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

Welsh Open Championships Results

Great racing at the Dee this weekend for the Welsh Open Championship Sprint.Congratulations to Jamie Christie on winning the Llangollen Cup for the fastest time of the day yesterday on the Classic and many thanks to Julie Lewis and her team of helpers for running a great weekend of racing.

More photos, results and videos on our Facebook Site 


GB WILDWATER CANOEING ANNUAL CONSULTATIVE MEETING 1st December 2018, approx15:00 at Hexham Canoe Club
1. Welcome
2. Attendees, apologies, club representation: Please confirm club attendance & register an interest in WWR to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3. before the meeting.
4. Approval of Minutes from 28th October 2017 ACM & matters arising
5. Election of Officers
6. Chairman’s Report
7. Secretary’s Report
8. Treasurer’s Report
9. Senior & Junior Team Managers Report
10. Four Year Plan
11. Terms of Reference
12. Motions: Items or motions to be submitted by 25th November 2018 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Full details Agenda,  Committee ToR, 4 Year Plan and ICF Nations Meeting in downloads  

Advance Notice: Tour of the North and ACM

Another of your calendars. We have the Tour of the North 2018 with the Tyne Classic Regional race on Saturday 1 Dec starting at Chollerford (meeting from 10:00 am for warm up at Acomb quarry NE46 4RY. 

We have the Tees Classic & Sprint National Races – on Sunday 2 Dec 2018 Meeting at Eggleston DL12 9EQ at 9.30am for Tees Classic, start 10.45am followed by Tees Sprint at Abbey rapids – 13:00

We will also have the ACM in Hexham at the Club House on Tyne Green after the Racing on Saturday 1st December. The aim will be to consult on the WWR 4 Year Development Plan and get ideas and input on what we do to grow the sport across GB and how as British Canoeing we support International Competition

Welsh Open Championships 27th/ 28th October

One for your calendars - all those competing in our GB national race series. We have the Welsh Open Championships on the weekend of 27th & 28th October. We've developed the format to maximise the time on white water and enable everyone to get in a good team race - see how to learn the lines from the experts! Always a great event with excellent water - try out the serpents tail! Start below horseshoe falls and get out above town falls (rock slabs river right)

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. 



NENE Wavehopper Championships Next Weekend

We have the Nene White Water Race and Wavehopper Championships coming up next Sunday - all welcome. The winning club will be awarded a new Wavehopper as a prize, kindly donated by Wave Sports. There will be categories for boats under 3.5m as well as for Wavehoppers - It is always a great fun event.The Nene is a great Venue so please come along and give it a try. 


Nene  Wavehopper Championships WWR September 2018


2018/19 Barrow Classic SIX Winter Race Series

We welcome and encourage everyone to take part, any age, any type of boat, any combination of paddler. It is a great event suitable for novice and expert paddlers alike.  Barrow 2018-9 poster


Podium place for Houston and Revill 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 Revill 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

Bronze medal on day 2 of the Junior and U23 Wild Water European Championships.

Congratulations to the Junior Women’s Team who have won a bronze medal in the Team Classic event at the Junior and U23 Wild Water European Championships in Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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Congratulations to the Junior Women’s team (Laura Milne, Jodie Ball and Esme Durrant) who have won a bronze medal in the Team Classic event.


Holding on to their early lead the British team stayed ahead of the German and French teams to finish in an extremely creditable third place behind the winners, Czech Republic, with Slovenia in second place. 

Team Manager Julie Lewis said "This is a great result for the girls and indicative of the hard work and professionalism the whole team has displayed out here.  They executed their race plan to perfection and achieved the result that they deserve. I'm really excited to see what the team has to offer as we move onto the sprint course, with individual and team sprints over the weekend." 

The competition kicked off in Skopje, Macedonia yesterday and runs until the 5th August. 

For full updates across the weekend including results from our junior and U23 teams, follow British Wild Water on Twitter.


Updated provisional 2017-2018 rankings