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

Selection Details 2019

2019 Selection Details


Selection will take place at HPP. Schedule as follows:

 Practice time Fri 19April 17.30 – 19.30 and Sat 20 Apr 08.00 – 10.00

 Sprint races will take place between 17.00 and 19.00, with warm up time approx. 17.00 – 17.30.

 Classic race Sunday 20 April approx. 09.00 start with warm up time from 07.00.

 Race times are approx. depending on number of entries.

All registrations must be in before Saturday 6th April 2019.

You need to enter even if you have registered.

All entries must be in before Saturday 13th April 2019. Late entries may be allowed at a cost of £2.50 extra but there is no guarantee due to limited water time.

No late registration will be permitted.

Cost for the weekend regardless of adult or junior or how many races you do, or how many practice slots you attend will be £25.00 each. NOTE this does not include any car parking fees.

The exact course as determined by James Wingfield as the chair of the selection committee is as follows:

The start is where the sports pitches end and the open fields begin about 600m below Lady Bay bridge, directly opposite where Trent lane meets the river with a brick arched culvert to the end of the Daleks.



Start at the exit of the 1st pool below the drop in and finish below the final stopper at the entrance to the pool before the Daleks.

The selection committee will meet on Wed 24 April.

Entries and any queries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.