Canoeing Disciplines

UK Freestyle is packed with information about freestyle canoeing and kayaking, with details of results, forthcoming events, information about the GB Freestyle Team and a very up-to-date news section.

For Canoe Polo check out which has an active forum and some useful information, including a detailed history section. The site is as yet fairly undeveloped, with little content in the tutorials or articles sections. A better bet for UK Canoe Polo, is the well designed and updated BCU Canoe Polo site, with details of all the competitions, clubs and links to other national canoe polo sites.

Canoe Slalom is a great site for everything to do with slalom. With up-to-date results and rankings, and a course guide to the all the British slalom sites, this is an excellent resource.

The International Canoe Organisation’s website covers the sport of Canoe Sailing, with a history section and international news and results. For UK-specific information on Canoe Sailing, check out the UK IC site.

For everything you ever wanted to know about Canoe Surfing, also known as Surfski, check out the BCU’s Surf site. A guide to the sport, competition info and results are all available.

To check up on the latest Dragon Boat results and news, go to, a well-designed site and a useful information portal for this fast-growing discipline.

The Wild Water Racing website is an excellent resource for information on this exciting discipline. With up-to-date news, results and fixtures, as well as useful how to and skills sections. A full Wild Water events calendar can be found here.

Fixtures & Results

For upcoming international events and race calendars, see the Canoe Europe website. You can filter the calendar according to discipline.

The ICF has historical results from 1936 onwards for all disciplines. You can also download a complete list of medal winners in the Olympic Games and World Championships.

Leisure canoeing sites

The UK Rivers Guidebook has a very active forum, providing up-to-date information on access issues, river conditions and suggested canoe trails throughout Great Britain.


Canoeist is a print magazine, now available online to download. It is packed with information and gear reviews, and includes some inspirational trip reports.

Canoe Cafe is a good site in principle, with an active forum and useful articles, but the news section is only updated erratically. One to watch!

For a more global perspective check out Playak, which aims to be the worldwide paddling information portal. By and large it achieves this, with excellent news, results and equipment review sections as well as video interviews with the stars of the sport, an impressive links section and a world kayaking map, showing paddling hotspots and areas covered by articles and trip reports written for Playak.