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White Water Rafting

The English White Water Rafting Committee (EWWRC) represents the interests of rafters in England. The EWWRC concerns itself with providing technical advice to commercial rafting outfitters and carrying out British Canoe Union (BCU) rafting centre assessments.

The EWWRC organise and run British Rafting Team selection events and the British Raft Race Series, an open rafting event aimed at keen rafters of all ages and ability levels. The British selection event selects 19's, under 23's, Senior Men, Senior Women and Master Team (Over 40). Further information on forth coming events can be found at


The EWWRC has a close relationship with the International Rafting Federation (IRF) and has adopted the IRF world rafting championship competition format.

The EWWRC provide raft guide training courses and assesses individuals that want to gain employment in the rafting industry in England and Wales or wish to work abroad. The IRF, Welsh Canoe Union (WCA), and the BCU all acknowledge the rafting qualifications provided by the EWWRC. Other courses provided by the EWWRC include BCU Aquatic First Aid and Swift Water Rescue Technician 1 courses, which are ordinarily tailored specifically to the needs of raft guides.


The English White Water Rafting Committee is a specialist sub-committee of the BCU in order that rafters will have some autonomy within the Union and be in a position to determine their own interests while not infringing on the interests of other canoeists.

Chair and Events Coordinator

Treasurer and Web Coordinator
Lawrence Harris -

Guide Training

Paskell Blackwell -