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 British Canoeing Event Safety Management Advice

Best practice guidance is now available to coaches on the British Canoeing Website and through the Documents 'British Canoeing Terms of Reference' and British Canoeing Safety Guidelines for Paddlers, Clubs and Volunteers, with insurance issues also covered through the British Canoeing Insurance Micro Site.

 -        Matters specifically referenced within the British Canoeing Safety Guidelines for Paddlers, Clubs and Volunteers document include;

-        A guide to risk assessment                                                                              

-        A guide to risk management and risk assessment in Paddlesport                  

-        Guidance notes on generic and site/activity specific risk assessment            

-        Paddlesport Operational Considerations                                                        

-        Dynamic Risk Assessment in Paddlesport: The safe Person Concept          

-        Notifying incidents and accidents                                                                    

            https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/guidance-resources/event-safety-management/