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18 The Vineries
Postal deadline 28th November 2016
A 13.5 mile Race on the River Stour taking the form of a time trial that includes: one optional shoot, one obligatory shoot and a compulsory portage. A hard and exciting combination for an enjoyable days racing!
Start: Sturminster Newton Mill
Finish: Bryanston School
Thanks to our sponsors: Bournemouth Canoes, South Coast Canoes, Bryanstone School, Gorge Cafe
- Racing K1 & K2
- Touring K1 & K2
- Canadian, single & double
- Junior, Senior, Veteran & Mixed
The race starts at 11:00am and your attention is drawn to the fact that the course can be exacting with few access points. Hazards include sharp turns and shallows; trees are a special problem, especially after high rainfall. After the race there will be hot showers, warm changing rooms and refreshments. Entry Fee £10 per paddler, £5 extra for non BCU members.
Results(in PDF format):2001 2002 2003 2004
2013 2014 2015 2016
The 2005, 2006 & 2009 races were cancelled the day before the race, due to adverse weather in all cases creating some impossible river conditions.