CANOEING/ROWING | Trinidad and Tobago Canoe/ Kayak Federation

 SPORT CANOEING/ROWING
 AFFILIATE Trinidad and Tobago Canoe/Kayak Federation
 PRESIDENT Merryl See Tai
 SECRETARY Judith Chow
 CONTACT (868) 633-7871
 MAILING ADDRESS P.O Box 6363 Williams Bay, Chaguaramas
 EMAIL ttcanoeingrowingfederation@gmail.com, trinikayak@gmail.com

TT rower Felice Aisha Chow booked her spot at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics with a solid showing at the Continental Qualification Regatta in Rio, Brazil, on Friday.

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TEAM TTO rower Felice Aisha Chow said she was more relieved than excited when she booked her ticket to the July 23-August 8 Tokyo Olympics despite a challenging re-scheduled final on Friday.

With the Americas Continental Qualification Regatta finally stroking off in Rio de Janeiro Thursday - after the...

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The earliest canoes date from 6,000 B.C. though it is likely that people used similar forms of transportation even earlier.

The Americas were likely a fertile ground for canoe development, with Native Americans using cloth and animal skins to cover a hollowed-out wooden log canoe frame, while Eskimos are thought to have developed the kayak, where one or two paddlers sit in a partially enclosed seat.

In the mid 19th century a Scotsman named James Mac Gregor developed the Rob Roy, a canoe with sail, mast and paddles. He used it to make a number of expeditions in Europe and Palestine that he wrote about extensively, helping to bring the sport to a wide audience.

Within two decades, canoeing became a competitive sport in England, and clubs started spreading across the eastern United States. In the early 20th century, the sport became popular in many parts of Europe, and it was a demonstration sport in the Paris Olympics of 1924. By the Berlin Olympics of 1936, it was recognized as a full competitive sport.

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Canoe/ Kayak Federation (TTCKF) promotes and develops the sport of canoeing and kayaking in this country. The federation was accepted as a member of the International Canoe Federation in October 2004, but started to act as a body in early 2007. Please follow this link for the facebook page of the TTCKF