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.
The registration for selection for Great Britain teams is now open.
In order to register your intention, you will need to be logged into the WWR website. 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, passport number and a passport sized photograph. The photo and a copy of your passport should be sent to:
within two weeks of registering.
All registrations must be in before Saturday 10th February 2018. Please note you will still need to enter the selection races seperately.
Competency assessments for athletes can be achieved at the selection events only.
When entering please state which class(es) you wish to be considered for and which competitions. You can only enter a maximum of two classes in each competition ie. K1/C2; C1/C2; K1/C1. This does not include team events. If you wish to enter more than one class you can use the "Add Guest" button to create another registration form.
As a selected athlete you will be required to potentially compete in the team event, which will be at the direction of the team manager.
Please read the selection policy and competency requirements before registering. Selection will take place a few days after the selection race. Once notified you will be required to accept or decline your place.
For selected athletes a contribution/deposit will be required.
WWR will subsidise Great Britain Teams, with the Senior Worlds and Junior Worlds being the focus events. World cup, U23s and Europeans representation will be self-funding and self supporting.
Competitions are as follows:
SENIOR WORLD CHAMPS MUTOA, SWITZERLAND 31 May – 3 Jun 2018
SENIOR WORLD CUP 8 - 10 Jun Celje, Slovenia
SENIOR WORLD CUP 15 – 17 Jun Banja Luka
JUNIOR AND U 23 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2 - 5 Aug Skopje MKD * Note this date and venue may change.
National Head Coach Paul Anderson can advise you if you want to discuss matters pertaining with selection and GB representation.
Yours in Sport,
BUCS Canoe Wild Water Racing 17th and 18th November 2017 on River Washburn Nr. Blubberhouses, North Yorkshire OS Map Number 104 – Grid Ref. SE 156 574
Closing date 2nd November 2017
Events and Costs
Individual Events (K1M, K1W, C1M, C1W, C2, K1MS, K1WS, C1MS, C1WS, C2S): £17.75
Team Events (Open and Mixed): £24.25
BUCS points available
The Overall University Team standings are calculated from the summed points from each class. The first
15 finishers in each class gain 20,16,14,12,11,...1 point(s) and all other finishers gain 1 point. These points are totalled over all the classes.
2016-17 National, Regional & Wavehopper individual and club rankings are now finalised and are in the annual ranking folder here and the downloads are available here. We believe we have all the results in, amendments have been made to the the ranking lists and have been updated on the site.
Update 18th October - Wavehopper Club Challenge Rankings have now been added, with no final this year the result is based on the three best results.
The British Canoeing Wild Water Racing (WWR) National Series Classic race and Welsh Championships, will take place on the River Dee in Llangollen, Denbighshire on Saturday and Sunday 28 & 29th October 2017. There will also be a regional classic race and a team race. A number of groups will be training and practicing over the weekend catering from all levels from development through to elite. There will be a shuttle service available on both days for anyone needing it.
The Prize Giving will be in the Chain Bridge Hotel at 1700 where the Llangollen Cup is planned to be awarded by the Deputy Mayor, Bob Lube. This will be followed by an informal social dinner and ACM – all welcome.
Entry Fees £15.00 adults £10 juniors. £2.50 late entry fee. Dinner £12.50 per head.
There is to be no canoeing above the Horseshoe Falls or above the point between the two pump houses below the falls. This is to prevent disturbance to migrating fish.
The WWR National Classic course will run from below Horseshoe Falls, The Race Start will be from the Pump house on the canal side just below the Horseshoe falls through the Serpents Tail to just above Town Falls River Right and will be clearly marked. The course is grade II -III in normal conditions but rising to grade III -IV in spate.
The regional classic race will start just below the Serpents Tail with the same finish as the National series race. The regional race will start straight after the National Series race
There will be no paddling over Town Falls as safety cover is not provided and the riverbed has been assessed as unsafe.
There is limited parking at the race start and competitors should park at the picnic site. Under no circumstances should competitors park at the Chain Bridge Hotel unless they are accommodated at the hotel. Alternatively, competitors can park in any of the public car-parks in town and paddle up the canal to the race start.
The race will be ran according to WWR rules. All competitors must wear buoyancy aids, helmet etc. No safety cover will be provided so all competitors are responsible for their own safety.
2017 GB WWR Welsh Open and Regional race
Saturday 28th October 2017
0900-1030 Late entries and registration at race start Top Car Park.
1100 Race brief (top car park). All WWR competitors.
1200 Welsh Open Championships WWR Classic Race
Regional Race (straight after National race)
1400 Free Practice
1600 Tea & Coffee available at the Chain Bridge Hotel
1700 WWR National Prize Giving
1900 Social Dinner Chain Bridge Hotel
Sunday 29th October 2017
0900 Practice Briefing and Shuttle available Top Car Park
1030 Team Race Briefing Top Car Park
1130 WWR National Team Race
1400 Shuttle Service Finish
The WWR Executive Committee would love for you to come back and join us for an event at the Dee!
When: 28th & 29th October
What's Happening:The Welsh Open & Masters Champs, ACM & Dinner!
There will be two starts, one below Horseshoe Falls & another below Serpents Tail. Both races will finish above Town Falls. The AGM will then take place followed by a dinner for £10 per person at the Chainbridge Hotel.