paddle racing in san rafael

"Rain or shine we are on the starting line" is our shop mantra and today's light showers rewarded those who had the spirit to tackle them. 

With a hokey pokey rain forecast (put the rain in, take the rain out) all week it was far from certain what weather would actually greet the fleet of over 50 paddlers up for the challenge. The skippers meeting and race starts took place under cool gray skies and light rain. As soon as the starting gun souonded however the rain went in to hiding with only a shower or two sprinkling over the racers. The upside of the slow moving low pressure system however was the near windless conditions across the entire bay. 

Once again it was a diverse fleet of Outrigger Canoe, Kayaks, Surfski's, prone and stand up paddleboards all racing together on San Francisco Bay, 

Paddle of the day went to Steven Losorelli who threw down a sub one hour time on the long course on a plastic surfski. That is hauling tail. Paddle of the day was a close fought honor however with birthday girl Stephanie Taylor setting the new double surfski record on the short course with her son Kasen pulling hard with his mom all the way through the finish line. 

Paddleboard Racing

Thanks to everyone who raced with us this season. A special thanks to Hint Water for their support for our sport - 8 years straight. Support the businesses that support our sport. Thanks to our volunteers who helped with food and race logistics. We could not do it with out you. See you next season!

More Photos and Videos of all the starts. 

Upcoming events

Almost Every Tuesday Morning Group Paddle Starting March 10th - More Information
Almost Every Saturday Morning Group Paddle - More Information
Saturday March 7th - Paddle Race San Rafael - More Information
Sunday March 8th - Crissy Field Group Paddle - More information
Monday March 9th - Movie Premiere The Longest Wave with Robby Naish - More Information
Thursday March 12th - Free Pain Free Paddling Seminar w/ Kelly Starrett - More Information
Friday March 13th - Free Group SUP Surf - More Information 
Saturday March 14th - Wavechaser Benicia Race - More Information
Thursday March 26th - Free Surfski Seminar - More Information
Thursday March 26th - Launch Party Epic V9 Surfski - More Information
Friday March 27th - Free Group SUP Surf - More Information
Sunday March 29th - Surfski Clinic San Rafael - More Information 
Saturday April 4th - Crissy Field Swap Meet - More Information
Sunday April 5th - Crissy Field Group Paddle - More Information
SANTA CRUZ PADDLEFEST - March 26-29 - More Information 
CALIFORNIA RIVERQUEST - Memorial Day Weekend  -More Information

Complete Results 

Long Coursw            
Name(s) Category Age Group Gender Time Rank Div Rank
Jasper Caddell Surfski Single 18-55 male 00:41:53.71 1 1
Carter Johnson Surfski Single 18-55 male 00:42:36.86 2 2
Ben Lawry, Lise Oberth Surfski Double 56+ mixed 00:42:42.67 3 1
John Dye, TBD Paddler Surfski Double 56+ male 00:45:17.45 4 1
Philip Majumdar Surfski Single under 18 male 00:47:35.27 5 1
Paul Macintyre Surfski Single 56+ male 00:49:47.59 6 1
Jay Wild OC-1 18-55 female 00:51:01.31 7 1
Ian Rice Surfski Single 18-55 male 00:51:13.71 8 3
Amy Byers Surfski Single 18-55 female 00:51:23.24 9 1
Luke Zolnierowski, Lizzie Polgreen OC-2 18-55 male 00:53:14.52 10 1
Michael Gabotr OC-1 18-55 male 00:53:36.60 11 1
Jonathan Slusher, Jenn Quinn OC-2 18-55 mixed 00:54:03.09 12 1
Rand Colwell OC-1 56+ male 00:55:09.09 13 1
Elizabeth Rowell, Elaine Baden Surfski Double 18-55 female 00:55:10.11 14 1
Fred Andersen, Kate Andersen OC-2 56+ mixed 00:56:18.67 15 1
Evan Derdowski OC-1 18-55 male 00:56:41.43 16 2
Geoff James Surfski Single 56+ male 00:58:12.94 17 2
Steven Losorelli Surfski Single 18-55 male 00:58:47.54 18 4
Anik Wild OC-1 18-55 male 00:59:50.99 19 3
Pete Gauvin SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:00:19.91 20 1
Sabine Dukes OC-1 18-55 female 01:00:31.75 21 2
Jeff Cleeland OC-1 56+ male 01:04:08.02 22 2
Micah Hankins SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:04:35.25 23 2
Robin Gandolfi OC-1 56+ female 01:04:52.88 24 1
Steve Axt SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:06:20.82 25 3
Brian Peterson Prone Unlimited 18-55 male 01:11:14.41 26 1
jesse hillman SUP 12'6" 18-55 male 01:17:00.37 27 1
Rory McGuire SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:17:56.25 28 4
Gary Leong SUP 14' 56+ male 01:18:17.13 29 1
Jack Akrop Prone 14' 18-55 male 01:21:23.91 30 1
Isiah Hollis Prone Stock under 18 male 01:21:24.75 31 1
Clare Abram SUP 12'6" 18-55 female 01:21:47.96 32 1
dan johnson Kayak 18-55 male 01:23:57.30 33 1
George Aherne Kayak 56+ male 01:30:22.55 34 1
             
Short Course            
Kasen Taylor, Stephanie Taylor Surfski Double under 18 male 00:30:17.26 1 1
Jacob Johnson Surfski Single under 18 male 00:32:36.79 2 1
Jody Mccomas Surfski Single 56+ male 00:32:59.35 3 1
Dave Hook OC-1 56+ male 00:34:59.97 4 1
Emily Forrer OC-1 18-55 female 00:36:17.50 5 1
Leo Montero SUP 14' 18-55 male 00:38:41.33 6 1
Gaetano Walsh Surfski Single under 18 male 00:39:20.31 7 2
Bob Cooper Kayak 56+ male 00:41:03.24 8 1
Vincent Huang SUP 14' 56+ male 00:41:09.53 9 1
Audrey Johnson Surfski Single under 18 female 00:41:42.43 10 1
Madeleine King SUP 12'6" 56+ female 00:42:57.63 11 1
Jeff Kay Prone Unlimited 18-55 male 00:43:33.41 12 1
Cathy Huang SUP 12'6" 56+ female 00:44:32.27 13 2
Mette Hansen SUP 14' 56+ female 00:48:58.66 14 1
Alyssa Cash SUP Under 12'6" 18-55 female 00:54:43.42 15 1

 

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