Canoe Sprint

 

                                                     In Canoe Sprint events, paddlers race on a straight course, each boat in a separate lane. 

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Canoe Slalom

                                                    

                                In Canoe Slalom, paddlers have to navigate the kayak or canoe through pairs of poles.

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Canoe Marathon

 

                                                While in Canoe Sprint events, paddlers race on a straight course, Marathon Racing.

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Canoe Polo

                                                 

                                                      Canoe Polo, a spectacular and rapidly growing discipline of the International Canoe Federation.                                   Read More...

 

 

 

Canoe Ocean Racing

                                                         

                                                    Ocean racing is an exciting new discipline of the ICF intended to encompass the long.

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Dragon Boat

                                                    From its roots in the Far East, Dragon Boat Racing is fast becoming a global discipline for.

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Wildwater Canoeing

 

                                                In Wildwater Canoeing events, the paddlers have to race their rudderless craft down a river..

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ICF INTERNATIONAL BOATS

  • The official boats recognised by the ICF as 'International Boats' are: K1, K2, K4, C1, C2 and C4, where the number indicates the number of paddlers, “K” stands for Kayak and “C” for Canadian or Canoe, depending on location.

  • Kayaks are closed deck type boats whereas Canoes are opened deck type boats.

  • For Kayaks, the paddlers are in seating position whereas for Canoe they are in kneeling position.

  • Kayaks have a rudder, which is operated by the feet of the front most paddler. Canoe does not have a paddle.

  • The ICF rules for these boats define, among others, the maximum length, the minimum weight and the shape of the boats. For example, by ICF rules, a K1 is at most 520 cm long, and weighs at least 8 kg for marathons or 12 kg for sprints. Modern boats are usually made of carbon fiber and/or aramid fiber (e.g., Kevlar) with epoxy resin.

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