What is a C1 Canoe?
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In a canoe, the paddler kneels on one knee with the other leg forward and foot flat on the floor of the boat. They use a single-bladed paddle on one side of the boat to propel the boat forward. Unlike a kayak, a canoe doesn't have a rudder so is steered entirely by the paddle. Canoes are generally slower than kayaks.
According to the rules of ICF, a C1 canoe must have a maximum length of 5.2m and a minimum weight of 14 kg. C1 canoes are often more narrow than their K1 counterparts.
The term "canoeing" can often be used to describe both canoeing and kayaking, especially in parts of Europe.
WHAT IS A C1 Canoe made from?
Modern canoes are generally made of lightweight composite materials such as carbon fibre and fibreglass.
HOW STABLE IS A C1 Canoe?
Like a K1 kayak, C1 canoes are very unstable and should only be paddled on flat water.