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

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

Mark your Calendar:

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

Mark your Calendar:

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




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.

Registration for selection

Dear Athlete,

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:

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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 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.

Any problems with registration need to be communicated to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  prior to registration close, and we will try to rectify any issues.

Yours in Sport,

Paul Anderson.







BUCS WWR 17th & 18th November

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.

More details here: https://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=14726&sectionTitle=Wild+Water+Racing+Championships