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

Nottingham Daleks Race

Racing returns to Nottingham next weekend. A great race to introduce paddlers to wildwater racing.

Daleks Promo

Updated Rankings

Podium place for Houston and Revell at Wildwater World Champs


The Great Britain team have been in action at the 2018 ICF Wildwater World Championships in Muotathal, Switzerland.

In the individual sprint events Rachel Houston and Louise Revell were the only British paddlers to qualify for the finals, finishing on the podium in second place in the women’s C2 unofficial event.

(Picture: Neil Smorthit)

In the women’s team sprint Victoria Murray, Lydia Oxtoby and Laura Milne claimed a fine seventh place, with Nicky Cresser, Robert Jefferies, Jacob Holmes taking tenth place in the men’s team sprint.

In the classic individual races, held on a 4.4 km course through the village of Muotathal to the Vordere Brücke, Nicky Cresser led the way for the British senior team with a fine ninth place in the men’s K1.

Team colleagues Robert Jefferies was 37th, Jacob Holmes 47th and Fraser Gormal 51st.

In the masters event Cresser, from Nottingham Kayak Club, went on to claim the gold medal in the men's K1 classic (A race), by less than a second ahead of Guido Deprins from Belgium. There were also K1 classic masters medals for Jamie Christie (silver C race) and Richard Vincent (bronze F race).

In the men's classic team event Nicky Cresser, Robert Jefferies and Jacob Holmes combined to finish in 11th place.

 In the doubles Rachel Houston and Louise Revell claimed a fine fifth place in the women’s C2 classic, with Ryan Hunt and Mike Rees-Clark 12th in the men's C2 classic.

There were four British competitors in the women’s K1 classic, with Victoria Murray finishing in 18th place, Lydia Oxtoby 19th, Louise Revell 23rd and Laura Milne 26th.

In the Canadian singles Rachel Houston took a fine 12th place in the women's C1 Classic, with Ryan Hunt placed in 24th in the men’s C1 event.

The team are now off to Banja Luka for the World Cup and then Celje, Slovenia. - we wish them all the best in their travels.

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Muotathal Wildwater Canoeing World Championships Team Racing Today

Lots of positives with a young able team yesterday in the Classic plus some outstanding individual performances with Nicky Cresser's top 10 place plus Gold/ Silver/ Bronze in the Masters for Nicky, Jamie Christie and Richard Rincent.

Everyone is enthused with 2 team races today - aiming on keping it tight. Sprint training is key for the others with some race pace sections still to be nailed. Some issues with Live streaming yesterday but via British Canoeing/ ICF and Social media I think everyone back home is able to keep in touch.





Planet Canoe: Great Britain's two time World Champion Hannah Brown talks us through Wildwater Canoeing

Wildwater canoes are designed differently from others and Great Britains two time World Champion Hannah Brown talks us through why.

Watch the 2018 ICF Wildwater Canoeing World Championships in Muotathal, Switzerland from 31 May–3 June live on https://www.canoeicf.com


Muotathal Wildwater Canoeing World Championships Start Today

Muota 2018 World Championships start today after the great opening ceremony last night in the town - with the band, cow-bells and 23 nations competing. Check out instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BjaPB8ggeLG/  Good luck and great racing for all our athletes. 

Event Details: 

Thursday 31st May - Classic Individual Racing starting @ 11:00

Friday 1st June - Classic Team Racing starting @ 11:30

Saturday 2nd June - Sprint Individual Heats starting @ 10:00

Sunday 3rd June - Sprint Individual Finals starting @ 10:00 & Sprint Team Heats/Finals starting @ 15:00

If you would like to follow all of the action a live link will be available via - http://swisscomstream.ch/kanuwm/

Please don't forget our Twitter and Instagram page for live updates and further information.



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Wildwater Worlds Muota - the Countdown continues

BritishWildwater: The count-down continues, with 10days till the start of the international racing season for our Team. The Minibuses leave with the team next week to get as much practice as possible on the very beautiful and challenging River Muota. We wish them all the very best in what will be a great week of competition.

Womens K1: Lydia Oxtoby, Victoria Murray, Laura Milne, Louise Revell

Mens K1: Nicky Cresser, Robert Jefferies, Fraser Gormal, Jacob Holmes

Womens C1: Rachel Houston

Mens C1: Ryan Hunt

Womens C2: Rachel Houston / Louise Revell

Mens C2: Ryan Hunt / Mike Rees-Clark

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Stop Press - Duddon South Lakes 2 Cancelled

Duddon South Lakes 2 on June 10th has been cancelled. Race 3 will be going ahead as planned on 8th July. Race 1 results will be posted shortly - many thanks for putting on this series - all welcome.

Southern Series Race Update

A quick update on the next races coming up - all very welcome and looks like it will be a great summer of racing. Details in the race section.

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ICF Wildwater Canoeing World Championships coming soon.

For the first time since 1973, Muotathal again has the honour of welcoming the Canoe World Championships. 
Muotathal is one of the ten largest communes in Switzerland by area, covering a total of 172 km2; however, having only 3600 inhabitants it is sparsely populated and much of it is nature at its most natural. Ried and Bisisthal also form part of the Muotathal district. http://www.wm-muota2018.ch/en/home/ -