Wednesday May 18th 2016
During races, marathon paddlers try to paddle in groups with faster boats. By riding wash in these groups the pack can travel at a good speed and paddlers take turns getting a bit of a rest while wash riding. Boats take turns pulling the pack (leading).
During training paddles, boats usually paddle in packs as well. There is an etiquette to this:
The point of paddling together is to learn how to paddle as a pack, help coach other, and to ensure that nobody gets "dumped" (left behind).