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

Registration for selection

Dear Athlete,

The registration for selection  for Great Britain teams is now open.

In order to register your intention, you will need to be logged into the WWR website. To register you must provide: email address (this will be used to contact you with the results of selection so it is your responsibility to ensure it is correct); mobile phone number; dob, passport number and a passport sized photograph. The photo and a copy of your passport should be sent to:

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within two weeks of registering.

All registrations must be in before Saturday 10th February 2018. Please note you will still need to enter the selection races seperately.

Competency assessments for athletes can be achieved at the selection events only.

When entering please state which class(es) you wish to be considered for and which competitions. You can only enter a maximum of two classes in each competition ie. K1/C2; C1/C2; K1/C1. This does not include team events. If you wish to enter more than one class you can use the "Add Guest" button to create another registration form.

As a selected athlete you will be required to potentially compete in the team event, which will be at the direction of the team manager.

Please read the selection policy and competency requirements before registering.  Selection will take place a few days after the selection race. Once notified you will be required to accept or decline your place.

For selected athletes a contribution/deposit will be required.

WWR will subsidise Great Britain Teams, with the Senior Worlds and Junior Worlds being the focus events. World cup, U23s and Europeans representation will be self-funding and self supporting.

Competitions are as follows:

SENIOR WORLD CHAMPS MUTOA, SWITZERLAND 31 May – 3 Jun 2018

SENIOR WORLD CUP  8 - 10 Jun Celje, Slovenia

SENIOR WORLD CUP 15 – 17 Jun Banja Luka

JUNIOR AND U 23 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2 - 5 Aug Skopje MKD * Note this date and venue may change.

National Head Coach Paul Anderson can advise you if you want to discuss matters pertaining with selection and GB representation.

Any problems with registration need to be communicated to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  prior to registration close, and we will try to rectify any issues.

Yours in Sport,

Paul Anderson.