As with many sports, kayaking has different disciplines that people can enjoy from the casual recreational paddler through to your hardened competitor.
Each competitive discipline uses specific craft which are typically made of carbon for rigidity and to reduce weight. The races range from the super fast dash over 200m to the grueling 30+ km endurance races. Manufactures create craft in various shapes, sizes, and weight however there are certain rules which a craft must meet to be eligible for competition depending on the discipline.
Click each discipline below to find out more.