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

Mark your Calendar: April

More races for your calendar: 

Southern Region have the Wimborne Race on 14th April please contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Northern Region have the combined weekend with Prudhoe on 21st and Carlisle on 22nd please contact Rachel Hudspith krazykayak1@gmail.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for details


Mark your Calendar: Carlisle Race 22nd April

Another North West Series Race for the Calendar: Sunday 22nd April Carlisle - all welcome. Please contact Zoe Saunders This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details

Mark your Calendar:

Races for your Calendar:
- Southern: Dart Regional Series 3rd & 4th March
- National & East Midlands Barrow race on the Saturday and the Wavehopper Club Championships on Sunday at the Nene
- East Midlands Matlock Series Saturday 10 February  and 24th March
- NW Region Burrs race on 25th March
All welcome - clubs and individuals please come along and give it a try. You can find us on Facebook here

ICF Judges Exam 17th February

I'm delighted to say that Tomislav Crnkovic, Chairman of the ICF WWR Committee, is coming over to oversee the next ICF Judges exam that I’m running alongside the Scottish WWR Championships at Grandtully on 17th February. 
We have a number of Exec nominees and are putting an open invitation out for applicants. If you are interested or would like to know more please email Julie Hunt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Successful completion (passmark 95%!) qualifies individuals as ICF International Technical Officials to act as judges and officials at ICF International Events. 
As we are aiming to host the 2023 Junior Worlds in Great Britain and with ambitions to host a World Cup and then Senior Worlds we’ll be looking for a new generation of officials. I’m sure we have some eminently qualified individuals in WWR who may wish to take part .

Grandtully WWR. Online entry and payment now available via the SCA website

Grandtully WWR. Online entry and payment is now available via the SCA website. This is the preferred entry method. ENTER NOW and save yourself £5 late entry fees. The link below takes you straight to the page.

The Scottish Wild Water Racing Championships and ACM is being held at Grandtully on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February 2018. Saturday 17th February: WWR Sprint Control and on the day entries: SCA Building, Station Yard 09.00-10.30hrs CANOESCOTLAND.ORG

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We have a number of races this month after the English Open on the Dart :

Midlands Region:

Barrow 4 next Saturday 13th Jan at the Boathouse Barrow on Soar

Southern Region:

Fairthorne Manor next Sunday 14th Jan at Botley, Hampshire

Woodmill Saturday 21st Jan at Southampton

North Eastern Region:

The Bobby Timperley Memorial Race on Sunday 29th January at Tyne Green, Hexham

All are welcome - there will be classes for all types of boat. More details in the calendar and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/216485560525/

English Open provisional results now on Facebook

An update from Julie Lewis, who is running this weekend's races: Many thanks for all racing today. Please find below the provisional results. Well done to Freddie Brown who was 3rd overall as well as being first junior.  It was really nice to see Scott Finch back racing and meet Selwyn and Tom Richards who had great runs, and Lena Kraus who did her first wwr in a wavehopper. Congratulations also to Xavier Hinves who also completed his first WWR and was the 1st U16.

C1M Ryan Hunt
C2M Ryan Hunt and Mike Rees-Clark
WK1 1 Lydia Oxtoby
Jodie Ball
MK1 1 Calum Gingell U23
Rob Jefferies S
Freddie Brown U18
1st U16 Xav Hinves

Full results on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/216485560525/, well done all! And a big thank you to Adrian and Lee Gingell and Robyn Webb for their help.

Good luck to everyone  11 am start

Southern Series Races in January

Something else for your calendar: Sharks Canoe Club have a couple of races coming up in January. 14th Jan Fairthorne Manor and 21st Jan Woodmill - please see the poster and website calendar for details - as well as the rest of the 2018 Southern WWR Series

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Sharks Canoe Club will be running the Winchester Regional Ranking and Wavehopper Race on Sunday 20th May and Shepperton Regional and Wavehopper Classic on Saturday 26th May 2018. Details in the WWR Calendar here