Kayak racing is a water sport in which paddlers race small boats over a course. Typically, participants use double-bladed paddles and face forward in a seated position. Kayak races can be individual, pair, or four-person crew competitions. There are two major types of kayak races: sprints and slalom. In sprints, participants paddle simultaneously over calm stretches of water, typically between 200m and 5000m, in an attempt to cross the finish line first. Slalom races involve maneuvering over rough water courses, and usually feature one racer at a time.
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Argonaut Rowing Club; The Boulevard Club; Hanlan Boat Club; Mississauga Canoe Club; Richmond Hill Canoe Club; Toronto Island Canoe Club; Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club1391 Lakeshore Rd WToronto, ON M6K 3C1
Toronto Islands - Hanlan's Point Park9 Queens Quay WToronto, ON M5J 2H3http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/2541/index.htm
Toronto Island Canoe Club101 Cibola AvenueToronto, ON M5J 0A2
Argonaut Rowing Club1225 Lake Shore Blvd WToronto, ON M6K 3C1
Mississauga Canoe Club31 Front St NMississauga, ON L5H 2E1
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