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 - WAGON LANE RACE CANCELLED THIS WEEKEND

A message from Chris Ashcroft the organiser -Sorry to say that the Wagon Lane WWR planned for this weekend isn't going to happen. 
There just hasn't been enough rain for our little river to be paddlable. 
I'll try to organise something for later on in the year. (Thanks Chris)

ICF WWR World Cup Next Weekend - Good Luck to All our Athletes

 We have the ICF Senior World Cups coming up next weekend in beautiful Muotathal, Switzerland and the following weekend on the legendary white water course in Augsburg, Germany. A number of nations are coming fresh from their victories at the ECA European Championships at Skopje in Macedonia. Team GB are fielding a strong team of seasoned athletes together with new and developing talent.    

In Ladies Canoeing we have Rachel Houston in C1 partnering with Louise Revell in C2. Mens Canoeing we have Ryan Hunt, Andy Houston, Will Fotheringham. Mens Kayak; Nicky Cresser, Ricky Miller, Phil Dean, Rob Jefferies, Sandy Fotheringham, Mike Rees-Clarke (for details of Mike's travels please see FB!) Ladies Kayak; Lydia Oxtoby, Victoria Murray, Louise Revell, Laura Milne, Mags Nixon

For more details please see https://www.canoeicf.com/world-cup/muota-muotathal-2017 and https://www.facebook.com/wmmuota2018/ as well as as https://www.facebook.com/groups/216485560525/ Wildwater Racing for Fun. 

The next racing will be the under 23 World Championships at Murau in Austria on 26 – 30 July followed by the World Championships at Pau in France at the end of September. 27 September 1 October https://www.canoeicf.com/world-championships/pau-2017-0 as well as https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/

 

European WWR Championships News

Just back from Skopje where Grant Underwood took part in his first full senior international competition at the European Wildwater Canoe Championships. He went out and helped by the Bosnian and Macedonian teams as the sole British representative, ably supported by his father, Neal. Grant put up creditable performances in Sprint and Classic and now go back to continue his studies at Loughborough. Great to meet up with Neal and Grant out there - 18 European Nations including Great Britain. Some cool photos of an amazing venue in Canyon Matka on "Wildwater Racing for Fun" . For more including the overall results please go to the European Canoe Association "Canoe Europe"  and ICF "Wildwater Canoe" Facebook Sites

Wagon Lane Race coming up on 4th June

Another for the calendar coming up. The Wagon Lane sprint being run by Bradford & Bingley Canoe Club on Sunday 4th June. A 370m sprint grade 1-2 Suitable for novices. Always a fun race. Please contact Chris Ashcroft This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more details 

Bucklers Hard Race 7th October

One for the calendar: a new race for the calendar being run by the Sharks Canoe Club at the historic venue of Bucklers Hard on the River Beaulieu. Classic 5 miles and short 2 mile options options - as a Regional, Wavehopper & Open Race. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more details

GB TEAM SELECTION

Message from Paul Anderson, Head Coach and James Wingfield, Chairman of Selectors: Selection for Great Britain Teams 2017

It is my pleasure to announce the following selections for Great Britain Teams -

Under 23 World Championships, July - Austria
· Sandy Fotheringham MK1
· Ricky Miller MK1
· Alex Sheppy MK1
· Conner Turner MK1
· Victoria Murrey WK1
· Louise Revell WK1
· Rachel Slade WK1
· Kasia Chemil WK1
· Rachel Houston WC1
· Andrew Houston MC1
· Ryan Hunt MC1
· Raoull Chappell MC1
· Houston/McAleenan MC2
· Revell/Houston WC2

Junior World Championships, July-Austria
· William Fotheringham MC1
· Laura Milne WK1
· Lois Lever WK1
· Lucy Brown WK1
· Jodie Ball WK1
· Calum Gingell MK1
· Spencer Armstrong MK1
· Michael Denvir MK1
· Freddy Brown MK1

European Championships - Bosnia-May
· Grant Underwood MK1

Senior World Cup, June-Switzerland/Germany
· Nicky Cresser MK1
· Mike Reece-Clark MK1
· Phil Dean MK1
· Rob Jefferies MK1
· Ricky Miller MK1
· Sandy Fotheringham MK1
· Conner Turner MK1 (Reserve)
· Victoria Murrey WK1
· Laura Milne WK1
· Louise Revell WK1
· Lydia Oxtoby WK1
· Rachel Slade WK1
· Mags Dilai WK1
· William Fotheringham MC1
· Andrew Houston MC1
· Ryan Hunt MC1
· Rachel Houston WC1
· Houston/Revell WC2

Selection for the World Championships will be held at Bala in June.

The Coaching Team and the Selection Committee were impressed by the high level of competition for this years teams and the obvious rise in standards year on year, and we are delighted to be able to select a national team that will be both competitive and striving to improve.

I look forward to the coming competitions and results. Can I extend a massive well done to ALL athletes that competed at Grandtully.

Europeans Selection

Selection

Please note the selection committee wil meet on the evening of Tuesday 25th April 2017. Confirmed named entries fort he European championships have to be submitted the next morning.

If you have indicated that you wish to be considered for the Europeans please ensure that you have checked dates, travel, costs etc prior to the selection meeting as anyone selected will have to accept their place instantly.

Request for discretionary selection

A request for discretionary selection has been received for the Junior World Championships by Spencer Armstrong in MK1 class. 

This matter will be passed to the selection committee for decision.

Any objections to this request can be made up until Tuesday 25th April at 17.00. These should be directed by email to:

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Selection 2017

Message From Head Coach

Dear Athletes,

The Selection race at Grandtully is just weeks away for Great Britain Team selection for the Junior World Championships, U23 World Championships, Snr Europeans and World Cup.

May I please bring the below to the attention of Athletes and Coaches. This information is intended to be helpful/informative. We recognise that selection can be a nervous time for paddlers and just want to ensure that you are well prepared. 

- Athletes are required to register for selection ahead of the race which is done via the WWR website - The closing date is now fast approaching.

- Please note you are also required to enter race - they are two separate requirements. Registration and race entry details are on the WWR web site. 

- Race Registration on Saturday 22nd April will open at 09.00 Hours and close at 11.00 Hours. Bib numbers will then be generated and timings will be strictly adhered to. The race briefing is compulsory for those racing. 

- You will require proof of BCU/WCA/SCA Membership in order to compete. No card or proof of entry, no race.

- As this is a GB selection and ICF International event there will be boat scrutineering at the event for ALL entrants. Rules are on the WWR web site. Boats must pass in order to compete in the event which includes dimensions, weight and strict adherence to air bags being of the required volume and tied in.

- Buoyancy Aid  will be checked against markings standard - EN ISO 12402-5  (If it does not have this number it does not pass).

- Canoe Helmets must be marked - EN 1385 (If it does not have this number it does not pass).

- Competence assessment will be completed at the event and a rating of MEDIUM is required to achieve selection for the aforementioned races. The "controller" for this process is the Head Coach, supported by 2 other assessors.

- The timing of the sprint event will be beam providing time to 100s. The backup timing will be push button and if utilised will be rounded to 0.5 as per guidance. The classic race will be timed by push button stop watch timing. 

Water levels at Grandtully are currently good with rain forecast for the week ahead. I trust your preparations are going well and look forward to seeing you at what is looking to be an excellent top level weekend of racing. 

Feel free to contact me -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Kind Regards,

Paul

Selection Race

Message From Head Coach

Dear Athletes,

The Selection race at Grandtully is just weeks away for Great Britain Team selection for the Junior World Championships, U23 World Championships, Snr Europeans and World Cup.

May I please bring the below to the attention of Athletes and Coaches. This information is intended to be helpful/informative. We recognise that selection can be a nervous time for paddlers and just want to ensure that you are well prepared. 

- Athletes are required to register for selection ahead of the race which is done via the WWR website - The closing date is now fast approaching.

- Please note you are also required to enter race - they are two separate requirements. Registration and race entry details are on the WWR web site. 

- Race Registration on Saturday 22nd April will open at 09.00 Hours and close at 11.00 Hours. Bib numbers will then be generated and timings will be strictly adhered to. The race briefing is compulsory for those racing. 

- You will require proof of BCU/WCA/SCA Membership in order to compete. No card or proof of entry, no race.

- As this is a GB selection and ICF International event there will be boat scrutineering at the event for ALL entrants. Rules are on the WWR web site. Boats must pass in order to compete in the event which includes dimensions, weight and strict adherence to air bags being of the required volume and tied in.

- Buoyancy Aid  will be checked against markings standard - EN ISO 12402-5  (If it does not have this number it does not pass).

- Canoe Helmets must be marked - EN 1385 (If it does not have this number it does not pass).

- Competence assessment will be completed at the event and a rating of MEDIUM is required to achieve selection for the aforementioned races. The "controller" for this process is the Head Coach, supported by 2 other assessors.

- The timing of the sprint event will be beam providing time to 100s. The backup timing will be push button and if utilised will be rounded to 0.5 as per guidance. The classic race will be timed by push button stop watch timing. 

Water levels at Grandtully are currently good with rain forecast for the week ahead. I trust your preparations are going well and look forward to seeing you at what is looking to be an excellent top level weekend of racing. 

Feel free to contact me -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Kind Regards,

Paul