International Regatta Bratislava Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint
29 - 31 May 2020
It has become very difficult to travel with boats on airlines, particularly when travelling as a team with multiple boats. All athletes selected to a British Team for competitions outside of mainland Europe may be required to have a split boat (a boat designed to un-bolt into 2 smaller units that meet maximum airline luggage specs). This will be particularly important for athletes seeking selection to a GBR Junior & U23 World Championship Team in Brazil in May 2019 as there is insufficient time between selection and the race to order a split boat.
Selection to a Great Britain Team is to specific identified races in accordance with the prevailing selection policy. Selected paddlers who are not funded through a British Canoeing UK Lottery funded Programme may apply in writing to the athlete’s Home Nation representative for consideration of support. Applicants for such support are reminded that these funds are limited and securing other funding will almost certainly be necessary and that an athlete contribution will be required.
All athletes putting themselves forward for selection for a Great Britain team are expected to hold a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months unexpired and hold a current European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). From 1 January 2019 Great Britain will continue to select C2Mx & Extreme Slalom athletes at Junior, U23 and senior championship events (all athletes will have to self-fund the full costs of attendance). The C2Mx & Extreme Slalom events remain a full ICF World Championship discipline but as non-Olympic events, cannot be supported by UK Sport lottery funding. Selected Non-funded athletes will be provided support by Team Management for communication and liaison purposes but coaching and travel arrangements will be the responsibility of the individual athlete(s). Athletes selected in events that are part of the 2020 Olympic Games programme will be fully funded by British Canoeing to attend Senior World Championship, Senior European Championship competitions and 2020 Olympic