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Kayak

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Kayaks being prepared for the St. Kitts Yacht Club Peninsula Swim in St. Kitts in the Caribbean Sea

noun - A kayak is a small, relatively narrow, human-powered boat primarily designed to be manually propelled by means of a double bladed paddle. It is used for guiding open water swimmers and triathletes in a variety of open water swimming competitions and triathlons.

The traditional kayak has a covered deck and one or more cockpits, each seating one paddler. Their cockpit is sometimes covered by a spray deck that prevents the entry of water from waves or spray and makes it possible for suitably skilled kayakers, to roll the kayak: that is, to capsize and right it without it filling with water or ejecting the paddler.

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