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

Masters World Championships

The 2016 Wild Water World Championships will be held in Bosnia, between 1st - 5th June.

Provisional arrangements incorporate the Masters event within this, and to that end the Executive Committee and Coaching Team invite expressions of interest for those wishing to compete, for ratification by the GB Selection Committee.

There is no formal selection event, but the Head Coach will validate entries for suitability as GB entries are required to be approved by the governing body.

This event is self-funded with no formal support supplied, and athletes will need to be self-sufficient. Those seeking selection should contact Head Coach Paul Anderson -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Under 23 Pre World Championships

Subject: Under 23 Pre World Championships

This 2016 Junior World WWR Championships will be held between 18th - 24th July, on the river Mau, Austria.

 The organisers have now just confirmed that an Under 23 Pre-Worlds Event will also be run in conjunction with this event.

 Athletes wishing to be considered for this event must register for GB selection and compete at the selection event at Grandtully on 16th & 17th April. Medium competency rating is also required as per the assessment for the Junior competition.

 It is the desire of the coaching team that the event is a development opportunity and we encourage athletes within this age category to consider this. The event will be self-funded and athletes will need to be self-sufficient attending and make own arrangements, however a manager and possible coaching support will be made available through the junior structure.

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GB Selection races - Tully 16 and 17 April

GB Selection Race 2016 - registration for gb teams closes on April 15th. Please register and send entries to Julie Lewis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After a very succesful weekend's racing in Tully at the Scottish Open, with over 50 competitors each day we are pleased to announce that entries for the selection race in April are still open.

Please note all competitors must show proof of either BC/SCA/WCA individual current membership either by sending a scanned copy beforehand or by bringing their membership card on the day. Paddlers will not be allowed to race without this.

Please see poster for more details or contact Julie, Callum or Paul for more information at:

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Scottish Open Feb 20 & 21 2016

NEWSFLASH

Only a week to go to the Scottish Open and Closed championships at Grandtully. 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to race this fantastic venue and practice ready for selection.

Enter now!!!

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WWR Training Event Grandtully 18th and 19th February

National Coaches Paul Anderson, Nicky Cresser, Carl Foody will provide coaching and feedback to athletes for  the two days ahead of the Scottish Open WWR at Grandtully on the 20/21 February.

For athletes wishing to register please  mail Paul on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet Thursday 18th at the sca car park for 09.30 hours.

For athletes who still require a competence assessment ahead of selection, the training and racing is a designated event for this purpose. You need to e-mail Paul direct with a request to be assessed.

For those missing this occasion the selection event itself is the final occasion to meet this requirement.

2016 GB Selection Registration Open

Registration for GB 2016 Junior and Senior Registration is open. The registration form can be found on the selection race entry

Please note that you must be logged in to access the selection form (this is to prevent spam problems). Details of the junior selection critieria can be found here, and senior criteria here.

The selection criteria is part of the selection policy as laid out in the 2016 selection policy document. The assessment process is laid out in the assessment guidence document

WWR SCOTTISH NATIONAL RACES

The Scottish National Races wil be held at Grandtully on 20 and 21st Feb organised by Nairn Canoe Club. Poster and more details to follow shortly.

Entries to:

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Some entires have already been received, thank you!

DART NATIONAL RACE 9th/10th JAN 2016

I'm pleased to announce that the Dart race will definitely be running this weeknd. If you haven't already sent your entris in please send them to:

Julie Lewis

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We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

ChrisTaymas Training Camp

The post Christmas WWR training camp at Grandtully saw very high water conditions, testing all athletes.

Well done to all that attended. Each and every paddler showed great commitment in challenging conditions which led to some fantastic and competitive sessions.

Competence assessments for those who requested will be published on the WWR site after agreed by the coaching team.

Coaching will be offered on the days leading to the Grandtully race on the 20th February. Details will be published in due course.

 Classic Race Time Trial (High Water) finishing below Forth Falls.

 K1W

L Revell 13:30

L Oxtoby 13:43

L Milne DNF

M Nixen DNS

M Smith DNS

 K1M

R Millar 12:27

F Gormal 12:28

M Rees Clark 12:39

N Hadland 12:46

S Fotheringham 13:19

C Mackechen DNS 

 

C1

R Hunt 13:19

A Hamilton 13:50

A Houston 14:43

W Fotheringham DNS

A Reeves DNS

See face book page for photos.

Paul Anderson - National Coach

Grandtully Christmas Training

The Grandtully Christmas WWR training event will be held between 28th-30th December.

Please notify Paul Anderson if you intend to attend - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 The event will be based in total on moving water. Conditions of late have been high and paddlers need to be able to cope with grade 3-4 water in a racing boat. We anticipate good water levels.

Juniors will need to be the responsibility of a parent or adult and transport will be required to move up and down the river. A parental consent form will need to be completed on the day.

Meet on Monday the 28th at the SCA car park at Grandtully 09.30am but be prepared to paddle soon after. There will be a cost charged of 10 pounds per athlete to cover costs.

 We should have use of showers and side room but winter wear is essential.

 Programme

 Monday 28th December

 09.30 meet and brief

 Travel to loch Tay and paddle back to Tully (it's 14k with Rapids).

 PM - sprint work on main rapid.

 Tuesday 29th December

09.30 meet and brief

 Team event training and classic time trial.

 PM - skills session and sprints.

 Wednesday 30th December

 09.30 meet and brief

 Loch Tay to Aberfeldy group structured intervals.

 Tea in Aberfeldy.

 PM - River play session on classic course - coach led.

 National Coaches Paul Anderson, Nicky Cresser, Carl Foody and Fraser Gormal will facilitate the event.