Tamar Hasler Race 21st May.

Here are the details for the Tamar Hasler race. I would like entries by Sunday if possible, no later than Monday. We have quite a few juniors involved in Duke of Edinburgh activities this weekend so the adults will have to pull their weight at this race. As below all divisions and lightnings, for those who have not done this race before this is a good safe race on sheltered waters, so good for the little ones and you can follow all the way up.


The race will place in Calstock, near Gunnislake, on the Cornish Bank of the River Tamar.
Race check in, prize giving, briefing and refreshments will be inside the village hall.

Venue: Calstock Village Hall Car Park, Calstock, Cornwall. PL18 9QA

Hasler Classes: Div 1,2,3 K1 & 2 &3 K2 12 Miles
Div 4,5,6 K1 & 4 5,6 K2 8 Miles
Div 7,8,9 K1 & K2 4 Miles
Under 12 Lightning’s 2 Miles

Timings: Check in 12.30
Briefing 13.15
First Start 13.45

Buoyancy Aids:
Buoyancy aids must be worn by all paddlers in divisions 7-9 irrespective of class entered.
All juniors must wear buoyancy aids with the exception of paddlers ranked in Division 6 and above where the paddler’s Team Leader has agreed that a buoyancy aid need not be worn. The race organisers may request that all or some paddlers in addition to the above may need to wear buoyancy aids; the race organisers’ decision is final.

Rules: Races as per Marathon division rules.
Note that club vests/colours must be worn to claim Hasler points.

Number Boards:
Please comply with new regulations concerning number boards i.e. no more handwritten hieroglyphs, black sticky tape digital style only.

Course: The Course will take place on the tidal River Tamar. Shoes are recommended due to the possibility of a muddy egress point. There will be no portages for any division.

In a change from previous years the course will be fully upstream from the slipway – with no boats heading downstream. This is due to another event taking place downstream on the water- the organisers of both events have liaised so this will not affect racing. It will however make the village busier than usual- we have therefore arranged with the Parish Council to provide overflow car parking on the football field.

Fees : £9 senior & junior £5 Lightings
BCU day tickets for non BCU members will incur an extra charge of £5

Entries: By email preferably via HRM to foweyrivercc@gmail.com.
Please pre enter before Thursday 18th May a £3 late entry fee will apply on the day.

We request that Team Leaders attend check in on behalf of your members and would like pre-payment via bank transfer for entries where possible. Bank details will be provided upon receipt of your entry.

Additional Info:
Both Sea Kayaks and Surf Skis are encouraged to attend this race and will be eligible for club points.

Training 6/7th May.

Training this weekend will be Saturday, lightnings 3.30, divisional paddlers 4 o’clock.

Sunday will be 3.30 divisional paddlers only.

We are running a taster session at 2 o’clock on Saturday if anyone wants to come along let me know in advance.