Paddlers' Information


General Comments

Learning From Others

Training Seminars

Marsport run free seminars, explaining all aspects of the race. They are held at the Wokingham Waterside Centre near Reading. Full details at DW Seminars. For further details, contact Marsport on 0118 966 5912.

Training Days

Marsport run training days at 50 per paddler and 20 per supporter which provide comprehensive practical tuition, on land and on water, of the skills required for DW. Full details at DW Training Days. Contact Marsport on 0118 966 5912 for further information.

Warm Up Races

We strongly recommend that paddlers should enter as many of the Thameside and Waterside series races as possible. They offer excellent opportunities to learn the course, practise portaging, become accustomed to your boat and for support crews to learn their role. Details of these races may be found through the Links section of this website.

Prepare your DW Compulsory Race Kit

Compulsory kitEvery crew is required to carry Compulsory Kit. More details available in race rules. Prepare this in advance and avoid unnecessary stress and worry on the race day.

(We will be offering race kit compliance checks at Waterside D if you would like to check if your kit is acceptable. Note: it will still have to be checked and approved at Devizes on race day).

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