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

Dart Race Postponed

The Dart races for this weekend have been cancelled. They will be re-scheduled for a later date when we have some better water levels.

National WWR Team Plan 2016

It is the The desire and ambition of the National Coaching Team to create a cohesive support structure for 2016 and beyond, supporting and nurturing those who aspire to compete at national representative levels.

The below sets a basic framework and a national coaching team to deliver this ambition, and set standards and events from which athletes can plan ahead and seek the required support.

 GB Team Selection 2016

  • Selection for 2016 Great Britain teams will be at Grandtully on 16th and 17th April 2016.
  • Rationale - The course is the most representative to that of the senior world championships in nature and length.
  • Race Organiser – Paul Anderson

Postponed - October Pinkston Race

Please note the October Pinkston race has been moved from Oct 17th to 8th November. This is unfortunately due to quite unusual unforseen circumstances. We have been informed that we are unable to access the course on the 17th due to the presence of robots. We have offred them boats to join in the race but they will be too busy cleaning the course and can't race and clean at the same time.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 8th November. Please ensure all boats and paddles are clean as we don't want to undo all the good work of the robots.

Ranking Winners 2014/2015

Congratulations to the following paddlers who have won the 2014/2015 rankings. Trophies will be presented at the ACM on Saturday December 5th 2015.

Nicky Cresser - Nottingham KC                     

MK1 Overall Winner


Connor Bentley - Duddon CC

MK1U10 Boys


Hadley Cartmell - Duddon CC

MK1 U12 Boys


Owen Wilson -  Duddon CC

MK1 U14 Boys


Calum Gingell - BOA

MK1 U16 Boys


Ben Teasdale - Tees Tigers

MK1 U18 Boys


Ricky Millar - Nottingham KC

MK1 U23 Mens


Nicky Cresser - Nottingham KC

MK1 Senior Mens


Fraser Gormal - Glasgow CC

MK1 Veteran Mens



Andy Hamilton & Paul Anderson       

MC2 Overall Winner



Ryan Hunt – Leicester University

MC1 Mens


Ryan Hunt – Leicester University

MC1 Overall Winner


Emily Longstaff - Duddon CC

WC1 Ladies



Emily Longstaff - Duddon CC


WC1 Overall Winner



Lydia Oxtoby - Leighton Buzzard       

WK1 Overall Winner


Connie Ashcroft - Bradford and Bingley        

WK1 U10 Girls


Gracie Gormal - Glasgow

WK1 U12 Girls


Victoria Longstaff – Duddon CC

WK1 U14 Girls


Nadine Merrick - Duddon CC

WK1 U16 Girls


Abbie Durrant - Nottingham KC

WK1 U18 Girls


Lydia Oxtoby - Leighton Buzzard CC

WK1 Ladies   

Alva WWR 26th September - Results

The 2015 Scottish series saw over 68 boats start the Alva race. With faces old and new and a mix of abilities across the spectrum a fun yet highly competitive event was had.

Organiser Paul Anderson passes a massive thanks to the support team and host club CRcats who ensured the event had a real fun feel.

New faces from slalom provided some real interesting results into the mix as the two disciplines come more  closely together.

A real top event........

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Development & Training Event

The weekend of the 5th and 6th December is the next in a  series of WWR Development and Training events that is being coordinated by the GB WWR Coaching team.

The event is aimed at all ability levels from aspiring GB team athletes to general participants. The event is open to paddlers from partner disciplines and equipment and support can be arranged on request.

During the weekend (full programme to be published) there will be structured training and coaching as well as inputs for athletes seeking National Team selection in 2016. A full plan for the coming year will be published by Coaching lead Paul Anderson.

The start time will be Saturday morning meeting at the National Water sport Centre and specific details will be communicated in advance via the web site or by registering with the organiser direct.

The organiser/contact for the weekend is Performance Director Jamie Christie - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. net

Upcoming Races

Details of the next Wild Water Races are posted on the website and Facebook – we have the the Wavehopper Championships at the Nene Wild Water Centre on 27th September near Northampton and the English Open Classic and Sprint race at the Dart on 10th & 11th October.

There will be a Matlokc series regional race on Sat 24th Oct, Sat 19th Dec and Sat 23rd January.

The Tyne Tour is on the 7th and 8th Novemnber and the Tour of the North 28th and 29th November. This will be a national classic and sprint race.

Please come and join us. Any questions please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HPP National Sprint Race Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances the national sprint race at HPP on 3rd October will not be taking place.
We are currently looking at an alternative date 
There will be a regional event  taking place at Darley Abbey on 3 October instead.

Race Organisers

As races now have to be approved by the wwr exec can you please submit race requests along with the filled out pro forma to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please do not incude anything else in the email just the race details.

All results need to be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Lee Gingell) who will be in touch if there are any queries.

Please can you capture dob and club name for all entrants and ensure that when you send your results in you include every entrant regardless of qualifying status.