Race Day Checklist

Race Day is Here!

So you’ve trained hard and now youre ready to race, the following is rough guide to make your race day more enjoyable. As race days can be long and tiring any creature comforts you can bring along are always welcome and remember to plan for an unexpected change in weather.

Food & Drink

You need plenty of fuel for your days competition, energy snacks for between races, lots of fluids as some places may not have access to water, lunch time grub and dont forget something for that hungry drive home.  

  • Flasks of Tea
  • Water & Hi Fruit Juice
  • Bananas/ grapes / dates / raisins
  • Mars Bars
  • Rice Pudding Pots
  • Pasta & Chicken
  • Jelly Babies, Wine Gums, Fruit Pastels
  • Nutri Bars / Flapjacks
  • Malt Loaf & butter


If your spectating bring plenty of warm clothes and blankets as you may be outside all day, if your racing bring plenty of clothes you can change into as your going to get wet, especially if it rains.

  • waterproofs / cagoules
  • Water / rubber shoes
  • large towels
  • hats / caps, scarf, gloves
  • fleeces / jackets
  • Sunglasses / Sports glasses / Reading glasses 
  • Full change of clothes
  • Spare socks
  • Spare trousers 

Kit & Equipment

Most important of all, dont forget your paddle!

  • Paddle
  • Folding chair
  • Pillows / cushions / mat
  • Large umbrella
  • Seat pads
  • Paddling gloves
  • Padding, tape & dressings
  • Mobile phone charger car
  • Camera(s), etc.
  • Cool Box

Creature comforts

Some race venues are not fully equiped so bring what you need to be healthy, happy and freshen up.

  • Ibuforen & Ibuferen Gel
  • Sun-cream & face cream
  • Lip-salve / Vaseline
  • Hair Cond Spray & comb
  • Toiletry bag: Deo / Body Spray / Talc
  • Wet wipes / Anti bacterial Wipes
  • Tissues / Toilet Paper
  • Books, cards, music, i-pod, magazines, etc