Welcome to Wildwater Canoeing

Wildwater Canoeing is a discipline of canoe racing, also known as Wildwater Racing and Whitewater Racing. The wildwater time trial is the purest of whitewater racing forms - the athlete, the river, the clock.

A racing performance is the result of physical conditioning, skill and harmony with the water - and is the only sport where social paddling is necessary to achieve a peak performance. Beautiful water, scenery and companionship make the Wild Water Racing experience compelling. The competitor is free to take whichever route on the river they desire, a freedom of racing unsurpassed in the whitewater world. 

Wildwater Canoeing is governed by British Canoeing

STOP PRESS: Wavehopper Championships. New Date & Venue

The Wavehopper Championships has been cancelled for today because of the overnight snow. The Championships will run and is now confirmed for next Saturday 24th March. Hopefully the snow and ice will be a distant memory by then! We also have the Burrs race for those in the North on the Sunday 25th - another great venue.
This is a Great race for novices, offering a taste of sprint racing on grade 2 water. Each race consists of two timed runs, your fastest time counts) each paddler sets off in 1min intervals and race against the clock

WWR 2018 GB Teams finalised

Congratulations to the following paddlers who will be competing for GB in the various International events in 2018.

Senior World Championships

MC1 Ryan Hunt

MC2 Ryan Hunt/Mike Rees-Clark

MK1  Nicky Cresser

Robert Jefferies

Fraser Gormal

Jacob Holmes

WK1 Victoria Murray

Laura Milne

Louise Revell

Lydia Oxtoby

WC1 Rachel Houston

WC2 Rachel Houston/Louise Revell

 Senior World Cups

MC1 Ryan Hunt

MC2 Ryan Hunt/Mike Rees-Clark

MK1 Jacob Holmes

Ian Hosie

Alex Sheppy

Spencer Armstrong

Jack Civico

WK1 Laura Milne

Lydia Oxtoby

WC1 Rachel Houston

U23 Europeans

 MC1 Ryan Hunt

MK1 Ian Hosie

Alex Sheppy

Spencer Armstrong

James Russell

WK1  Victoria Murray

 Louise Revell

WC1 Rachel Houston

WC2 Rachel Houston/Louise Revell

Junior Europeans

MK1 Michael Denvir

Freddie Brown

WK1 Laura Milne

 Jodie Ball

 Esme Durrant

 Kasia Chmiel

Dart Race

Pleae note the Dart race will not be running in March 2018 - this was a backup if the national race didn't run

WILDWATER CANOEING GB TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018

I’m delighted to announce the British Wildwater Canoeing Teams for our World and European Competitions 2018. Many congratulations and best wishes to all the athletes who have been selected. Teams Are:

European Junior championships   Skopje FYRM  

MK1

Michael Denvir

Freddie Brown

WK1

Laura Milne

Jodie Ball

Esme Durrant

Kasia Chmiel

European U23 championships   Skopje FYRM  

MC1

Ryan Hunt

WC1

Rachel Houston

WC2

Rachel Houston/Louise Revell

MK1

Spencer Armstrong

James Russell

Alex Sheppy

Ian Hosie

Reserve Jack Civico

WK1

Victoria Murray

Louise Revell

Senior World Championships Muotathal SUI

WC1

Rachel Houston

WC2

Rachel Houston/Louise Revell

C1M

Ryan Hunt

C2M

Ryan Hunt/Mike Rees-Clark

MK1

Nicky Cresser

Robert Jefferies

Fraser Gormal

Jacob Holmes

WK1

Hannah Brown

Victoria Murray

Laura Milne

Louise Revell

Reserve: Lydia Oxtoby

Senior World Cups Banja Luka/Celje

WC1

Rachel Houston

WC2

Rachel Houston/Louise Revell

C1M

Ryan Hunt

C2M

Ryan Hunt/Mike Rees-Clark

MK1

Jacob Holmes

Ian Hosie

Alex Sheppy

Spencer Armstrong

James Russell

Jack Civico

WK1

Lydia Oxtoby

Victoria Murray

Louise Revell

Laura Milne

 

Yours in sport

Peter Schofield

Chairman, Wild Water Racing Committee, British Canoeing

Mobile: +447790494110 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.wildwater.org.ukwww.britishcanoeing.org.uk

Mark your Calendar: April

More races for your calendar: 

Southern Region have the Wimborne Race on 14th April please contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Northern Region have the combined weekend with Prudhoe on 21st and Carlisle on 22nd please contact Rachel Hudspith krazykayak1@gmail.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for details

 

Mark your Calendar: Carlisle Race 22nd April

Another North West Series Race for the Calendar: Sunday 22nd April Carlisle - all welcome. Please contact Zoe Saunders This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details

Mark your Calendar:

Races for your Calendar:
- Southern: Dart Regional Series 3rd & 4th March
- National & East Midlands Barrow race on the Saturday and the Wavehopper Club Championships on Sunday at the Nene
- East Midlands Matlock Series Saturday 10 February  and 24th March
- NW Region Burrs race on 25th March
 
All welcome - clubs and individuals please come along and give it a try. You can find us on Facebook here

ICF Judges Exam 17th February

I'm delighted to say that Tomislav Crnkovic, Chairman of the ICF WWR Committee, is coming over to oversee the next ICF Judges exam that I’m running alongside the Scottish WWR Championships at Grandtully on 17th February. 
We have a number of Exec nominees and are putting an open invitation out for applicants. If you are interested or would like to know more please email Julie Hunt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Successful completion (passmark 95%!) qualifies individuals as ICF International Technical Officials to act as judges and officials at ICF International Events. 
As we are aiming to host the 2023 Junior Worlds in Great Britain and with ambitions to host a World Cup and then Senior Worlds we’ll be looking for a new generation of officials. I’m sure we have some eminently qualified individuals in WWR who may wish to take part .