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


Please add the Irwell Race at the Burrs Activity Centre, Bury to your race calendar for this Autumn & Winter WWR Series.

This will be a 2016/17 NW Regional and Wavehopper Race as well as the 2015/16 Wavehopper Championships Finals on Sunday 16th October, 2016 - so we're aiming for maximum participation and competition.

This is always a popular venue and so we've brought forward the race for what will hopefully be slightly warmer weather, to help fit in with any universities wanting to practice for BUCS and also stop any conflict with clubs wanting to race in the Tay Descent and Dart - which are weekends we have customarily used in the past.

The racing will be a the standard time trial Format

First runs start at 11.30. Second runs at 1230pm.

This will be directly followed by the Club Team race

Late entries accepted until the race briefing at 10.30 am. River Irwell, Burrs Activity Centre, Woodhill Road, Bury, BL8 1DA. All Classes will be catered for, including U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, Seniors, & Veterans. K1, C1, C2, Open Canoe.

Entries to:

Peter Schofield GB Wild Water Canoeing, 6 Browgate, Sawley , Lancashire, BB7 4NB.

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Entry fees £6.00 for Seniors, £4.00 for Juniors.

All levels of paddlers very welcome, all types of boats welcome.

Course open for practice from 9.30am.