The supporting Handbook from British Canoeing for Wild Water Racing
“The test of Truth”, the Wild Water time trial is the purest of White Water racing forms – the athlete, the river, the clock. A racing performance is the result of physical conditioning, skill and harmony with the water and is the only sport where social paddling is necessary to achieve a peak performance. Beautiful water, scenery and companionship make the Wild Water Racing experience compelling. The competitor is free to take whichever route on the river they desire, a freedom of racing unsurpassed in the White Water world. The sense of speed and exhilaration when a sequence of moves are made in White Water is immense; waves, rocks, spectators fly past in a blur of concentration and elation – the satisfaction of a ‘clean and fast’ run can be achieved by all competitors, from the world champion to the beginning racer. All strive for the ultimate run – and come back for more.