Category: News

Ironbridge 26th -27th September 2020 – Final Startlists

Final Startlists for the weekend Jamie Christie – coaching@wildwater.org.uk Briefing notes Please remember to pay for your entry by bank transfer. Saturday Jamie will be doing a practice run at approx 11am anyone is welcome to join in. As at the last race the centre of Ironbridge is closed to vehicles between 10am and 6pm…
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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

Latest guidance for paddling in England

Following the recent announcement by the government on social gatherings in England, British Canoeing is pleased to confirm that current paddling activity will not be affected by the new restrictions. Full text

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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ICF launch NEW paddle challenge

Updated 7th August 2020 5K Paddle Challenge is back with a new exciting additions! The new name  ICF Paddle Challenge #ICFpaddlechallenge now includes 2km distance as well as 5km and will run from August 10th-September 6th. We also have new partners for this event. Rotomod became the main sponsor for this challenge and will be giving away…
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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

Paddling in England, Wales and Scotland

24th August 2020 – Scotland updated 21st August 2020 – Wales updated 31st July 2020 – England updated Statements from the Home Nation Associations on paddling.

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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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.