Sprint paddling is all about speed, countless hours are spent not only training but also to make movements more efficient to enable the boat to move faster through the water.
River racing is a unique aspect to canoeing, it throws paddlers into a world where canoeing and adventure racing almost combine.
Flatwater marathon racing is a highly tactical discipline that takes place in a lap format, with a portage at the end of every lap. The laps are typically about 4.8km and the portages are roughly 200m.
Guppies are k1’s designed for children 12 years old or younger and have a big following in South Africa. These boats are raced at inter schools, inter club and interprovincial competitions in both the sprint and marathon categories.