Wildwater Racing

Paddling in England, Wales and Scotland

28th May 2020 – Scotland return to paddling Statements from the Home Nation Associations on paddling in England , Wales and Scotland

2019/20 season

The WWRC has agreed that the 2019/20 season due to end on 31st August will be curtailed immediately and no further ranking races will take place. There will be no British Championships for the season and the Rankings Winners will be as per the positions after the last race on 14th March. If there is a return…
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Junior and U23 European Championships – Aug 2020

14th May 2020 Thank you for all those that have registered and sent in the required information. Whilst everybody really wants the event and indeed our own selection race to go ahead at present there is no guarantee of either, we are dependent on the instructions of government and governing bodies. The ECA have advised…
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Latest news from The European Canoe Association.

https://www.canoe-europe.org/news/canoe-sprint-will-be-part-of-the-2022-multisport-european-championships-1607

Downriver Racing Video

A great video about what paddlers love about wildwater racing has been produced by Kick the Waves.

British Canoeing update on competitions, events and gatherings

1st May 2020 British Canoeing has announced today that in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of all members of our community, with regret we are extending the cancellation of all competitions, events and gatherings until at least 30 June 2020. This decision to extend the cancellation of competitions, events and gatherings is in…
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Covid-19 and the 2019-20 WWR Season

27th April 2020 As we head into the summer months the outlook for the rest of this year is still uncertain. So far we know that Wildwater Racing will not be starting again in the UK before June at the very earliest and following the cancellation of the Senior World Championships that should have been…
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Publication of Revised Terms of Reference

Following community consultation, agreement at the ACM and then approval by the Board of British Canoeing the revised Terms of Reference document for Wildwater Racingis can now be published. All of the disciplines with British Canoeing have one of these documents that set out the structure and remit of their Committee. The most visible change…
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Cockleshell Heroes Quiz

Updated 25th April 2020 A little quiz set by Susan Templeton – Updated with answers and infomation links at the bottom of this page QUESTION WHAT WAS THE OFFICIAL NAME OF THE OPERATION WHEN WAS THE MISSION DATE WHAT WAS THE MAJOR TOWN IN FRANCE THEY WERE PADDLING UP TO WHAT WAS THE NAME OF…
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GB 2020 U23/Junior Selection Registration is now closed

Dear Athlete, Registration for Great Britain junior and U23 teams is now closed. To register you must provide: email address (this will be used to contact you with the results of selection, so it is your responsibility to ensure it is correct); mobile phone number; dob; on the registration form online. Within two weeks of…
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All ECA competitions until the mid of August cancelled or postponed

In the light of current difficult situation across Europe and World the ECA Board of Directors has decided that all ECA competitions until the mid of August 2020 will be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. ECA will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and higher…
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Missing the rapids well make your own

Missing the rapids well make your own at home. This is your Blue Peter moment!!!! Project One WHAT YOU WILL NEED Two pieces of wood MDF is good but any wood will do one longer than other size is up to you but the bigger it is the more work About 12 inches long and…
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Matlock Sprint Results – 14th March 2020

Matlock Sprint results are now available in the results section and the latest rankings have now been published.

Wildwater world championships cancelled due to coronavirus

The International Canoe Federation, the American Canoe Association, Nantahala Outdoor Center and the Cheat World Cup organisers are disappointed to announce that the 2020 ICF Canoe Wildwater Championships and four World Cup races scheduled for the Nantahala and Cheat Rivers in the US next month have been cancelled. The ongoing concern over the spread of…
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Fairthorne Manor and Hamble races in the Press

In the news again.  This time our good friend Liz editor of the New Waves St Andrews Church Hamble Magazine with both the 2019 later Fairthorne Manor and Hamble races Susan Templeton

GB 2020 Senior Team Announced

The GB Senior teams for 2020 have been announced, congratulations to all who are selected. Senior World Championships -USA MK1 WK1 WC2 Ben OakleyRob JeffriesSpencer ArmstrongNicholas Bennett1st Reserve: Freddie Brown Hannah BrownVictoria MurrayMags DilalLaura Milne1st Reserve: Esme Durrant Mags Dillal/Esme DurrantLaura Milne/Ellie Seed Senior World Cup – USA MK1 WK1 Ben OakleyNicholas BennettRob JeffriesJacob HolmesFreddie…
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Southern Boat Series in the press

The Southern Boat Series has made the Caravan and Camping magazine, making the front cover as well! Great to  see RAFYC Club and Andark Diving and Watersports Shop mentioned in the press as they support the race and paddlers by use of their facilities each year. Also a photograph of the young winners some with…
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River Hamble Canoe Race Report

Perfect weather, perfect tide, perfect competition between 34 paddlers in all types of canoes and kayaks with a massive age range of nine to 81. Sue Templeton has put together a race report of the event.

Chairman’s Address

Peter Schofield delivered his final Chairman’s Address at the ACM. We all thank him for his efforts, and wish him the best for the future.

Selection Committee

We are pleased to announce the selection committee has been selected from a pool of 8 volunteers that stepped forwards. The committee will be Mark Burton Chair Cathy Wynne Jane Miller Richard Vincent Grant Anderson Howard Blackman as a reserve in case anyone on the above should drop out.We would like to thank you to…
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Wildwater Coach Self Analysis Launched

Hi Guys!! So a small subsection of the WWR community (The Technical Committee) have been working behind the scenes to assist the British Canoeing Coaching department in creating this self analysis tool. With a digital library of coaching resources shared across disciplines in the backdrop of it. Now it’s primary design was to target coaches…
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Southern Boat Series Review

Dear All, SOUTHERN BOAT SERIES (We love all types of Canoes, kayaks and arm paddled craft) “Maximising potential, opportunities, excitement and fun:Paddle the wild side” Part of my end of SBS season report made it into the Scene for December 2019/January 2020 unfortunately my latest race reports were post their print deadline but may make…
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Fairthorne Manor Race Report

Congratulations to all who competed at the Fairthorne Manor races, a great variety of craft and ages were present. Sue Templeton has put together a race report of the event.

Canoeing Results Archive

Canoeing Results Archive website has been launched to collate older results of canoe competitions, if you have older results or yearbooks in the attic perhaps you would like to contribute to the website.

World Sprint Champs racing starts today.

The World Sprint Championships at La Seu, Spain kick off today with the sprint team events. Live streaming of the event and the sister Canoe Slalom Worlds is available here.

GB Start Worlds Preparation

The British Team is at La Seu, Spain for the World Sprint Championships which are being held alongside the World Slalom Championships. Training has begun on this tricky artificial course, updates are coming through via the Wildwater Racing Facebook page.

2019/20 Calendar Released

The basic details of the 2019/20 WWR calendar has been released. Full details for the events will follow shortly.

Junior & U23 World Championships Update

Greetings from sunny Banja Luka. The team under the very capable management of Julie, Jamie and Nicky are getting on well with their preparations and looking forward to the racing. We have the opening ceremony tonight and sprint racing starts tomorrow. We have had a request from the ICF and the other National Federations to enter…
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Anti Doping Regulations

Doping reminder – time is running out!And a final remember to all teams that the ICF has made compulsory the online anti-doping education courses to all senior, U23 and junior international athletes across all canoeing disciplines. It is important, especially ahead of the U23 and junior world championships in various disciplines, to complete the course.The…
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World Medalists Honoured

We have added a section to honour our World Championship medalists. We have been successful in all classes of competition, and this roll of honour really shows how much we have achieved as a nation over the years. We are missing images for some of the paddlers, if you are able to provide photos that…
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