Yohanes Macgregor (1860) is a Scottish lawyer, sportsman, travelers, and philanthropist, he was a major figure whose influence on the development of canoeing. He designed a canoe that had the deck and is furnished with a pole and walk by the way rowed, he uses the canoe and sail throughout Europe and the Middle East, as well as promote its use through presentations and books. In the 1870s, Robert Baden-Powell, founder of Scouting, to design a series of the canoe, the boat is different creations made by Macgregor. A type of canoe standard introduced by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) after World War II (In the race especially to be the same size).
In 1865-1866 Macgregor Kayak Trailers founded the Club along with several observers canoe. Then stood up another canoe clubs from Britain other countries in 1936. In this sport forward in the country canoe into Britain. While in the Americas, canoe clubs have started to appear in 1871, specifically in North America, and in 1880 stood the American Canoe Association and headquartered in the United States which regulates all matters concerning the canoe, especially making competitions. Canoe club in Canada established in 1900. In 1936 the sports canoes competed in the Olympics for the first time.
Initially, canoeing is just regular sports that are not contested, most people canoeing fun in the river or lake just for recreational canoeing alone and partly to support their hobbies like fishing and hunting. While most developed rapidly at this time is canoeing fun in the swift currents of the river.
Canoeing as a sport evolved originally could not be separated from its role as a support while hunting, fishing, and the current war expedition. Meanwhile, as an organized sport began in the mid 19th century, and became very popular around the 20th century, especially around Europe. After 1936 the son canoe contested at the Olympics 1948 daughter canoes raced well and was won by the women's team from the Soviet Union. After World War II, canoe sport dominated by eastern Europe. While most champion in the 1948 Olympics dan1956 is from Sweden who won six gold medals to individuals and teams.