Paddle racing on San Francisco Bay

Our sixth and final race of the season was lucky to once again get a great weather window. With that said the day brought to memory one our favorite quotes.

“Life is not waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Green

And dance we did despite the fact the rain was really just a whimper of precipitation. Our shop motto is “Rain or shine we are on the starting line” so over the years the race community has counted on us to make a rainy day a fun day on the water. While it was the only race of the year to not sell out we did see over 50 paddlers ready to take on the challenge.

Stand up paddleboard racing

As we look at what is going on in the world we can only fell blessed. With all the strife in the world to be able to get together and raise money and have fun at the same time. And as for the money raising part $2200 was raised in support or Lifehouse. Lifehouse is a local charity that helps the developmentally challenged find a path to independence and we could not be more proud to see our community dig so deep to help them out. (pictured below the short course boats flying off the line)

Racing action was on our normal courses and featured nearly windless conditions. Some racers even reported a little bump pushing them on the way back which is certainly a treat this time of year. Paddle of the day went to Zoe Rice and Ariel Bryant who turned in a new course record on the double surfski on the short course throwing down a time of 22:32 obliterating the old record.

We once again thank everyone who paddled and we hope to see you again soon. Preferably on the water

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Results (SUP Long -1 minute, short course boats -10 minutes, short course SUP -11 Minutes)

Course Name(s) Category Age Group Gender Time Rank Place
Long    Zachary Alva Surfski/kayak 1 person Open 18-55 male 45:31.6 1 1
Long    Petri Alva Surfski/kayak 1 person Juniors male 46:44.0 2 1
Long    John Dye, Amy Byers Surfski/kayak 2 person Open 18-55 mixed 48:33.5 3 1
Long    Albert Szilvasy Surfski/kayak 1 person Open 18-55 male 48:35.0 4 2
Long    Kenny Howell Surfski/kayak 1 person Masters 56+ male 48:37.8 5 1
Long    Viorel Popa Surfski/kayak 1 person Open 18-55 male 48:39.0 6 3
Long    Jody McComas, Alan Bodtker Surfski/kayak 2 person Masters 56+ male 49:38.1 7 1
Long    Claire Stabile, Chauncey Cody Outrigger 2 person Open 18-55 mixed 51:33.2 8 1
Long    Steve Axt Surfski/kayak 1 person Open 18-55 male 51:34.1 9 4
Long    Paul Macintyre Surfski/kayak 1 person Masters 56+ male 51:59.7 10 2
Long    Mike Staninec, Fred Schiess Surfski/kayak 2 person Masters 56+ male 54:54.7 11 2
Long    Richard Weeks Outirigger 1 person Open 18-55 male 55:01.6 12 1
Long    Julieta Gismondi Surfski/kayak 1 person Open 18-55 female 56:06.8 13 1
Long    Avalon Johnson Surfski/kayak 1 person Masters 56+ female 58:24.0 14 1
Long    Mary Ann King Surfski/kayak 1 person Open 18-55 female 59:20.9 15 2
Long    Pete Gauvin SUP 14' Open 18-55 male 59:59.3 16 1
Long    Mike Mccoy Surfski/kayak 1 person Masters 56+ male 04:14.4 17 3
Long    David Tune Surfski/kayak 1 person Open 18-55 male 05:22.4 18 5
Long    Robin Gandolfi Outirigger 1 person Masters 56+ female 05:23.6 19 1
Long    Geoffrey Sears Surfski/kayak 1 person Masters 56+ male 05:31.3 20 4
Long    Jen Fuller SUP 12'6  Masters 56+ female 06:31.7 21 1
Long    Vincent Fallourd SUP 14' Open 18-55 male 06:40.5 22 2
Long    Trey Strickland  SUP 14' Open 18-55 male 19:55.0 23 1
Long    Jack Charlesworth SUP 12'6  Juniors male 20:55.3 24 1
Long    Kaitlin  Ferguson  SUP 14' Open 18-55 female 32:03.1 25 1
Long    Bridget  Schneider SUP 14' Open 18-55 female 49:59.5 26 2
               
Short     Rowan Ferraro SurfSki/Kayak 1 person Juniors male 30:06.3 1 1
Short     Aidan Fusco SurfSki/Kayak 1 person Juniors male 30:06.9 2 2
Short     Jonas Moore SurfSki/Kayak 1 person Juniors male 30:07.5 3 3
Short     Caetano Walsh SurfSki/Kayak 1 person Juniors male 30:08.0 4 4
Short     Sebastian Kauffman SurfSki/Kayak 1 person Juniors male 30:49.4 5 5
Short     Beck Geiser SurfSki/Kayak 1 person Juniors male 32:23.2 6 6
Short     Zoe Rice, Doug Bryant Surfski/Kayak Double Juniors female 32:32.8 7 1
Short     Thade Hutchins SurfSki/Kayak 1 person Juniors male 35:27.4 8 7
Short     Audrey Johnson SurfSki/Kayak 1 person Juniors female 35:48.4 9 1
Short     Violet Ryan SurfSki/Kayak 1 person Juniors female 35:50.2 10 2
Short     Rob Heinemann SUP 14 Masters 56+ male 45:16.9 1 1
Short     Sara Markuson SUP 12'6  Open 18-55 female 45:31.3 11 1
Short     Claudia Breuer SUP 12'6  Open 18-55 female 46:12.9 12 2
Short     Tracy Radcliffe SUP 12'6  Open 18-55 female 50:12.5 13 3
Short     Jeff Blake SUP Under 12ft 6" Open 18-55 male 54:02.7 14 1
Short     William Lanier SUP Inflatable Open 18-55 male 00:20.8 15 1
Short     Sandra Halladey SUP Inflatable Masters 56+ female 00:21.6 16 1

 

Stand up paddleboard racing on San Francisco Baty