Competitive Slalom

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Olympic discipline in whitewater Kayak and Canoe. Course of 18-20 gates are strung across a 600m-1000m rapid on wires.  Red gates (of which there are 6 per course) are upstream gates, to be negotiated against the current, Green gates are downstream.  Touching a pole results in a 2 second penalty.  Races are best of two Qualifying runs, time and penalties added together.  Top 20 advance to Semi Finals, Top 10 advance to the Finals.  Boats are 3.5ms in length, designed to be fast in a straight line as well as able to turn. Categories in Cadet (14 and under), Junior (18 and under), U23 (23 and under) Senior, Masters:


  • K-1Men
  • K-1Women


  • C-1Men
  • C-1Women
  • C-2Men

To get involved in Slalom, contact your local club, or contact the Ottawa River Runners if you would like more information on how to bring slalom activities to your club.

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