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  1. Tuesday Night Paddlesport Race- TNR #11 RedBull Takeover

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    June 11th TNR is a RED BULL TAKE OVER check out the video below for a description of the course.

    In the summer we host the Tuesday Night Paddle Sport Race or as we like to call it …TNR.

    It runs from April 2nd till Sept 17th at Deep Cove Kayak Centre.

    You can either race a paddleboard, seakayak, surfski, OC-1 or a prone board or what ever “floats your boat”. This race has a fun atmosphere, the race course is somewhat different every week and there are great prizing after every race from our local businesses. Arrive at the Deep Cove Kayak shop between 6-7 pm to register and pay your $5 entry fee. Race starts promptly at 7 pm, prizing happens right after the race at the beach  then to The Raven for beers and burgers!

    Check out our Facebook events page or website for updated information.

    Race photos click here

  2. TNR #20 Maple Beach Multi Sport

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    Maple Beach Multi Sport where you will  paddle, run, swim.

    TNR runs from April 2nd till Sept 17th at Deep Cove Kayak Centre.

    You can either race a paddleboard, seakayak, surfski, OC-1 or a prone board or what ever “floats your boat”. This race has a fun atmosphere, the race course is somewhat different every week and there are great prizing after every race from our local businesses. Arrive at the Deep Cove Kayak shop between 6-7 pm to register and pay your $5 entry fee. Race starts promptly at 7 pm, prizing happens right after the race at the beach then to The Raven for beers and burgers!

    Check out our Facebook events page or website for updated information.

    Facebook event click here

     

  3. TNR #21 Tight and Bright

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    Tight and Bright , yep you read that one correctly. This is always interesting to see who dresses up and who doesn’t. (makes it interesting when everybody plays along and dresses up) Make it Tight and Bright racers, cameras will be flashing !!

    TNR runs from April 2nd till Sept 17th at Deep Cove Kayak Centre.

    You can either race a paddleboard, seakayak, surfski, OC-1 or a prone board or what ever “floats your boat”. This race has a fun atmosphere, the race course is somewhat different every week and there are great prizing after every race from our local businesses. Arrive at the Deep Cove Kayak shop between 6-7 pm to register and pay your $5 entry fee. Race starts promptly at 7 pm, prizing happens right after the race at the beach then to The Raven for beers and burgers!

    Check out our Facebook events page or website for updated information.

    Facebook event click here

  4. TNR #24- Race of Truth (Sponsored by the RCMSAR)

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    Once again, another season has come and gone… but oh man did we have some good times. I would love to sit here and reminisce, but we have next year to look forward to. Come on people TNR is not going anywhere and neither are we. Unfortunately, I could not attend the year-end race party… I made the responsible adult decision to get a good night’s sleep as I am amid some long and horrible work deadlines… but enough about my boring life. To all those who did make it out to the raven last night, I am sure you all had a great time without the presence of Cam. Before we get to ahead of ourselves, I would like to thank the couple that makes this night possible. Massive shout out to Mike and Karly for being the most hardcore race organizers out there, they continue to absolutely kill it week after week.

     

    I am very fortunate to have been let into the tight SUP community of Deep Cove this past season and plan on continuing paddling as I find a renewed love for the sport. I didn’t make it to as many races as I would have liked, but there is always next year. On another note for those who know what I am talking about stay on your toes this winter… As you sit in your favourite comfy armchair sipping adequately priced craft beer, sucking back turkey and stuffing, I want the fear of me training all winter in the back of your mind. You know who you are **cough Tim, Dorian, Kelvin **cough.. I’m coming for you all.

     

    The last race of the season is always a good one. The race of truth… where bank accounts are thrown out the window, and everyone is on the same playing field. The SS found themselves paddling some sturdy sea kayaks, and the SUPs were on the ever so stable GOs. The course was a three-lap buoy course where carnage ensued.

     

    In the kayak division is was Tony Hodanic who took home 1st. I was told Tony is regularly an outrigger paddler. I think its time to make the switch Tony and give some of our SS regulars a run for their money. Steve and Andrew cleaned up 2nd and 3rd as there were battles and even some water fights happening left and right.

     

    As for the SUPs, the battle was not as fierce because most of them were trying to avoid getting hit by the razor-sharp wing blades. It was Adam G claiming 1st  with Gary G and Dorian close behind. A well-fought battle was had on all board as some were a tad quicker than others.

     

    As our TNR season comes to a close, it does not mean that the racing season is over. We have one more race to go, and boy is it a doozy. The 32km Indian Arm Challenge is taking place this weekend, September 14th. Register as a team or take on the challenge alone. I will see you all next season! Till next time…

    Race results here: Click here for results

    Race Photos here:

  5. TNR #22 Cascadia Double ‘No Cup’ Cup

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    Welcome back, everyone! The days are getting shorter, and we only have a few races left. Who else agrees that summer is to short around here. We could use at least a couple more months of this weather… That being said there was no shortage of longboats in Deep Cove this past Tuesday night! It was the annual doubles races where racers pick a mate and battle it out tandem style. There were doubles surf skis, double kayaks, and even a quadruple paddleboard! The doubles night was a huge success; you could say our attendance “doubled”…

    Last Tuesdays course was a rather long a gruelling straighty away which took paddlers south to Grey Rocks the shot right back up north all the way to Lone Rock and returning to the Cove. In total, this course was 8.5KM, and it was no easy feat.

    As is tradition, we start with the surf ski division. Even though it was doubles night, the single division was still a competitive and robust pack. Carl “Iron Arm” Tessmann showed up and tried to compete with the doubles. He managed to snag first overall in the singles, but couldn’t hold on to team Putnam. Daryl Remmler was a strong 2nd, and Nathan Middleton is having a late-season push and placed 3rd!

    Now for the doubles. Now we all know Bob has been avoiding a few races as of late, but he happens to show up for the one where he’s partnered with Seth. Team Putnam was way to dominate; they toyed with the other doubles as Seth and Bob put on a surf ski clinic. Finishing two minutes ahead of the next double there was no catching the dynamic duo. In total there were ten double teams which made for a formidable competition for 2nd and 3rd. There was a large pack chasing down top positions, but it was the duo of Scott Wanless/Paul Hansen and Brian Page/ Trista Bilmer that took home 2nd and 2nd places. Congrats to all teams that participated!

    There were only two SUPs that did the long course this past Tuesday. Jason Bennett, who was on his regular 14″ SUP and the team of Davide, Tim, Adam, and Kim on the Quad SUP. It was quite a sight to see four paddlers on one board. It was almost comical the size of wake they were putting off as Jason was struggling to draft, showing you what four strong paddlers can do when they join forces.

    All in all, it was another great night out on the water. A quick reminder that the Indian Arm Challenge is approaching fast! Register while you can our you’ll be missing on a great time! See you all next week!

    Race Results Click here for results

    Race Photos click here

  6. TNR #20 Maple Beach Multi Sport

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    Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of the TNR weekly. Last night was a special race for me. The reason being is I raced for the first time in 4 years. Now that being said just because I have not been racing doesn’t mean I wasn’t secretly training for this specific race for two months. It was the Maple Beach Multi-Sport race and let’s say I picked it for a reason. It was my one chance to take down some of TNR’s biggest SUP giants. I felt I had an excellent opportunity as there was more than just paddling involved. There was a 1.8Km run followed by a 200M swim than another run and finishing on the board.

     

    Being back on the start line at TNR was a blast. Kelvin was chatting me up before the race, and I think he was trying to throw me off my game. Regardless, I stuck to my plan I had a quick start and got ahead early so I could avoid the chop from paddles thrashing. I knew I couldn’t compete in a straight-up paddle so I sat back and reserved my energy for the run where I knew I had my best shot of making up time. I was the 6th SUP to hit Belcara Beach, and I basically tossed my gear to the side and just sprinted. Catching Tim first, Dorian, then last but not least big Kelvin “The Situation” Humenny. I held them all off through the swim and sprinted hard to my board. I knew the race wasn’t done so I conserved my energy till I hit the south 5 Knot can where I look over my shoulder and who do I see…? None other than Dorain himself breathing down my neck. I managed to hold him off as my legs were barely able to keep my body on my board. As a turn to congratulate Dorian before I can say a word, he turns to me and says in a friendly tone, “You little ****.” At that moment I knew then I had done my job.

     

    As I did not view this weeks race, it’s based on the results and the conversations I heard at the Raven. There was quite the buzz in the SS division as Lucas Putnam also made his return to TNR. But it was the veteran Rob Hansen who took home the multi-sport honours — followed by Seth Putnam, David Kvick, and Lucas Putnam. It was back and forth between the two brothers as Seth had the edge on the paddle out, but Lucas passed him on the run and swim. Good work to you both.

     

    In the 14″ SUP division it was Jason Bennett who took home 1st. He may or may not have been getting a free ride from Davide on the way out, but we will let it slide this time Jason. Gary Parsons placed 2nd followed by yours truly in 3rd. One highlight to note is the jumping abilities of one Seth Cox, who took home 1st place in the diving competition out at Maple Beach. For those of you who saw the race footage at the Raven, you know what I mean.

     

    Thanks again everyone for reading… if you do reads this.. Next big event coming up is the Indian Arm Challenge on September 14th. Register as a team or solo. We will see you all next week!

    Race Results hereClick here for results

    Race Photos click here 

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