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Sprint

The classic test of speed and power

In Flatwater Racing sprint events, paddlers race on a straight course, each boat in a separate lane, over three different distances : 200 m, 500 m and 1000 m. In a kayak, the paddler is seated and uses a two-blade paddle, while in a canoe, the paddler is kneeling on one knee, and uses a single blade paddle. There are kayak events, for men and women, in single (K1), double (K2) and four boats (K4), and canoe events for men in single (C1), double (C2) and four boats (C4) and recently also for women.

This form of racing became an Olympic discipline in 1936 and its programme includes events over 200 m and 1000 m for men and 200 m and 500 m for women.

Except of sprint categories canoeists race also in long distances. At World Championships and European Championships these are 5000 m, only single boats are used. Long distances are also very popular for mass competitions, e.g. Sella Descent in Spain.

DOCUMENTS can be found here.

ECA Competitions

2021 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe ...
June 2. - 6. 2021, Duisburg, GER
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Sprint ...
June 24. - 27. 2021, Poznan, POL
2021 Olympic Hopes - Canoe Sprint
September 10. - 12. 2021, Račice, CZE
2022 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe ...
January 1. 2022, Belgrade, SRB
2022 Multisport European ...
August 17. - 21. 2022, Munich, GER
All competitions

NEWS

The 2021 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships in Duisburg cancelled
The 2021 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships in Duisburg cancelled

It is with great regret that we inform all interested parties of cancellation of the 2021 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships which was scheduled for 2-6 June in Duisburg, Germany. Due to the health situation, the local authorities did not give a consent for the organisation of such an event.

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Munich 2022 launches new website
Munich 2022 launches new website
Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe will be a part of the Munich 2022 European Championships. Check out the new website which was launched today: 
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Max Lemke in Class of 22 Episode 9

German Canoe Sprinter Max Lemke is featured in episode 9 of the Class of 22 series, which promote athletes on their road to Munich 2022 Multisport European Championships. Canoe Sprint and Paracanoeing will be part of the European Championships for the first time in history.

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