. Secondly, it is a very difficult race, in which you need to invest a lot of training to get a good result. These elite athletes enjoy the challenges they provide one another and, in the end, are excited and refreshed to share the stoke of it. This is a great opportunity to push your limits and measure yourself against some of the best paddlers in the world. In brief: The Carolina Cup, one of the top-rated majors on the international circuit and a true pillar of our sport, has landed Quiksilver Waterman as title sponsor for the 2018 edition in what is a great sign not only for the event but our sport in general.
I do not own the rights to the rights to the music in this video. This is a course geared towards paddler wanting to make the jump from the 6 mile to the 12 mile course that are not worried about the distance, but are worried about the conditions. Evelyn O'Doherty is a standup paddle racer, surfer and yoga teacher from the East End of Long Island in New York. She reeled in the fast-starting Fiona Wylde after the first mile before breaking away 30 minutes later and paddling the final eight miles solo. Right before the turn at the far inlet, Booth hit the wall, further advancing the theory that he broke from the lead train too early. It looked like it would stay that way until Kelly Margetts, Georges Cronsteadt and Josh Riccio worked together to pull the chase group of 11 back up to the front. The lead train now held 16 paddlers and merged into a deep V-shaped pattern with racers sitting along 4 or 5 adjacent lines to pull the pack forward.
But it was a brave fight from Fiona who had led the world number one into the inlet after a strong downwind leg. Depending on your board and experience, it will take between 1 and 2 hours to complete the course. Titou took off early and hit the inlet first with Connor Baxter, before Mo Freitas, Travis and Boothy closed a small gap to turn it into a race of five. Now, add to these conditions, the biggest field of international racers ever assembled since the Pacific Paddle Games last October and it becomes the hardest race of the year in terms of field, conditions and distance combined. As a venue, as a race course, as a professional event, it delivers. And does Mo Freitas actually train? Then join Dan Gavere as he will be guiding you through the basic skills and information necessary to try your first ocean race and to take your ocean racing skills to the next level with confidence.
It was intense and fraught with both stamina and determination. It was for sure a smart move from Annabel considering Fiona is probably the fastest woman in the world on a downwind she outclassed everyone at the Gorge Paddle Challenge last year by more than 5 minutes. This is an intermediate to advanced race. You also do not have to race or take a clinic to come watch the race and enjoy the expo and demos. We will talk about race strategy, race preparation, and we will practice race starts, work on techniques like drafting, sprinting, and buoy turns… All of the crucial aspects of racing. Following the same line as Titouan, Mo and Connor, the wolf pack caught the leaders as they passed by the back of the Blockade Runner with about four miles left on the course.
There are no second chances with a pack that holds Danny Ching, Travis Grant, Kelly Margetts, Connor Baxter, Mo Freitas, Josh Riccio, and Tahitians, George Cronsteadt, Steeve Tehiotaahta and Rete Ebb among others. His take on training methods and making the most of your short training window. After covering surf zone safety on land, this 2. The 2019 Carolina Cup is in its 9th year and is a week-long event featuring over a dozen clinics and 5 races. What he thinks is the best approach and how to adapt your workouts to meet your goals. Connor Baxter finished in fifth right in front of the impressive Brazilian Vinnicius Martin.
But seriously: everyone that finished in the top 30 today deserves a medal, such was the depth of talent and difficulty of conditions. Her passion for watersports drew her to leave a teaching career to pursue her athletic endeavors as a sup instructor, racing coach, sup racer, and now, as online editor for Standup Journal. There are currents and wind, some boat traffic, but no ocean swells and a large portion of the race is in no-wake zones. How does Fernando Stalla describe the current level of competition? A lot of laughter, sharing of stories and kissing his baby girl on the head for good luck. He has many years of paddling experience and wants to share what he has learned over his years at racing at the top. The Carolina Cup has been the most anticipated event of the season for several reasons. The honesty and respect of it was very real.
As they headed under the final bridge, their cadence synchronized, their movements were a mirror and their ferocity apparent. In this sense, it also allows paddlers to take stock of their off-season training and gain an understanding of what they need to improve for forthcoming races. The Carolina Cup is a stand up paddle race held annually at Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, North Carolina. Then we move to a sprint style stroke, wash riding and starting. He has many years of paddling experience and wants to share what he has learned over his years at racing at the top. We will change the direction of the race to optimize the conditions for a fast, fun, challenging race.
This is a great opportunity to get into the racing scene, to push you body, and to see what you can do. Graveyard 13-mile Elite Race Saturday, April 27th Racers Meeting at 9:25am Race begins at 9:40am This is a beach start and finish. Hood River local and future star Hannah Hill snuck inside the top 10 after making the most of the downwind bumps and holding firm in the flats, while young pocket rocket Lexi Alston paddled well beyond her years to give Team Hobie a spot inside the top 10. You were either in the game or left behind. The German powerhouse crossed the line three minutes clear of impressive runner-up Olivia Piana while Fiona was all smiles in third. Georges now has three top three finishes at Carolina, something only Travis Grant and Danny Ching can also claim.