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

Southern Series Race Update

A quick update on the next races coming up - all very welcome and looks like it will be a great summer of racing. Details in the race section.

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11 AUG


ICF Wildwater Canoeing World Championships coming soon.

For the first time since 1973, Muotathal again has the honour of welcoming the Canoe World Championships. 
Muotathal is one of the ten largest communes in Switzerland by area, covering a total of 172 km2; however, having only 3600 inhabitants it is sparsely populated and much of it is nature at its most natural. Ried and Bisisthal also form part of the Muotathal district. http://www.wm-muota2018.ch/en/home/ -

WWR 2018 GB Teams finalised

Congratulations to the following paddlers who will be competing for GB in the various International events in 2018.

Senior World Championships

MC1 Ryan Hunt

MC2 Ryan Hunt/Mike Rees-Clark

MK1  Nicky Cresser

Robert Jefferies

Fraser Gormal

Jacob Holmes

WK1 Victoria Murray

Laura Milne

Louise Revell

Lydia Oxtoby

WC1 Rachel Houston

WC2 Rachel Houston/Louise Revell

 Senior World Cups

MC1 Ryan Hunt

MC2 Ryan Hunt/Mike Rees-Clark

MK1 Jacob Holmes

Ian Hosie

Alex Sheppy

Spencer Armstrong

Jack Civico

WK1 Laura Milne

Lydia Oxtoby

WC1 Rachel Houston

U23 Europeans

 MC1 Ryan Hunt

MK1 Ian Hosie

Alex Sheppy

Spencer Armstrong

James Russell

WK1  Victoria Murray

 Louise Revell

WC1 Rachel Houston

WC2 Rachel Houston/Louise Revell

Junior Europeans

MK1 Michael Denvir

Freddie Brown

WK1 Laura Milne

 Jodie Ball

 Esme Durrant

 Kasia Chmiel


The weekend 18th and 19th November saw the biggest WWR event of the year, held at the river Washburn. Attended by over 300 students from 29 universities, the British University College Sport WWR championships was dominated by paddlers from Scottish universities. Although not huge in number the paddlers from the Scottish Universities showed they were high in quality with medal places in several classes.

Ryan Hunt of Edinburgh University won MC1 sprint and classic, with Andy Houston of Dundee taking 3rd place.

Rachel Houston of Strathclyde Uni won WC1 sprint and classic and WK1 sprint.

Ian Hosie also of Strathclyde won MK1 sprint. 

The classic MK1 saw Jacob Holmes of Strathclyde narrowly beaten into second place, to former Edinburgh Uni student Nick Bennett, now of Newcastle Uni.

Both Strathclyde and Edinburgh finished in the top 10 overall places, no mean feat considering they had only 8 and 2 paddlers at the event respectively. 

Many of these paddlers are supported by their university, and these results help demonstrate how much this funding is valued.


Well done to all.

National/Regional MS Rankings 2016/17

2016-17 National, Regional & Wavehopper individual and club rankings are now finalised and are in the annual ranking folder here and the downloads are available here. We believe we have all the results in,  amendments have been made to the the ranking lists and have been updated on the site. 

Update 18th October - Wavehopper Club Challenge Rankings have now been added, with no final this year the result is based on the three best results.

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It's Back! Classic Wildwater Race as part of the Tyne Tour on 5th November

Part of the Tyne Tour. Regional and Wavehopper race on Sunday 5th November. Mass start descent race on Saturday 4th Nov, 1030 Start. Warks Sports Club, NE48 3NP. Finish at Barrasford, NE48 4BX. Grade 2 (3 at final rapid, river right ONLY here) Race entry Included with your Full Weekend Pass OR 2 Day Paddling Pass OR £6 Adult, £4 Child. visit www.tynetour.co.uk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.