The Saranac is a great canoe for wilderness tripping, fishing, cruising, as well as C-4 Stock class racing. With the extra length and volume, it can be set up for 3, 4, or 5 people. The handling, stability and tracking is a lot like the Susquehanna. It meets the specs for the Stock Recreational racing class. With the addition of the optional rudder, the Saranac is verry easy to steer especaly in windy and rough water.