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

Matlock Sprint Winter Race Series

We have the 2018/19 Matlock Sprint Winter Race series coming up with 4 races starting Sat 13 Oct,  24th Nov 2018,  19th Jan 2019 and finishing on  Sat 2nd March 2019. These are great races for novices, offering a taste of sprint racing on grade 2 water. Each race consists of two timed runs, (your fastest time counts) each Paddler sets off in 1min intervals and race against the clock. 

The racing will be on the River Derwent meeting at the Artists Corner Car Park,Matlock, from 9.30 a.m. Race start 11am. All welcome - please come along and give it a try.