What Is Sprint Kayak
Sprint Kayaking is a type of kayaking done on flat water using narrower and lighter boats than sea kayaking or whitewater kayaking. Being able to balance on these kayaks takes practice since they are built for speed rather than for stability. It is performed with one person (K1) or a team of two (K2) or a team of four (K4).
The paddler sits down with the legs stretched towards the front, and the feet upon a footrest. A stick in the middle of the footrest allows the paddler to steer the kayak by foot. The paddle used has two blades, one at each end of the shaft.