Paddleboard Racing on San Francisco Bay

Paddle them like you stole them! That's how it rolled for the 66 competitors at the 2nd Annual Marin Brewing Company San Quentin Breakout Paddle race with epic weather and a Whole Foods St Patties Day Lunch treating the escapee's to a special day on the water.(all photos Ron Steinau www.imagesbycaptron.com)

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This was no one man breakout with Surfski's, Outrigger Canoes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, and Prone Paddleboards all going over the fence. The day's weather could not have been ordered up any finer,  with 73 degree air temp and a 2 mph zephyr it was literally the exact opposite of last year's race. Read about that paddleboard race here.

As the competitors fired off the line to tackle the 7 mile course in front of them it was a packed Golden Gate Ferry on its way to San Francisco making for the roughest waters of the day. The ferry departure happened just as the starting gun went off giving the competitors a chance to ride a little bump – and for some to take a swim as they head off the line.(pictured below Aaron Mckinnon leads Ben Sarrazin with Liam Murphy and Bojan Bernard in pursuit and San Quentin Prison providing the backdrop.)

San Quentin has a breakout!

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The course takes the fleet from the front gate of San Quentin Prison through the Richmond San Rafael Bridge and on to the Marin Islands. With a left turn at the islands it was a 2.5 mile sprint back to the ice cold Marin Brewing Company San Quentin Breakout Stout & never ending supply of Whole Foods Market Corned Beef.

Paddle of the day honors was an easy one this time with 8 year old Kate Craig tackling the course on her prone paddleboard. Kate had the whole crowd on their feet as she brought it home strong! The Sportsmanship award was another easy box to check. 14' SUP Class leaders Ben Sarrazin and Bojan Bernard were battling neck and neck for the entire 7 mile course, but as they approached the finish line both pulled up their paddles and crossed the line together. Now that's Ohana Racing defined. (Pictured below Kate Craig at right with some of her competition!)

The prone paddleboard crew

While normally we don't play favorites our favorite paddlers of the day were Thad & Karen Lynn-lieb. Why? They paddled the entire course Tandem on a 10' Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard - That's what we are all about - Nice work guys!Beneteau and Passage Yachts support paddleboarding!

Special thanks to title sponsor Marin Brewing Company. Remember to support the businesses that support the sport and in this case it means drinking some of the planet's best beer – not so tough a request we hope. Whole Foods Market San Rafael once again delivered in high St. Patricks style on the delicious lunch spread. Thanks as always to Hint Water for keeping the fleet hydrated! We also want to thank all the volunteer help. With all the logistics of a one way race we really needed all the help.

With the increased risk of these one way adventure races we sure were lucky to have Dana from Passage Yachts on the water in that gorgeous new Beneteau Motor Yacht! If you're wondering who that was perched on the stern that was Event Photographer Extraordinaire Ron Steinau so I hope you were smiling. Full gallery photo link at bottom – Thanks for all the photos Ron. Joining the passage yachts team was Drew on the BarbBarbary Ghost Paddleboard toursary Ghost. The Barbary Ghost is the go to boat for Bay Area Paddle Tours.

Click here for more information on San Francisco Bay Paddleboard Tours including downwinders!

Special thanks to Supcurrents.com Geoff James for the generous use of the Sprinter Van for moving the people around!

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Thanks again to everyone who paddled and see you at the next race!

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CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS IN DIVISIONAL ORDER

Complete Results in order of finish.

Name(s) Craft Age Group Gender Time Rank Division
Heidi Scoble, Frank Peronetto Surfski Double 18-49 mixed 00:54:05.52 1 1
Kurt Kaunzinger Surfski Single 50+ male 00:54:17.77 2 1
Elaine Baden, John Dye Surfski Double 50+ mixed 00:55:47.30 3 1
Kristen Podolak Surfski Single 18-49 female 00:55:53.01 4 1
Paul Macintyre Surfski Single 50+ male 00:58:42.62 5 2
Lia Gaetano Surfski Single 18-49 female 00:58:45.96 6 2
Mike Chamberlain Surfski Single 18-49 male 01:00:03.79 7 1
Rick Simonsen Surfski Single 50+ male 01:02:59.45 8 3
Matt Hinckley Surfski Single 18-49 male 01:03:57.75 9 2
Aaron Mckinnon Prone Unlimited 18-49 male 01:06:56.40 10 1
Cathie Simonsen Surfski Single 50+ female 01:08:19.62 11 1
Liam Murphy Prone Unlimited 18-49 male 01:09:15.57 12 2
Benjamin Sarrazin SUP 14' 18-49 male 01:09:42.58 13 1
Bojan Bernard SUP 14' 50+ male 01:09:42.58 13 1
John Alexiou SUP 14' 18-49 male 01:12:30.71 15 2
Joel Comer SUP 14' 50+ male 01:12:32.62 16 2
David Bell OC-1 50+ male 01:13:55.16 17 1
Tyler Conroy Prone 14' 18-49 male 01:14:52.26 18 1
Jean Rathle SUP 14' 50+ male 01:14:57.58 19 3
Fred Andersen SUP 14' 50+ male 01:14:58.38 20 4
Alan Reynolds SUP 12'6" 50+ male 01:15:54.11 21 1
Robert Macias SUP 14' 18-49 male 01:16:13.05 22 3
Jennifer Fuller SUP 12'6" 50+ female 01:17:17.10 23 1
Geoff James SUP 14' 50+ male 01:17:26.76 24 5
Stephen Pugh SUP 14' 50+ male 01:18:54.43 25 6
Scott Estrada SUP 14' 18-49 male 01:18:55.75 26 4
John Allen SUP 14' 50+ male 01:19:20.55 27 7
Steve Funk SUP 12'6" 18-49 male 01:19:23.03 28 1
Dino Wilson SUP 12'6" 50+ male 01:19:59.77 29 2
Cary Fergus OC-1 50+ male 01:19:59.85 30 2
Zack Cohen Prone Stock 18-49 male 01:20:22.85 31 1
Mike Crimmins SUP 14' 50+ male 01:20:27.80 32 8
Ryan Funk SUP 12'6" U18 male 01:20:44.27 33 1
John Walsh SUP 12'6" 18-49 male 01:21:00.62 34 2
Jay Prigge SUP 12'6" 18-49 male 01:21:54.82 35 3
Kalia Alexiou SUP 12'6" U18 female 01:22:16.81 36 1
Shane Rathle SUP 12'6" U18 male 01:22:22.90 37 2
Steve Smith SUP 12'6" 50+ male 01:24:15.03 38 3
Brian Thomas Prone 14' 50+ male 01:25:43.88 39 1
Madeleine King SUP 12'6" 50+ female 01:28:12.28 40 2
Riley Hurd SUP 14' 18-49 male 01:30:16.61 41 5
David Roseland Prone 14' 50+ male 01:31:58.07 42 2
James Robison SUP 12'6" 50+ male 01:32:13.88 43 4
Frank Perrott SUP 12'6" 50+ male 01:32:42.34 44 5
Ian Torrey Prone 14' 18-49 male 01:34:43.31 45 2
Emily Matthews SUP 12'6" 18-49 female 01:36:11.20 46 1
Chris Naeve SUP 14' 18-49 male 01:37:35.73 47 6
Dave Hook SUP Surfboard 50+ male 01:38:59.67 48 1
Bob Cooper Kayak 50+ male 01:40:38.35 49 1
Sumi Kaga SUP 12'6" 50+ female 01:42:02.98 50 3
Rick Coven Prone Stock 50+ male 01:46:44.22 51 1
Charlie Dresow SUP 14' 18-49 male 01:46:59.51 52 7
Chris Skelton SUP 14' 18-49 male 01:47:00.28 53 8
Travis Kelleher SUP 12'6" 50+ male 01:49:18.47 54 6
Thad & Karen Lynn-lieb SUP 12'6" 50+ female 01:53:18.15 55 4
Sarah Cary SUP Surfboard 50+ female 02:09:08.67 56 1
Maura Prendiville SUP 12'6" 18-49 female 02:09:10.63 57 2
Luc Cary SUP Unlimited 18-49 male 02:09:11.58 58 1
Kate Craig Prone Stock U18 female 02:13:03.92 59 1
Mark Craig SUP 14' 18-49 male 02:13:15.67 60 9
Nick Franco Prone Unlimited 18-49 male 1:09:15.57 61 3

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