In Canoe Sprint events, paddlers race on a straight course, each boat in a separate lane.
In Canoe Slalom, paddlers have to navigate the kayak or canoe through pairs of poles.
While in Canoe Sprint events, paddlers race on a straight course, Marathon Racing.
Canoe Ocean Racing
Ocean racing is an exciting new discipline of the ICF intended to encompass the long.
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In Wildwater Canoeing events, the paddlers have to race their rudderless craft down a river..
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.