|Governing Body:||International Canoe Federation (ICF)|
Para-canoe is contested on two types of boats: kayak (K) and va’a (V), where the kayak is propelled by two bladed paddles and the latter is propelled with a single bladed paddle. Va’a is an outrigger canoe which has an ama (second pontoon) which acts as a support float for the boat.
It is a young sport which has recently come into the limelight as the ICF along with the IVF (International Va Federation) came upon with the idea of encouraging the para talents in this sport as well and included the same with the able-bodied competitions.
To complete the given distance within the minimum possible time than the other paddlers.
The boat is raced against each other on the kayaks by both men and women in the specified classes.