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Last Updated: Friday November 18 2005 18:11 GMT

What is kayaking?

Kayaking and canoeing are two similar forms of paddlesports.

Kayaking originated from the Inuits who live in the Arctic.

To do it, you sit with your legs straight and you paddle with a double-bladed paddle.

This means there is a blade on each end, and you paddle with it on both sides of the water.

Canoeoing originates from North America. You sit in a kneeling position and paddle with a single bladed paddle.

This is on one end and you paddle with it on one side.

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