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Kayak sport

  1. 1. General Background: • What is Kayak ? : - Small, narrow, human-powered boat. - Moving across water. - Propelled manually by a double bladed paddle. Types: depends on hull or body style. - Sit On Top Kayak. - 2 Person Kayak. - Fishing Kayak. •
  2. 2. History: - First made by: Ainu & Eskimo hunters. - Regions: Eastern Asia, North America & Greenland. - Used for hunting: inland lakes, rivers, coastal waters & Bering Sea. 4,000 years old North America.
  3. 3. Design Principles Types: A. River playboat B. General purpose kayak (short) C. Greenland-style sea kayak D. Expedition sea kayak E. Double sea kayak
  4. 4. Surfing Sport: Rules of competition: 1- Surfer must execute the most controlled maneuvers in the critical section of a wave with speed. 2- Surfer must change the direction of the boat on the wave. 3- Higher scores occur if the surfer stays in the critical section of the wave for long 4- The Biggest wave is the Best Wave. surf Kayaking competition, Tofino, British Columbia, in CANADA
  5. 5. WildWater Racing (WWR): Race Types: 1- Classic race : - Duration: between 10 and 30 minutes. - Each competitor completes one timed run down the course. Competitors start at one minute intervals 2- Sprint race : - Between 300 meters and 600 meters long. - two timed runs down the course. - Competitors start at one minute intervals. * Race team: - 3 competitors MAX. - Must start within 10 seconds & cross the finish line within the same 10 seconds
  6. 6. Fishing: - Preferred: - In clean and salt water. - Stable and comfortable designs. - Benefits: - a. Ease of use and transportation. - b. An eco-friendly watercraft - c. Fun and exercise.
  7. 7. Kayak &Military: • Used in the Second World War. • By British Commando and special forces.
  8. 8. Kayaking in Abu Dhabi: - Organized by private companies & hotels. - Discover the Aquatic Landscape in Abu Dhabi - Encourage tourism
  9. 9. Kayaking in Abu Dhabi:
  10. 10. Kayaking in Abu Dhabi:
  11. 11. My experience
  12. 12. Thank you
  13. 13. References: • http://www.oceankayak.com/fishing/ • http://www.bcu.org.uk/our-sport/wild-water-racing • http://www.cabelas.com/category/Canoes-Kayaks-SmallBoats/104710680.uts

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