Racing Canoes With Large Umbrella for Sails Is Popular Water Sport (May, 1932)
Racing Canoes With Large Umbrella for Sails Is Popular Water Sport
RACING canoes with umbrellas for sails has become a popular water sport at the southern resorts and will undoubtedly be taken up seriously everywhere this summer.
The canoes are jockeyed into place along the starting line by paddling, and the over-grown umbrellas are then opened for action. At the starting signal, paddles are taken from the water and the canoes start off under full sail. In some races the “skipper” is allowed to use the paddle to keep the canoe in its course and prevent collisions.