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

Ranking Winners 2014/2015

Congratulations to the following paddlers who have won the 2014/2015 rankings. Trophies will be presented at the ACM on Saturday December 5th 2015.

Nicky Cresser - Nottingham KC                     

MK1 Overall Winner


Connor Bentley - Duddon CC

MK1U10 Boys


Hadley Cartmell - Duddon CC

MK1 U12 Boys


Owen Wilson -  Duddon CC

MK1 U14 Boys


Calum Gingell - BOA

MK1 U16 Boys


Ben Teasdale - Tees Tigers

MK1 U18 Boys


Ricky Millar - Nottingham KC

MK1 U23 Mens


Nicky Cresser - Nottingham KC

MK1 Senior Mens


Fraser Gormal - Glasgow CC

MK1 Veteran Mens



Andy Hamilton & Paul Anderson       

MC2 Overall Winner



Ryan Hunt – Leicester University

MC1 Mens


Ryan Hunt – Leicester University

MC1 Overall Winner


Emily Longstaff - Duddon CC

WC1 Ladies



Emily Longstaff - Duddon CC


WC1 Overall Winner



Lydia Oxtoby - Leighton Buzzard       

WK1 Overall Winner


Connie Ashcroft - Bradford and Bingley        

WK1 U10 Girls


Gracie Gormal - Glasgow

WK1 U12 Girls


Victoria Longstaff – Duddon CC

WK1 U14 Girls


Nadine Merrick - Duddon CC

WK1 U16 Girls


Abbie Durrant - Nottingham KC

WK1 U18 Girls


Lydia Oxtoby - Leighton Buzzard CC

WK1 Ladies   

Alva WWR 26th September - Results

The 2015 Scottish series saw over 68 boats start the Alva race. With faces old and new and a mix of abilities across the spectrum a fun yet highly competitive event was had.

Organiser Paul Anderson passes a massive thanks to the support team and host club CRcats who ensured the event had a real fun feel.

New faces from slalom provided some real interesting results into the mix as the two disciplines come more  closely together.

A real top event........

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Development & Training Event

The weekend of the 5th and 6th December is the next in a  series of WWR Development and Training events that is being coordinated by the GB WWR Coaching team.

The event is aimed at all ability levels from aspiring GB team athletes to general participants. The event is open to paddlers from partner disciplines and equipment and support can be arranged on request.

During the weekend (full programme to be published) there will be structured training and coaching as well as inputs for athletes seeking National Team selection in 2016. A full plan for the coming year will be published by Coaching lead Paul Anderson.

The start time will be Saturday morning meeting at the National Water sport Centre and specific details will be communicated in advance via the web site or by registering with the organiser direct.

The organiser/contact for the weekend is Performance Director Jamie Christie - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. net

Upcoming Races

Details of the next Wild Water Races are posted on the website and Facebook – we have the the Wavehopper Championships at the Nene Wild Water Centre on 27th September near Northampton and the English Open Classic and Sprint race at the Dart on 10th & 11th October.

There will be a Matlokc series regional race on Sat 24th Oct, Sat 19th Dec and Sat 23rd January.

The Tyne Tour is on the 7th and 8th Novemnber and the Tour of the North 28th and 29th November. This will be a national classic and sprint race.

Please come and join us. Any questions please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HPP National Sprint Race Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances the national sprint race at HPP on 3rd October will not be taking place.
We are currently looking at an alternative date 
There will be a regional event  taking place at Darley Abbey on 3 October instead.

Race Organisers

As races now have to be approved by the wwr exec can you please submit race requests along with the filled out pro forma to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please do not incude anything else in the email just the race details.

All results need to be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Lee Gingell) who will be in touch if there are any queries.

Please can you capture dob and club name for all entrants and ensure that when you send your results in you include every entrant regardless of qualifying status.


Yorkshire Champs

The Yorkshire Champs are on the 19th September. The Washburn is a great river to paddle - super fast and interesting all the way down. 

Please share widely - Washburn Race on this Saturday 19th,  near Harrogate - particularly calling all Yorkshire paddlers. Water is on all day with the race in the afternoon.  Always a great venue if you aren't able to get to Lee Valley for the Slalom Worlds

Washburn 2015

ACM 2015 Date Change


The Wild Water Racing Annual Consultative Meeting will take place on Saturday the 5th Decemberer at approx. 5.30 - 6.00pm. The meeting will be held in the main building of the National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Ln, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham NG12 2LU. This will be straight after the  end of the training day.

The purpose of the meeting is for individuals and club representatives to be able to  discuss, help develop and be involved in their sport.  After a great year where we have seen more participation and more people attend International events the Committee are  keen to hear as to how we can continue to improve our sport and competition for all levels of ability, from Wavehopper and Regional Competitions, right up to the highest level.

We will be looking at how to improve participation and really grow our sport and always welcome new ideas and volunteers. If you have  any items or motions you wish to be submitted please send them to the secretary by 15th September.

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Congratulations to Team GB

Well Done to our Junior and Under 23 team now returning from the World Championships in the USA at Bryson City, Nantahala.

Some excellent team and individual results on excellent and challenging water. The team acquitted themselves well and were able to step up to the World Championship level needed. Lots of lessons learnt, extreme waters paddled and conquered and friendships made which I’m sure will endure 

Many thanks to Chris Norbury and his team for being excellent hosts and running such a great event. Also to Nicky Cresser Tem GB manager and his helpers, assistants plus friends and families – without whom it wouldn’t have happened.

Please find the Event Blog for Team GB on our Facebook page

The next Wild Water events will be 

  • 12th September at Lee Valley as one of the introductory events in the lead up to the Canoe Slalom World Championships being hosted at the centre.
  • 27th September at the Nene Wild Water Centre – where you should see some of our top Junior World Championship athletes in action.