RESULTS: Vinnicius Martins, April Zilg Win Florida’s Key West Classic

 
Key West Classic

Key West Classic 2016, left to right: Belar Diaz, Jim Terrell, Kelly Margetts (3rd), Vinnicius Martins (1st), Larry Cain (2nd)

Vinnicius Martins from Brazil has taken out the 19th Annual Key West Classic in Florida today, conquering the grueling 12 mile course to defeat Kelly Margetts and Larry Cain.

The JP Australia team rider rebounded from a disappointing finish at Carolina last week to triumph today, crossing the line about 30 metres ahead of Kelly (Lahui Kai/Quickblade), who finished top five at Carolina and who was our pre-race Key West favourite, while Larry (Starboard/Quickblade), who was the two-time defending champion at this event, wasn’t far behind in third.

While the top three was an all-international affair, Florida boys Kieran Grant (Hovie), Garrett Fletcher (YOLO) and Connor Bonham (BIC) took the next three spots for the home team.

In the women’s 12 miler, Wrightsville Beach local April Zilg (Hobie) backed up her strong performance last weekend with victory in today’s elite women’s race, edging out local favourite Seychelle Hattingh (Mistal) while another Carolina top 10 finisher, Kim Barnes (Riviera), rounded out the podium.

The Key West Classic, now almost two decades old, has grown from a small kayak and paddleboard race into Florida’s premiere stand up paddle race, attracting hundreds of paddlers from across the state, the country and, this year, around the world.

The race has only just wrapped up, so check back tomorrow for a full recap, photos and video. In the meantime head on over to the official Facebook page for a stream of race day pics.

2016 Key West Classic RESULTS

Men’s 12 Mile SUP Race

#
Name
Time
Board
Age
Points
1Vinnicius Martins2:04:4614'20-2920.00
2Kelly Margetts2:05:0614'40-4915.00
3Larry Cain2:07:3414'50-5912.00
4Kieran Grant2:10:0014'20-2910.00
5Garrett Fletcher2:11:0114'20-298.50
6Connor Bonham2:11:4114'20-297.00
7Robert Hess2:16:1214'20-296.00
8Belar Diaz2:16:2214'30-395.00
9Billy Swezey Jr2:18:3414'20-294.50
10Joey Huempfner2:22:0512'6"U194.00
11James Douglass2:23:0014'30-393.60
12Steve Miller2:23:0412'6"40-493.20
13Jake Portwood2:23:1812'6"20-293.00
14Sam English2:24:5514'20-292.80
15Jacob Graham2:25:5314'20-292.60
16Darian Hildreth2:26:02Unlim40-492.40
17Jim Terrell2:26:4714'50-592.20
18Christian Goerloff2:27:3414'40-492.00
19Jamie Twigg2:28:1512'6"40-491.80
20Rev Thom2:29:4914'40-491.60
21Corey Curtis2:30:4314'30-391.50
22Ej Johnson2:35:1714'50-591.40
23Joey Kolisch2:38:4614'60+1.30
24Zach Rounsaville2:40:0414'20-291.20
25Brian Hovnanian2:40:0614'50-591.10
26Travis Kindt2:40:2912'6"20-291.04
27David Dean2:41:3414'50-590.98
28John Meskauskas2:41:3512'6"40-490.92
29Neil Uden2:44:5312'6"30-390.86
30Chip Bock2:47:43Unlim40-490.00
31Camilo Marmol2:49:2012'6"40-490.80
32Jose Antonio2:50:3514'50-590.76
33Matt Kearney2:51:0914'20-290.72
34Jeff Berry2:51:5714'40-490.68
35Stephen Chase2:55:1114'30-390.64
36Chris Lightbound2:58:4114'60+0.60
37Al Simmons2:59:38Inflatable 12'6"60+0.56
38Dan Smith3:01:5414'50-590.52
39Robert Hubsch3:03:36Surfboard50-590.48
40Gander Tawaststjerna3:04:1814'50-590.44
41Brad Devin Turetzkin3:04:4312'6"50-590.40
42Marius Venter3:04:46Surfboard40-490.38
43Ryan Pena3:08:1112'6"30-390.36
44Murray Hunkin3:10:2314'40-490.34
45Henry Hidy3:11:5512'6"50-590.32
46Gareth Sheppard3:12:0912'6"30-390.30
47Adam Pollock3:12:42Unlim40-490.00
48Mike Kenna3:18:0114'40-490.28
49Jorge Navarro3:18:3612'6"40-490.26
50Mark Coleman3:19:33Surfboard40-490.24
51Sonny Perry3:26:03Surfboard50-590.22
52Will Compton3:28:5912'6"60+0.20
53Karl Eugster3:33:30Inflatable 12'6"50-590.00
54Alex Pelkey3:33:46Inflatable 12'6"30-390.00
55John Shepard3:34:3812'6"30-390.00
56Mark Sumner3:39:1514'30-390.00
57Greg Kerns3:42:4214'40-490.00
58Jamie Moger3:42:4612'6"40-490.00
59David Meadors3:43:3412'6"40-490.00
60Stephen Artusi3:44:2912'6"40-490.00
61Gregory Lynch3:45:3812'6"60+0.00
62Joseph Mcmaster3:46:0314'50-590.00
63Conrad Charles3:47:23Surfboard50-590.00
64Ed Gribben Jr3:49:1512'6"40-490.00
65Brad Mitchell3:49:2914'40-490.00
66Vincent Harrison3:55:53Surfboard40-490.00
67Ron Jones4:04:1214'40-490.00
68Christopher Nunez4:05:0612'6"30-390.00
69Richard Rodriguez4:09:3612'6"50-590.00
70Bill Horn4:11:0114'50-590.00
71Christopher Ray4:12:26Surfboard40-490.00
72Mark Devall4:28:5014'40-490.00
73Clinton Johnson4:31:0114'30-390.00
74Dave Hamlin4:34:2112'6"40-490.00
75Gary Stanyer4:38:0512'6"40-490.00
76Chris Maceachern4:40:4112'6"50-590.00
77Kurt Simpson4:41:0612'6"60+0.00
78Paul Griffin5:03:4112'6"40-490.00
79Gary Strom5:24:37Surfboard40-490.00
80Giovanni Picione5:32:06Surfboard40-490.00
81Ben Yetman5:41:02Inflatable 12'6"30-390.00
82Chris Baker5:43:1714'50-590.00
83Rudy Baker5:43:1814'U190.00

Women’s 12 Mile SUP Race

#
Name
Time
Board
Age
Points
1April Zilg2:23:3212'6"20-2920.00
2Seychelle Hattingh2:24:4312'6"20-2915.00
3Kimberly Barnes2:24:4512'6"30-3912.00
4Victoria Burgess2:28:5512'6"30-3910.00
5Mab Mab2:45:3514'50-590.00
6Maddie Miller2:46:2512'6"U198.50
7Mini Crash2:48:0314'40-490.00
8Catherine Uden2:52:5212'6"40-497.00
9Sierra Groth3:06:2612'6"20-296.00
10Tracey Finlay3:09:5712'6"50-595.00
11Sydney Sessoms3:13:1912'6"40-494.50
12Milla Navarro3:23:3412'6"U194.00
13Josette Lata3:39:3812'6"40-493.60
14Bethany Tietz3:45:31Surfboard30-393.20
15Rachel Ferguson3:48:5712'6"20-293.00
16Nannette Prevost3:54:0712'6"40-492.80
17Nancy Curran4:00:3012'6"60+2.60
18Alex Cotleur4:06:50Surfboard40-492.40
19Maryann Jackowski4:16:3812'6"40-492.20
20Jennifer Whiteley4:21:23Surfboard40-492.00
21Tammy Brinkmann4:37:2612'6"40-491.80
22Amy Gage4:37:42Surfboard40-491.60
23Kristin Yunger4:43:4312'6"40-491.50
24Dorothy Campbell4:51:2912'6"50-591.40
25Nessa Brunton4:58:5312'6"50-591.30
26Colleen Dunne5:12:21Surfboard40-491.20
27Heather Whitehead5:14:41Surfboard30-391.10
28Kimberly Depasquale5:14:55Surfboard40-491.04
29Janice Nott5:20:00Surfboard50-590.98
30Wendi Christensen5:20:37Surfboard40-490.92
31Naomi Gutnik5:22:0514'40-490.00
32Caitlin Miller5:24:0214'20-290.00
33Laura Iossi5:28:1812'6"40-490.86

Raw results plus the surfski/prone/outrigger divisions are up on Paddle Guru

 


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