The paddle boat slalom is perhaps the most competitive race in the event. This is a chance for recreational and commercial boaters to show off their abilities in a paddle boat.
The paddle boat slalom starts at Fish Creek and ends with the gates at Carter Falls. The notorious gate 3 is placed directly in the center of the hole at Carter Falls requiring paddle teams to be skilled at running big holes. Penalties are given for missing gates and hitting a gate.
This year’s event will be an R4 event, meaning that each boat can have at most 4 paddlers.