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 Brownie Canoe Regatta 2024 – Information

Brownie Canoe Regatta 2024 –  Information

TIME: 8.45AM TO 12.00PM

DATE: SUNDAY 23rd June 2024

PLACE: SOUTHWATER COUNTRY PARK LAKE

PAYMENT: £6 per Brownie – Maximum of 8 girls per unit, allocated on a first come first served basis.

Registration is to take place at 8.45a.m. for only those who have prepaid. We are happy for people to come and watch on the day.

Girls do not need any experience in a canoe/kayak.

Please complete the consent form and pass to the Leader with full payment.

Information for Leaders and Parents

Race and Kit Information

All participants must be confident to swim 50m in water. A buoyancy aide is provided whilst on the water.

All events will be supervised by BCU qualified coaches.

The person in charge on the day has the discretion to deviate from any of the previously mentioned rules and in the event of any dispute their decision will be final.

A responsible adult/unit leader will be with each unit and/or individual whilst at water’s edge.

Please note the pontoon is for Regatta Officials only, any spectators should stand behind the fence or by the sides of the lake.

Open Race – maximum of 2 teams can be entered of either 3 or 4 girls per team. The aim of each team of 3 / 4 girls will be to race around the lake in a canoe collecting the various pieces to make a puzzle in the fastest time. The winning team is the first team to arrive back to land and complete their puzzle.  Heats will run with two teams per heat timed against the clock. Medals will be presented to the overall winners of this event with the fastest time.

Duck Race – individual entry. This takes place in a kayak but no paddle. The aim is to collect as many ducks as possible in a specific time. Instant prizes will be awarded for this event.

KIT LIST

Dress on the water should be as follows:

Old plimsoles/trainers – no bare feet

Swimming costume or wet suit               

shirt and shorts

Sun hat                                 

Sun tan cream (if hot)

In event of cold weather:

Old tracksuit bottoms

Old woolly jumper

Woolly hat

Cagoule

Spare Warm clothes and blankets to keep warm in between races.

Change of clothes for going home in.

Plastic bag to take wet clothes/shoes/wet suit home

Car Parking for Parents and Girls

Car parking is available at the top car park entered from Mill straight, opposite Andrews Road, RH13 9EY or in the overflow car park at bottom of Cripplegate Lane.