National Canoe Slalom

Frome Canoe Club will be hosting a two-day canoe slalom event on 4/5 June at Langham Farm, Rode. Members of the public are invited to spectate free of charge.

Langham Farm Slalom Poster 2 2016Canoe slalom is an Olympic sport and is a test of the paddlers’ skills as they try to negotiate a set course through a series of poles while descending rapids and waves. Pam Dixon, from the club says “This event at Langham Farm is part of the national series of races organised by British Canoeing and it will attract over a hundred competitors from across the country. They come not only to enjoy the challenge of canoe slalom, but also to join in the friendly, family atmosphere at our club. This event is for beginners to the sport and plays an important part in introducing canoeists to the many benefits that canoe slalom has to offer.

The event is extremely popular with young canoeists who compete very successfully alongside adults but through the methods of awarding prizes, are always congratulated on whatever success they achieve.”

This slalom is organised and staffed by the dedicated members of Frome Canoe Club.

Frome Canoe Club is very active and attracts members from a large area. During the summer months, the club meets in the town on Wednesday evenings and members of the public are welcome to come to try out canoeing. For more information please email pam@dixon.org.uk

 

Paddlers from far and wide will take to the water at Langham Farm for a national slalom event hosted by Frome Canoe Club on the this weekend.

The event is part of the race series organised by British Canoeing and will attract around 100 competitor from across the country. It’s an event for beginners to the sport and plays an important part in introducing canoeists to the many benefits of sport.