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 2015 ACM is nearly upon us. It will be held at Nottingham after the training weekend on Saturday 5th December.

    Details of the event can be found here

    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

  • 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"

  • 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

  • " 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 "

  • Please note the Dart National Race has been rearranged to Jan 9th and 10th, 2016. It will of course depend on water levels and a decision about if the race will run will be made by 12 noon on Thursday 7th Jan 2016.

    Please pre enter so we can get in touch with you if the race is cancelled.

    A new Tour of the North Poster has just been displayed showing a slighlty later meet time on the Saturday. again please pre enter so if we need to get in touch we can.

    We aim to run team events at both events so please let me know when you enter if you would like to do a team run as well. Entries to:

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    We look forward to seeing you.


  • 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.

  • Details for the upcoming burrs race have been added to the calendar. This is a great race for both beginners and improvers, we look forward to seeing you there.

  • A reminder that the Matlock series starts this Saturday kindly sponsored by East Midlands paddlers. Please lt me have any entries asap.

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  • Race Organisers

    Any clubs/organisers wanting to run races need to have an appropriate safety officer who has attended the BC event safety training. A risk assessment is also needed for each event. Race organisers should fill in the race pro forma and return with the risk assessment prior to the race to:

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    It is advised that  the organiser displays details of the nearest hospital and apropriate first aider as well as the risk assessment at the event.

  • Details of the Avon Descent are available on our website http://merciacanoeclub.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=390

    Please circulate to your club members. The event can be raced without shooting the weirs.

     Any questions please contact - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     We also welcome interest from volunteers to assist with rescue on the weirs – please get in touch.

     Please also note that currently Bidford Bridge is closed to traffic. It is scheduled to be open by 6/11/15 - http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/blog/archives/alerts/bidford-bridge-update-16102015

     Thank you

     Nigel Wooltorton

    Mercia Canoe Club



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