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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

XVIII Mediterranean Games 2018 - ...
June 28. - 29. 2018, Tarragona, ESP
2018 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Sprint ...
June 28. - July 1. 2018, Auronzo, ITA
2018 European Universities Games
July 21. - 23. 2018, Coimbra, POR
FISU World University Championships ...
August 10. - 12. 2018, Szolnok, HUN
2018 Olympic Hopes - Canoe Sprint
September 14. - 16. 2018, Poznan, POL
European Games - Canoe Sprint
June 18. - July 2. 2019, Minsk, BLR
2019 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Sprint ...
July 11. - 14. 2019, Račice, CZE
2020 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe ...
June 18. - 21. 2020, Bascov, ROU
2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Sprint ...
July 9. - 12. 2020, Moscow, RUS
2021 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe ...
January 1. 2021, Duisburg, GER
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Sprint ...
January 1. 2021, Poznan, POL
All competitions

NEWS

Documents – 2018 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European Championships

We are less than a week away from the start of the 2018 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European Championships in Auronzo di Cadore, Italy. Find all the available documents on our website (Documents – Sprint) or below.

 

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Bulletin – Canoe Sprint Olympic Hopes, Poznan 2018
Bulletin – Canoe Sprint Olympic Hopes, Poznan 2018

We would like to inform you that the 2018 Olympic Hopes Canoe Sprint Regatta will be held in Poznan, Poland, between 14th and 16th September 2018.

 

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Tarragona hosts Mediterranean Games

Spain, more precisely Tarragona, is ready to host the XVIII edition of the Mediterranean Games. Part of this sporting event is also canoe sprint which was first introduced to Mediterranean Games in 1979 when the Games were held in Split, then Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Canoeing part of the Games will be organised closer to Barcelona, in Castelldefels at Olympic Canal of Catalonia.

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