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

Youth Club Championship Rules

National Youth Club Championships.

1. The date and venue for the National Youth Club Championships will be published in the Calendar. There are five categories, Under 18, Under 16, Under 14, under 12, under 10, for all K1 Men, K1 Women, C1 and C2. Competitors must be below the relevant age at the beginning of the year of the relevant race season. (now changed to …. Beginning of the mid-season New Year ie 31st Dec.) The date of birth must be on the entry.

2. In all kayak classes, competitors may use WWR kayaks, Wavehoppers and any other kayak not longer than 4.0m and without a rudder. ………

3. Points for the National Youth Club Championships are awarded as follows.

          a) Individual Events.

Under 18, Under 16, Under 14, Under 12, and Under 10 points will allocated separately for each class, ………… 25 points 1st : 24 points 2nd etc. The six highest scoring results count towards club points.

            b) Team Events.

                        1st – 20 points, 2nd 18 points, 3rd 16 points , etc.

Two teams (of three) to score points for their Club, comprising of any combination of Youth paddlers.

4. The Club with the highest points total wins. In the event of a tie, the Club with the highest aggregate score of the two counting teams shall be the winner.

Irwell Race 20th March

We've got the Irwell Race coming up on 20th March at the Burrs Activity Centre - always great racing and hopefully the water won't be quite as high as in November. Normally fine for beginners! Any questions please drop me a line thanks to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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River Irwell, Burrs Activity Centre, Woodhill Road, Bury, BL8 1DA

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The course is available from 0930. Competitors are advised to arrive early and walk the course before getting on to practice. It is also advisable to change after practicing and staying warm between the race briefing and getting on for the start of the race.

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE

0930 – 1100 Free practice on river.
0930 - 1030 Late entries in the car park
1030 Race brief in the car park
1130 First sprint run 1 minute intervals
1230 Second Sprint Run 1 minute intervals

Directly after the second sprint run at approx. 1340 there will be the Club Team Race & open Canadian class all starting at two minute intervals. (We can have a break after the Kayak Team Race for clubs to get back to the start if needed)

1600 (approx.) Prize giving

The race timetable and club entry forms are available in the downloads folder under race promotions

Masters World Championships

The 2016 Wild Water World Championships will be held in Bosnia, between 1st - 5th June.

Provisional arrangements incorporate the Masters event within this, and to that end the Executive Committee and Coaching Team invite expressions of interest for those wishing to compete, for ratification by the GB Selection Committee.

There is no formal selection event, but the Head Coach will validate entries for suitability as GB entries are required to be approved by the governing body.

This event is self-funded with no formal support supplied, and athletes will need to be self-sufficient. Those seeking selection should contact Head Coach Paul Anderson -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Under 23 Pre World Championships

Subject: Under 23 Pre World Championships

This 2016 Junior World WWR Championships will be held between 18th - 24th July, on the river Mau, Austria.

 The organisers have now just confirmed that an Under 23 Pre-Worlds Event will also be run in conjunction with this event.

 Athletes wishing to be considered for this event must register for GB selection and compete at the selection event at Grandtully on 16th & 17th April. Medium competency rating is also required as per the assessment for the Junior competition.

 It is the desire of the coaching team that the event is a development opportunity and we encourage athletes within this age category to consider this. The event will be self-funded and athletes will need to be self-sufficient attending and make own arrangements, however a manager and possible coaching support will be made available through the junior structure.

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GB Selection races - Tully 16 and 17 April

GB Selection Race 2016 - registration for gb teams closes on April 15th. Please register and send entries to Julie Lewis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After a very succesful weekend's racing in Tully at the Scottish Open, with over 50 competitors each day we are pleased to announce that entries for the selection race in April are still open.

Please note all competitors must show proof of either BC/SCA/WCA individual current membership either by sending a scanned copy beforehand or by bringing their membership card on the day. Paddlers will not be allowed to race without this.

Please see poster for more details or contact Julie, Callum or Paul for more information at:

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Scottish Open Feb 20 & 21 2016

NEWSFLASH

Only a week to go to the Scottish Open and Closed championships at Grandtully. 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to race this fantastic venue and practice ready for selection.

Enter now!!!

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WWR Training Event Grandtully 18th and 19th February

National Coaches Paul Anderson, Nicky Cresser, Carl Foody will provide coaching and feedback to athletes for  the two days ahead of the Scottish Open WWR at Grandtully on the 20/21 February.

For athletes wishing to register please  mail Paul on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet Thursday 18th at the sca car park for 09.30 hours.

For athletes who still require a competence assessment ahead of selection, the training and racing is a designated event for this purpose. You need to e-mail Paul direct with a request to be assessed.

For those missing this occasion the selection event itself is the final occasion to meet this requirement.

2016 GB Selection Registration Open

Registration for GB 2016 Junior and Senior Registration is open. The registration form can be found on the selection race entry

Please note that you must be logged in to access the selection form (this is to prevent spam problems). Details of the junior selection critieria can be found here, and senior criteria here.

The selection criteria is part of the selection policy as laid out in the 2016 selection policy document. The assessment process is laid out in the assessment guidence document

WWR SCOTTISH NATIONAL RACES

The Scottish National Races wil be held at Grandtully on 20 and 21st Feb organised by Nairn Canoe Club. Poster and more details to follow shortly.

Entries to:

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Some entires have already been received, thank you!

DART NATIONAL RACE 9th/10th JAN 2016

I'm pleased to announce that the Dart race will definitely be running this weeknd. If you haven't already sent your entris in please send them to:

Julie Lewis

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We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.