Canoeing but not as you know it. The 2019 Boater X Series makes its debut at the Lee Valley White Water Centre built to host the canoe slalom at the London 2012 Olympics. Racing starts at 3pm and spectating is free.
Fast-paced and full of energy, Boater X racing pits the best white water kayakers in a tough head-to-head format where four racers battle it out. Nothing is certain as competitors charge down a white water course, negotiating obstacles such as gates, buoys or even a kayak roll zone – all the while fighting other racers for position.
2019 is the inaugural British Canoeing Boater X Series with competitors targeting individual race prizes alongside a coveted national series title. Today is the second event following last Sunday’s opener in Cardiff. The third and final leg takes place on 1 June at Paddle in the Park, Holme Pierrepont
Great Britain Extreme Slalom team selection for the ICF World Cup is also at stake today. Taking place 14-16 June at Lee Valley the world’s best paddlers will be in action at the ICF World Cup – Friday is sold out but tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available online.
Boater X Series race format: Each event has a seeding time trail, followed by head-to-head racing, with a knockout system where two paddlers go through each round towards a grand final. With categories for men, women and juniors (Aged 10-16) it is all to paddle for!
Racing starts with the time trail on the legacy course from 3pm-4pm. Floodlight head-to-head racing on the Olympic course takes place between 6.30pm-9pm. Line-ups available on the day.
Admission for the Boater X Series is free for all spectators.
Travel: There is free parking at Lee Valley White Water Centre however it can get very busy so car sharing is advised. Alternatively the venue is just a 10 minute walk from Waltham Cross station. More information can be found on the Lee Valley website.