Stour Descent

Stour Descent date for year 2018 is Sunday, 2nd of December 2018

Please be patient as we updating registration form for this year.

NEW: Stour Descent 2017 results

NEW: Strour Descent 2017 photos part 1

NEW: Stour Descent 2017 – Hamoon Weir photos


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!

Date: Sunday 3rd December 2017
Start: Sturminster Newton Mill
Finish: Bryanston School

Thanks to our sponsors: Bournemouth Canoes, South Coast Canoes, Bryanston 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.

Historical Results(in PDF format):

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
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.