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

British Open National race 1 and 2 Sept 2018

WWR British Open Important Notice.

This event is being run as part of Super September alongside the sprint regatta, freestyle and polo, to help promote the many different disciplines of camoeing.

As such all people wanting to race in the National or regional races on Sept 1st and 2nd MUST PRE ENTER as water time is very tight. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE PERMITTED.

All entries need to be sent to myself no later than 5pm on Monday 27th August. Entry fees must be paid at the same time. Please use the normal account for team payments. If needed I can send you the details again when you email me your entry. No entries will be accepted without the payment.

Start lists will then be ran on the Monday night for inclusion in the sprint regatta programme.

The sprint will be ran under International rules with heat(s) in the morning and the top 15/12/10 in the various classes going through to the finals in the evening. You must take part in the first heat to progress.

Those also taking part in the sprint regatta please let me know the approx time of your race and I will try to accomodate your runs around this.

The sprint heats will take place between 9 and 10.30am on Saturday 1st Sept. Numbers entered will determine if there will be one or two heats and if there will be practice time on the course beforehand.

Finals will then be one run after 6pm Saturday night.

The classic will start at 7.30am Sunday morning.

All timing will be by stopwatches to 1 10th of a second.

The rest of the time we will be running taster sessions on the Dalecs.

Thanks to all those that have already entered and offered help throughout the two days. If anyone else is free to help please let me know.

Many thanks
Julie Lewis WWR Secretary

Bronze Medal at Wildwater Canoeing Junior & U23 European Championships in Skopje, Macedonia

 Bronze team medal for the Junior Ladies Team of Jodie Ball, Esme Durrant and Laura Milne at the Team Classic Race on the River Treska at Canyon Matka against extremely strong competition. Holding on to their early lead they stayed ahead of the German and French teams and were an extremely creditable third place behind the winners, Czech Repolic, with Slovenia in second place. 

Team Manager Nicky Cresser said "This is a great result for the girls and indicative of the hard work and professionalism the whole team has displayed out here.  They executed their race plan to perfection and achieved the result that they deserve. I'm really excited to see what the team has to offer as we move onto the sprint course, with individual and team sprints over the weekend" 


Skopje Day 1 Classic results

Kasia Chmiel 24th, Esme Durrant 21st, Jodie Ball 19th, Laura Milne 16th, Victoria Murray 14th, Rachel Houston 7th, Ryan Hunt 15th

Freddie Brown 24th Michael Denvir 25th Spencer Armstrong 31st Alex Sheppy 32nd James Russell 28th Ian Hosie 30th


From Team Manager Nicky Cresser "a good effort, let's see what we can do in the next few days" 

The team of mainly Wildwater Sprint specialists are now focusing on the Individual Sprint races on Saturday - follow  us on Facebook and Twitter

Best Young European Wildwater canoeists and kayakers are in Skopje

The British Team are with the Best Young European Wildwater canoeists and kayakers in Skopje, the capital city of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - for this week  the European Wildwater canoeing epicentre. From Wednesday until Sunday the 2018 ECA Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing European Championships is taking place in the Matka Canyon, on the beautiful Treska river. 

The British Junior and U23 Team of Laura Milne, Jodie Ball, Esme Durrant, Kasia Chmie, Victoria Murray, Rachel Houston, Ryan Hunt, Freddie Brown, Michael Denvir, James Russel, Ian Hosie, Spencer Armstrong and Alex Sheppy have been in Skopje for the week. Team coach Nicky Cresser drove out with all the boats and most of the team flying out direct with Team Manager Julie Hunt last saturday. This has allowed the team to acclimatise and learn the sprint and classic courses - with practice times at 0800 - 1000 and 1800 - 2000 each day. This has kept everyone extremely busy!


Wednesday, 01/08/2018

20:00 | Opening Ceremony

Thursday, 02/08/2018

9:00 | Junior Classic Individual Race (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

12:00 | U23 Classic Individual Race (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

Friday, 03/08/2018

9:00 | Junior Classic Team Race (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

11:30 | U23 Classic Team Race (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

Saturday, 04/08/2018

9:00 | Junior Sprint Heats 1st Run (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

            U23 Sprint Heats 1st Run (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

12:30 | Junior Sprint Heats 2nd Run (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

            U23 Sprint Heats 2nd Run (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

Sunday, 05/08/2018

9:00 | Junior & U23 Individual Sprint Final (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, C2M, C2W)

13:30 | Junior & U23 Sprint Team Races (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, C2M, C2W)

There will be LIVE TIMING EACH DAY on the event website http://eca2018ww.canoe.mk/?cat=4&lang=en

For more details see the British Canoeing Twitter feeds and  WWR Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/216485560525/


Nottingham Daleks Race

Racing returns to Nottingham next weekend. A great race to introduce paddlers to wildwater racing.

Daleks Promo

Updated Rankings

Podium place for Houston and Revell at Wildwater World Champs


The Great Britain team have been in action at the 2018 ICF Wildwater World Championships in Muotathal, Switzerland.

In the individual sprint events Rachel Houston and Louise Revell were the only British paddlers to qualify for the finals, finishing on the podium in second place in the women’s C2 unofficial event.

(Picture: Neil Smorthit)

In the women’s team sprint Victoria Murray, Lydia Oxtoby and Laura Milne claimed a fine seventh place, with Nicky Cresser, Robert Jefferies, Jacob Holmes taking tenth place in the men’s team sprint.

In the classic individual races, held on a 4.4 km course through the village of Muotathal to the Vordere Brücke, Nicky Cresser led the way for the British senior team with a fine ninth place in the men’s K1.

Team colleagues Robert Jefferies was 37th, Jacob Holmes 47th and Fraser Gormal 51st.

In the masters event Cresser, from Nottingham Kayak Club, went on to claim the gold medal in the men's K1 classic (A race), by less than a second ahead of Guido Deprins from Belgium. There were also K1 classic masters medals for Jamie Christie (silver C race) and Richard Vincent (bronze F race).

In the men's classic team event Nicky Cresser, Robert Jefferies and Jacob Holmes combined to finish in 11th place.

 In the doubles Rachel Houston and Louise Revell claimed a fine fifth place in the women’s C2 classic, with Ryan Hunt and Mike Rees-Clark 12th in the men's C2 classic.

There were four British competitors in the women’s K1 classic, with Victoria Murray finishing in 18th place, Lydia Oxtoby 19th, Louise Revell 23rd and Laura Milne 26th.

In the Canadian singles Rachel Houston took a fine 12th place in the women's C1 Classic, with Ryan Hunt placed in 24th in the men’s C1 event.

The team are now off to Banja Luka for the World Cup and then Celje, Slovenia. - we wish them all the best in their travels.

More details on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/216485560525/and Twitter https://twitter.com/WildWaterBC/status/1003280298971488256?s=19 and Wildwater Canoeing https://www.facebook.com/wildwatercanoekayak/


Muotathal Wildwater Canoeing World Championships Team Racing Today

Lots of positives with a young able team yesterday in the Classic plus some outstanding individual performances with Nicky Cresser's top 10 place plus Gold/ Silver/ Bronze in the Masters for Nicky, Jamie Christie and Richard Rincent.

Everyone is enthused with 2 team races today - aiming on keping it tight. Sprint training is key for the others with some race pace sections still to be nailed. Some issues with Live streaming yesterday but via British Canoeing/ ICF and Social media I think everyone back home is able to keep in touch.





Planet Canoe: Great Britain's two time World Champion Hannah Brown talks us through Wildwater Canoeing

Wildwater canoes are designed differently from others and Great Britains two time World Champion Hannah Brown talks us through why.

Watch the 2018 ICF Wildwater Canoeing World Championships in Muotathal, Switzerland from 31 May–3 June live on https://www.canoeicf.com


Muotathal Wildwater Canoeing World Championships Start Today

Muota 2018 World Championships start today after the great opening ceremony last night in the town - with the band, cow-bells and 23 nations competing. Check out instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BjaPB8ggeLG/  Good luck and great racing for all our athletes. 

Event Details: 

Thursday 31st May - Classic Individual Racing starting @ 11:00

Friday 1st June - Classic Team Racing starting @ 11:30

Saturday 2nd June - Sprint Individual Heats starting @ 10:00

Sunday 3rd June - Sprint Individual Finals starting @ 10:00 & Sprint Team Heats/Finals starting @ 15:00

If you would like to follow all of the action a live link will be available via - http://swisscomstream.ch/kanuwm/

Please don't forget our Twitter and Instagram page for live updates and further information.



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