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 the British Canoe Union, and managed through GB Canoeing.

Latest News

  • The Sharks have booked the Lee Valley Legacy course for training on Sunday 22nd March from 5 - 6pm. More information can be found from their poster for the event.

  • The following people have volunteered to act as selectors. If you have any comments relating to any of these being selectors please email them to:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  no later than Monday March 9th 2015.


    Chair- James Wingfield

    Julie Stevenson

    Cynthia Berry 

    Fraser Gormal

    Andy Hamilton

    Mark Birfield

  • The GB Open has been confirmed as a Classic and Sprint - run at Grandtully, Scotland on the 23/24th May 2015. Fraser Gormal will be organising and further details will be available shortly.

  • The results from last weekend's national races at Grandtully have been published. Good turnout in the MK1.



  • The Lune race takes place on the 8th March with a regional race, wavehopper race and team race.

    A risk assessment for the event has been added, and further information can be obtained from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • HPP have released the following statement regarding the works currently being carried out:

    "The White Water Rafting Course is currently closed.Following recent high water levels which forced the necessary closure of the course, we have brought forward our scheduled maintenance to minimise any further disruption to the season at a later date. The course is currently scheduled to re-open in early March. We will keep you updated via our website www.nwscnotts.com Facebook page www.facebook.com/nationalwatersportscentre and Twitter feed @nwscnotts and apologise for any inconvenience during this time. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate in contacting us on 0115 9821212"

  • A good turnout in all classes for the Barrow 5 race.


Season planning

Posted in Coaches Blog

Hi Race Team members

As the end of the competition season has arrived it is time to review our personal achievements over the past 12 months.

Did we set goals – did we reach or surpass them? List your achievements over the past year in paddlesport and other areas of your life. Identify where you have succeeded and where you have failed – do you know why things have not always gone as planed

Remember it's good to fail!! It shows you are pushing at the limits of your current abilities.

Remember the Olympic ice skater who fell on her backside 10,000 times before gaining the gold medal.

Managing Race Day

Posted in Coaches Blog

Well, we have done as much as we can do now, race day is almost upon us. We have prepared well, been consistent in our training and we have put the skills work in on the whitewater. We now just need to make sure we give ourselves the best opportunity to put a great race performance. As Claudine Le Roux says, "Success is choice not chance" - a great performance is a result of dedication and planning. So lets make sure we plan the critical last bit right up and through our race.

So on that theme I wanted to draw attention to the planning process for race day, and just highlight how much actually goes on - and really how we do not have a great deal of time. By planning well we can keep our inner chimp happy (the one which wants to be irrational and can affect our performances). Robbie Anderson indicated to the squad at a recent traning weekend, your chimp likes structure - not having a race day plan is like poking it with a stick! 

Grow Our Sport

Grow Our Sport is here to enhance and improve the promotion of exciting  WWR events directly to as many people as possible

Raising awareness and participation in a great paddling discipline!

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Everyone is most welcome!!

Mentor Scheme

Have you an interest in helping a young athlete reach their full potential ?

...With just a couple of hours a week to offer...you could be part of the next big success story!

The Young Paddler Mentoring Scheme aims to assist and grow the sport from the ground up. For more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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