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2021 ICF Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing Championships will be held in Solkan, Slovenia

The ICF have confirmed the date and location for  the 2021 ICF Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing Championships – August 25-28, Solkan, Slovenia.

Revised Rules Document for Consultation

Please find in this post a revised rules document for review within the Wildwater Racing community, the target is to introduce these rules at the start of the next season, from 1st January 2021. We encourage everybody to have a look through and feedback any points on the below form for the committee to consider.…
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2020 ECA Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing European Championships CANCELLED

The European Canoe Association and Canoe Federation of Slovenia in accordance with the local organiser of the 2020 ECA Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing European Championship in Solkan, Slovenia, (4-11 November) regretfully announce the cancellation of the competition. Ongoing concerns regarding the Covid-19 in Europe and World together with the new restrictions from the Slovenian…
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River Crake – Wildwater Race Report (club event)

Sunday 11th October 2020 – River Crake The sun shone on us all day for the first wildwater race of the season. 21 club paddlers of all abilities and all ages competed in this fun event. The Crake had plenty of water in following recent rain. This made the paddle up to the start at…
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GB 2020 Junior & U23 Teams Announced

The Wildwater Racing Committee are please to announce the selected teams to attend the Junior and U23 European Championships 4th-7th November 2020, Solkan, Slovenia. Congratulations to the athletes that have been selected Junior MK1 Cameron Bannatyne Soar Valley CC Leon Tomlinson Manvers WBC Junior WK1 Kerry Christie Breakout CC Lois Leaver Edinburgh CC Lucy Guest…
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Ironbridge 26th -27th September 2020 – Results

Jamie Christie – coaching@wildwater.org.uk Non-Athletes attending Any driver or coaches need to complete the online form for track and trace purposes. Click Here

Annual Consultative Meeting – 18th November 2020

The 2020 Wildwater Racing Annual Consultative Meeting is planned to take place on the evening of Wednesday 18th November, all those with an interest in Wildwater Racing are very welcome to attend. This year it will be held online due to the ongoing Covid situation and more details about how this will work will unfold over the…
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International Calendar 2021

Confirmed dates and locations for the major International Wildwater Racing events for 2021. 22-24 May Treignac, FRA – World Cups 1-2-3 04-06 June Banja Luka, BIH – World Cups 4-5-6 12-15 August Leon, ESP – European Championships Classic and Sprint 21-26 September Divoka Voda Venue, Bratislava, SVK – World  Championships Sprint The full Wildwater Racing…
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Wildwater world cup in La Seu cancelled

The International Canoe Federation, the Spanish Canoe Federation and local organisers of the 2020 Wildwater Canoeing World Cup in La Seu, Spain, (23-25 October) regretfully announce the cancellation of the event. Ongoing concerns regarding Covid19, together with an assessment of likely National Federation participation and the possible financial exposure of the event host, have left…
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ICF Word Cup Event, La Seu D’urgell, Spain

The Wildwater Racing Committee has made a joint decision with British Canoeing not to send a team to the World Cup race in Spain. We will continue to focus our efforts of resuming racing in the UK and attending the Junior and U23 Championships later in the year. Wildwater Racing Committee

The Next Wildwater Racing Season

At the moment the start of the next Wildwater Racing ranking season is suspended. The Wildwater Racing committee are keeping the situation under monthly review and will give at least 60 days notice before ranking events start again. Wildwater Racing Committee

2019/2020 Ranking winners

The 2019/2020 Ranking winners for National and Regional Races and the 2019/2020 Wavehopper Ranking winners lists are now published and can be found here. With an early end to the season and the requirement of competing in 3 or more races it does mean a reduced number of winners in the age categories rankings@wildwater.org.uk

Preparations of the 2020 ECA Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing European Championships continue

ECA’s Board of Directors confirmed the organisation of the 2020 ECA Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing European Championships in Solkan, Slovenia. The championships is scheduled for 4-7 November 2020. After monitoring the actual health situation in Europe and guaranties from the Canoe Federation of Slovenia and the Organising Committee 60 days prior to the competition…
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Ironbridge 5th September Classic and Sprint Results

Fantastic water level for the first Wildwater race after the long pause.

Contacting Wildwater Racing

If anyone been having problems sending emails via any of the @wildwater.org.uk addresses, not being delivered or not receiving a reply, please can you try sending again. Hopefully the issues reported have now been corrected. Wildwater Racing Committee

Wildwater Racing Annual Consultative Meeting

It is planned that this year’s Wildwater Racing Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) will be On-Line due to the ongoing Covid situation, provisionally to take place on the evening of Wednesday 18th November using a Web Conference facility and including on-line voting. Discussions between the Wildwater Racing Committee and British Canoeing are ongoing on how best…
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Wildwater Racing International Events 2020

4th August 2020 – Updated 26th August There are 2 remaining International events on the calendar that have been postponed in 2020. These are the Junior/U23 European Championships in Solkan, Slovenia and the World Cup event at La Seu D’urgell, Spain. GB Wildwater Racing support and attendance for these events is under continuous review and…
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British Canoeing A return to competitions and events in England

Updated 27th July 2020 Following the government announcement on 9th July, British Canoeing is pleased to announce that planning can now begin for the reintroduction of competitions and events in England from 1st August 2020. Link to full statement

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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Regional Championships

Year Regional Champion 1994 Eastern 1995 East Midlands 1996 North West 1997 North West 1998 Combined Services 1999 North West 2000 East Midlands 2001 East Midlands 2002 East Midlands 2003 West Midlands 2004 West Midlands 2005 East Midlands 2006 East Midlands 2007 East Midlands 2008 South West 2009 South West 2010 South West 2011 South…
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Strand Bristol Uni Canoe Club

Year Winner 1984 M. Swallow 1985 D.R.H. Taylor 1986 A. Tordoff 1987 A. Tordoff 1989 A. Tordoff 1990 N. Stamps 1991 N. Stamps 1992 I. Tordoff 1994 I. Tordoff 1995 I. Tordoff 1996 I. Tordoff 1997 I. Tordoff 1998 I. Tordoff

Wildwater Racing Sprint National Champion C1 Men

Year MC1 Champion 2002 James Wingfield 2003 Colin Radmore 2004 Andrew Hamilton 2005 Andrew Hamilton 2006 Andrew Hamilton 2007 Andrew Hamilton 2008 Colin Cartwright 2009 Andrew Hamilton 2010 Andrew Hamilton 2011 Andrew Hamilton 2012 Andrew Hamilton

Wildwater Racing Classic C2 Women Trophy

Year Classic WC2 Winner 2017 Nicola Rudge/ Amber Rudge 2018 Laura Milne/ Ellie Seed 2019 Laura Milne/ Ellie Seed

Wildwater Racing Classic C2 Men Trophy

Year Classic MC2 Winner 1979 Goode/Williams 1980 Tannock/Woodgate 1981 Goode/Haydock 1982 Kay/Pearton 1983 Kay/Pearton 1984 Kay/Pearton 1985 Goldsmith/Evans 1986 Goldsmith/Evans 1987 Kay/Hibble 1988 Pearton/Morris 1989 Clough/Clough 1990 Warne/Harvey 1991 Clough/Clough 1992 Belbin/Caunt 1993 Blackman/Blackman 1994 Clough/Clough 1995 Belbin/Caunt 1996 Clough/Clough 1997 Belbin/Caunt 1998 Belbin/Caunt 1999 Belbin/Caunt 2000 Belbin/Caunt 2001 Belbin/Caunt 2002 Bradburn/Pumphrey 2003 Bradburn/Pumphrey 2004…
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Wild Water Racing Sprint National Champions C2

2002 Clough/Clough2003 Clough/Clough2004 Belbin/Caunt2005 Clough/Clough2006 Wright/Christie2007 Wright/Christie2008 Wright/Christie2009 Wright/Christie2010 Bradburn/Cartwright2011201220132014 Andy Hamilton & Paul Anderson20152016 Ryan Hunt & Will Fotheringham20172018 R. Hunt & M Rees-clark2019 Nicky Cresser & Ed Butler

Wildwater Racing Boys Youth Series Champion

2003 Jonathan Hiam2004 Jonathan Hiam2005 Alec Baker2006 Dan Ibbotson Green Star2007 Dan Ibbotson Green Star2008 Not awarded2009 Jono Gillespie Green Star20102011 Not Awarded20122013201420152016 Raoul Chappell – Seren Dwr20172018 George Urguhart2019 Ed Butler

National Under 14 Boys Champion Presented by Perception

1998 Jonathan Schofield1999 Jonathan Schofield2000 Jonathan Schofield2001 Jamie Oughton2008 Matthew Bowley2009 Scott Finch2010 Scott Finch2011 Not Awarded201220132014 Harvey Petcher – Duddon CC20152016 Owen Wilson2017 Owen Wilson – Duddon CC2018 Leon Tomlinson – Pennine CC2019 Leon Tomlinson – Pennine CC