Wildwater Racing

Wildwater Racing Committee Statement – International Teams

3rd July 2020 The recent statement from British Canoeing confirmed that British Athletes will not compete internationally at any more events in 2020 with 2 potential exceptions to this position, these being: WWR World Cup event at La Seu D’urgell, Spain – 23rd-25th October WWR Junior & U23 European Championships, Solkan, Slovenia  – 4-7th Nov…
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British Canoeing International Competitions Statement

2nd July 2020 In this unprecedented season, which has seen the majority of major international events cancelled or postponed, the Board of British Canoeing has confirmed that, with the possible exceptions of one or two events which are scheduled towards the end of 2020, British Canoeing will not be entering athletes and teams into any…
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Latest news from The European Canoe Association.

Below is part of the latest update from the ECA on the 1st July 2020 ECA’s board of directors confirmed new dates for majority of this year’s scheduled European Championships.Due to Covid-19 pandemic all ECA’s European Championships in 2020 have been either cancelled or postponed. Organisers and ECA now tried to find solutions and new…
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ICF news update

29th June 2020 ICFMEDIA The International Canoe Federation remains hopeful there will be international canoe slalom, canoe sprint, paracanoe and wildwater events before the end of this year, following the latest ICF board meeting. Organisers of canoe slalom world cups in Tacen, Slovenia, and Pau, France, and a canoe sprint and paracanoe event in Szeged,…
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Water Safety Crossword

A Water Safety Crossword by By Susan Templeton Answers on Page 2

Junior and U23 European Championships – Aug 2020 – Postponed

5th June 2020 Postponed to November – will update when more information is available. 14th May 2020 Thank you for all those that have registered and sent in the required information. Whilst everybody really wants the event and indeed our own selection race to go ahead at present there is no guarantee of either, we…
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British Canoeing update on competitions, events and gatherings

4th June 2020 British Canoeing has announced today that in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of all members of our community, with regret we are extending the cancellation of all domestic competitions, events and gatherings until 31 July 2020.

Paddling in England, Wales and Scotland

19th June 2020 – Scotland updated 22nd June 2020 – Wales updated 30th June 2020 – England updated Statements from the Home Nation Associations on paddling in England , Wales and Scotland

2019/20 season

The WWRC has agreed that the 2019/20 season due to end on 31st August will be curtailed immediately and no further ranking races will take place. There will be no British Championships for the season and the Rankings Winners will be as per the positions after the last race on 14th March. If there is a return…
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Downriver Racing Video

A great video about what paddlers love about wildwater racing has been produced by Kick the Waves.

Covid-19 and the 2019-20 WWR Season

27th April 2020 As we head into the summer months the outlook for the rest of this year is still uncertain. So far we know that Wildwater Racing will not be starting again in the UK before June at the very earliest and following the cancellation of the Senior World Championships that should have been…
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Publication of Revised Terms of Reference

Following community consultation, agreement at the ACM and then approval by the Board of British Canoeing the revised Terms of Reference document for Wildwater Racingis can now be published. All of the disciplines with British Canoeing have one of these documents that set out the structure and remit of their Committee. The most visible change…
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Cockleshell Heroes Quiz

Updated 25th April 2020 A little quiz set by Susan Templeton – Updated with answers and infomation links at the bottom of this page QUESTION WHAT WAS THE OFFICIAL NAME OF THE OPERATION WHEN WAS THE MISSION DATE WHAT WAS THE MAJOR TOWN IN FRANCE THEY WERE PADDLING UP TO WHAT WAS THE NAME OF…
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GB 2020 U23/Junior Selection Registration is now closed

Dear Athlete, Registration for Great Britain junior and U23 teams is now closed. To register you must provide: email address (this will be used to contact you with the results of selection, so it is your responsibility to ensure it is correct); mobile phone number; dob; on the registration form online. Within two weeks of…
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Missing the rapids well make your own

Missing the rapids well make your own at home. This is your Blue Peter moment!!!! Project One WHAT YOU WILL NEED Two pieces of wood MDF is good but any wood will do one longer than other size is up to you but the bigger it is the more work About 12 inches long and…
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Matlock Sprint Results – 14th March 2020

Matlock Sprint results are now available in the results section and the latest rankings have now been published.

Wildwater world championships cancelled due to coronavirus

The International Canoe Federation, the American Canoe Association, Nantahala Outdoor Center and the Cheat World Cup organisers are disappointed to announce that the 2020 ICF Canoe Wildwater Championships and four World Cup races scheduled for the Nantahala and Cheat Rivers in the US next month have been cancelled. The ongoing concern over the spread of…
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Fairthorne Manor and Hamble races in the Press

In the news again.  This time our good friend Liz editor of the New Waves St Andrews Church Hamble Magazine with both the 2019 later Fairthorne Manor and Hamble races Susan Templeton

GB 2020 Senior Team Announced

The GB Senior teams for 2020 have been announced, congratulations to all who are selected. Senior World Championships -USA MK1 WK1 WC2 Ben OakleyRob JeffriesSpencer ArmstrongNicholas Bennett1st Reserve: Freddie Brown Hannah BrownVictoria MurrayMags DilalLaura Milne1st Reserve: Esme Durrant Mags Dillal/Esme DurrantLaura Milne/Ellie Seed Senior World Cup – USA MK1 WK1 Ben OakleyNicholas BennettRob JeffriesJacob HolmesFreddie…
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Southern Boat Series in the press

The Southern Boat Series has made the Caravan and Camping magazine, making the front cover as well! Great to  see RAFYC Club and Andark Diving and Watersports Shop mentioned in the press as they support the race and paddlers by use of their facilities each year. Also a photograph of the young winners some with…
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River Hamble Canoe Race Report

Perfect weather, perfect tide, perfect competition between 34 paddlers in all types of canoes and kayaks with a massive age range of nine to 81. Sue Templeton has put together a race report of the event.

Chairman’s Address

Peter Schofield delivered his final Chairman’s Address at the ACM. We all thank him for his efforts, and wish him the best for the future.

Selection Committee

We are pleased to announce the selection committee has been selected from a pool of 8 volunteers that stepped forwards. The committee will be Mark Burton Chair Cathy Wynne Jane Miller Richard Vincent Grant Anderson Howard Blackman as a reserve in case anyone on the above should drop out.We would like to thank you to…
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Wildwater Coach Self Analysis Launched

Hi Guys!! So a small subsection of the WWR community (The Technical Committee) have been working behind the scenes to assist the British Canoeing Coaching department in creating this self analysis tool. With a digital library of coaching resources shared across disciplines in the backdrop of it. Now it’s primary design was to target coaches…
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Southern Boat Series Review

Dear All, SOUTHERN BOAT SERIES (We love all types of Canoes, kayaks and arm paddled craft) “Maximising potential, opportunities, excitement and fun:Paddle the wild side” Part of my end of SBS season report made it into the Scene for December 2019/January 2020 unfortunately my latest race reports were post their print deadline but may make…
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Fairthorne Manor Race Report

Congratulations to all who competed at the Fairthorne Manor races, a great variety of craft and ages were present. Sue Templeton has put together a race report of the event.

Canoeing Results Archive

Canoeing Results Archive website has been launched to collate older results of canoe competitions, if you have older results or yearbooks in the attic perhaps you would like to contribute to the website.

World Sprint Champs racing starts today.

The World Sprint Championships at La Seu, Spain kick off today with the sprint team events. Live streaming of the event and the sister Canoe Slalom Worlds is available here.

GB Start Worlds Preparation

The British Team is at La Seu, Spain for the World Sprint Championships which are being held alongside the World Slalom Championships. Training has begun on this tricky artificial course, updates are coming through via the Wildwater Racing Facebook page.

2019/20 Calendar Released

The basic details of the 2019/20 WWR calendar has been released. Full details for the events will follow shortly.