BCCC members participate in nationally organised Marathon racing competitions such as the Hasler Trophy series and other nationally recognised Marathon events. We also run events such as our monthly Hare & Hounds time trial and the annual Charles Hick Canal Challenge.

The rules and regulations for all Sprint and Marathon races can be found in the Racing Handbook.

The Hasler Trophy

The main championship that our flatwater racing members enter is the Hasler Trophy. This is the National Team League Championships and all canoe clubs with a racing section in England take part. Qualification for the annual Hasler Trophy Final in September is done on a regional basis. BCCC is in the Southern region. Points are awarded for race positions and the top four clubs in each region go forward to compete in the annual Hasler Final. To take part in the final you have to have completed at least three qualifying races during the season (1st September – 31st August). BCCC paddlers compete at clubs such as Pangbourne, Reading, Wokingham, Longridge (Marlow), Henley, Windsor, Southampton and Banbury.

The next Southern Region Hasler event can be found on the Canoe Marathon Racing UK Calendar.

B3C Hasler

Each year the BCCC hosts one of the Hasler series of races at its home on the Basingstoke Canal in Mytchett, Surrey – more commonly known as the B3C Hasler. The race generally takes place in May each year and is traditionally the first race of the Hasler year in our region. The exact details of this year’s B3C Hasler race is available on our Calendar page. Simply click on the race event and you will be able to download the Race Notice and Entry Form.

Hare & Hounds

The BCCC Hare & Hounds time trial event takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Canal Centre, Mytchett and is open to members, as well as non-members aiming to improve their speeds over various distances. More information on this event can be found here.

Charles Hicks Canal Challenge

The Charles Hicks Canal Challenge on the Basingstoke Canal takes place each year towards the end of the year, usually in November. It is in memory of Charles Hicks who was one of our club founding members who had a long and enthusiastic career as a BCCC paddler.

The challenge includes a Schools Trophy, which can be competed for by school teams. If you or your school want to get involved, contact us to find out more.