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

GB training opportunities

GB WWR Training Event - Grandtully

There will be national coach supported training at Grandtully Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February 2017. The event is set to coincide with school half term holiday's and run into the national races at the weekend set to be held on Grandtully Rapid (Sprint) and Thistlebrig (Classic).

The venue of the event is set so to prepare athletes for the April selection event at the same location. The camp will include moving water technical sessions and group training. There will be a charge of £5 for those participating and access to changing and toilet facilities are included.

Junior athletes need to accompanied by a responsible adult. Meet 10am at the SCA Car Park on Thursday 16th February.

The Coaching Team will consist of Paul Anderson, Carl Foody, Nicky Cresser.

To register for this event please contact GB Head Coach Paul Anderson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GB WWR Training - March 2017 Pau, France

The GB WWR Executive Committee have secured water release time on the World Championships Course, at Pau, France for athletes seeking an opportunity to train at this venue.

The dates are 8th, 9th & 10th March 2017, with further dates being sought for September. This will be un-supported and full arrangements remain with the athlete.

Athletes wishing to attend need to register with Head Coach Paul Anderson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Athletes are reminded this is a challenging section of water and the competence rating for selection is set at HIGH.

MS & Wavehopper Ranking Lists updated

The Oct & Nov MS & Wavehopper Ranking lists are updated and available on our downloads section here - Well done to all our athletes and we'll get the December rankings up shortly.

Good luck and great racing to all taking part in the Matlock and Forth races this weekend as well as to everyone taking part in our Squad Training Weekend 

Dart Latest Update 4th & 5th Feb

Dart National WWR, Sat & Sun 4 & 5 Feb 2017 latest Information: 

Saturday:  National Open Championships Classic and Sunday: National Open Championship Sprint, British National Series


Meet car park  at Newbridge, off the river Dart. Address :Newbridge Hill, Poundsgate, Devon, TQ13 7  SATURDAY: Briefing (for both days) 1100


Sprint 1130 – 1st run, 1300 - 2nd run, Team race  1400 (start above Newbridge)


SUNDAY: Start 11.00 as per sprint start to RDCP Bridge


Please note paddlers must be competent there will be no safety cover.


Open class both days for all boat types. Race course depends on water levels.  Late entries accepted until 1000 on Saturday.


Entries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 1 Feb 2017


Race Entries £15 Adults & £10.00 juniors/students for both events. Late entry fee £2.50


Tay Wild Water Races and Scottish Open Championships on 18th and 19th February 2017

A quick reminder: NAIRN KAYAK CLUB will be running the Tay Wild Water Races and Scottish Open Championships next weekend on 18th and 19th February 2017 - Anyone who needs more info. please contact Calum Urqhart
Race 1 (Saturday 18th Feb): Grandtully WWR Sprint
Start Time: 1st run 12:00hrs 2nd run 1400hrs. Control and on the day entries: SCA Building, Station Yard 1000-1100hrs. Compulsory Briefing 1100hrs 
Race 2(Sunday 19th February) Thistlebrig WWR. Including Scottish Championships-Classic Classic -Start Time: 11:00. Compulsory briefing 1030hrs. Team event: Immediately following the individual event. Prizes at Finish Car Park 45mins after last boat

Hexham Race on 29th January

 We have the Bobby Timperley Memorial White Water Regional & Wave Hopper Race on Sunday 29th January 2017 from Tyne Green, Hexham 11am registration & free practice.1pm race start for more details please contact Chloe Glendenning  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Any boat- Wavehoppers available, 4 pounds juniors, 5 pounds adults. Suitable for all abilities so please come along and enjoy the fun!


Barrow and Matlock Races Coming Up

A very Happy New Year to everyone

We have the next Barrow race this Saturday 7th January. Breakfast & check in from 9.00am. Briefing 10.15am. First Start 11am

The Saturday after is the Matlock race. Note this is also part of a National training weekend at Matlock and HPP.  More details of the training weekend can be found on our website and on FB or ask Jamie Christie. Please pre enter if possible.

90 medals for British Canoeing Athletes in 2016

Did you know that during 2016 British Canoeing athletes gained 90 medals at World and European competitions, comprising of 39 gold medals, 26 silver medals and 25 bronze medals?

2016 has been a spectacular year for British Canoeing with an array of outstanding performances across all disciplines. Two gold and two silver medals at Rio in the summer represented the best ever Olympic games for the British Canoeing team and a month later the Paracanoe team went one better, winning five medals, three gold and two bronze, medalling in all but one event.

Hannah Brown World Champion

The ICF World Championships, Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina: 1st-5th June 2016 

Read more from the championships where Hannah Brown was crowned World Champion by clicking here.

Gold Medal: Hannah Brown (WK1)

Wild Water Racing Training Weekend

Incorporating Matlock Long Sprint Race.

Matlock/Nottingham 14th/15th January

Suitable for anyone interested in Wild Water Racing, all are welcome and we will tailor training to suit everyone.

Programme Saturday

  • 9.00-9.30am meet at Matlock registration, Artists Corner Car Park
  • 9.30am Intro and Theory of race pacing.
  • 10am on the water 3 runs plus paddle backs
  • 11.30am, 1st runs,12.30pm 2nd runs
  • 1.30pm to 2.00pm Lunch
  • 2.00pm – 4.00pm small groups up stream downstream practice and drills.

Programme Sunday

  • 7am Pool session at Portland Leisure Centre, Nottingham
  • 10am Nottingham Kayak Club Winter race
  • 11.30am Classroom Session
  • 12.30pm Lunch and home

If anyone is very keen we can organise and afternoon session on the Daleks on the White Water coarse early afternoon. White water coarse is open to Racing boats Sunday PM. There will be a charge of £15.00 per paddler which will include race entry and cover the pool cost on Sunday morning.

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