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

Wild Water Team Selected for 2017 World Championships

Current World Champion Hannah Brown, and Olympic canoe sprint silver medallist Jonnie Schofield are amongst the GB team selected for the 2017 ICF Wild Water Canoeing World Championships.

Hannah and Jonnie will travel to Pau in September alongside a 13 athlete strong squad, all looking to claim the World Championship title.

A double World Champion in wild water racing, Hannah Brown will be hoping to defend her K1 title in Pau, after putting in a commanding performance to take the Welsh Open title in June.

Jonnie Schofield, who made a return to wild water racing at the Welsh Open, triumphed in the men’s K1 on the River Tryweryn.

There is a call up for Ryan Hunt, who stole the show in men’s C1 in Bala, whilst he will continue to pair up with Mike Rees-Clark in the men’s C2.

Rachel Houston will be leading the women's C1 line alone, and will combine with K1 reserve/forerunner Louise Revell to challenge for the women's C2.

Fresh from the announcement, current World Champion Hannah Brown said: “I'm really excited to be named as part of the squad for this year’s wild water World Championships. It's been such a tough year after dislocating my shoulder out in Pau at last year’s World Cup race, so it's pretty special to be selected to race back out there later this year.

 "It was great to be back racing confidently in Bala at the Welsh Open, it gives me a good platform to assess what I need to work on leading up to the Championships in September. I can't wait to go and race my heart out to try and retain my World Champion title.”

 The full squad competing in Pau:

 Men's K1

 Jon Schofield

 Calum Gingell

 Rob Jefferies

 Mike Rees-Clark

 Ladies K1

 Hannah Brown

 Victoria Murray

 Lydia Oxtoby

 Laura Milne

 Louise Revell (Reserve/Forerunner)

 Men's C1

 Ryan Hunt

 Andrew Houston

 William Fotheringham

 Ladies C1

 Rachel Houston

 Men's C2

 Mike Rees-Clark/Ryan Hunt

 Ladies C2

 Louise Revell/Rachel Houston