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

22nd October Irwell Wild Water Race National Wavehopper Club Team Championships

The North East Regional Development Team & Wild Water Racing are running first ever Wavehopper Club Team Championship - the idea being to bring team racing to new clubs and take the sprint team format to new levels of excitement and fun - it's much harder than it looks!

Everyone welcome please come and have a go!

All Classes will be catered for, including U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, Seniors, & Veterans. K1, C1, C2, Open Canoe. All levels of paddlers and all types of boats very welcome. Participating clubs are encouraged to bring additional safety cover and helpers to prevent congestion at the start / finish and help at the access/egress points.