Canoes and Kayaks

Canoes and Kayaks

Sailing on a sea is indeed a great experience. It is especially great when we row a boat. Seeing a boat racing is a mind-blowing experience to treasure. Canoes are kind of boat which are generally used for boat racing. Rowing the canoe on a trip could be relaxing too. It is indeed a pleasure sailing on canoe. Canoe is just a simple looking boat and it is generally pointed at both the ends. It is made up of wood and typically weigh less compared to many other boats. In the modern age, plastics are used to build canoes too. Even Aluminum canoes are found in many parts of the world. It is considered a free style boat.

Kayak is almost similar to the canoe. But it is designed for the people to sail across the water. But canoes are basically designed for recreational activities. The sitting position of the sailor varies between canoes and kayaks. In canoes, paddler has to kneel but in case of kayaks paddler sits with the legs in front. Another huge difference is
the number of blades on paddle varies between canoes/kano and kayaks. Canoes has blade only on one end of the paddle whereas kayaks has blades on both the ends of the paddle. By having a relaxed grip on the paddle, one can row pretty easily. Paddling is comparatively easier in kayaks compared to canoes. Also, one can row kayaks faster compared to canoes. The two blades on the paddle is the major reason for the speed we could achieve in kayaks.

Both canoeing and kayaking enhances the physical fitness of the paddler. Both help to transport people from one place to another. But in Kayak, transporting/vannsport people is lot more comfortable. The recreational activity could be done using canoes effectively compared to doing so with kayaks. Canoes are widely used in tourist destinations to attract more tourists(tørrdrakter).