Pure science! A fast sea kayak (FSK) is defined by the ratio of its surface waterline length to surface waterline width when it sits 4 inches deep in the water. This 18 foot long kayak takes this measurement ratio as close to the limit as tolerances allow. Minimal mid-section rocker, rounded cross-sections throughout and computer designed to give the lowest possible resistance values at racing speed.
The Pace18 is configured with the signature Tiderace cockpit design which allows full boat control in rough or moving water along with an ability to be eskimo rolled. This swede form hull, designed for efficient cruising at over 5 knots, possesses a high sprint speed yet is surprisingly stable for such a pure-bred racing sea kayak. Pace 18 can be an effective lightweight touring kayak for the “Alpinist” style paddler who wants to cover distances quickly.