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Just as the name implies, two boats are tied together and try to pull their opponents' boat across a line.  A typical configuration would be a 25m rope with a buoy at the centre with one boat just outside the starting line facing backward, and the other boat at the first set of buoys facing the finish line (see Slalom course picture).  The first boat to pull the buoy across their start line or get the other boat to give up wins.  Multi-rider boats have an advantage due to the extra horsepower.  Some events will run single-elimination contests with random pairings to determine the overall winner.



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