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

Best Young European Wildwater canoeists and kayakers are in Skopje

The British Team are with the Best Young European Wildwater canoeists and kayakers in Skopje, the capital city of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - for this week  the European Wildwater canoeing epicentre. From Wednesday until Sunday the 2018 ECA Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing European Championships is taking place in the Matka Canyon, on the beautiful Treska river. 

The British Junior and U23 Team of Laura Milne, Jodie Ball, Esme Durrant, Kasia Chmie, Victoria Murray, Rachel Houston, Ryan Hunt, Freddie Brown, Michael Denvir, James Russel, Ian Hosie, Spencer Armstrong and Alex Sheppy have been in Skopje for the week. Team coach Nicky Cresser drove out with all the boats and most of the team flying out direct with Team Manager Julie Hunt last saturday. This has allowed the team to acclimatise and learn the sprint and classic courses - with practice times at 0800 - 1000 and 1800 - 2000 each day. This has kept everyone extremely busy!

RACE PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 01/08/2018

20:00 | Opening Ceremony

Thursday, 02/08/2018

9:00 | Junior Classic Individual Race (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

12:00 | U23 Classic Individual Race (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

Friday, 03/08/2018

9:00 | Junior Classic Team Race (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

11:30 | U23 Classic Team Race (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

Saturday, 04/08/2018

9:00 | Junior Sprint Heats 1st Run (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

            U23 Sprint Heats 1st Run (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

12:30 | Junior Sprint Heats 2nd Run (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

            U23 Sprint Heats 2nd Run (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, break, C2M, C2W)

Sunday, 05/08/2018

9:00 | Junior & U23 Individual Sprint Final (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, C2M, C2W)

13:30 | Junior & U23 Sprint Team Races (K1W, C1M, K1M, C1W, C2M, C2W)

There will be LIVE TIMING EACH DAY on the event website http://eca2018ww.canoe.mk/?cat=4&lang=en

For more details see the British Canoeing Twitter feeds and  WWR Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/216485560525/