1.1. The objective of Wild Water Racing is to demonstrate a competitor’s mastery of their boat in fast moving white water, while racing a prescribed course in the shortest possible time.
Wild Water Racing can be hazardous and competitors participate at their own risk. The Event Organiser, the British Canoe Union, national governing bodies and the Wild Water Racing Executive cannot be held responsible for any injury or material damage sustained during the course of a Wild Water Racing (WWR) event, nor will they assume responsibility or be liable for a person under the age of 18 years, who is unaccompanied or unsupervised, nor accept any liability for a competitor’s choice of equipment, or decision to paddle.
2. Status of Event
2.1. All competitions declared to be ranking or open and shown on the Wild Water Racing Calendar shall be held in accordance with the Wild Water Racing rules of the British Canoe Union (BCU), and competitors shall be required to pay the correct entry fees according to the rate set by the Wild Water Racing Committee.
2.2 Ranking races are competitions organised by or on behalf of the BCU; at which competitors gain points which are accumulated over the season in order to be ranked. The best three results of any one competitor count for ranking purposes.
2.3 Open races are competitions organised by a Club or Clubs affiliated to the BCU or an organisation outside the BCU, where the race is listed as an open race in the WWR Calendar and is not counted for ranking purposes. Entry fees are payable at all open events.
2.4 The calendar of events will be approved by the WWR Committee; there are three kinds of ranking race:
2.4.1 National – Ranking points will be awarded under the MS System; with the winner in each class being awarded 2,400 MS points. National Races are open to all competitors who qualify according to the criteria set by the WWR Executive. There will be 5 National Races each Season:
220.127.116.11 English Open – Winner declared the English Open Champion, this event must take place in England
18.104.22.168 Scottish Open – Winner declared the Scottish Open Champion, this event must take place in Scotland
22.214.171.124 Welsh Open – Winner declared the Welsh Open Champion, this event must take place in Wales
126.96.36.199 British Open – Winner declared British Champion, this event must take place in the United Kingdom
188.8.131.52 Another National ranking race will take place, the location of this race will be decided by the National Executive to suit the needs of the sport and this race does not have to be in the UK.
2.4.2 Regional – MS ranking points will be awarded in all classes, with 2,000 points being awarded to the winner. All regional races are open to any paddlers who are a member of any of the national associations, youths of clubs with an approved youth section, or by paddlers who have taken out “BCU Taster” membership, irrespective of where they live.
184.108.40.206 Points from regional races will be used in the National Ranking system; they will also be used to provide regional ranking lists. Each region will have a regional champion, which will be the person who has collected the most points at three regional events in that region, irrespective of where they live.
2.4.3 Wavehopper – The Wavehopper Challenge Races maybe stand alone events, or maybe part of regional events, the Wavehopper Challenge has its own rules. Entry to Wavehopper events are open to any member of any of the national associations, youths of clubs with an approved youth section, or by paddlers who have taken out “BCU Taster” membership. Composite WWR boats are not permitted in Wavehopper races.
2.5 The Wild Water Racing Season runs from September 1st till August 31st the following year.
2.5.1 For age qualifying events, the age of the paddler on the 1st January mid season is the qualifying date for the whole WWR season.
3 Race Entry Procedure
3.1 Wild Water Racing is open to all members of the BCU/SCA/WCA/CANI and by invitation to members of other ICF Federations.
3.2 Entries may either be made directly to the race organiser or via the Wild Water Racing Website; www.wildwater.org.uk, where both the race organiser and the WWR Executive agree. All National races should be entered via the website.
3.3 A Competitor or crew, who have not previously entered a WWR and are not on the Race System, must provide the organiser with:
- Full Name
- Club (this must remain throughout the season, unless written permission is sought from the WWR Executive)
- Current BCU/SCA/WCA/CANI membership number;
- Date of Birth
- Class they are racing in C1, K1, C2 (details of both paddlers required)
First time entrants will be asked to fill in a form, asking for the above information and to sign that they understand “the risks involved in Wild Water Racing; that they are responsible for their personal safety and declare that they are competent to paddle in any races they enter. Relevant entry forms are available on the WWR website.
If the entrant is under 18-years-old the form will need to be countersigned by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.
3.4 The appropriate entry fees, as set by the WWR Executive, must be paid. Current entry fees are available on the Wild Water Racing Website.
3.5 Race Organisers will check National Association Membership at each event; you must show your appropriate membership card when asked (please take your card to all events). For National Races all competitors must hold individual membership of a national association.
3.6 Paddlers, who are members of Clubs affiliated to their National Association and are either a registered Youth Club or a club with a registered Youth Section, may take part in Regional Events and Wavehopper Races, providing the paddler has been issued with a card from their club.
3.7 Non-members may take part in Regional, Wavehopper or Open events through the “BCU Taster’’ system, upon payment of the Non-member extra fee and signature of the declaration. There is no limit to the number of events that may be entered through the ‘‘BCU Taster’’ system. Competitors without ‘‘proof of National Association membership, will be treated as Non-members.
3.8 Competitors without proof of membership at National Races will not be allowed to start unless they to take out a non-refundable “Instant BCU Membership’’.
4 Entry Fees
4.1 National, Regional and Wavehopper entry fees are set every year by the Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) of Wild Water Racing and are available here.
4.2 Late entry fees maybe charged at National Events, this is at the discretion of the organiser and are at the rates set by the ACM.
5.1 .Individual Categories at Regional and National events are :
- C1 Ladies
- C1 Men
- K1 Ladies
- K1 Men
- C2 Ladies
- C2 Men
- C2 Mixed
5.2 Individual Categories at Wavehopper events are:
- K1 Ladies
- K1 Men
5.3 Teams: Where team events take place, they are made up of 3 boats from any class. At the discretion of the organiser team events may have mixed teams.
6 Boats and Safety Equipment
6.1 Dimensions; The dimensions, maximum length, minimum width and minimum weight for each class are set by the International Canoe Federation, Wild Water Racing Committee, the current regulations are available here
6.2 All boats must be fitted with inflated airbags in both the front of the boat (in front of the footrest/paddler) and the back of the boat (behind the seat/paddler). The minimum total volume capable of being contained in the airbags is to be as stated by the ICF. This information is available on the website here
6.3 Boats must be designed to, and remain within, the required dimensions. They may only have a single hull, with a single bow and single stern. Rudders are prohibited on all boats.
6.4 Canoes (C1 and C2) must be propelled by single bladed paddles. Kayaks (K1) must be propelled by double bladed paddles.
6.5 Each Competitor is responsible for their equipment. Boats, accessories and clothing may carry trademarks, advertising symbols (with the exception of tobacco products), emblems and words.
6.6 Bibs must be worn, if supplied by the Race Organiser. Otherwise each boat entered for the Individual or Team event must have a white disc on the right bow and left stern deck. These discs must be circular (230mm diameter) or oval (230mm × 230mm/300mm), without straight edges. These white discs must only bear the current competition number.
6.7 All boats must be unsinkable and must be equipped at each end with a handle secured no more than 30cm from the bow and from the stern. These handles must permit easy insertion of the hand at all times, to grab the boat. The rope must be at least 6mm in diameter; the taping of handles is not permitted.
6.8 Competitors must be able to free themselves immediately from their boat at all times.
6.9 Each Competitor must wear a Safety Helmet; the only helmets approved for competition will be those carrying a current CE mark and meet current ICF testing standard.
6.10 Each Competitor must wear a Buoyancy Aid which shall consist of non-absorbent floatation material, equally distributed in a jacket or vest, worn about the upper torso. It must reach the ICF standard which requires sufficient buoyancy to float a 6kg legalised lead weight and should be designed to keep a conscious person floating in a face up position in the water. It is recommended that the buoyancy aid should conform to the CEN standard with sufficient inherent buoyancy to meet the ICF testing standard.
6.10.1 Safety is paramount and it is imperative that buoyancy aids are appropriate to the person paddling. Therefore in the case of small paddlers, particularly children; Organisers in consultation with the Chair of the Jury may permit smaller buoyancy aids to be worn where appropriate, providing this does not compromise the fairness of the event and is to ensure safety of all participants.
6.11 Competitors must wear appropriate footwear which conforms to ICF standards; this information is available here
6.12 The boat must float to the surface when filled with water. Open Canadian canoes must contain sufficient buoyancy to allow the canoe to be paddled fully swamped.
6.13 For the Open canoes (C1 and C2) the following additional rules also apply:
6.13.1 No additional decking to the manufacturer’s standard specifications.
6.13.2 No spray decks.
6.14 Each competitor should remain on the water at the finish after their run, to ensure the safety of the next two competitors, unless the Race Organiser, having made other rescue arrangements, has specifically indicated that this is not required. This rule applies equally to team events.
6.15 The WWR Committee automatically adopts, ICF rules and regulations regarding equipment, this includes boats, paddles and safety equipment. Current ICF regulations are available here
6.16 Any Competitor failing to finish a race must inform an official at the finish as soon as possible.
7.1 Any competitor caught by another competitor shall allow the overtaking boat free passage if the overtaking competitor shouts ‘‘FREE’’; failure to do so may result in disqualification.
8 Loss or Breakage of a Paddle
8.1 When a competitor breaks or loses their paddle, they may only replace it with another paddle if it was carried in or on their own boat from the start of the race. For team runs spare paddle may be borrowed from another team member, providing it has been carried since the beginning of the race.
9 Disqualification and Elimination
9.1 A competitor who attempts to win a competition by irregular means, who breaks the rules, or who contests their validity, is disqualified from the competition.
9.2 If a competitor is forced to break the rules by the action of another person, the Organiser will decide if the former will be disqualified from the competition.
9.3 If a competitor starts in a boat which does not conform to the rules, they are disqualified.
9.4 A competitor who is not ready to start as scheduled maybe eliminated from the run
9.5 A competitor who accepts outside assistance during a race may be disqualified. Each of the following is considered to be outside assistance:
9.5.1 Any aid given to the competitor or his/her boat.
9.5.2 Giving, passing or throwing to a competitor a spare paddle or his/her lost paddle.
9.5.3 Directing, pushing or placing in movement a boat by anyone other than the competitor.
9.5.4 Giving directions to a competitor by means of electro-acoustic apparatus or radio-telephone.
9.6 Crossing the finish line upside down eliminates the run. The boat is considered to be upside down when the competitor’s trunk and head are completely under water.
9.7 A paddler who paddles any section of a race course during an event, except on a scheduled race run or on authorised rescue, will be disqualified from that event and may be disqualified from future events.
10 Rescue of a Competitor in Danger
10.1 Since Wild Water Racing is as much a contest against the elements as against other competitors; it is a requirement that any competitor finding another competitor in danger (or maybe in danger), they must immediately render them assistance. Failure to do so may result in disqualification for life.
11.1 In all cases competitors compete at their own risk. Neither the Race Organiser, the Wild Water Racing Executive, the BCU nor the ICF can be held responsible for any injuries or material damage sustained during the race or on the competition course.
12 Paddler Status − Amateur Rules
12.1 The BCU Wild Water Racing Committee will follow the policy set by ICF Statutes and Rules, or BCU Council policy, regarding amateur status and/or contact with ineligible nations or athletes from ineligible nations.
13 The Event – Organiser/Organising Club
13.1 The person named on the WWR website or any race literature as the Organiser of the event should be prepared to answer correspondence in connection with the event and will be held responsible for dealing with the race entries and results.
13.2 Race Organisers must belong to a BCU-affiliated club.
13.3 Clubs organising Wild Water Races, should be affiliated to the BCU and should announce its affiliation in any race advertisements and programme.
13.4 Applications to organise a Wild Water Race shall be made to the Calendar Officer of the Wild Water Racing Committee. To run a National Race, this application must be made 6 months before the start of the relevant British season.
13.5 Permission to run Regional or Wavehopper races can be sought at any time during the season, although the more notice given the better support the race will attract.
13.6 The named organiser will receive a race organiser’s spreadsheet from the ranking list compiler via email in the days before the event.
13.7 Information about organising a Wild Water Race is contained in the Organisers’ Handbook, available here
14 Race Course
14.1 There are two types of Race:
14.1.1 Classic races - The course shall be at least 3km in length, and will consist of each paddler doing one run of the course.
14.1.2 Sprint races – The course will be up to 1,000m in length and each paddler will do two runs of the course and the result will be the total time of both runs. This can be either two runs of the same course or two runs on different sections of the river. Please note, Wavehopper races it is the fastest run that counts.
14.2 The course must be navigable throughout, part of the course must be at least grade II difficulty and portages are not allowed. The interpretation lies with the Race Organiser and/or the relevant Wild Water Racing Executive Officials. Dangerous passages may be marked with gates to indicate the correct route/channel.
15 Start Order
15.1 Starts should take place as per the ICF rules: K1 Men, C2, K1 Women and C1; however, flexibility should be used to encourage paddlers to enter more than one class.
15.2 In the individual events the starts are separated by at least 30 seconds but preferably by one minute.
15.3 In the team events the starts are separated by at least one minute but preferably by two minutes.
15.4 The start interval must remain the same for the entire competition; individual and team events being separate competitions.
15.5 Competitors who have not paid the full entry fee due or who have failed to provide proof of current National Association membership will not be allowed to start.
15.6 All available information should be used for seeding, with the fastest starting last. This is done automatically by the provided spreadsheet package.
16 Start Sheet, Bibs and General Race Day Administration
16.1 The Race Organiser must provide receipts if requested.
16.2 A programme and/or start list should be made available as soon as possible after entries have closed.
16.3 The event should run to the published time.
16.4 In the interest of the Sport: prizes should be awarded for all classes.
16.5 Information regarding the course should be available; including: a brief description and grading of the course, indicating any particular hazards.
16.6 Map references of the start and finish, a list of any site facilities such as toilet, refreshments, etc. Should be made available in advance of the event.
16.7 The Race Organiser must also include details of the appropriate emergency procedures in the event of an accident.
16.8 The Name of the events First Aider, with mobile telephone number and or where they are located during the event must be published.
16.9 The Names of the Jury should be published at Control; there should be three members of the Jury: One appointed by the WWR Executive, One by the organising club and another person appointed by the first two from non paddling people attending the event. One of the Jury should be appointed as Chair of the Jury. At Selection events, adjudication will be performed by the relevant Team Manager or his/her nominee, plus two other members of the Committee, nominated in advance.
16.10 Bibs for National Events will be provided by the Wild Water Racing Executive Committee. These bibs may be available for Regional Races, subject to availability. The bibs are kept by the Bib Officer.
17 The Start
17.1 The Start must be either directly upstream or directly downstream. Angled starts, with respect to the direction of the current, are not permitted. Whenever possible starts should be downstream.
17.2 Each boat must be held by the stern at the starting position until the start by an assistant to the Starter.
17.3 Only standing starts are per mitted. The Starter shall give a countdown of ‘’30 second’’, ‘‘15 seconds’’, ‘‘10 seconds’’ ‘‘5-4-3-2-1-GO’’.
17.4 In the team event the boats start one after the other. The boat on the start line will be held and the other two boats must be stationary on the water, relative to the bank, and behind a line across the river from the fronts of these two boats and the rear of the held boat.
17.5 Only the Starter is qualified to determine if a false start has occurred. He/she may determine if a second start is to be given. The recall signal will be a blast on a whistle.
18.1 Timing may be carried out by a photo-electric system and/or a stop-watch.
18.2 If the timing is on a stop-watch, it must be with duplicated digital watches, capable of timing in seconds to 1/10th of a second. There should be two watches at the Start and two at the Finish, all started at the same time.
18.3 The individual time of a run is measured from the time that the competitor’s body first crosses the start line (when the boat is released by the assistant starter see 18.2) to the time when the finish line is crossed by the competitor’s body (in C2s, the first body that crosses the line).
18.4 For the team events, the time is measured from the time that the first competitor’s body crosses the start line, to the time when the finish line is crossed by the third competitor’s body.
18.5 The Race Organiser may declare a race closure time, after which competitors who have not finished will not be given a time.
18.6 Depending upon the type of timing equipment used the following timing accuracies will be used when compiling the race results:
18.6.1 Beeping clock/hand-held stopwatch at start and finish; to the nearest second.
18.6.2 Beeping clock/hand-held stopwatch at start and photo-electric system at finish to 0.1 second.
18.6.3 Photo-electric system at start and finish to 0.01 second.
19.1 An audible signal must be given to indicate that a competitor has crossed the finish line
19.2 In the team event all three competitors must cross the finish line within a 15 second time period, or be disqualified from the event. This is measured from the time the first competitor’s body crosses the finish line, to the time when it is crossed by the third competitor’s body.
20 Safety Measures – Event
20.1 The rules in this section apply to all who visit the event and operate at all times, including race practice. Failure to comply can lead to disqualification from one or more events.
20.2 Organisers should read and understand the Wild Water Racing Committee Policy on safety (available on the WWR website: www.wildwater.org.uk), and must take all reasonable measures to ensure that the race course is not obstructed or otherwise unsuitable for the proposed competition.
20.3 The organiser should consider whether the race course includes any particular hazards, taking into account the level of competence which competitors would be expected to have.
20.4 Safety cover may be provided at any point in the race, if the organiser considers it necessary and reasonable to do so. It is not anticipated that provision of safety cover would be normal practice for all races.
20.5 Organisers are not required to examine or test competitor’s protective equipment or to check their competence. This does not prevent organisers from examining any item of a competitor’s equipment to ensure that no unfair advantage is gained, nor does this prevent any organiser from prohibiting any competitor from racing if he or she is clearly incompetent or not properly equipped.
20.6 All competitors must be accounted for by the Finisher.
20.7 The Starter must inform the Finisher of those competitors who do not start. Competitors should inform the Finisher if they do not finish a race.
20.8 If any competitor who is known to have started the race cannot be accounted for, the organiser must take all reasonable measures to ensure that the competitor is safe.
20.9 In the event that either the Race Organiser or members of the Wild Water Racing Executive Committee believe there to be an ‘‘Unreasonable Risk to Safety’’, a race may be cancelled
20.10 Irrespective of the above rulings all competitors remain responsible for their own safety, and must decide whether the course is within their own ability, from all the information supplied and their own experience.
21 Race Cancelations
21.1 In the event of a cancellation, the race organiser should refund entry fees in full to all paddlers. If he/she has already incurred costs, he/she should make a claim to the Committee to cover those costs.
21.2 The Race organiser should give maximum notice of race cancelation. If the race is cancelled prior to the day; notify the Web Officer so that it can be published on the WWR website: www.wildwater.org.uk. Notify any competitors who have pre-entered
21.3 During exceptional weather conditions, competitors should check the WWR website: www.wildwater.org.uk or the organiser before travelling.
22.1 As soon as a competitor’s time is known it must be posted together with the start number in a prominent position, in some consistently perceptible form, until the time for protest has expired (15 minutes after the last result in that class is published). The Organisers Spreadsheet Package will produce a results sheet.
22.2 The organiser must, as soon as is practical and within 5 days of the event, send the fully updated Organisers Spreadsheet Package to the Ranking List Compiler.
22.3 The Ranking List Compiler will check the final results and then forward them to the Web Officer for publication.
22.4 All Official Results will be published on the WWR Website: www.wildwater.org.uk.
23.1 Protests shall be made in writing and handed to the Race Organiser within fifteen minutes of the last results in that Class was published.
23.2 In the first instant the Organiser should investigate the protest and check times, calculations etc. If the Organiser cannot concur with the details of the Protest, then it should be handed to the Chair of the Jury, whom with the other Jury members will investigate and adjudicate. The Jury’s decision is final.
23.3 Any protest must be reported to the WWR Executive, with the original written item and the resolution.
23.4 At Selection events, adjudication will be performed by the relevant Team Manager or his/her nominee, plus two other members of the Committee, nominated in advance. Decisions will be by a majority vote.
24 Proportion of Entry Fees Payable to the National Committee
24.1 50% of all normal race entry fees are to be paid to the Wild Water Racing Committee. The amount to be divided is based on the final Start list, after all race entries have been taken.
25 First Aid
25.1 The Committee recommends that all paddlers are aware of resuscitation techniques, and, preferably, have undergone some training in first aid.
26 Leptospirosis/Weil’s Disease
26.1 Leptospirosis is an animal infection, caught by direct contact with the urine of an infected animal, often through water. Bacteria enter through skin abrasions or via the eyes, nose or mouth. The usual incubation period is two to twelve days. Usually a ‘‘flu-like’’ illness occurs, which resolves in two to three weeks. There may be fever, severe headaches, pains in the back and calf and prostration. A few cases develop jaundice, when the condition is known as Weil’s Disease. Although death may occur in about 15% of the jaundiced patients, death without jaundice is virtually unknown. Antibiotics during the first few days help in limiting infection. Many cases recover without specific treatment. If you think you may have the infection, go to your doctor and tell him/her that there may be a risk of Leptospirosis.
26.2 To minimise risk of infection: Cover all cuts and abrasions with waterproof plasters. Always wear footwear to avoid cutting the feet. Avoid capsize drill or rolling practise in suspect waters. Where possible, shower soon after canoeing. If in doubt, contact your doctor at the first sign of any symptoms.
27 BCU Anti-Doping Policy
27.1 The aims and purpose of the British Canoe Union (BCU) Anti-Doping policy are to:
27.1.1 Uphold and preserve the ethics of Sport
27.1.2 Safeguard the physical health and mental integrity of the athletes
27.1.3 To ensure that all Athletes have an opportunity to compete equally
27.2 Therefore, the policy of the BCU is to promote Canoeing as a drug-free sport and that the BCU is committed to educate and inform all athletes, coaches and support personnel about the dangers of drugs and to test athletes to confirm and maintain their drug-free status.
27.3 Full details of the current BCU and ICF Anti-Doping rules together with additional information and advice relating to the BCU Anti-Doping policy can be found on the BCU website - www.bcu.org.uk, - Within the ‘‘Our Sport’’ Directory.
28 Athlete Responsibilities
28.1 Being an Athlete carries with it many responsibilities and it is your responsibility to compete cleanly and fairly, this is fundamental to the sport.
28.2 Be responsible under the rules of the World Anti-Doping Code and the BCU Anti-Doping rules you are ultimately responsible for any prohibited substance found in your system. This is referred to as Strict Liability.
28.2.1 Who do you trust? You are responsible for whom you trust to take advice from about substances, medication and supplements and you are accountable for those you entrust with access to your food and drink.
28.2.2 This means that if you take medication from your doctor (GP or sports doctor) and do not check whether it is permitted you are at fault.
28.2.3 Likewise, if you take a supplement that is contaminated, even after getting a guarantee from the manufacturer, you are still responsible for choosing to use that product.
28.3 Here are 5 key responsibilities you must fulfil:
28.3.1 Stay up to date with the latest Prohibited List of Substances and Methods.
28.3.2 Check the status of any substance before you use it - It is still considered an Anti-Doping offence if a Prohibited Substance is found in your system - despite how it came to be there.
28.3.3 Inform all medical personnel responsible for your health and well being that you compete under specific Anti-Doping rules and ensure that medical treatment received does not violate Anti-Doping rules.
28.3.4 Submit a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for any Prohibited Substance and/or Method you are prescribed for a legitimate medical condition, prior to competing - International, National and Domestic Testing Pool Athletes Only.
28.3.5 Provide accurate whereabouts details of Out of Competition testing if required by the BCU, ICF or UK Sport - you will receive notification of the information you must provide - International and National Testing Pool Athletes Only
29 BCU Athlete Testing Pools
29.1 International Testing Pool - Athletes selected for the International Testing pool will be notified in writing and controlled by the ICF and subject to:
29.1.1 In Competition testing
29.1.2 Out of Competition testing at Squad training
29.1.3 Out of Competition testing of Individuals
29.2 National Testing Pool - Athletes selected for the National Testing pool will be notified in writing and controlled by UK Sport and subject to:
29.2.1 In Competition testing
29.2.2 Out of Competition testing at Squad training
29.2.3 Out of Competition testing of Individuals
29.3 The National Testing pool will include the following athletes:
29.3.1 All athletes included within the International Testing pool
29.3.2 All World Class Performance Athletes
29.3.3 Other Athletes identified by UK Sport and/or the BCU
29.4 Domestic Testing Pool - Athletes selected for the Domestic Testing pool will be controlled by the BCU and subject to:
29.4.1 In Competition testing
29.4.2 Out of Competition testing at Squad training
29.5 The Domestic Testing pool will include the following athletes (except those selected for the International and National Testing pools):
29.5.1 All World Class Potential Athletes, including Talented Athlete Programme (Scotland) Elite Cymru (Wales)
29.5.2 All World Class Start Athletes
29.5.3 All National Squad Members for: Canoe Polo, Canoe Slalom, Freestyle, Marathon Racing, Sprint Racing, Wild Water Racing
29.5.4 Any Athlete in receipt of the following Grants: Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, SportsAid
29.5.5 Additionally, any Athletes entering the following Discipline Specific Events are advised to comply with the key responsibilities detailed above:
220.127.116.11 Canoe Polo - Any athlete ranked in Division 1
18.104.22.168 Canoe Slalom - Any athlete ranked in Premier or Division 1
22.214.171.124 Marathon Racing - Any athlete ranked in the following Divisions or higher Men = Division 1, Junior Men = Division 2 and all Women = Division 3
126.96.36.199 Sprint Racing - Any athlete ranked in Men’s, Women’s, Boy’s or Girl’s A
188.8.131.52.1 Wild Water Racing - Any athlete competing in National Events.
184.108.40.206.2 Any athlete competing in any designated Selection or Assessment event in any Competition Discipline, including Canoe Sailing and Surf
29.5.6 Any athlete entering any BCU competition or event, irrespective of whether they meet the Testing pool criteria outlined above may be subject to a Drug Test.
29.6 All athletes competing at the Domestic Testing pool level are to provide current contact details to the BCU Anti-Doping Officer at all times (Address, Telephone and E-mail details).
30 Duty of Care in Common Law and Child Protection
30.1 The WWR executive appoints a Child Protection Officer with whom issues may be discussed in confidence. Information about duty of care and child protection is available on the wild water racing website: www.wildwater.org.uk, or from the Child Protection Officer, whose details are also available on the WWR website: www.wildwater.org.uk.