HOW TO ENTER THE RACE
2013 NEW Rule for Stages races: Proof of Age required for Junior Doubles, Junior/Veteran Doubles and Senior Singles
It has come to the organisers' attention that there have been attempts to enter under-age competitors in some of the Stages race classes in recent editions of the DW Race. This is a clear breach of the race rules.
The age limits are in place for good reasons and the organisers will not accept entries from paddlers who do not meet the age requirements of the various classes.
To prevent ineligible entries, entrants in the Stages classes of the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race (Junior Doubles, Junior/Veteran Doubles and Senior Singles) must now provide evidence of their date of birth when registering their entry.
The only form of proof that will be allowed is a photocopy of the paddler's birth certificate or their passport.
Crews must bring this proof with them to Registration Check-in at Devizes. Any crew which fails to provide such proof may not be permitted to start.
Details of age restrictions are contained in the separate class rules. To recap:
1. Junior Doubles: competitors must be aged over 15 and under 19 on January 1 in the year of the race.
2. Junior/Veteran Doubles: the Junior paddler must be aged over 15 and under 19 on January 1 in the year of the race and the Veteran must be aged over 35 on that date.
3. Senior Singles: paddlers must be aged 18 years or above on January 1 in the year of the race.
This new rule does not affect Senior Doubles or Endeavours this year. The requirement to submit proof of age will, however, be extended to cover them in 2014.
Choose which class you wish to enter.
The options are:
crew of 2 adults, non-stop (adult age: 18 or above on 1st Jan 2013)
crew of 1 adult, over 4 days (adult age: 18 or above on 1st Jan 2013)
crew of 2 juniors, over 4 days (junior age: 15 or above and under 19 on 1st Jan 2013)
1 adult and 1 junior, over 4 days (adult age: 35 or above on 1st Jan 2013 junior age: 15 or above and under 19 on 1st Jan 2013)
crew of 2 (2 adults or 1 adult and 1 junior), over 4 days, non-competitive (no timings given) (adult age: 19 or above on 1st Jan 2013 junior age: 15 or above and under 19 on 1st Jan 2013)
Please ensure that you are eligible for the class chosen. For full qualification criteria, please check the Class Rules. We urge those expecting to take over 28 hours in the Senior Doubles event to consider entering the Endeavour class instead to avoid placing excessive demands on our volunteer marshals and checkpoint crews.
Note the required entry fee:
|Senior Doubles||£140||There are no Late Entries.
By post: Letters posted 1st class and postmarked no later than the Friday two weeks before Good Friday will be accepted.
By Hand. Entries handed to the Entries Secretary personally at the Waterside D race will also be accepted.
Team Entry forms, together with Team Composition rules, can be found here for Juniors and here for Seniors & Overall. Either fill in the online form or download the pdf, fill it in and bring it with you to the Registration, prior to starting at Devizes. Please ensure that elegibility and club allegiance criteria are satisfied before submission. Please contact the Competition Secretary with any queries relating to Team Entries.
Entrants should be members of the British Canoe Union (BCU)
To join, please click the following button (a new window will open). If you are not a member, you must obtain licences from the British Waterways Board and the Environment Agency to permit you to paddle on the course.
Completing Online Entry
Please enter 0nline so that your information can be transferred automatically. This avoids the risk of manual input errors and ensures that trophies are correctly awarded.