Bart de Zwart has claimed victory in the SUP division, finishing in 54 hours 41 minutes, just 15 minutes ahead of Norm Hann and Jason Bennett. → READ MORE
That’s Bart de Zwart talking about the Yukon River Quest, an extraordinary race that stretches for 715km (444 miles) through the Canadian wilderness. The 2016 edition begins in less than 24 hours, and for the first time ever stand up paddlers have been allowed to enter. → READ MORE
The 2015 SUP 11 City Tour is done, and what a crazy rollercoaster it was. Congratulations to Steeve Teihotaata and Seychelle Hattingh for reigning supreme, though everybody that completed this year’s race deserves huge credit.
Click through for the final standings and full recap from this crazy adventure… → READ MORE
France wasn’t the only place with a bit of cold water racing action on the weekend. Yesterday, the British Isle of Jersey hosted the 6th round of their Winter Series, with a small but hardy band of paddlers donning the neoprene (I even spotted a couple of dry suits in there) and braving the elements.
Jersey, which is actually much closer to the France than the UK (geographically speaking), is something of a mini mecca for stand up paddling. It has a great local scene with dedicated paddlers and race organisers, and we always see a few of the Jersey crew at the Euro races with a smile on their face. → READ MORE
As you will see, highlighted by the fact that I’m about to write 1,200 words on a topic most would suggest doesn’t even warrant a simple caption, I take my cover photos seriously. Like the exchange of flags between host cities at the Olympic Games closing ceremony or the inauguration of a new President, the changing of our Facebook cover photo is a weighty subject. → READ MORE
We’ll have a full recap of this crazy/painful/amazing/awesome event soon, but in the meantime here are the final standings from the solo divisions. You can also relive the week-long live blog, including daily recaps and photo highlights. → READ MORE
Well apparently Jersey has a pretty darn good SUP scene. I’ve already met quite a few paddlers from the channel isle on my travels, especially at some of the Euro races, though now we get a great glimpse at what the races are like on Jersey itself.
Frenchman Greg Closier made the short trip across to the island on the weekend, where he battled against the locals to claim the Heritage Paddle Race, an historic event that dates right back to the 60s. → READ MORE