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

  • Dear Organisers,

    To assist paddlers in deciding whether to enter your race and enabling them to contact the right person for information/to make an entry in advance, can you please complete the attached proforma and send it to Julie Lewis the Honorary WWR Secretary Email:  
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . For races already on the calendar please do this within the next 14 days.  NB: please complete a separate form for each race even if you are running more than one.  For new races, as and when, please complete the proforma at the time you ask for the race to go on the WWR website.  The Calendar organiser will not put races on the calendar unless they have a completed proforma.  The River Hamble Race is given as an example, the more information you give the better.  

    Race information proforma

    Proforma example

     

  • Burrs WWR  November 2014We have the Burrs NW Regional Wild Water Race coming up on 8th November at the Burrs Activity Centre - a couple of weeks time.

    It is always a great race and I'm delighted that we'll also have Jonnie Schofield giving out the race prizes and the National Series prizes to Duddon - who won the Championship again this year. If you want to join us please send me an email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or send me an FB message

    Burrs Race Information

    Burrs Coaching Tips

     

     

  • The results from yesterday's Dart races have been posted. Great to see a good turnout from Taunton Canoe Club.

    Classic

    Sprint

  • The next Shark Wild Water Race takes place at Hertford on 2nd November, this will be a Regional and Wavehopper Classic event, starting at noon, with one run, suitable for beginners.

    Race will start above two step weir (bellow Hartham Common) and finish at GSK Sports and Social Club. Prize giving will take place in the bar area after the race.

    If people wish to do both Kayak and Canadian events, they can do the second event at 1:00pm, which will give any paddlers the chance to get back to the start. There will be no additional charge for doing a second or third event.

    There will also be a number of C1, C2 boats to borrow, as well as K1s.

    Entries on the day: Juniors (under 18s) £5; Under 23s £8 and seniors £8.

    For more information please visit: www.thesharks.org.uk/wwr
    Or contact Neal Underwood on: 07951 770241.'

  • The next Shark Wild Water Race takes place at Hertford on 2nd November, this will be a Regional and Wavehopper Classic event, starting atnoon, with one run, suitable for beginners.

    Race will start above two step weir (bellow Hartham Common) and finish at GSK Sports and Social Club. Prize giving will take place in the bar area after the race.

    If people wish to do both Kayak and Canadian events, they can do the second event at 1:00pm, which will give any paddlers the chance to get back to the start. There will be no additional charge for doing a second or third event.

    There will also be a number of C1, C2 boats to borrow, as well as K1s.

    Entries on the day: Juniors (under 18s) £5; Under 23s £8 and seniors £8.

    For more information please visit: www.thesharks.org.uk/wwr
    Or contact Neal Underwood on: 07951 770241

  • Results from this years 1st Barrow race are out and are also on wildwater for fun facebook page.

    Barrow results

  • Are you looking for some extra impetus in your winter training? Are you new to WWR and want an easier entry into competition? If so, the Wintermead series of flatwater races could be for you. It is a series of six time trial style races run once a month, starting and finishing at Thurmaston. More details are on the poster at the bottom of the home page.

  • A new executive comittee has been elected at the ACM on the 4th October.

    Chairman: Peter Schofield

    Hon. Secretary: Julie Lewis

    Treasurer: Simon Wright

    Performance Director: Jamie Christie

    Participation Director: Mackon Khela

    Canoe Scotland Representative: Paul Anderson (also National Canoe Coach)

    Canoe Wales Representative: James Wingfield

    Read more...

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! 

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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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