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

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.


Yorkshire Champs

The Yorkshire Champs are on the 19th September. The Washburn is a great river to paddle - super fast and interesting all the way down. 

Please share widely - Washburn Race on this Saturday 19th,  near Harrogate - particularly calling all Yorkshire paddlers. Water is on all day with the race in the afternoon.  Always a great venue if you aren't able to get to Lee Valley for the Slalom Worlds

Washburn 2015

ACM 2015 Date Change


The Wild Water Racing Annual Consultative Meeting will take place on Saturday the 5th Decemberer at approx. 5.30 - 6.00pm. The meeting will be held in the main building of the National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Ln, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham NG12 2LU. This will be straight after the  end of the training day.

The purpose of the meeting is for individuals and club representatives to be able to  discuss, help develop and be involved in their sport.  After a great year where we have seen more participation and more people attend International events the Committee are  keen to hear as to how we can continue to improve our sport and competition for all levels of ability, from Wavehopper and Regional Competitions, right up to the highest level.

We will be looking at how to improve participation and really grow our sport and always welcome new ideas and volunteers. If you have  any items or motions you wish to be submitted please send them to the secretary by 15th September.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Congratulations to Team GB

Well Done to our Junior and Under 23 team now returning from the World Championships in the USA at Bryson City, Nantahala.

Some excellent team and individual results on excellent and challenging water. The team acquitted themselves well and were able to step up to the World Championship level needed. Lots of lessons learnt, extreme waters paddled and conquered and friendships made which I’m sure will endure 

Many thanks to Chris Norbury and his team for being excellent hosts and running such a great event. Also to Nicky Cresser Tem GB manager and his helpers, assistants plus friends and families – without whom it wouldn’t have happened.

Please find the Event Blog for Team GB on our Facebook page

The next Wild Water events will be 

  • 12th September at Lee Valley as one of the introductory events in the lead up to the Canoe Slalom World Championships being hosted at the centre.
  • 27th September at the Nene Wild Water Centre – where you should see some of our top Junior World Championship athletes in action.

Olympic WW Centre WWR

Lee Valley White Water Centre – Saturday 12th September 2015

How do you fancy a day’s paddling at the Lee Valley White water Centre? In conjunction with the Rafting, WW Racing and Freestyle committees British Canoeing have opened up the Legacy loop for a day of multi activity paddling. Come and try a new paddle sport discipline or challenge yourself to do all three

Session times are as below, some specialist equipment will be available but it is recommended that if you have your own equipment bring it along

9.00 – 12.00  Rafting – the rafting team are going to put on a intro session for those new to rafting and a session for their current rafting teams in the morning

12.00 – 15.00  WW Racing - introduction to White Water Racing , With emphasis on try something new in safe environment with coaches and experienced paddlers, but  we can offer timed runs at the end

Some equipment provided.  We are trying to attract particularly people from the London clubs many of which may be experiencing their first time on the legacy course

Junior/U23 Worlds Report - Day 3

The ICF Junior & U23 Wildwater World Championships begins on 2nd August and the team are already in Bryson City, North Carolina ahead of the competition (lucky them!). They've been on the water training in some pretty tough conditions, including a bizarre rainstorm - Ryan's paddling must have been on fire because steam was rising from the boat! ... We will be keeping you updated on the teams performance whilst in the USA, but in the meantime, please join us in wishing the team the very best of luck!! GO ON TEAM!

The Latest from the camp... "Having arrived SaturdaySunday was spent getting over jet lag and fitting c1 out for Ryan Hunt GB champion u23 c1 paddler...Ryan jumped in the water and spent the morning doing classic and sprint runs...Sunday night was spent by Ryan doing a flat water training test in very hot humid temperatures... it was beautiful. Steam and mist rising off the lake and all you can hear are the birds, absolutely unreal. Big big thanks to Chris Hipgrave for meeting us so warmly on Sunday and to Chris Norbury for driving us round yesterday."

Photo of Ryan Hunt running Nantahala Falls (thanks Chris Norbury/Julie Lewis for the high action shot!)

More details on the event can be found at http://nantahala2015.com/ "

2015/2016 Calendar

The 2015/2016 Celendar is now up and available here. Please can organisers provide the race details to Julie Lewis so that we can fill out the full celendar in good time.

Selection Committee