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Wildwater Racing

Also known as wacky racing, wildwater canoeing and down river racing!

They all refer to the same thing: Going down a river on timed runs in as fast a possible time as you can, without stopping! 

A Sprint race has two short runs where the best time counts. The Classic race is a single run, of a longer distance – usually 10-15 minutes in length.


Nottingham Kayak Club members include several current and past GB team members. Given the very close links to marathon and sprint racing a typical race training group from Intermediate level upwards at the club on any day will include paddlers from all three disciplines.

Results for Wildwater Racing in the UK can be found at:


More information?

More information can be found on how to get started can be found at:

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