When it's a 50 When it's NOT a 50
"Split Gate"  

In the case of a C2, the boat leaves the gate line without both paddlers' heads passing through.

If a C2 crew would have incurred a 50 penalty because only one of the two paddlers has passed through the gate ("split gate"), the paddler/crew can return, make a second attempt at the gate and "clear" the 50 provided that they did not pass through the gate line in the wrong direction and they have not touched or negotiated a following gate. Both paddlers' heads must pass through the gate in the new attempt, not just the one who didn't before!

If there was a touch on any pass, the touch penalty stands.

Wrong Way

"Half Head"

"Split Gate" (C2)

"No Boat"

Capsized in Gate



Repeating a Gate