We have a great History in Wild Water Racing both in K1, C2, C1, with several present members racing for GB. We have a good junior crew who love the Wild water and take part in the Wavehopper Challenge Series. They train regularly using the Chester Weir, and the Dee, sometimes at Llangollen. Wildwater Canoeing is a time trial in the purest of whitewater racing forms - the athlete, the river, the clock. Its the canoeing equivalent of downhill skiing. Races take place on grade II to IV water – the exact difficulty depending on water levels. Pace yourself correctly over a 10 – 25 minute Classic event or test your speed and boat control over a 2 minute Sprint event.

New competitors should enter Div. B races where all types of kayak and canoe compete against each other for points in a single race, using a handicap system. Prizes are awarded, for all class and age group winners. Some Div. B races are used to contest the U10/U12/14/U16 Championship (age as at 1st January). There is also a specific junior event, the Wavehopper Challenge series, which is run on challenging but appropriate stretches of water across the UK.

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General WWR information and the Race calendar can be found on the Wildwater website.


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