Read up on the rules and regulations that Govern Canoe Sprint Competition in WA.
Guppy’s are the youngest of paddlers, and the future of our sport. Children as young as seven can begin their journey in a type of kayak called a ‘Guppy’. These kayaks are specifically designed for children, are stable to paddle, easy to carry, great for learning essential river skills in, and is the perfect introduction to kayak racing.
The U/12 class will be a pure Guppy Class, if an U/12 wishes to paddle a K1 then that athlete will paddle U/14’s.
The U/12 State titles are awarded for guppy class only.
PWA will not discourage juniors from going up to K1 but the policy position, in WA, U/12 is a guppy class, raced in guppy K1s.