2AD])
There is a major change to the route to Newbury Wharf [RG14 5AS].
Please see the annotated Maps

Waterside 2022 Series Dates

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 2022 Waterside Series of races are:-

Race A 20th February 2022Great Bedwyn to Newbury13.5 miles 21 portages
Race B 6th March 2022Newbury to Aldermaston & Back17.5 miles 19 portages
Race C 20th March 2022Pewsey to Newbury23 miles 35 portages
Race D 3rd April 2022Devizes to Newbury34 miles 35 portages

The Waterside Series is recognised as being the classic build up for the Devizes to Westminster Race.
[ Check out other events to help with your Pre-DW training here ]

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 Canadian sub-categories (qualifying for Series prizes): 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).

2020 Photographs
So far we have links to photos taken during the Series:-
Mike Beaumont: Link
Tony Smith: Link
2019 Photographs
So far we have links to photos taken during the series:-
Race A: Gary Kinghorn: Link
Series: Mike Beaumint: Link
Series: Tony Smith: Link

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 )
( ALSO please if possible photocopy your BC (or other) Card(s) on the reverse of the Printed Entry form )

Race day Emergency / Retirement Contact number: 07870 769687 (Only to be used on each race day - New in 2019 onwards)



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Last modified: 1st October 2021


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