UPDATED: Michael Booth, Sonni Hönscheid Triumph at the Big “Lost Mills” Race in Germany

 
Lost Mills

The Lost Mills lead pack – there’s a hell of a lotta world class talent right there… (photo: Kerry Powell/EuroTour)

Michael Booth and Sonni Honscheid have claimed the prestigious “Lost Mills” race in Europe, defeating an all-star lineup at the fourth and largest stop of the 2016 EuroTour presented by Starboard.

Sonni’s victory makes it five wins in five weeks, a streak that stretches right back to last month’s OluKai race on Maui, while Boothy’s triumph reinforces his meteoric rise and growing reputation as one of the men to beat on the international scene this year. Suddenly, the Aussie has gone from a dark horse to having a target on his back.

Boothy claimed top honours in the “Battle of Bavaria” following an intense sprint to the line with his Starboard team mate Connor Baxter, after the pair had helped set the pace for much of the 18km race. Right on their tail all the way to the beach was Titouan Puyo (NSP/Quickblade), while Boothy’s compatriot Jake Jensen (Fanatic) showed a return to form in being the final member of the four-man breakaway group that took control of the race at the start of the third and final 6km lap.

On the women’s side, Sonni’s trademark white SIC board had company from Seychelle Hattingh (Mistral) and Fiona Wylde (Starboard) for the first lap, however the world number three was too strong, pulling clear around the 8km mark to take a virtually unbeatable lead on the 2016 EuroTour leaderboard.

Seychelle showed she’s not a one-trick pony, backing up her impressive win in Friday’s “Fastest Paddler” 200m time trial to finish runner-up in the 18km main event, edging out Fiona by just 10 seconds.

Hobie’s April Zilg also showed strength, pushing hard the whole way and briefly closing the gap on Fiona and Seychelle before settling for a very respectable 4th place finish. Spaniards Laura Quetglas (SIC) and Susak Molinero (RRD) rounded out the top six, while unheralded Dutchwoman Petronella van Malsen (Fanatic) stayed in touch with the main chase pack all the way to the line for a well deserved 7th place.

It was great to see a relatively large turnout on the women’s side, with 35 starters making the 2016 Lost Mills one of the biggest elite races on the international circuit.

But if the women’s field was big, the men’s was huge — 126 starters in the elite division, which, combined with the dead flat conditions, made for an absolutely hectic start to the main event.

With the elite men spread across the breadth of Lake Brombach, the opening 700-800 metres was a mad scramble to gain prime position before the draft train “lock-out” came into effect. There were at least three flying V formations, with ultra dark horse German paddler Normen Weber leading the entire field up until the 1km mark (the video down below gives you a pretty good idea of just how epic the opening stanza was).

Lost Mills

The elite men’s field a couple of minutes into the race (screen grab from the video by sup-mag.de)

As the first turning buoy approached (was this the world’s largest course race?), the paddlers in the mid-packs slowly began falling into line and forming a seemingly endless train — at one point I counted close to 75 paddlers in the “lead pack”. But out front nobody seemed willing to take their seat, with the top 25 odd guys jockeying for position all the way the 3.5km mark, when a group of 22 finally broke free to setup the real contest.

It was painful to see the guys in the second pack as they slowly but surely lost ground to the leaders. Like watching a lifeboat sailing away from a sinking ship, the guys in the chase group never gave up but were surely resigned to their fate of having to fight for the minor placings. One of the unlucky ones was California’s Noa Hopper (404), who was up near the front early but got caught on the wrong side of a weak link and permanently lost touch with the lead train; Noa and Paolo Marconi (RRD) worked tirelessly, but ultimately fruitlessly, to bridge the divide.

With the field of 120+ being whittled down to just over 20 contenders, the favourites began to flex their muscles and push to the front, while those towards the rear of the lead pack gritted their teeth and held on for the ride as best they could.

Mo Freitas (Focus) helped set the pace around the 4km mark, and he was quickly shadowed by the likes of Jake, Connor, Titou and Boothy, along with the Tahitian battalion of Georges Cronsteadt (SIC) and his ultra dark horse comrades Steeve Teihotaata (Mistral) and Rete Ebb (Starboard).

Others to secure a spot in the lead pack for the bulk of the race included the Starboard army of Leo Nika, Beau O’Brian, Trevor Tunnington, the Hasulyo Brothers and Jeremy Teulade, along with Martin Letourneur (Hobie), Brazil’s Vinnicius Martins (JP Australia), Italy’s Davide Ionico and his Fanatic team mate from France, Arthur Arutkin, Italian dark horse Martino Rogai (Jimmy Lewis) and Japan’s national hero, Kenny Kaneko from Team SIC.

Getting dropped early from this front group, and seemingly losing their shot at a top 20 finish, were the UK’s Ollie Shilston (Starboard) and France’s Joseph Gueguen (Nah Skwell). But rather than sit idle on the platform and wait the next train, Joseph and in particular Ollie put in a mighty fine performance to stay within shouting distance of the leaders for the remainder of the race. It was inspiring to watch them track the pace of the leaders from a short but insurmountable distance. The pair kept fighting and eventually overhauled a few of the top guys that hit the wall on the final lap, earning a well deserved spot in the top 20 when it was all said and done.

Lost Mills

Michael Booth (hat backwards) moving up to the front of the lead pack around the 4km mark, alongside Mo Freitas and Jake Jensen, with Connor Baxter on the far left and dark horse German Norm Weber on the left (photo: Kerry Powell/EuroTour)

But the most exciting action was certainly happening out front.

Towards the end of the first lap, just as the pace was finally settling into a calm rhythm, Connor and Boothy took over the role of train drivers and instantly sensed an opportunity. With a near-90 degree left hand turn buoy approaching, the pair simultaneously attacked the field, seeking to open up a small gap and then hoping the rest of the group would get jammed around the buoy to give them some space. They continued with this fast-paced attack for the next minute, but like a pair of stage-win hopefuls testing the peleton during a stage of the Tour de France, the Starboard duo’s attempt to break free was quickly squashed, as first Jake and then the rest of the field regained touch and restored balance.

At the end of the opening lap, the leaders again tried to make a break during the first of two beach runs (there was a 20 metre beach run at the end of the first and second laps), but it was again unsuccessful and the top 20 paddlers stuck together like glue for the next 40 minutes.

Around the 12km mark, and with the pre-race favourites now firmly in control of the front pack as they once again zeroed in on the beach run, the boys attacked once more. This time they were successful.

Hitting the beach to begin the third and final lap, Boothy, Connor, Titou and Jake used some fast footwork on the sand and a crazy quick sprint back onto the water to turn a three board length lead into five or six within seconds. Within a minute the gap had ballooned out to more than ten board lengths and the door was suddenly slammed shut: It would be a four-man race to the end.

With the bulk of the lead group instantly being transformed into a chase pack, the likes of Georges, Steeve, Leo and Beau could only look on in resignation as the quartet of Boothy, Connor, Titou and Jake set a mean pace and paddled away with the race.

As the clock ticked towards the 1 hour 45 minute mark, the four leaders began the final, adrenaline-filled “sprint” of roughly 800 metres from the last buoy turn to the finish. Despite already having completed 18kms of tiring paddling, the contenders seemed to find another gear and upped the pace to something that wouldn’t have been out of place in the previous day’s “Fastest Paddler On Earth” 200m time trial event.

Lost Mills

The final moments of the race, with Michael Booth, Connor Baxter and Titouan Puyo fighting all the way to the line (photo: Ludovic Bacquet)

Boothy and Connor were in the best position with a few hundred metres to go, sitting side by side as Titou and Jake hung on their tails — it was almost like synchronised paddling as they sprinted towards the beach in parallel unison.

Jake was the first to snap. With about 200 metres he could handle the pace no longer, which left Titou alone to fight the Starboard duo.

But even though they were team mates and had worked together to control the race for almost all of the previous two hours, Connor and Boothy were suddenly transformed into fierce rivals, sprinting at a frantic pace, side-by-side, as they headed towards the inflated blue archway on the beach that marked the finish line.

Titou, who had been sick all week and only decided to race on Saturday morning, never gave up and stuck with them all the way to the beach, however the New Caledonian was never able to pull alongside and had to settle for third behind these two guys for the second week in a row.

Even with just a few metres of water left to paddle, the winner still wasn’t set, though Boothy had the best line and hit the beach about a half a board length ahead of Connor. The Australian sealed the result by sprinting the final 20 metres up the “beach” and across the line to the cheers of the assembled crowd, which included Boothy and Connor’s girlfriends – Kristi and Anae – who were standing side by side and looked far more nervous than any of the actual competitors.

There was a minute gap between the lead quartet and the chase group, which had largely stayed intact over the final lap (with the exception of Mo and Arthur hitting the wall quite badly). But if the four-way sprint to the finish to decide the winner was intense, the fourteen-way battle for the final spot in the top five was downright crazy.

With 500 metres to go, 14 paddlers all had a chance to claim 5th place. As you can see in the photo above, the pack split and turned into an every-man-for-himself dash to the line; When the dust had settled there was just 19 seconds separating 5th from 15th.

Lost Mills

Mad dash to the line: 14 paddlers fighting for positions 5th through 18th (photo: Diane Tunnington)

Italy’s Leo Nika got the best of it, continuing his excellent run of form in Europe over the past 12 months to narrowly out-sprint the veteran Georges Cronteadt, who himself had prepared for this race by paddling at 2am back home in Tahiti to try and preemptively defeat the effects of jet-lag.

Behind the powerful Tahitian were half a dozen athletes separated by less than 3 seconds, with Steeve, Beau, Daniel, Rete, Martin and Jeremy producing a photo finish for the minor placings on the top 10 podium — Martin from France was the unlucky one, missing a spot by just 18 hundredths of a second.

But 11th place in today’s race was nothing to be ashamed of, and indeed anybody finishing top 20 deserves a huge round of applause; The 2016 Lost Mills was the single most competitive SUP race ever held outside of the USA, with several competitors mentioning post-race how this was the hardest contest they’ve ever been part of.

And while many of the top spots went to the international stars, there were dozens of standout performances from the new wave of European athletes. You only have to look at how many “unknown” names were up near the top of the results sheet, and how many established names finished well down the order, to prove the point.

To put this race in context: Veteran paddler Belar Diaz finished 33rd at the almighty Carolina Cup last month; Here in Germany he finished 44th.

So one thing that really stood out in this year’s Lost Mills was the depth of talent from the “emerging” athletes of the European paddling scene. From the French connection to the “Italian Mafia” to the dark horse Germans from the world of canoe and kayak, it really is a great sign for the future of the sport in Europe.

But while Saturday’s race was a celebration of European stand up paddling, it was Aussie Michael Booth’s day.

Boothy came into this race on the back of a strong showing last weekend in St. Maxime, where he out-paddled Connor, Titouan, Steeve and a dozen other top ranked athletes to claim the SUP Race Cup distance event. However the Lost Mills was on a whole nother level, and some observers perhaps wondered whether he could consistently match it with the world’s best.

Well nobody will be wondering anymore, with the former surfski champion now firmly entrenched in the upper echelons of the stand up paddle racing world; Boothy’s win sees him rocket all the way up to #9 on the updated SUP Racer World Rankings, quite an achievement considering he was ranked #38 just over a week ago. Is there any stopping this guy?


Watch the amazing start of the elite men’s race

[fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/361455170594131/videos/1075125459227095/” width=”645″ height=”363″ onlyvideo=”1″]


Other big movers on the men’s Top 100 leaderboard include Steeve Teihotaata, who is now up to #24 in the world despite still holding only 4 out of a possible 5 best results. Steeve told me post-race that he and his fellow Tahitian dark horse, Rete Ebb (who is +8 this week), learned a lot during the race and know exactly where they need to improve on for the future. Considering the level they’re already at, the thought of these guys “improving” must be a scary prospect for the other top guys.

Despite missing a spot in the top 20, Californian Noa Hopper is +9 this week to a new ranking of #34, while the Hasulyo Brothers made similar gains — Daniel is +8 to #21 while Bruno is +6 to #30.

There was plenty of movement right across the board, so check out the full SUP Racer World Rankings to analyse the latest changes.

On the women’s Top 50 leaderboard, Seychelle Hattingh has bolted into the top 10, where, based on current form, she will probably remain for quite some time. France’s Amandine Chazot and Spain’s Laura Quetglas are also big movers this week, while up near the top of the leaderboard, Sonni Honscheid is now breathing down the neck of Candice Appleby in the race for the world number two ranking.

Anyway it was an amazing race this weekend, and hopefully our Starboard Live Stream presented by VMG Blades gave you a little bit of a window into the excitement (you can watch the full replay below).

Thanks to the organisers, volunteers, brands, fans, media, the EuroTour crew and of course the paddlers who made the 5th Annual Lost Mills possible. With 203 starters on the line on Saturday afternoon, this was easily the biggest Lost Mills race yet.

The 2016 EuroTour continues on next week to the Iberdrola Bilbao Paddle Challenge in the Basque Country of Spain, where we’ll be swapping the pretzels for some pintxos, and where most of the top names from the Lost Mills will once again do battle.

We’ll have our live stream running once again, so I’ll see you there. In the meantime, check out some great photos from the official EuroTour media crew as well as PhotoFR.


RESULTS: Lost Mills 2016

Elite Men
Course: ~18-19km
Race Index: 48.0%
Check out the updated SUP Racer World Rankings

#
Athlete
Time
Points
Brand
Nation
Born
1Michael Booth1:50:15,8448.00StarboardAustralia1991
2Connor Baxter1:50:21,6936.00StarboardHawaii1994
3Titouan Puyo1:50:29,1328.80NSP/QuickbladeFrance1991
4Jake Jensen1:50:43,6524.00FanaticAustralia1994
5Leonard Nika1:51:37,1320.40StarboardItaly1987
6Georges Cronsteadt1:51:39,2416.80SICTahiti1980
7Steeve Teihotaata1:51:40,6314.40MistralTahiti1991
8Beau O'Brian1:51:42,0412.00StarboardAustralia1983
9Daniel Hasulvo1:51:42,5810.80StarboardHungary1991
10Rete Ebb1:51:43,189.60StarboardTahiti1991
11Martin Letourneur1:51:43,368.64HobieFrance1996
12Jeremy Teulade1:51:43,447.68StarboardFrance1993
13Trevor Tunnington1:51:46,927.20StarboardAustralia1997
14Bruno Hasulyo1:51:53,746.72StarboardHungary1994
15Martino Rogai1:51:56,456.24Jimmy LewisItaly1988
16Davide Ionico1:52:02,625.76FanaticItaly1997
17Vinnicius Martins1:52:13,445.28JP AustraliaBrazil1996
18Kenny Kaneko1:52:15,634.80SICJapan1988
19Ollie Shilston1:52:41,024.32StarboardUK1980
20Joseph Gueguen1:52:51,543.84Nah-SkwellFrance1991
21Federico Esposito1:54:05,683.60FanaticItaly1986
22Joep van Bakel1:54:08,703.36FanaticNetherlands1982
23Paolo Marconi1:54:13,673.12RRDItaly1991
24Benoit Riviere1:54:16,792.88StarboardFrance1988
25Noa Hopper1:54:18,632.64404USA1999
26Chris Couve1:54:21,042.50StarboardSouth Africa1987
27Thomas Reppich1:54:22,562.35JP AustraliaGermany1979
28Boris Jinvresse1:54:26,272.21StarboardFrance1990
29Guy Barel1:54:33,012.06FocusIsarel1998
30Vincent Verhoeven1:54:53,051.92NSPFrance1984
31Matthieu Chauvel1:55:13,851.82SICFrance1986
32Steven Bredo1:55:31,671.73JP AustraliaGermany1985
33Mo Freitas1:57:05,831.63Focus/QuickbladeHawaii1997
34Arthur Arutkin1:57:10,081.54FanaticFrance1997
35Ludovic Teulade1:57:28,941.44StarboardFrance1995
36Peter Bartl1:57:31,491.34JP AustraliaAustria1972
37Tom Auber1:57:31,921.25FanaticGermany1999
38Ole Schwarz1:57:34,981.15NaishGermany1997
39Ricardo Haverschmidt1:58:14,351.06FanaticNetherlands1988
40Leonardo Toso1:58:14,520.96JP AustraliaItaly1995
41Jean Letourneur1:58:17,770.91BICFrance1999
42Paul Ganse1:58:18,050.86JP AustraliaGermany1996
43Alain Luck1:58:19,880.82BICSwitzerland1988
44Belar Diaz1:58:26,910.77ECS/QuickbladeSpain1977
45Branislav Sramek1:58:59,460.72JP AustraliaCzech Rep.1975
46Matteo Baleani2:00:02,260.67Jimmy LewisItaly1981
47Kjell de Bruyn2:00:19,120.62FanaticBelgium1993
48Peter Weidert2:00:28,110.58JP AustraliaGermany1972
49Alexander Stertzik2:01:59,720.53Wark BoardGermany1981
50Hub Dekkers2:02:02,220.48JP AustraliaNetherlands1978
51Gaetan Sene2:02:06,290.00StarboardFrance1977
52Giorgio Magi2:02:11,070.00RRDItaly1964
53Andreas Svensson2:02:14,380.00NaishSweden1988
54Hakim Dridah2:02:25,290.00HobieSwitzerland1994
55Tomaz Jensterle2:02:54,380.00StarboardCzech Rep.1977
56Dirk Bickert2:02:58,100.00JP AustraliaGermany1963
57David Raab2:04:02,590.00JP AustraliaCzech Rep.1969
58Marko Milenkovic2:04:37,960.00StarboardSlovenia1976
59Thomas Vincent2:05:26,320.00Jimmy LewisFrance1990
60Martin Salmhofer2:05:27,930.00404Austria1976
61Tiago Campos2:05:28,050.00SICPortugal1984
62Andris Bisnieks2:05:28,440.00NaishLatvia1971
63Richard Tangung2:05:32,270.00StarboardFrance1999
64Kai-Nicolas Steimer2:06:22,950.00FanaticGermany1990
65Jochum Steur2:06:26,200.00FanaticGermany1979
66Jan Diestel2:06:28,500.00FanaticGermany1966
67Beny Jansen2:06:46,540.00StarboardNetherlands1972
68Gianmatteo Cau2:06:57,380.00Jimmy LewisGermany1981
69Denny Kambs2:07:24,060.00FanaticGermany1987
70Michael Frosch2:07:25,310.00SICAustria1977
71Aner Gilboa2:07:33,740.00FocusIsarel1999
72Frank Gondek2:07:35,920.00BICGermany1965
73Charlie Jones2:07:38,390.00JP AustraliaUK1995
74Armin Zeitler2:07:39,930.00AquaIncGermany1982
75Klaus Dedial2:07:42,740.00JP AustraliaGermany1960
76Vladimir Savelier2:08:54,230.00?Russia1984
77Paul Lenfant2:08:59,740.00Allen AustraliaPoland1965
78Dirk Worrmann2:09:24,220.00FanaticGermany1973
79Wolfgang Mayr2:09:46,670.00MakaioGermany1968
80Isaac Martinez2:09:53,080.00StarboardGermany2002
81Duccio Lazzerini2:10:03,680.00Jimmy LewisItaly1966
82Torsten Ahrens2:10:14,230.00MistralGermany1965
83Pascal Bleys2:10:41,560.00FanaticBelgiuim1969
84Arnd Dünziger2:10:43,470.00StarboardGermany1965
85Dirk de Beuf2:11:09,190.00JP AustraliaBelgium1971
86Tomas Grosup2:12:14,420.00JP AustraliaCzech Rep.1990
87Michael Capizzi2:12:14,880.00MistralGermany1976
88Georg Schöpf2:12:16,130.00LokahiGermany1982
89Urban Akeson2:12:21,770.00NaishSweden1972
90Jozsef Toth2:13:48,230.00404Germany1967
91Carsten Kurmis2:13:55,840.00StarboardGermany1968
92Maui Sach2:13:58,520.00NaishGermany2001
93Frithjof Sach2:14:30,110.00NaishGermany1961
94Christian Hahn2:14:48,550.00NaishGermany1973
95Robert Glöckner2:15:02,290.00StarboardGermany1989
96Thomas Maier2:15:11,350.00JP AustraliaGermany1958
97Bernd Appel2:15:23,110.00SICGermany1965
98Wolfgang Kennel2:16:12,840.00JP AustraliaGermany1963
99Thomas Laurenz2:16:23,120.00NSPGermany1964
100Furio Vitali2:16:28,550.00?UK1978
101Karsten Pötschk2:17:05,290.00StarboardGermany1971
102Christian Moutsakos2:17:11,930.00BOGAAustria1968
103Andre Zeglin2:17:15,540.00StarboardGermany1978
104Atruras Nersesianas2:17:33,510.00JP AustraliaLithuania1963
105Alex Gäbler2:17:58,300.00StarboardGermany1963
106Thomas Libor2:18:42,100.00JP AustraliaGermany1979
107Carsten Schuur2:18:57,750.00SICGermany1968
108Stefan Prause2:19:17,410.00StarboardGermany1965
109Karsten Klein2:19:19,240.00Jimmy LewisAustria1965
110Gabriele Galeazzi2:19:43,110.00Jimmy LewisItaly1980
111Giso Merkl2:22:03,830.00FanaticGermany1957
112Marcus Feistel2:23:18,120.00404Germany1990
113Klaus Schulten2:24:12,010.00BICGermany1963
114Edgar Fischer2:27:23,980.00Light CorpAustria1974
115Elias Yilo2:27:27,870.00StarboardVenezuela1984
116Andreas Kämmerer2:29:29,310.00404Germany1965
117Ville Kasari2:30:22,050.00?Finland1987
118Matthias Vagt2:31:29,400.00JP AustraliaGermany1961
119Dirk Utrecht2:33:12,500.00NaishGermany1971
120Sebastian Graeber2:33:54,330.00NaishGermany1985
121Rachmann Djajakusuma2:35:15,450.00FocusGermany1967
122Bernd Weitzel2:36:27,940.00MistralGermany1963
123Hasan Ismail2:36:34,470.00SICSingapore1971
124Jens Reissmann2:38:17,410.00?Germany1978

2016 Lost Mills

Elite Women
Course: ~18-19km
Boards: 14′
Race Index: 40.0%
Check out the updated SUP Racer World Rankings

#
Athlete
Time
Points
Brand
Nation
Born
1Sonni Hönscheid2:02:11,9640.00SICGermany1981
2Seychelle Hattingh2:04:08,3230.00MistralUSA1987
3Fiona Wylde2:04:18,4224.00StarboardUSA1997
4April Zilg2:05:13,6020.00HobieUSA1986
5Laura Quetglas2:05:17,0117.00SICSpain1983
6Susak Molinero2:05:22,6814.00RRDSpain1988
7Petronella van Malsen2:05:23,0612.00FanaticNetherlands1981
8Amandine Chazot2:09:02,2310.00StarboardFrance1991
9Janneke Smits2:09:07,719.00MistralNetherlands1983
10Kim Barnes2:09:14,668.00RivieraUSA1976
11Susanne Lier2:09:20,287.20NSPGermany1980
12Neza Jarc2:09:31,476.40MistralSlovenia1996
13Angela Fernandes2:09:58,796.00StarboardSpain1982
14Lexi Alston2:13:18,845.60HobieGermany2002
15Noelani Sach2:14:02,915.20NaishGermany1997
16Chiara Nordio2:15:26,644.80Jimmy LewisItaly1998
17Carol Scheunemann2:15:48,174.40JP AustraliaGermany1958
18Simone Beinsen2:17:50,564.00MistralGermany1970
19Laura Bartl2:18:07,513.60JP AustraliaGermany2001
20Erika Barausse2:18:10,233.20AquaIncItaly1974
21Phine Scheibe2:21:07,263.00FanaticGermany1987
22Sabine Schellander2:23:24,412.80404Austria1977
23Eva Novotna2:23:33,682.60StarboardCzech Rep.1981
24Marta Bautista Andreu2:25:38,542.40Jimmy LewisSpain1998
25Marcela Ivankova2:26:33,402.20Jimmy LewisSlovenia1985
26Julia Schneider2:28:04,912.08StarboardGermany1991
27Gerda Donkerbroek2:32:23,001.96MistralNetherlands1969
28Ariane Wittmann2:36:29,441.84404Germany1992
29Babette Schuur2:43:53,951.72Earth SUPGermany1968
30Beate Kuczma2:44:03,151.60MistralGermany1969
31Sarah Weidert2:58:21,081.52JP AustraliaGermany1978
32Corinna Kopp2:58:21,521.44??1973
33Aylin Eler2:58:29,541.36StarboardGermany1986

Lost Mills race Germany

Erdinger Cup (Open Race)
Course: 6km

#
M/F
M/F #
Athlete
Time
Brand
Nation
Born
1M1Wolfgang Leeb0:39:54,463 BAYAustria1969
2M2Guido Meier0:40:10,63JP AustraliaGermany1970
3M3Martin Teichmann0:40:15,49404Germany1981
4M4Ran Gaash0:40:43,92StarboardIsrael1983
5M5Johannes Hunger0:41:15,05StarboardGermany1986
6M6Joeronimo Roveda0:41:23,88StarboardBrazil1978
7M7Piotr Traczewski0:41:58,98FanaticPoland1966
8M8Philip Köster0:42:03,63StarboardGermany1994
9F1Marion Rappl0:42:38,76MistralGermany1970
10M9Philip Reinhold0:42:40,14404Germany1982
11M10Damian Mozina0:42:53,99JP AustraliaSlovenia1974
12M11Stefan Iburg0:43:06,36JP AustraliaGermany1970
13M12Andreas Meyer-König0:43:18,09NaishGermany1970
14M13Konrad Tränkler0:43:21,71NaishGermany1964
15M14Jan Mönch0:43:55,13BICGermany1981
16F2Katrin Degenhardt0:45:04,02SICGermany1968
17M15Jan Stana0:45:12,05StarboardGermany1986
18F3Diane Tunnington0:45:53,37StarboardAustralia1967
19M16Les Hopper0:45:55,19404USA1961
20M17Andre Krönauer0:45:56,87StarboardGermany1986
21M18Maximilian Appel0:45:59,17SICGermany1994
22M19Peter Jungbeck0:46:54,04SICGermany1964
23M20Viktor Milev0:47:24,04FanaticGermany1980
24M21Rudolf Leimann0:47:30,54FanaticGermany1980
25M22Frank Engler0:47:46,79StarboardGermany1970
26M23Achim Schlicht0:47:57,60Earth SUPGermany1969
27M24Wolfgang Fischer0:48:30,39SICGermany1964
28M25Wolfgang Kraus0:48:49,76NaishGermany1966
29F4Michaela Schricker0:48:51,25StarboardGermany1969
30F5Jana Feiden0:48:54,54MistralGermany1974
31M26Bernd Meyer0:50:10,05MistralGermany1972
32F6Andrea Kämmerer0:50:35,45SICCzech Rep.1977
33M27Axel Dinkelmeyer0:51:39,35AquaIncGermany1969
34F7Christine Kalkschmid0:51:39,41Red PaddleSwitzerland1973
35M28Thomas Wechsler0:51:50,64?Germany1984
36F8Viktoria Guminski0:52:52,81?Germany1980
37F9Annett Paulenz-Theil0:53:24,63SICGermany1963
38M29Rainer Resch0:54:01,24SICGermany1964
39F10Cornelai Kalkschmidt-Paape0:54:13,09Red PaddleGermany1957
40F11Bettina Clauss0:55:21,14MistralGermany1967
41F12Sabine Maier0:56:02,28FanaticGermany1961
42F13Daniela Hansen0:58:18,27?Germany1972
43F14Nicola Baumgarten1:00:46,52404Germany1962


Starboard Live Stream REPLAY

Thanks for tuning in to the Starboard Live Stream presented by VMG Blades. The Bavarian countryside internet held it together, while our fearless skipper Caren Forbes guided us around the course to give you a front row view. Here’s the replay in all three parts…

Part 3/3 — The crazy finish plus post-race interviews

[fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/goSUPracer/videos/1031398636944187/” width=”645″ height=”363″ onlyvideo=”1″]

Part 2/3 — Mid-race (the top guys make a break)

[fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/goSUPracer/videos/1031374463613271/” width=”645″ height=”363″ onlyvideo=”1″]

Part 1/3 — Race start and the first hour of action

[fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/goSUPracer/videos/1031326756951375/” width=”645″ height=”363″ onlyvideo=”1″]