Downwind Cup

Date: May 1 to Sep 30
Distance: 12 km +

Course details: Point-to-point course, best done with a tailwind. This is an open-water race in spirit, which means lake/ocean with wind, rather than a river with current.

Meet the minimum distance requirement, but feel free to go longer. Results ranked by average pace (min/km). You can re-post better results during the race period.

2020 Results

Live Leaderboard

Live results during race window

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FlagPaddler_NameCraftGender_Age_PaceDistTimePointsCredibilityCommentsBoard/BoatGPSSOCIAL
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Rob KavcicOC1M35-4905:1715.61:22:22100.0*****Lake Ontario - first time flying OC in real bumpsVolareGPSSOCIAL
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Tim OliverOC1M35-4905:2320.41:49:4598.0*****First ever OC1 Downwind... so funVolareGPSSOCIAL
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Ash AdamsSUPM35-4905:3014.81:21:19100.0*****SE winds on Lake Huron. Fun glides Starboard GPSSOCIAL
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Daniel L MillerSUPM35-4905:5518.41:48:4992.9*****Only 4 mile lake so went up and downCarolina nspGPSSOCIAL
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Stella GanOC1F35-4906:0212.01:12:23100.0*****Fun NE Wind 10-22kt. 54F(12C)water temp..brrrNelo EXcel 6.0GPSSOCIAL
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Jessica RandoSUPF35-4906:1712.01:15:23100.0*****NE downwind run on Lake Simcoe! Infinity Blackfish14X23GPSSOCIAL
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Jake DavidsonSUPM35-4906:2214.21:30:1486.4*****Fell many times, lots of room for improvement Starboard GPSSOCIAL
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Bruno TurcotteSUPM50-6406:3012.01:18:0084.5*****First attempt drag seaweed and broken paddleDoSport Drave FD 14x23GPSSOCIAL
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Lamond LeeOC1M35-4906:4912.01:21:4977.4*****22kph wind, 0.3m wavesAresGPSSOCIAL
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Rod AlbroughOC1M50-6406:5612.01:23:1071.4****Not the wind I was hoping forVolareGPSSOCIAL
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Ariel AmaralSUPF35-4906:5812.21:24:5790.1*****Gentle Downwind on KempenfeltBlu Wave 14 Carbon RaceGPSSOCIAL
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Danielle HoldsworthSUPF35-4909:0512.01:48:3069.1*****Lake Erie (Port Talbot to Port Stanley)Starboard SprintGPSSOCIAL

Race Reports and Discussion

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Endurance Championship: In case there is any confusion, the 12-hour window is one consecutive 12-hour period. E.g., if you start paddling at 6 am, you have until 6 pm. It is not to be broken up over multiple days... ... See MoreSee Less

July 27th

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So if i have 12 hours and I do 3 paddles in 12 hours, I'll be posting 3 GPS results yah? 🙂

FYI - final weekend for the 1000m!

Canada Cup and Endurance Champ run into August. Downwind remains open. Speaking of endurance, some of you are crazy... keep it up!
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July 27th

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People keep telling me this 🤪🤪🤣🤣

Alrighty! Made an attempt at the endurance race today. My buddy is doing K2O soon and I agreed to help scout the bit between Burritts Rapids and the Rideau Canoe Club. We both paddled OC1. There was quite a bit of boat traffic and weeds were terrible! A few stops to pee and two portages later, and here we are. Mama is le tired. (Last photo was the delicious tequila reward) ... See MoreSee Less

July 24th
Alrighty! Made an attempt at the endurance race today. My buddy is doing K2O soon and I agreed to help scout the bit between Burritts Rapids and the Rideau Canoe Club. We both paddled OC1. There was quite a bit of boat traffic and weeds were terrible! A few stops to pee and two portages later, and here we are. Mama is le tired. (Last photo was the delicious tequila reward)Image attachmentImage attachment

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Hey, your doing K20 on your OC?!?! We'll see us soon, I am doing the 50 with Helen Chan in C2

I plan for the 50 by SUP!…it will definitely take longer

Awesome pace and great distance 💪

OC1 goals 10k < 1 hr. Bumpy and ran from the cops at the end for some motivation 😜 ... See MoreSee Less

July 25th
OC1 goals 10k < 1 hr. Bumpy and ran from the cops at the end for some motivation 😜

Canada Cup premier essai / first try ... See MoreSee Less

July 19th
Canada Cup premier essai / first tryImage attachment

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Un bon temps ça!

St-Cyr Sylvain rappel moi quel est le challenge stp?

Boarder Patrol: "What are you doing?"
Me: "Paddling the Canadian Paddle League Fastest Five race!"
Paddling under the Peace Bridge on the international boarder line. Not sure that would fly with boarder patrol if I told them what I was up to! 😂
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July 13th

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Nice! Damn, that current looks crazy...

That is one EPIC current!!!!!!

Now, that's a current!

Brad Petrus - did you run Instinct Park to Waverly beach?

Man! Your flying!!

You should have told us that you were further up river. We did the section down near NOTL, but we paddled up river for 6km before turing around.

That’s awesome!!

As long as you have your 2 shots 🤣🤣

Nice ride!

Whoa!!

I just hope this race does not count a lot for the final ranking,it’s hard to find the perfect spot with a lot of crurent

Wow. You’re flying. Looks like a blast.

🤘🏻👊

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I finished my Fastest 5 and 1000 M sprint today before the tornado hit. During the 5k winds were gusty and it has hot. The 1000M got calm before the storm.
#beatyesterday
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July 15th
I finished my Fastest 5 and 1000 M sprint today before the tornado hit. During the 5k winds were gusty and it has hot. The 1000M got calm before the storm. 
#beatyesterday

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Is this a 12.6x25 board? Just got one myself and lovin it!

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