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


Latest Assessments posted 15th March 2016 in the squad section of the website. This replaces earlier versions 


Message from Paul Anderson, Head Coach:

Dear Coaches,

 Below are attached the competency rating of athletes so far assessed. Each has been agreed by 3 national coaches and has been completed at the 3 designated training events as briefed and communicated in the 2016 plan.

In order to be eligible for GB selection  a medium rating must be achieved.

For those not as yet achieving this or presenting themselves for assessment the final opportunity will be the selection event itself. Those requiring such assessment will need to inform me ahead of the race where I will pass bib numbers to coaches I have asked to fulfil the assessing function on the day.

I will publish this list but ask you update your respective athletes to the awarded level.

It's been really pleasing to see so many make significant improvements this year and good standard racing at the  Scottish open.

I look forward to seeing everyone at selection.