Cape Crossing Marina has accommodations to safely launch canoe sprint race teams and competitors who frequently train in the Indian River and Banana River. The resort can also house canoe sprint team members in townhomes and condominiums that can sleep up to 8 members in each unit. Call us for more information or to setup a tour of the marina and launch site.
Canoe Sprint is the traditional form of canoe racing. Previously, it was called canoe/kayak flatwater. Canoe Sprint events are held for both canoes (where athletes race kneeling on one knee and using a single-bladed paddle) and kayaks (where athletes use a double-bladed paddle while sitting).
The Olympic discipline of canoe sprint is contested on flatwater over four distances – 200m, 500m, 1000m & 5000m. Introduced to the Games in 1924 it became a full medal sport by the 1936 Berlin Games. In Canoe Sprint events, athletes race on a straight course with each boat in a separate lane. There are kayak events in single(K1), double(K2) and four(K4) boats, and canoe events in single(C1) and double(C2) boats. 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.