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 Christmas Training

The Grandtully Christmas WWR training event will be held between 28th-30th December.

Please notify Paul Anderson if you intend to attend - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 The event will be based in total on moving water. Conditions of late have been high and paddlers need to be able to cope with grade 3-4 water in a racing boat. We anticipate good water levels.

Juniors will need to be the responsibility of a parent or adult and transport will be required to move up and down the river. A parental consent form will need to be completed on the day.

Meet on Monday the 28th at the SCA car park at Grandtully 09.30am but be prepared to paddle soon after. There will be a cost charged of 10 pounds per athlete to cover costs.

 We should have use of showers and side room but winter wear is essential.

 Programme

 Monday 28th December

 09.30 meet and brief

 Travel to loch Tay and paddle back to Tully (it's 14k with Rapids).

 PM - sprint work on main rapid.

 Tuesday 29th December

09.30 meet and brief

 Team event training and classic time trial.

 PM - skills session and sprints.

 Wednesday 30th December

 09.30 meet and brief

 Loch Tay to Aberfeldy group structured intervals.

 Tea in Aberfeldy.

 PM - River play session on classic course - coach led.

 National Coaches Paul Anderson, Nicky Cresser, Carl Foody and Fraser Gormal will facilitate the event.

 

 

2015 Performance Analysis

The performance analysis that Ross presented at the training camp can be found in the downloads section here.

Nottingham Training Camp

Thank you everyone, paddlers and helpers that attended our training camp at Nottigham this weekend. Tough conditions but worth the effort. We are missing some kit that was loaned out, 2 red bouyancy aids and ace helmets, 1 black Ardeche helmet and a Cagdeck. Please can you check if you have then and let me know.
Times from the weekend will be published shortly
Thanks again to everyone.

Nottingham Training Weekend on Saturday

Nottingham training weekend this Saturday and Sunday. We are all set and looking forward to seeing everyone at HPP on Saturday morning, please check in between 9 and 9.30am in the BCU HQ building. We will start promptly at 9.30 with a brief introduction and plan for the day before the first session.
High winds are forcast so please take care travelling.
 We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday morning

2015 ACM

The 2015 ACM is nearly upon us. It will be held at Nottingham after the training weekend on Saturday 5th December, 5:30pm at BCU HQ.

Details of the event can be found here (note date is incorrect in this document  - should read 5th Dec)

Neal Underwood has put forward a number motions that are detailed here. The terms of reference document which accompanies the motions can be found here

Scottish Women in Sport

A big congratulations from the WWR Exec and SCA WWR Committee go to Louise Revell who has made the shortlist to become a finalist at the Scottish Women in Sport Awards night at Glasgow in November.

Louise already an established slalomist, began Wild Water Racing less than a year ago and achieved GB selection in her first year, achieving some solid international results and establishing with several others a high class base for Scottish river racing.

Fraser Gormal SCA WWR Chair commented "her success in the Scottish Women in Sport Awards is a fantastic reflection to her hard work and dedication"

Burrs Water Levels

There are floods and heavy rain forecast for this weekend which will affect the Irwell race at the Burrs Activity Centre.

We will be reviewing the river levels and confirming tomorrow. At this stage we will be planning to go ahead but the level will not be suitable for novices or inexperienced paddlers. Club Coaches or individual paddlers will need to make their own decisions on whether to compete.

The river level gauges are at https://www.riverlevels.uk/irwell-bury-bury-ground#.VkY2Xnknypo

Anyone who has any questions or needs more details please contact me on 07790 494110

Peter Schofield

Pinkston Race

" A massive thanks to those who competed in the Scottish Series WWR final at pinkston on the 8th November. 

Despite truly horrible weather conditions a good turn out made for a great days racing "

Dart National Race Jan 9 and 10 2016

DART RACE DEFINITELY RUNNING!!!!!

Please note the Dart National Race is this coming weekend Jan 9th and 10th, 2016.

 A number of entries have already been received. if you haven't yet entered contact Julie on :

 

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We look forward to seeing you.

 

Post-Christmas Grandtully WWR Training Camp

Post-Christmas Grandtully WWR Training Camp

The third GB Canoeing WWR Training Event of the season is planned for Monday 28th December - Wednesday 30th at Grandtully.

The event is being run by National Coaches Paul Anderson & Nicky Cresser,  the format consisting of rough water training on the Tay with a distance morning session and shorter efforts planned for the afternoon on each day.

Coaching and structured training sessions will be provided, but athletes are required to be self-sufficient in terms of equipment and transport.  Junior athletes will be the responsibility of a parent or nominated adult and must be competent on grade 3 water.

There is a local fleet of Wave-Hoppers that can be made available for use on request.

Meeting time is planned for 9.30am at the SCA car park, Grandtully. To register for the event contact Paul on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.