Sports Listings: This Weekend / Canoeing: British Open - Llangollen

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The Independent Online
Recent rain has improved the level of the River Dee at Llangollen, North Wales, where this weekend's British Open Championships and the final race of the Premier Division are taking place. In the men's kayak, Shaun Pearce, the 1994 World Cup champion based in Nottingham, is in a good position to add the British individual title to the Premier Division series he has already won. The women's kayak has yet to be decided, with Heather Corrie from Manchester and Nottingham's Rachel Crosbee vying for the championship. The best viewing points are the river footpath and the bridge, which affords good views of Town Ford. Next weekend, the town also stages the Llangollen International Classic.

How to get there: Llangollen, Clwydd, North Wales, is on A5, south-west of Chester and Wrexham. Individual racing takes place tomorrow from 10.30am to 5.30pm; the team event on Sunday starts at 10.45am, followed by the slalom sprint, which finishes at 3pm.

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