Race Date
21 Nov 2021
Race Type
Hasler Race
Organising Club
Canoe Avon
Stephen Askew

BS31 3JS, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Canoe Avon Autumn Race 2021

21st November 2021

The Saltford Autumn race is a non-ranking event that is being run for fun. (Ignore the fact it states Halser!). The race format will be roughly the same as for a Haslar, and next year we will run the same event as a qualifying Haslar.


The start for all races will be at the upstream end of the club pontons. All races start heading upstream (right when looking at the river from the club).

All races finish at the same point at the start line.

A pre-start line will be marked. Please stay downstream of the pre-start line when warming up until called to the start line.

2 Mile Race (under 14s)

The 2 mile race will head upstream, turn round the stanchion of the first bridge and back to the start. Please turn anti-clockwise.

4 Mile Race

The 4 mile race will head upstream towards New Bridge. There will be a turn bouy before you reach the bridge, outside the Boathouse Pub. Please turn ant-clockwise round the bouy and head back to the start.

8 Mile Race

The 8 mile race will use the same course as the 4 mile but do two laps.

12 Mile Race

The 12 mile race will use the same course as the 4 mile but do three laps.


Canoe and kayaking are assumed risks water contact sports that may carry attendants’ risks. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions / involvement.

Water levels can be checked on-line at the following link. At levels above 0.8m the river will be flowing fast.


At levels above 0.8m the river will be flowing fast.

Buoyancy aids must be worn by anyone competing in Div 7 below.

Competitors must render their craft to be sufficiently buoyant to remain afloat and support the weight of the crew in the event of a capsize.

We will be using the South West number boards for the event. Please note that there will be a £5 replacement fee for any lost number boards, so please ensure they are well secured on your boat.

CoViD-19 Precautions

The levels of Coronavirus in the area are still above the national average. If you, or anyone you live with, have any of the symptoms (a high temperature, a new and continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) please do not attend the event. We will refund the entry fee if you are unable to attend due to Coronavirus. We also request that all individuals over 11 have a negative lateral flow result in the 24 hours prior to the event.

As the event is outside face masks will not be required, however we would request that people wear a mask when purchasing refreshments or when entering the control tent.


We will have refreshments stand selling tea, coffee, soup, cakes, and burgers. Please note this will be cashless, contactless card/phone payments only.

Please wear a face mask when purchasing refreshments to help protect our volunteers.


The club house is shared between the canoe club and other rowing clubs, so will be out of bounds to competitors. There will be port-a-loos available for competitors to use.


Overall (provisional) timings as follows. We’ll start each class within the difference races at 2 min intervals.


Registration Opens

Please register at the Control Tent on arrival to confirm racing class and collect number board.


2-mile youth race start



12-mile K2 start

We will start this race once all youths have finished.


8-mile start



4-mile start



Tea and medals!



Pease check-in at the Control Tent on arrival so we know what class you are racing, and to issue your race number.

How to get there

The Saltford Rowing Centre is located off the A4 (Bath Rd) between Saltford and Bath. The post code is BS31 3JS


Parking is available in the field as you enter the site. Please do not drive though the railway arch onto the main club site. The only exception is those that may have special access requirements. Please talk to one of the marshals when you arrive.



Entry Details

Race types

  • Hasler Divisional Races
  • Geoff Sanders U14 K1 Races
  • Geoff Sanders U14 K2 Races

Entries are currently closed

Entries open
13 Nov 2021, midnight
Entries close
20 Nov 2021, 10 p.m.
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