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

2016-17 Barrow Classic Series

Advance Notice of this autumn's Barrow Classic winter race series - with the Feburary Race a Midlands regional championship event

Many tha nks to Soar Valley CC for running the series


Details Below:


2016 Barrow Classic SIX Winter Race Series including Wavehopperranking race.

We welcome and encourage everyone to take part, any age, any type of boat, any combination of paddler. It is a great event suitable, for novice and expert paddlers alike.

The course is a time trial around the Barrow Loop, near Loughborough, comprising of a gentle warm up along the canal, followed by a short portage, the 3km (1.8 mile) race itself is along the course of the river Soar, starting below Barrow New Weir and finishing at the Boat House Public House, where race check in will also take place.

Times and Entries

Breakfast & check in from 9.00am.

Briefing 10.15am. First Start 11am.

Adult single race £5 per paddler

Non BCU member £7 per race

(membership available on race days)

Adult series entry

(six races) £20 per paddler

Junior (U18) single race £3 per

paddler. Junior series entry £12

per paddler (BCU membership

not required).


Saturday 15th October 2016

Saturday 19th November 2016

Saturday 17th December 2016

Saturday 7th January 2017

Saturday 11th February 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017

The Boat House at Barrow, 14 Bridge Street, Barrow-Upon-Soar, Leicestershire LE12 8PN Tel: 01509 412260

Contactrichard649@btinternet.comor visit Soar Valley Facebook page

Sponsored by British Canoeing East Midlands

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