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

New British Canoeing Event Safety Website

Message from John Hatton, Development Network Support Manager: The web page has now gone live on the British canoeing web site, the link is attached below as a resource for members and event organisers. 

The page is intended to provide practical information and resources to clubs and event organisers as well as setting out the Event Safety Management system. It is a designed to cover all events whether recreational or competitive run by any organisation affiliated to or part of British Canoeing. 


 Safety, as we all know, is a dynamic issue and subject to review and improvement. As such suggestions and contributions on improving the site and resources for event organisers are welcome.

 Thanks, John



John Hatton
Development Network Support Manager

Mobile: 07891 051270.
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