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

Scottish Women in Sport

A big congratulations from the WWR Exec and SCA WWR Committee go to Louise Revell who has made the shortlist to become a finalist at the Scottish Women in Sport Awards night at Glasgow in November.

Louise already an established slalomist, began Wild Water Racing less than a year ago and achieved GB selection in her first year, achieving some solid international results and establishing with several others a high class base for Scottish river racing.

Fraser Gormal SCA WWR Chair commented "her success in the Scottish Women in Sport Awards is a fantastic reflection to her hard work and dedication"

Burrs Water Levels

There are floods and heavy rain forecast for this weekend which will affect the Irwell race at the Burrs Activity Centre.

We will be reviewing the river levels and confirming tomorrow. At this stage we will be planning to go ahead but the level will not be suitable for novices or inexperienced paddlers. Club Coaches or individual paddlers will need to make their own decisions on whether to compete.

The river level gauges are at https://www.riverlevels.uk/irwell-bury-bury-ground#.VkY2Xnknypo

Anyone who has any questions or needs more details please contact me on 07790 494110

Peter Schofield

Pinkston Race

" A massive thanks to those who competed in the Scottish Series WWR final at pinkston on the 8th November. 

Despite truly horrible weather conditions a good turn out made for a great days racing "

Dart National Race Jan 9 and 10 2016


Please note the Dart National Race is this coming weekend Jan 9th and 10th, 2016.

 A number of entries have already been received. if you haven't yet entered contact Julie on :


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We look forward to seeing you.


Post-Christmas Grandtully WWR Training Camp

Post-Christmas Grandtully WWR Training Camp

The third GB Canoeing WWR Training Event of the season is planned for Monday 28th December - Wednesday 30th at Grandtully.

The event is being run by National Coaches Paul Anderson & Nicky Cresser,  the format consisting of rough water training on the Tay with a distance morning session and shorter efforts planned for the afternoon on each day.

Coaching and structured training sessions will be provided, but athletes are required to be self-sufficient in terms of equipment and transport.  Junior athletes will be the responsibility of a parent or nominated adult and must be competent on grade 3 water.

There is a local fleet of Wave-Hoppers that can be made available for use on request.

Meeting time is planned for 9.30am at the SCA car park, Grandtully. To register for the event contact Paul on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Burrs/Irwell Details

Details for the upcoming burrs race have been added to the calendar. This is a great race for both beginners and improvers, we look forward to seeing you there.

Matlock series

A reminder that the Matlock series starts this Saturday kindly sponsored by East Midlands paddlers. Please lt me have any entries asap.

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Race Organisers News

Race Organisers

Any clubs/organisers wanting to run races need to have an appropriate safety officer who has attended the BC event safety training. A risk assessment is also needed for each event. Race organisers should fill in the race pro forma and return with the risk assessment prior to the race to:

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It is advised that  the organiser displays details of the nearest hospital and apropriate first aider as well as the risk assessment at the event.

Avon Descent

Scottish Race 8th November Pinkston

The final Scottish Series Wild Water Race of the year will be held in conjunction with the Slalom Committee on Sunday 8th November at Pinkston, Glasgow. 

The event follows the Scottish Slalom Championships and will make for a wonderful weekend of white water sport.

The contest for Scottish championship prizes remains close in all classes and the final race will determine winners for 2015.

Please note due to the nature of the course there will be no C2 event.

A number of Wavehoppers will be made available for paddlers from the slalom to stay on and just jump in and race.

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