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

BUCS WWR 19th & 20th November

The BUCS Wild Water Race is an annual inter-university canoeing race held on the River Washburn. There is a classic time-trial race on the Saturday and a sprint time-trial on the Sunday. The event is organised by The Friends of Durham University Canoe Club.

2016/2017 Race

The 2016/2017 BUCS Wild Water Race will be held over the weekend of the 19th and 20th November on the Washburn. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

2016 Event Summary:

  • Dates: 19th and 20th November 2016
  • Venue: River Washburn, North Yorkshire
  • Camping: Thornthwaite Scout Campsite
  • Food: BBQ at the top of the course
  • Party: Thornthwaite Scout Campsite
  • Online Entries are done via BUCScore not via this website.
  • All classic events will run on Saturday
  • All sprint events will run on Sunday
  • There will be no formal start list - universities will have to take responsibility for organising themselves in the given time windows
  • The gap between competitors will be about 30 seconds
  • The campsite must be cleared by 9.30 on Sunday, any property left on the site after 10.00 will be disposed of.
  • Bibs should be retained on Saturday night for re-use on Sunday in the sprints - please see the bib list at the weekend for details