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

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/ -

WWR 2018 GB Teams finalised

Congratulations to the following paddlers who will be competing for GB in the various International events in 2018.

Senior World Championships

MC1 Ryan Hunt

MC2 Ryan Hunt/Mike Rees-Clark

MK1  Nicky Cresser

Robert Jefferies

Fraser Gormal

Jacob Holmes

WK1 Victoria Murray

Laura Milne

Louise Revell

Lydia Oxtoby

WC1 Rachel Houston

WC2 Rachel Houston/Louise Revell

 Senior World Cups

MC1 Ryan Hunt

MC2 Ryan Hunt/Mike Rees-Clark

MK1 Jacob Holmes

Ian Hosie

Alex Sheppy

Spencer Armstrong

Jack Civico

WK1 Laura Milne

Lydia Oxtoby

WC1 Rachel Houston

U23 Europeans

 MC1 Ryan Hunt

MK1 Ian Hosie

Alex Sheppy

Spencer Armstrong

James Russell

WK1  Victoria Murray

 Louise Revell

WC1 Rachel Houston

WC2 Rachel Houston/Louise Revell

Junior Europeans

MK1 Michael Denvir

Freddie Brown

WK1 Laura Milne

 Jodie Ball

 Esme Durrant

 Kasia Chmiel


The weekend 18th and 19th November saw the biggest WWR event of the year, held at the river Washburn. Attended by over 300 students from 29 universities, the British University College Sport WWR championships was dominated by paddlers from Scottish universities. Although not huge in number the paddlers from the Scottish Universities showed they were high in quality with medal places in several classes.

Ryan Hunt of Edinburgh University won MC1 sprint and classic, with Andy Houston of Dundee taking 3rd place.

Rachel Houston of Strathclyde Uni won WC1 sprint and classic and WK1 sprint.

Ian Hosie also of Strathclyde won MK1 sprint. 

The classic MK1 saw Jacob Holmes of Strathclyde narrowly beaten into second place, to former Edinburgh Uni student Nick Bennett, now of Newcastle Uni.

Both Strathclyde and Edinburgh finished in the top 10 overall places, no mean feat considering they had only 8 and 2 paddlers at the event respectively. 

Many of these paddlers are supported by their university, and these results help demonstrate how much this funding is valued.


Well done to all.