I'm guessing you used canoe paddles? How was that?
Yes used canoe paddles. Felt weird at first as my paddle seemed too long but quickly remembered how to reach and get a good catch and then it no longer seemed too long:) Courtney and I were not really balanced in terms of power so I would switch sides frequently (rather than J-stroking a lot). Overall we moved well - 6-7km/hr no problem, 8km/hr in short bursts.
You were calling out for short bursts? "C'mon Courtney, let's do 20 strokes hard, just to pull away from this other team"
Pretty much. Bart always likes to be up ahead.
What? We had to paddle hard to keep up with the competitive kids in the 21 foot canoe with four paddlers...;)