A somewhat perverse variation
where the paddler turns his or her paddle into a tiller and sets up a sail on the boat. While a paddler
may occasionally put up a tarp
to catch the wind
on trips for fun, the sport of canoe-sailing involves more serious sail
s and rigging
A canoe-sailing race usually consists of three parts:
- a sailing race to a distant marker and back
- a paddle sprint, where all rigging, etc, must be in the boat, but the race is with paddle only.
- a race under sail and with paddle twice around a three-sided course: sailing, paddling, sailing, paddling, sailing, paddling -- the result being that each side of the triangle is raced in each mode.