Distance Challenge 2021

Date: May 1 to Jun 30
Time: 2 hrs

Course details: How much distance can you cover in 2 hours?
Rule: Take out where you put in (we’re aiming for neutral wind/current).

Final results ranked by total distance covered. You can re-post better results during the race period.

Final Results
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FlagPaddler_NameCraftGender_Age_DistPacePointsCredibilityCommentsBoard/BoatGPSSOCIAL
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Tim OliverOC1M35-4921.4805:35100.0*****Breeze from the north... relatively flatVolareGPSSOCIAL
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Dan MillerOC1M35-4920.0705:5993.4*****Hot and hot. Windy EhukaiGPSSOCIAL
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Rob KavcicOC1M35-4919.9606:0192.9*****Nasty wind, but this was locked in my mind todayVolareGPSSOCIAL
5
Tim OliverSUPM35-4919.9406:01100.0*****flat water with a little breeze went full gas! Starboard SprintGPSSOCIAL
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Daniel L MillerSUPM35-4918.4606:3092.6*****Super Gusty/windy. Warm air. (adjusted to 2 hrs)Carolina GPSSOCIAL
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Marianne TaiOC1F35-4918.4306:31100.0*****gusty-ish but stayed in the sheltered bayAresGPSSOCIAL
8
Brad PetrusSUPM35-4918.4006:3192.3*****Very little wind, flat canal, slight current 14’ SprintGPSSOCIAL
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Christine LefebvreOC1F35-4918.0306:3997.8*****
10km crossbreeze, some weed extrication, nice temp (adjusted)
HurricaneGPSSOCIAL
10
Carole FullertonOC1F50-6418.0006:4097.7*****tide, wind, surf, swell & boat wake - full on (adjusted)HurricaneGPSSOCIAL
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Lisa ChampionOC1F50-6417.7606:4696.4*****Fairly calm water with undercurrent. Low wind. Hurricane GPSSOCIAL
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Rob KavcicSUPM35-4917.7006:4788.8*****A little bit of everything in this oneInfinity BlackfishGPSSOCIAL
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Sylvain St-CyrSUPM50-6417.6806:4788.7*****Drop my sunglasses lost à few secondsRiviera RP 14 x 25GPSSOCIAL
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Dmitri TsvetkovSUPM35-4917.6306:4888.4*****Steady light gusts from East.Starboard SprintGPSSOCIAL
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Ryan BlakeSUPM35-4917.5306:5187.9*****Flat Georgian Bay Morning. X wind died at 11kInfinity Whiplash 14GPSSOCIAL
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Ryan CuthbertSUPM35-4917.4106:5487.3*****Nice tail wind first 9k, then huge headwind back24.5x14StarboardAllstarGPSSOCIAL
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Stella GanOC1F35-4917.2906:5693.8*****Light SW Wind and flat.Nelo Excel 6.0GPSSOCIAL
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Jessica RandoSUPF35-4917.0807:02100.0*****Light winds, felt super smooth on return trip!Infinity Blackfish 21.5GPSSOCIAL
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Trevor QuintonSUPM35-4916.9607:0585.1*****15km + W winds It was HW most of time some tailInfinity whiplashGPSSOCIAL
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Maxwell AckfordSUPM20-3416.9407:0585.0*****Wind picked up 30min in. Starboard AllstarGPSSOCIAL
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Dan DakinSUPM35-4916.7107:1183.8*****Super flat conditionsBlu Wave Carbon Race 14GPSSOCIAL
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Chris BuottSUPM35-4916.7107:1183.8*****Headwind for 8km, side wind for 8.71km back on 2020 Starboard AllstarGPSSOCIAL
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David McMillanSUPM35-4916.6707:1283.6*****Calm to breezy. Hot and busy with boat traffic404 Jump 14x23.5 GPSSOCIAL
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Danielle HoldsworthSUPF35-4916.3907:1996.0*****Fanshawe LakeStarboard SprintGPSSOCIAL
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Michael KoppSUPM50-6416.2907:2276.6****Windy on Welland CanalAllstar 14x24.5GPSSOCIAL
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Billy Williams SUPM35-4915.6707:3978.6*****Tough Headwind on the way back up riverNSP Carolina 22.5GPSSOCIAL
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Dr. RobSUPM35-4915.3607:4977.0*****choppy, thunderstorm, 9mph crosswind, some rain 🙂Starboard Sprint 14x21GPSSOCIAL
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Charles GarabedianSUPM35-4915.2407:5371.7****Started Calm, Ended with the Chops14' RiveraGPSSOCIAL
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Julia BarnesSUPF35-4915.1707:5588.8*****Windy and choppyNSP / BlackfishGPSSOCIAL
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Doug VojtkoSUPM35-4914.9608:0170.3****Feet went numb after an hour even with booties on.SIC RS 14x26GPSSOCIAL
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Robb HobbsSUPM35-4914.8308:0674.4*****Calm out, chop home, nice morningInfinity blackfishGPSSOCIAL
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Chris McCurrachSUPM50-6414.8108:0674.3*****Pre-breakfast. NE wind. Slower than last year.NaishGPSSOCIAL
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Megan Sheppard SUPF35-4914.7408:0986.3*****All the things! Torrential rain, winds WSW, calmONE Edge ProGPSSOCIAL
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Tara ImersonSUPF50-6414.7008:1086.1*****Lake Simcoe; unexpected return headwindStarboardSprint14x21.5GPSSOCIAL
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Ariel AmaralSUPF35-4914.6908:1086.0*****Calm with shifting wind direction and speedBlu Wave 14GPSSOCIAL
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Alanna Gregor SUPF35-4914.6508:1285.8*****Calm, light winds Infinity BlackfishGPSSOCIAL
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Michael TaberSUPM50-6414.5608:1673.0*****Windy, boat traffic, fell in, leash around finAllstar 14x23GPSSOCIAL
38
Craig WilsonSUPM50-6414.3108:2471.8*****Choppy paddle. 4.5mph breezeBark 14’GPSSOCIAL
39
Kim SchiveSUPF50-6414.1608:2982.9*****River, slight current; occasional rainstorms/windSpeedboard 14'GPSSOCIAL
40
Rod AlbroughOC1M50-6414.0608:3261.4****Out-TW, Back -HW, 1 HuliVolareGPSSOCIAL
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Brianna AndersonSUPF35-4913.9008:3881.4*****Fairly calm lake. Head wind picked up on return NSP NinjaGPSSOCIAL
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Wendy TillettSUPF50-6413.8808:3981.3*****Lake of 2 Mountains…windy 15kms:)Infinity BlackfishGPSSOCIAL
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DanSUPM35-4913.8308:4165.0****Lake Ontario...bit of headwind ay timesRiviera 23“erGPSSOCIAL
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MichelleSUPF50-6413.6108:4974.7****Windy and wavy on the return!NSP 14'24"GPSSOCIAL
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Paul GarnierSUPM50-6413.5008:5363.5****Rideau Canal Skateway route. Light wind mix dirctn14' Infinity WhiplashGPSSOCIAL
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Sharon PurdySUPF65+13.4008:5778.5*****Paddled on river and lake. Good conditions. BARK 12'6"GPSSOCIAL
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Vandelay SUPM50-6413.4008:5763.0****Moderate head wind with choppy water12.6 KM CompressorGPSSOCIAL
48
Melissa WarnerSUPF20-3413.3009:0177.9*****Foggy, humid, and headwind and side chop on returnStarboard Sprint 14’GPSSOCIAL
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Prairie RoyleKayakF35-4913.1309:0887.5***Distance adjusted for time overage. 16km NE wind.Epic 18x Sport FSKGPSSOCIAL
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Sean HaddowSUPM50-6412.9509:1664.9*****A little gusty, but pretty good conditionsInfinity Blackfish14x27GPSSOCIAL
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J.P Ippolito SUPM35-4912.6409:3063.4*****Lake was more like ocean…super choppyStarboard Sprint 21x14GPSSOCIAL
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Megan CynowaSUPF35-4912.6009:3273.8*****Chop, wind, boat wake & storms on flat water lake.InfinityBlackfishGPSSOCIAL
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Adam Schmeler SUPM35-4912.0209:5960.3*****Very windy/wavy lots of falls lol14x24.5 SIC RSGPSSOCIAL
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Greg AinslieSUPM35-4911.8010:1059.2*****Lots of boat wake, but a beautiful evening out14x23 BlackfishGPSSOCIAL
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Christy Grack WilsonSUPF35-4910.2611:4460.1*****Windy morning on Union RezHala StraightUp InflateGPSSOCIAL

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Dernière course de la saison! 🤟🏻
Vent avec rafales à 34kmh 😳
Courant inhabituel pour cette endroit 🤷🏻‍♀️

Merci à mon coach et amoureux Jean Laroche d’avoir été à mes côtés durant la saison 🥰

Merci à mon sponsor Les vêtements Shack de m’avoir supporté pour une autre belle année! 🤩

À l’année prochaine!!! ☺️
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La vraie dernière course est à l’île d’Orléans le 15 😉😉 Championnat de Downwind à Québec - 2ème édition 😇😇

C’est vraiment cool de voir combien tu t’es améliorée cette année et la confiance que tu as prises avec Jean a tes côtés !!

Bruno Turcotte ah c’est vraiment gentil! Merci de m’avoir intégrer au TEAM QC a Burlington et ensuite dans toute les courses de la saison!!! Jean fait dire qu’il a vendu son « gros » board pour magasiner un SIC comme le tien 😉

Paddle Battle! Finished my last race of the season with fellow Alberta paddler Jana Nielsen-Miceli. Thanks for a great season 🙌 ... See MoreSee Less

Paddle Battle! Finished my last race of the season with fellow Alberta paddler Jana Nielsen-Miceli. Thanks for a great season 🙌Image attachment

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Looks like a great ending !!

End of season is approaching... note that we'll keep posting open through next weekend, to October 3rd, to give everyone a chance to finish up. Great effort! ... See MoreSee Less

Dernière course virtuelle de la saison,bon défi pour garder la motivation
final virtual race of the season.Good way to keep motivation during the season.
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Dernière course virtuelle de la saison,bon défi pour garder la motivation 
final virtual race of the season.Good way to keep motivation during the season.

Downwind 12 km Prone

Finding the time and the right time for this one was a dual challenge for September. Sure enough the morning I was to go the winds changed. I changed course. (It often doesn’t matter - wind, wave apps, environment Canada or how obsessively I check.) Winds didn’t make for a fast run but were steady and stayed the course. Water - total cooperation with only a few intermittent swells that made it fun. Smooth right at the end. A beautiful run in open water (my favourite) on Lake O in a rare even tempered mood.

All 10 Challenges Done
But not always so easy on a Prone. End of DW 12 km I switched boards with my SUP buddy and after paddling 1.5 km on my prone he said, “you can’t stay in this position for very long. Prone is hard.” (And he’s a fit Iron Man😂) Yup it can be. Glad he said it. (And feeling shamelessly chuffed!). But it’s where I want to be… close to the water. ❤️

Best of luck everyone for the final challenges🤞
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