Kayaking

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Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Whitewater kayaking involves taking a kayak down rapids. Sea kayaking involves taking kayaks out on to the ocean or other open water. Sea kayaking can involve short paddles with a return to the starting point or "put-in" or expeditions covering many miles and days.

There are two major classifications of kayaks - "sit on tops" which as the name suggests involves sitting on top of the kayak in an open area and "cockpit style" which involves sitting with the legs and hips inside the kayak hull.

Kayaks are usually propelled by hand-held paddles and can also be outfitted with various types of sails. A special type of kayak using pedals allows the kayaker to propel the vessel with underwater "flippers" .

See also

More links

http://www.paddlepedia.com is a online wiki focused on documenting and publishing paddling. http://www.watertribe.com is an online forum for kayakers, canoers and sailors of small boats

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