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 Selection Race Update

Selection 2016.

Can I please pass formal thanks to the army of over 20 helpers who assisted in running the GB team selection race at Grandtully this past weekend.

Racing was close and highly competitive in all classes and Is a fantastic reflection on the hard work and commitment of the 50 plus athletes that contested the event.

As communicated at prize giving due to the clock alignment all results were shown as 1 minute slower. This was subsequently amended.

The selection meeting will take place Wednesday evening and I will inform paddlers from Thursday.

 A massive well done to all that raced.

Paul Anderson Natinal Coach

Advance notice of the Hamble Classic WWR Race on 19 November 2016

Advance notice of the Hamble Classic WWR Race on 19 November 2016

Southern Region being run by Neal Underwood and the Sharks Canoe Club. Classic 2 mile race please contact Neal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Susan Templeton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

The start will be at 1400 due to tide. The Start will be at Lands’ end below the Jolly Sailor Public House following right hand side of river bank downstream to finish at RAF Yacht Club (Approx. two miles). Open water, not suitable for novices. More details on the WWR Race Calendar

Manor Farm Sprint, Wavehopper & Open Race 8th May Hampshire

Manor Farm Sprint, Wavehopper & Open Race 8th May 2016 being run by the Sharks - all welcome

Please contact Neal Underwood or Susan Templeton C/O 11 Larwood Close, Greenford, Middlesex.  UB6 OTA, n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  07951770241 and  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check in by1200 for the race briefing . Race venue Bursledon, Between Southampton and Portsmouth, Hampshire on the River Hamble, Grid reference SU496111, Post Code: SO31 1BH. A mile from Junction 8 of the M27 motorway, which links to the M3, and A27 and A3, enabling easy access from London, the Midlands and North. More details on the race calendar

Open water on the River Hamble the section can be quite exposed to wind and weather and tide. Race held at top of two tides so minimal tide expected but flood water and weather can alter this. It can be choppy due to weather and boat traffic (although boats are more restricted in this area of the River Hamble).

GB Team Selection Event 16th & 17th April, Grandtully - Message from Paul Anderson WWR Head Coach.

GB Team Selection Event 16th & 17th April, Grandtully - Message from Paul Anderson WWR Head Coach.

With GB Selection now 2 weeks away, can I please bring the below information to the attention of Athletes and Coaches.

 This information is intended to be helpful/informative for newer atheletes to our sport. I recognise that selection can be a nervous time for paddlers and just want to ensure that you are well prepared. 

  • Athletes are required to register for selection ahead of the race. Please note this is a separate process from entering the race. Registration and race entry details are on the WWR web site. 

  • Race Registration on Saturday 16th April will open at 09.00 Hours and close at 10.30 Hours. Bib numbers will then be generated and timings will be strictly adhered to. The race briefing is compulsory for those racing. 

  • You will require proof of BCU/WCA/SCA Membership in order to compete. 

  • There will be boat scrutineering at the event for ALL entrants. Rules are on the WWR web site. Boats must pass in order to compete in the event. 

  • Buoyancy Aid  will be checked against markings standard - EN ISO 12402-5 

  • Canoe Helmets must be marked - EN 1385 

  • Athletes who still require competence assessment must notify Paul Anderson ahead of the event, at 10.30am latest on 16th April. A medium competence is required to qualify for 2016 International competitions. The latest assessments are published on the WWR Web Site.

    The timing of the sprint event will be electronic push button coordinated by a designated timing team. Albeit this system provides times to the 100th, our rules state this must be rounded to 0.5 of a second. The use of this is due to the river width range of the beam timing. Should this be resolved and 100% test reliable we will revert to use of this system. The classic race will be timed by stop watch timing. 

  • A request for discretionary selection has been received for Hannah Brown. Objections to this must be submitted by mid-night on the day of selection (Sunday 17th April). 

Water levels at Grandtully are currently good with rain forecast for the week ahead. I trust your preparations are going well and look forward to seeing you at what is looking to be an excellent top level weekend of racing. 

Feel free to contact me - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Paul.

Winchester ranking sprint and Wavehopper WWR race 15th May

Winchester ranking sprint and Wavehopper WWR race will be run by the Sharks Canoe Club alongside Winchester and District Canoe Club Slalom on 15 MAY 2016

For more details please contact  Neal Underwood C/O 11 Larwood Close, Greenford, Middlesex. UB6 OTA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 07951770241 and Race Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Start Time           1300 Race venue (Area and county)      WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE In North Walls Recreation Ground Behind Winchester Leisure Centre (but accessed via University School of Art Road NOT Leisure Centre ) Sat Nav postcode: SO23 8DL, Map 185 Ref SU485299 http://winchestercanoeclub.org.uk/ Parking Sat Nav SO23 7DD (University school of art get label from Control for car)

ENTRY FEES        Adult      & Junior £5. Ideal for novices with Division 4, judges and Open slalom on same day

All paddlers/clubs bringing wavehoppers will be asked if these can be used by other paddlers as required.   This is not mandatory but it is hoped paddlers/clubs will oblige to help promote use of this type of racing boat                 

Wiltshire Youth Canoe Club Regional Race Series

Wiltshire Youth Canoe Club will be running their Regional Race Series on Saturday 2nd April, Saturday 14th May and Saturday 11th June.

Briefing at 11:30am with Classic Start at 12:30pm.Sprint race 1st ru at 2:00pm, 2nd run soon after. Suitable for all skill level  racers (aimed at beginners) Entry Fee £5

Race organiser Lucy Brown, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: Melksham, SN12 7ED

South Lakes WWR summer series 2016

South Lakes WWR summer series 2016. A series of 4 races run over the summer months aimed at introducing new comers to wild water racing. The races will be held on the lower part of the River Crake (at low tide). The river here has a slight flow for most of its length finishing with a shoot over an old weir.

 The races may be run in any type of canoe /kayak suitable for the water conditions but paddlers are encouraged to take this opportunity to try out wavehoppers or DCC K1, C1 C2 boats. The races will be part of the national Wavehopper series so those in composite WWR K1 will be entered into an open class.  The races will be held on Tuesday evenings starting at 6.30pm – practice time beforehand if you can make it.

 Dates :- May 3rd , June7th , July 5th , Aug 2nd Entry Fee £1 per race.

 There will be certificates for age group winners for each race and prizes/ medals for the series winners.

For more information or to register an interest contact John Sherwen, regional WWR rep.+ coaching organizer, Duddon Canoe Club 01229 462905 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WWR Training on Coniston Hosted by Duddon Canoe Club

There will be WWR training hosted by Duddon Canoe Club. Initial lake sessions on Coniston will be organized on Sunday 24th April to ‘have a go’ in wildwater race boats – Wavehopper, K1,C1 and C2 boats will be provided by DCC, all clubs welcome to send paddlers /coaches.

Let me know if you intend to come with aprox. Numbers (am + pm sessions). For more information or to register an interest contact John Sherwen, regional WWR rep.+ coaching organizer, Duddon Canoe Club 01229 462905 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                           

                                                                                

Paddle in the Park Event at Holmepierrepont 23 & 24th April 2016

Paddle In The Park 2016 23rd & 24th April 2016
 
A multi-discipline paddle party held at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham!
 
Wild Water Racing and Russ Smith will be taking part with an hour on the White Water Course doing timed runs so please come along for the day - any type of boat will count :-)
 
 
Paddle in the Park is a weekend of free events, paddling competitions, demo boats and workshops, free paddling, river racing, raft racing and much much more!
Saturday night will be elite finals coinciding with food and drink on site.
 
With extreme slalom and freestyle competitions alongside coaching clinics from world and Olympic champions there will be something for everyone. All abilities are welcome to take part in this white water extravaganza; from newcomers to the sport to experienced paddlers.
 

WOODMILL WWR RACE 9th April 2016

The Sharks Canoe Club are putting on the Woodmill Sprint/ Wavehopper & Open WWR on Saturday 9 April 2016

 

Race Start 1300, Last entries by 1200,briefing at finish (Woodmill Centre End) 1230

 

Start below the Swan Public House at Mansbridge to Woodmill activity centre on the River Itchen. A shallow, twisty river section alongside a public park

 

Venue :Woodmill Activity Centre
Woodmill Lane, Swaythling, Southampton, SO18 2JR

Race entries please contact Neal Underwood C/O 11 Larwood Close, Greenford, Middlesex. UB6 OTA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mobile 07951770241