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

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FlagPaddler_NameCraftGender_Age_PaceDistTimePointsCredibilityCommentsBoard/BoatGPSSOCIAL
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Tim OliverOC1M35-4905:2320.41:49:45100.0*****First ever OC1 Downwind... so funVolareGPSSOCIAL
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Ash AdamsSUPM35-4905:5914.81:28:35100.0*****Light wind conditions 13mph, wind lulls, still funStarboardGPSSOCIAL
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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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Ariel AmaralSUPF35-4906:5812.21:24:5790.1*****Gentle Downwind on KempenfeltBlu Wave 14 Carbon RaceGPSSOCIAL

Race Reports and Discussion

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Ummm.. hello πŸ‘‹πŸ». First time posting here and hopefully not my last. πŸ₯΄
Thanks to Lisa Champion for encouraging me to try some races.. here we go. My 1k sprint. I think it’s okay? Not sure.. first time doing all this and I’m not sure I wanna do it again. It felt pukey. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I really suck at my turns.. but i was definitely happy to have it done. Thank you for always showcasing your awesomeness everyone. I was really shy being this open about what I’m doing. But here we go! πŸ€™β€οΈ
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June 16th
Ummm.. hello πŸ‘‹πŸ». First time posting here and hopefully not my last. πŸ₯΄
Thanks to Lisa Champion for encouraging me to try some races.. here we go. My 1k sprint. I think it’s okay? Not sure.. first time doing all this and I’m not sure I wanna do it again. It felt pukey. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I really suck at my turns.. but i was definitely happy to have it done. Thank you for always showcasing your awesomeness everyone. I was really shy being this open about what I’m doing. But here we go! πŸ€™β€οΈImage attachment

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Woot!! Great start

Wow! So quickπŸ‘

Beast mode!

Beautiful day to paddle under the bridge and back! Current and slight headwind going out, but helpful coming home! Beat last week( probably the current πŸ˜†) ... See MoreSee Less

June 14th
Beautiful day to paddle under the bridge and back! Current and slight headwind going out, but helpful coming home! Beat last week( probably the current πŸ˜†)Image attachment

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Awesome girl! Way to go!!❀️❀️

Awesome job!!

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June 12th

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Where is this beach so I can Launch my OC1 from the sandy Beach...?

Grinded out the 2hrs this morning. I was hoping for 18k but the wind had other plans. ... See MoreSee Less

June 14th
Grinded out the 2hrs this morning. I was hoping for 18k but the wind had other plans.

A very emotion filled Distance Challenge complete! 6 minutes into the 2 hours it started to downpour for the next 10 minutes (we thought we had a good 3-4 hours before it would hit). Got some clear skies, 1 K both ways of washing machine water by the marina and probably the worst timing to do this. 12-2 pm on a Saturday, 86 degree's F and 90% humidity. (When you get a babysitter its time to go)! After making the turn at 1 hour a thunderstorm chased me all the way home which is a great way to get your heart rate up higher and/or a good distraction. My wife Megan was definitely smarter, turned back earlier and did laps around the house while I paddled straight into a storm. All ended well and it was great paddle. 1/10th of a mile further than last years distance challenge. ... See MoreSee Less

June 12th
A very emotion filled Distance Challenge complete!  6 minutes into the 2 hours it started to downpour for the next 10 minutes (we thought we had a good 3-4 hours before it would hit).  Got some clear skies, 1 K both ways of washing machine water by the marina and probably the worst timing to do this.  12-2 pm on a Saturday, 86 degrees F and 90% humidity.  (When you get a babysitter its time to go)!  After making the turn at 1 hour a thunderstorm chased me all the way home which is a great way to get your heart rate up higher and/or a good distraction.  My wife Megan was definitely smarter, turned back earlier and did laps around the house while I paddled straight into a storm.  All ended well and it was great paddle. 1/10th of a mile further than last years distance challenge.Image attachmentImage attachment

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🀘πŸ”₯πŸ€ͺ

Way to tough it out! Great description.

Not sure I’d have pulled it off without your board to chase Daniel Miller . Thanks for the quick little 5kms plus alllllllll that shuttle time🚧🚧🚧🚦🚧🚦🚦🚧 ... See MoreSee Less

June 13th

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Holy moly, you guys found some fast water πŸ‘. Good luck everyone!

Premier essai 5 km Vitesse Max/ 5k Max speed first try ... See MoreSee Less

June 13th
Premier essai 5 km Vitesse Max/ 5k Max speed first tryImage attachment

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Good job πŸ‘

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June 13th

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That dock brings back memories of podium backflips!

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