How would you describe kayaking?

How would you describe kayaking?

Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving over water. It is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle.

What is the importance of kayaking?

Canoeing and kayaking are low impact activities that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. Specific health benefits include: Improved cardiovascular fitness. Increased muscle strength, particularly in the back, arms, shoulders and chest, from moving the paddle.

What is a kayaking cagoule?

A kayaking cagoule is essentially a raincoat with beefed up seals. It keeps the wind and the water out so you remain dry and warm underneath with full freedom of movement. With this you have the ability to layer up under the dry shell whether you choose thermals or neoprene to stay warm.

What are the skills of kayaking?

Basic paddling skills

  • Sit up straight. Your mother was right.
  • Use the big muscles. Instead of bicycling your hands out and back with each stroke, keep arms relatively straight.
  • Be shoulder safe. Shoulder injuries are not uncommon in paddlesports.
  • Different strokes.

How will you describe kayaking as an aquatic activity?

It offers a tranquil mode of transportation to peruse an inlet and allows the paddler to stop and appreciate a waterscape while exploring a region. Some activities include whale watching, nature discovery, and navigational exploration.

What are the benefits of kayaking Give 5 examples?

Here are some good examples:

  • Kayaking gives a good cardio workout. Cardiovascular workout is important as it keeps the heart healthy.
  • Kayaking can strengthen your lats.
  • Kayaking can give you firm abs.
  • Kayaking can give you strong, good-looking arms.
  • Kayaking can help you lose weight.
  • Kayaking can help get rid of stress.

How does aquatic activity help the development of the body holistically?

Health benefits of swimming builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. helps you maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs. tones muscles and builds strength. provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming.

What is a CAG coat?

Kayaking and Canoeing waterproof Jackets & Cags. These are Cagoules for whitewater, touring, sit on top or even club paddling. They are available in either club, semi-dry or full dry. Great to keep you warmer on the water while in your kayak or canoe.

What is a dry cag?

Dry cags are like the top half of a drysuit. They will be made from waterproof material and normally have latex rubber seals at the collar and cuffs. They will fit around the waist tube of a spraydeck and if this is tight then it can be effective at keeping water out of the boat.

What important skills and characteristics do you think should kayakers and canoers possess?

Develop a great forward stroke. It may sound simple, but executing a perfect forward stroke is something which takes practice.

  • Learn the J-stroke.
  • Master a rescue technique.
  • Choose your correct paddle.
  • Learn the low brace.
  • Learn how to secure your canoe to your car.
  • What skills are needed for canoeing and kayaking?


    • On completion of this unit, you should be capable of: • correctly holding a paddle.
    • DESIGN.