Are wooden kayak as fast as fiberglass or Kevlar boats?

CLC kayaks regularly win races, beating fiberglass and Kevlar kayaks. But, to be honest, it's the paddler and the design of the kayak that really wins races, not simply the material the boat is made from. Of course, CLC kayaks are carefully computer designed for maximum performance and our kayaks are lighter than all but the most expensive Kevlar and graphite boats. Those are real advantages. And they're so pretty!