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 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.



Our Support

British Canoe Union


The Rafting Committee benefits hugely through its involvemnet with the British Canoe Union (BCU). With the support of the resources at the BCU  the committee can ensure we move the sport of rafting forward with a level of autonomy.


International Rafting Federation


Although the committee was formed as th English Rafting Committee (ERC) it has as more holistic view on its involvement with rafting globally.  The ERC are also the offical selection body for the teams wishing to represent Great Britain at European and World Rafting competitions.  Deb Cook also sits on the board for the IRF, which allows the UK to have a voice regarding rafting matters world wide.



Our Goals

Our goals for the future are to bring the sport of rafting further into reach for general paddlers and the public. This can only be achieved through setting a systematic approach to sports development and looking at both our grass routes participants as well as the aspirational achievements of the British teams.  Below are our next 3 goals we have set our selves as a discipline.


Deb Cook


Deb has many years as a competitor in Rafting as well as a qualified guide.  She sits on the board for the International Rafting Federation also.

Lawrence Harris

Treasurer - Marketing

A qualified guide and current GB team member for R4. Lawrence looks after the cash and website stuff.

Matt Blue

Guide Training

A level 5 BCU raft guide and guide trainer for both IRF and BCU courses.  Current GB team member and all round nice guy.

Paskell Blackwell


Current GB mens captain and dedicated all round athlete. Pas spends his days as a manager at the Olympic White Water Centre at Lee Valley, London.

Nothing is more powerful than rafting.. and rafting is able to conquer and heal the wounds of nations and generations of people.

~ Hoopla Harris

1.  Build on the participation of Youth and Junior teams through developing a network of clubs and teams through out the UK.  Giving assistance with equipment loan and resources if possible.

2. Establish key raft race events into a regular diary for UK and International Competitors to attend

3.  Create a Entry level achievement award that is recognised by the British Canoe Union