Rocket into Marathon Racing with the NEW Rocket K4!
You’ve seen the Lightning, you’ve paddled the double now shoot into speed with the Rocket K4, The Canoe England Development Team and Marsport have combined forces in an exciting project to develop an introductory junior K4 as a development from the highly successful lightning and Mini K2 boats.
The Rocket has been designed as a one class boat aimed specifically at eight to twelve year olds. It has been designed in collaboration with club coaches and manufacturers and taken into account the principles of Long Term Paddler Development. It also helps to support other Canoe England projects such as Paddlepower and Clubmark. There is national research from other sports that people that learn in crews stay with the sport longer and having a stable platform to learn from aids the learning process. The boats are designed with the possibility of a coach sitting in seat 1 or seat 4. Canoe England have purchased a national fleet of 8 boats to be used at the Nottingham sprint regattas and to be stationed through the country based in each of the North, Central and South development areas. To access these boats please contact your CDO. The Development Team of CDOs are also keen to assist any club with funding applications to purchase these boats.
It is hoped to create a series of local marathon events to introduce these fantastic boats to the areas inline with the Geoff Saunders trophy.
“Fantastic – when can we have one” Eastern region junior paddler
“Why did we not have these years ago” Andy Club Coach Eastern Region.
“Totally Cosmic” Howard Blackman Head of Canoe England Participation Programme