Introduction to canoeing

Canoeing can take you into a new world simply by turning a bend in the river. It is a great escape and yet so accessible. Canoeing comes with styles and great concentration. It has exciting blend of competition natural wonder and wild splashing. It is also the activity of paddling across the water ways for scenic touring and action. Canoeing may be as old as civilization but it hasn’t lost its history.


The two common types of canoeing are the Canadian and kayak. Canadian canoeing is propelled from kneeling position and it can be used for both flat water and slalom racing. Kayaking is paddled from a seated position using long, double-headed paddle and it also has rubber for flat Water racing.

Risks of canoeing

It can be a risky activity, particularly fast flowing water. Minimizing the risk is the combination of proper comprehensive training and experience on the water. Accidents are largely due to lack of knowledge of over-estimating their abilities and carelessness.


Beginners should be able to swim at least 50 meters and are also confident in and under water. Otherwise they will likely to panic and put themselves and others in great danger.

General safety tips

• Never canoe alone.
• Always wear a life-vast while you are in the water.
• Always make sure you are properly equipped.
• Attend a first aid course and obtain a qualification.
• Stay on the boat all the times. In the event of capsizing, do not panic.
• Be aware and stay alert at all times.
• Keep an eye out for your own safety as well as the people around you.