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

Scottish Open Championships 2017

Scottish Open WWR Championships 2017

Many thanks to Calum Urquhart and Nairn CC for hosting the Scottish Open WWR Championships in February 2017.  

Congratulations to the following as winners of the Scottish Open Championships


MC1 Ryan Hunt

WC1 Rachel Houston

WC2 Louise Revell/Rachel Houston

MC2 Andy Houston Aidan Mcaleenan

MK1 Nicky Cresser - Calum Gingell

WK1 Louise Revell

WGP Jessica Leggett

MGP Ben Fitzhugh


MC1 Ryan Hunt

WC1 Rachel Houston

WC2 Louise Revell/Rachel Houston

MK1 Nicky Cresser

WK1 Louise Revell

WGP Jessica Leggett

MGP Ben Fitzhugh


Detailed reports and full results to follow shortly of a fantastic four days or canoeing.

A quick reminder: Tay WWR this coming weekend

A quick reminder: NAIRN KAYAK CLUB will be running the Tay Wild Water Races and Scottish Open Championships next weekend on 18th and 19th February 2017 - Anyone who needs more info. please contact Calum Urqhart
Race 1 (Saturday 18th Feb): Grandtully WWR Sprint
Start Time: 1st run 12:00hrs 2nd run 1400hrs. Control and on the day entries: SCA Building, Station Yard 1000-1100hrs. Compulsory Briefing 1100hrs 
Race 2(Sunday 19th February) Thistlebrig WWR. Including Scottish Championships-Classic Classic -Start Time: 11:00. Compulsory briefing 1030hrs. Team event: Immediately following the individual event. Prizes at Finish Car Park 45mins after last boat

Advance Notice: Wimborne (Stour) Race 29th April 2017

Advance Notice: Poole Harbour Canoe club will be running the Wimborne (river Stour) ranking Sprint WWR, Wavehopper & Open Race on 29th April 2017. For more details please contact Selwyn Richards:
 1030 Book in, Race Briefing 1100.
 River Stour, Riverside, Wimborne,
If required course changes or race cancellation will be considered and implemented. If river level high with high flow rate then options are 1:Only experienced paddlers allowed to compete. Option 2 if flow rates exceptional or course blocked by trees: The race will be cancelled. 3. Course can be changed if river obstructed by fallen trees/strainers at Oakley Bridge
BH21 1QU. Park in scout hut carpark or on industrial estate.

Carlisle Race 30th April 2017

Carlisle Canoe Club will be running a wavehopper race on Sunday 30th April this year in Carlisle. Please contact Zoe Southern for more details. (p.s. Poster dates appear OK although the poster has 2016 )
 Sunday 30th April 2017. Carlisle Venue at Sands Rapids Carlisle CA1 1JQ
Wavehopper’s will be available to use…. or paddle any other boat.
Bring your own paddling kit. Helmets must be worn. Coaching on the day for all abilities
 Entry Fees on day…only £3 per person. Categories male & female Under 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 & Adults
Registration: 9:30 – 10:30, Coaching Sessions: 10:30 – 12:00, Races Start: 13:30, Prize Giving: 16:00
Volunteers also needed for sands to assist setting up, registration, and time keeping etc.

Handy Tip for Race Organisers

A message from Becky Lovatt, British Canoeing Digital Communications Officer: 

I thought this might be useful. I've created a template for posters which you can add in your own photos, etc in a simple drag and drop format.

If you don't use Canva, it's a great tool for designing social media bits, posters, etc and it's free to use. I've also attached our logo and swoosh for you to use. Our red and blue colour codes can be found below also.

red colour: db0626

blue colour: 0e367c

You don't have to use it, I just thought it might be useful :)


GB Open Championship, ICF Ranking race & World Cup Selection - latest news

These races will be at Grandtully on 22nd & 23rd April. The latest poster is on the website and facebook. For any more information and race entries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


GB training opportunities

GB WWR Training Event - Grandtully

There will be national coach supported training at Grandtully Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February 2017. The event is set to coincide with school half term holiday's and run into the national races at the weekend set to be held on Grandtully Rapid (Sprint) and Thistlebrig (Classic).

The venue of the event is set so to prepare athletes for the April selection event at the same location. The camp will include moving water technical sessions and group training. There will be a charge of £5 for those participating and access to changing and toilet facilities are included.

Junior athletes need to accompanied by a responsible adult. Meet 10am at the SCA Car Park on Thursday 16th February.

The Coaching Team will consist of Paul Anderson, Carl Foody, Nicky Cresser.

To register for this event please contact GB Head Coach Paul Anderson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GB WWR Training - March 2017 Pau, France

The GB WWR Executive Committee have secured water release time on the World Championships Course, at Pau, France for athletes seeking an opportunity to train at this venue.

The dates are 8th, 9th & 10th March 2017, with further dates being sought for September. This will be un-supported and full arrangements remain with the athlete.

Athletes wishing to attend need to register with Head Coach Paul Anderson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Athletes are reminded this is a challenging section of water and the competence rating for selection is set at HIGH.

MS & Wavehopper Ranking Lists updated

The Oct & Nov MS & Wavehopper Ranking lists are updated and available on our downloads section here - Well done to all our athletes and we'll get the December rankings up shortly.

Good luck and great racing to all taking part in the Matlock and Forth races this weekend as well as to everyone taking part in our Squad Training Weekend 

Dart Latest Update 4th & 5th Feb

Dart National WWR, Sat & Sun 4 & 5 Feb 2017 latest Information: 

Saturday:  National Open Championships Classic and Sunday: National Open Championship Sprint, British National Series


Meet car park  at Newbridge, off the river Dart. Address :Newbridge Hill, Poundsgate, Devon, TQ13 7  SATURDAY: Briefing (for both days) 1100


Sprint 1130 – 1st run, 1300 - 2nd run, Team race  1400 (start above Newbridge)


SUNDAY: Start 11.00 as per sprint start to RDCP Bridge


Please note paddlers must be competent there will be no safety cover.


Open class both days for all boat types. Race course depends on water levels.  Late entries accepted until 1000 on Saturday.


Entries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 1 Feb 2017


Race Entries £15 Adults & £10.00 juniors/students for both events. Late entry fee £2.50