Spring 2023 Recap

Wow, there were some tight finishes this spring! And we saw some serious speed. The Spring Classic and 500m sprint have closed, and we’ve moved into longer sprints and longer distance challenges as the season progresses. Keep up the good work and hard effort!

Monthly Prize Draw

Here’s the draw for the first round of races, picked randomly from everyone who submitted results in the month. We’ll also send out a little something for everyone that completes all 2023 events…

Infinity SUP swag: Chris Prince

Spring Classic Results

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Ontario, B.C. and Alberta topped the podium in the men’s race, and Quebec also snuck into the top 10 – we love to see it. Tim Oliver and Mike Darbyshire finished 1 second apart, a rivalry we’ll surely see all season. Dan Miller took the third spot with a strong sub-6:00 pace.

In the female division, Alexia Morgans from B.C. topped the pack with a very strong 6:39 pace over the 4 km box. Lisa Beaudoin continues to get stronger taking the 2nd spot, and B.C. (Kimberly Kenyon) rounded out the podium. Great efforts across the board by the girls/ladies this spring – there is some serious speed out there, and we keep seeing improvement, which we love.

Other Final Results

The 500m sprint also finished with some very tight results. Tim and Mike paddled to a dead even finish, while Alexia topped the women’s podium again. Check out the final results:

500m Sprint

National Rankings 2023

It’s still early days, and a few paddlers have already logged downwind and distance challenges, but we see a few tight battles shaping up in the 2023 season ranking. Here is where we stand heading into July (results will change in real time as races get posted).

On the female side, Lisa Beaudoin is off to a flying start:

From the Water

Paddler Discussion