Disciplines of USACK

Here is where you will find and explanation of each Olympic discipline of Canoe and Kayak

KAYAK

Rounded edge, double bladed paddle
EVENT DEFINITION DISTANCES RACED COMBINATIONS
SPRINT Paddlers make an all out sprint, point to point, on a straight flatwater course (lake). (200m),500m,1000m,(5000m) K-1,K-2,K-4,
SLALOM Paddlers negotiate a set course, both up and down stream, that consists of gates suspeneded above the roughwater course without accruing time penalties for touching a gate (2 seconds added) or missing a gate (50 seconds).(rivers) set course of gates +/- 25 K-1,K-2,
MARATHON Paddlers make a point to point course of endurance (ocean,lake). 12mi, K-1,
(SEA/OCEAN)

(RODEO)
Raging whitewater, bucking waves, and freestyle paddling to earn points.(rivers) K – 1
(SURF)

K-1 (1 person kayak) K-2 (2 person kayak) K-4 (etc…)

CANOE

Flat edge, single bladed paddle.
EVENT DEFINITION DISTANCES RACED COMBINATIONS
SPRINT Paddlers make an all out sprint, point to point, on a straight flatwater course (lake). (200m), 500m,1000m,(5000m) C-1,C-2,(C-4),
SLALOM Paddlers negotiate a set course, both up and down stream, that consists of gates suspended above the roughwater course without accruing time penalties for touching a gate (2 seconds added) or missing a gate (50 seconds). set course of gates +/- 25 C-1,C-2
MARATHON Paddlers make a point to point course of endurance (ocean,lake). ?, C-1,C-2
(OUTRIGGER)
Paddlers make a point to point course of endurance (ocean,lake). 7.5 mi, 15 mi, OC-1,OC-6,OC-8
POLO