Wildwater Racing

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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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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Water Safety Crossword

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

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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