Leighton Buzzard Hasler

2019 Leighton Buzzard Hasler

BCU Eastern Region Hasler Qualifier
Sunday 16 June 2019

Click here to download Entry Form.

Click here to download the Hasler Map


Sunday 16th June 2019


Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club
Cedars School / Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Mentmore Road,
Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2AE


Free parking is available at the rear of Cedars School, adjacent to the astroturf football pitches or in the Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre car park. Marshals will be present. Please note that there will be a cycling course happening at the furthest end of the car park behind the school.


Singles: Division 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Doubles: Division 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Lightning Marathon: U10 Boy, U10 Girl, U12 Boy, U12 Girl
Hody K2 Race (open to Lightning paddlers)


Divisions 1, 2, 3 Singles; 2, 3 Doubles 12 miles, 6 portages
Divisions 4, 5, 6 Singles; 4, 5, 6 Doubles 8 miles, 2 portages
Divisions 7, 8, 9 Singles; 7, 8, 9 Doubles 4½ miles, no portages
Lightning Marathon 2 miles, no portages
Hody K2 2 miles, no portages





09:00 – 10:00



Divisions 7, 8, 9 Doubles

Divisions 7, 8, 9, 10 Singles

Lightning BU12, GU12, BU10, GU10

09:00 – 11:00



Divisions 1, 2, 3 Singles

Divisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Doubles

Divisions 4, 5, 6 Singles

Hody K2 U12, U10



Prize giving


Pre-printed Number boards will be supplied at check-in on the day. If you use your own they must be on white boards and conform with the regulations as per the 2019 Sprint and Marathon Racing Handbook.


Races will be held in accordance with British Canoeing Marathon Committee Rules. Approved buoyancy aids must be worn by all paddlers ranked in Divisions 7, 8, 9 or 10 irrespective of the race in which they are entered and also by all participants in the Lightning and Hody races. It is recommended that all under 16 paddlers in divisions 1 to 6 also wear buoyancy aids.


Updates and information will be published on the LBCC website www.lbcc.org.uk


First, Second and Third place prizes will be awarded depending on the number of entries; other category awards as appropriate.


Results will be published on the LBCC website.


Division 1 to 10 Singles and Doubles:
£9.00 per seat Juniors: £7.00 per seat

Lightning Marathon: £3.00 per seat

Hody K2 Race: £ FREE

All entries that are put in and later scratched must still be paid for.

Entries to the Divisional races on the day will be charged a late entry fee of an additional £5.00 per seat.

Competitors in Divisions 7, 8, 9 & 10 who are unable to show current comprehensive BCU membership will be charged an additional £5.00 per seat for a Day Ticket. Day tickets are not available for competitors in Divisions 1 – 6.

Hody K2 Race

The Hody K2 Race is an optional extra FREE race for Lightning paddlers. Crews can be mixed girls and boys.

Club Colours

Club colours must be worn in all races. Paddlers that do not visibly wear their

club colours will not earn their club Hasler points.


Hot food will be available all day. Paddlers’ food will also be available.


Canoeing and Kayaking are “Assumed risk water contact sports” that may carry attendant risks. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

Weals Disease

We would like to bring to the attention of all participants of the event the dangers of water-borne diseases particularly Weil’s Disease.

Unlike tap water, the water in canals, rivers and reservoirs is untreated and micro-organisms are naturally present. However, although the risk of contracting illness (including the much publicised but rare condition Weil’s Disease) is extremely small, sensible precautions should be taken as follows:

        • Avoid full immersion in the water

        • Cover all cuts and abrasions with waterproof dressings before contact with the water

        • Wash all exposed skin after contact with the water and before eating

        • Do not put wet ropes, fishing lines or other objects in your mouth.

Should any illness occur within 2 weeks of contact, you should seek medical advice and inform your doctor you have been in contact with untreated water.


Competitors must render their boats sufficiently buoyant to remain afloat and to support the crew in rough water in the event of capsize.

Entry Closing Dates

By 9:00 pm Thursday, 13th June at the latest. Entries received after this will be charged a late entry fee of £5.00 per seat.

My preferred entry method is by using a Racman file sent to e-mail address raceorganiser@lbcc.org.uk. Alternatively, by using the entry form that can be found on the LBCC web site.

Please send cheques payable to LBCC to:

Steve Tingay
28 Castle Hill Road

Team Leaders please note – Bulk entries need to be paid for by a single payment covering all entrants.


In the event of the cancellation of this event, I will contact team leaders and an announcement will be made on the Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club website www.lbcc.org.uk.


Steve Tingay & Andy Murphy


07850 034943