Jim Nosella


Racer info
Age: 30
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Gender: Male
Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Country: Canada
Sports: Paddling
Paddling - kayak
Skiing - cross-country
Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Racer notes

#ishouldbuyaboat

My race results 69 total
TNR - May 24 - Twin Island 10km
Place: 17th
Time: 58:59.4
Distance: Long Course -10km
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 24, 2016
TNR - Nordic Jan 12.16 Guess Your time
Place: 17th
Time: 14:11.1
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jan 12, 2016

Race report

Wow! Faster than Bob!

Hong Kong Dragon Run 2015
Place: 44th
Time: 3:04:14.3
Distance: Dragon Run 24km
Category: SS Male
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date: Nov 21, 2015
TNR - May 26 - Twin Island
Place: 10th
Time: 54:36.5
Distance: Long course
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 26, 2015

Race report

K1

TNR - Bedwell Bay nav light
Place: 29th
Time: 33:10.2
Distance: Long course
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 12, 2015

Race report

First race in a long time

TNR-Sept 9- Last Race- Cove Laps
Place: 5th
Time: 24:37.3
Distance: 2 Laps
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 9, 2014
TNR-Aug 19- Jug Island Time Trial
Place: 13th
Time: 25:28.0
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 19, 2014
Place: 1st
Time: 34:22.4
Distance: 3- Laps
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 27, 2013
TNR-Aug 20- Individual Time Trail
Place: 6th
Time: 24:27.9
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 20, 2013

Race report

Pretty mediocre effort from me. No paddling and all biking will do that. August 26 marks the start of 2014 training so we will see what kind of launching point it puts me at for next time. Nothing like crap and knowing you can do better to get some motivation in.

US Surfski Championships- 2013
Place: 25th
Time: 2:02:59.6
Category: Surfski Men Open
Sport: Paddling
Location: Redwood City, CA, United States
Date: Aug 3, 2013
USSSC Mid Week Pre Run Race
Place: 14th
Time: 1:42:03.8
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Redwood City, CA, United States
Date: Jul 31, 2013

Race report

Awfully long for what should have been an easy shakedown race and just a preview for USSSC. No drink system was a bit of an issue too. Fun little race against Erik Wermus near the end.

Wildside 2013
Place: 12th
Time: 3:05:37.0
Category: Men Surfski
Sport: Paddling
Location: Hood River, OR, United States
Date: Jul 27, 2013
TNR-July 2- Lone Rock-Rac-Jug Isl
Place: 7th
Time: 38:52.2
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 2, 2013

Race report

Good speed cruise with the K1 crowd. I felt good and was able to pace kids taking the season a whole lot more seriously than I was. Maybe some got hooked on ski racing too; Alex Brent says maybe...

TNR-June 25- Conquer The Cove
Place: 1st
Time: 29:42.1
Distance: Full Course Relay
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 25, 2013
TNR - May 28th - Twin Isl 10km
Place: 17th
Time: 58:18.0
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 28, 2013

Race report

Raced in the Think EZE which I still had from Ski to Sea last Sunday. ((58m18s)/(50m50s))*100-100 results in 14% back from race leader which is below the EZE's optimal speed (and the pace I should be at). Extrapolating my time in an Uno Max I would have got a 54:54 which means the repo man would have beat me. Uh-oh.

TNR - May 14th - North Bedwell Light
Place: 4th
Time: 28:36.9
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 14, 2013
May 12th - Tour de Indian Arm
Place: 8th
Time: 1:23:09.4
Distance: 17km Long Course
Category: Men HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 12, 2013

Race report

Downright leisurely pace. Stuck to the race plan of keeping everything reasonably paced especially after racing the paddler's classic the day before.

TNR - April 30 - Beachview Criterium
Place: 4th
Time: 29:35.0
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 30, 2013
TNR - April 9th - Lone Rock
Place: 9th
Time: 28:16.1
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 9, 2013
TNR - Nordic - Jan 15th - 8.6km
Place: 28th
Time: 28:05.1
Distance: 8.6km
Category: Men Skate
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jan 15, 2013
SSS - November 4th
Place: 14th
Time: 11:45.7
Distance: 2km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Nov 4, 2012
SSS - October 28th
Place: 2nd
Time: 9:00.2
Distance: 2km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Oct 28, 2012

Race report

Chopped off a full minute over that terrible SSS 2 weeks ago.

SSS - October 14th
Place: 2nd
Time: 10:05.2
Distance: 2km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Oct 14, 2012

Race report

Over 10'? I wanna die.

TNR - Sep 4 - Grey Rx Hamber Figure 8
Place: 6th
Time: 27:38.0
Distance: 5.7km
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 4, 2012
Big Chop - August 9/12
Place: 2nd
Time: 41:54.2
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf-M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 9, 2012
TNR - Aug 7th- Bedwell Bay 5knot can
Place: 3rd
Time: 39:24.6
Distance: Long
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 7, 2012
TNR - July 31rst - Lone Rock Racoon Isl
Place: 23rd
Time: 46:01.1
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 31, 2012

Race report

Very, very bad night for a K1.

TNR - July 24 - Great Kayak/Paddle Swap
Place: 5th
Time: 1:04:49.5
Distance: Swap
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 24, 2012
TNR - July 10 - Jug Isl, Hamber Isl
Place: Unplaced
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 17, 2012

Race report

I hadn't had a good training session in a week. I somehow fell in more than the required amount. While floating in the water, I decided I had enough and just went for a paddle. The next day in my K1, I decided to backtrack to my last 3 star workout. It seemed to get training back on track. Just an unfortunate night because all the superstars were on hand to have what should have been a great race.

Lake Placid International
Place: Unplaced
Distance: Varies
Category: Open
Sport: Paddling
Location: Lake Placid, NY, United States
Date: Jul 7, 2012

Race report

K1 200m: 39.990
K1 1000m: 4:05.550

TNR - June 26- Hamber Jug Island
Place: 1st
Time: 33:49.7
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 26, 2012

Race report

Nic showed up which was the shocker of the night. Same ol same ol for this race. Surprisingly fast sprint with relatively low effort. Steady all the way around the allegedly 7 k course. Decided to go for the finish way early which only kind of paid off; I had open water on Shane at one point but the real finish happened within 100m of the dock where it was the race to hold him off at the finish.

TNR - June 5 - Roche Point Maple Beach
Place: 3rd
Time: 50:27.1
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 5, 2012

Race report

Shane legit won that race. No excuses or stories on how or why I could have done better. High effort throughout and catching back up to Eric after he somehow got away near the Hamber lighthouse left nothing in the tank for the finish that was supposed to happen 500m out and be sustained to the finish. Finish ended up being only 200m and I had to drop off early.

TNR - May 29th- Grey Rocks Roche Point
Place: 6th
Time: 42:36.9
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 29, 2012

Race report

Raced a Think eze. Dion pulled a textbook wash riding scum move and got a free ride for a good 10 minutes. Did my best to hand on to a wave like 10 sets back. I wish I brought my GPS because there would have been some interesting data from that race.

Tour De' Indian Arm - May 20th 2012
Place: 12th
Time: 1:39:06.3
Distance: long - 19km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 20, 2012

Race report

No drink system, no warm up, no ideal paddle clothing, no problem. I set a goal of top 5 this morning and coming in 5th in class was perfect. Fast wash ride down to Cates park with Gareth and Jan, then I got tired and waited for Shane and Kirk. Comfortable wash ride until about 2000m after the 180° turn, then I got tired again and took my own line in to Admiralty point. Easy finish in to the cove with Warren and Dean.

TNR - May 15th - Jug Isl to Lone Rock
Place: 1st
Time: 28:24.0
Distance: Long
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 15, 2012
TNR - May 8th - Bedwell Bay Light
Place: 2nd
Time: 26:57.4
Distance: Long
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 8, 2012
TNR - May 1 - Hamber/Grey Rocks Figure 8
Place: 1st
Time: 27:18.4
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 1, 2012

Race report

We need Gareth back so the middle of the race is a high-speed grind and not a wash riding party with only me invited.

2012 Dan Harris Challenge
Place: 20th
Time: 1:16:48.6
Sport: Paddling
Location: Oak Harbor, WA, United States
Date: Apr 29, 2012

Race report

Started on my own near shore after a last minute foot rest adjustment. Long start sprint to rejoin the group. Good wash ride for a several k until the pace fell below what it should have been. Accelerated off on my own and made chase for the OC6. Never caught up but instead succumbed to some mad pain and was caught by the Fasts and Jeff and Katja to finish farily close together. Good effort.

TNR - April 24th - Grey Rocks Buoy Laps
Place: 1st
Time: 24:15.8
Distance: Long
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 24, 2012
TNR - April 17th - Time Trial to Jug Isl
Place: 15th
Time: 29:37.1
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 17, 2012
TNR April 10 - Lone Rock Point
Place: 2nd
Time: 24:28.6
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 10, 2012

Race report

Excellent race. Made up for the terrible season opener by me. Just need Shane, Gareth, and Ken back for a rematch.

Place: 4th
Time: 21:43.4
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 3, 2012
The Final SSS october 30th
Place: 1st
Time: 9:27.7
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Oct 30, 2011
October 30th the workout
Place: 1st
Time: 9:38.7
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Oct 30, 2011
Sss October 23
Place: 1st
Time: 9:25.2
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Oct 23, 2011
Sss october 16
Place: 1st
Time: 9:26.9
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Oct 16, 2011
SSS October 9th 2011
Place: 1st
Time: 9:09.3
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Oct 9, 2011
SSS September 25th 2011
Place: 3rd
Time: 9:38.7
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 25, 2011

Race report

Not a very fun TT. Felt like I lacked connection for a major portion of it. Wasn't thinking about tech, was thinking about just going hard. Working hard does not always equal high speed. Great training session after though.

TNR Sept 20- Doubles Race
Place: 2nd
Time: 23:22.3
Distance: Long
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 20, 2011
TNR Sept 13 - Marine 5 knot Grey Rocks
Place: 1st
Time: 23:35.4
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 13, 2011

Race report

What a way to end the (skingle ski racing) season. "Won" the hotspot and won the race.

Basic race summary; I underestimated Dion's ability to start and Dion underestimated my ability to finish.

Warren was a man on fire and actually pulled a couple accelerations during the race. Pace stayed fast throughout. Dion got really sneaky a couple times through the race and accelerated up agead to get Warren and I, who were flanking him, to accelerate with him. Dion then dropped back and sat on the v-wash for a good while until somebody realized what was going on and a put a stop to it... then he would do it again.

TNR Sept 6 - Grey Rx Hamber Isl Figure 8
Place: 1st
Time: 24:40.9
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 6, 2011
TNR Aug 30- Grey Rocks Time Trial
Place: 1st
Time: 18:33.1
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 30, 2011

Race report

Just to be clear, this race was around "Grey Rocks Island" as described by the map detailing the race course. The actual "Grey Rocks" formation is described as a "rocky shoal" http://www.deepcovekayak.com/map/grey-rocks/ . A shoal is further defined as "a place where a sea, river, or other body of water is shallow" or "a sandbank or sand bar in the bed of a body of water, especially one that is exposed above the surface of the water at low tide" http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/shoal . Therefore, a shoal is navigable.

Other than that, pretty fast TT by me. Much better than my last race 2 weeks ago when I couldn't get my boat adjusted right. Hip positioning felt excellent and the boat was moving well except for the portions closer to shore when the reflected waves made staying stable and having good boat roll difficult. I tried not to wash ride the tugboat sized waves from Shane and Dion at the finish but what can you do when a freight train rolls by.

TNR Aug 16- Grey Rocks Hamber Jug Island
Place: 3rd
Time: 38:04.7
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 16, 2011
TNR Aug 9- Bedwell Bay 5kn Can
Place: 2nd
Time: 38:29.7
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 9, 2011

Race report

Literally being chased by a freight train most of the race.

A solid race nonetheless. Time was helped by some serious wash provided by the chase boat who were too busy trying to get video of Sean paddling to notice the nice boost to my speed they were giving me.

TNR Aug 2 - Roche Point Maple Beach
Place: 3rd
Time: 50:18.9
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 2, 2011

Race report

After floundering about attempting to do a remount and losing my paddle in the process, I began the race with a significant handicap. I hope I didn't scare the slower folk too bad when I charged up to the front. Caught John by Boulder and rested on his wash until Roche Point. Told John that I would be accelerating to catch the lead group after I made the turn around the lighthouse and that he should come for the ride; unfortunately, I took the corner quickly and John didn't. On the charge up to the lead group, I made up 75% of the distance on my own and 25% from some lucky waves provided by the chase boat. It's not cheating because I started way behind. Back up with the group and competitive by Maple Beach where I tapered off and had an almost pleasant paddle back to the cove with Ty and the Fitz double. The early sprint at the finish was about 350m out and seemed to have scared them off. I still can't believe that I made up so much ground after that start. Paddling race, not swimming.

TNR July 19-Lone Rock Raccoon Island
Place: 1st
Time: 35:54.1
Distance: Long
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 19, 2011

Race report

No idea how I won this one. No real training for 2 weeks and an easy race makes for a (sortof) win. K2s don't count.

Canada Day Regatta
Place: 1st
Distance: 200m
Category: Open Mens K1
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Date: Jul 1, 2011

Race report

Won the K1 200m, the most important race.

TNR June 28  -  Lesser Kayak Swap
Place: 2nd
Time: 29:46.5
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 28, 2011

Race report

First time on the lesser kayak swap that I didn't completely die on the stairs on BP trail.

TNR June 21 - Grey Rocks Hamber Island
Place: 4th
Time: 21:29.1
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 21, 2011

Race report

Yup, that was a race.

TNR June 14
Place: 1st
Time: 30:24.0
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 14, 2011

Race report

Mad lactic acid right before the turn around the freighter. Kept it together and finished strong.

TNR June 7- Superhero Night - Bedwell
Place: 6th
Time: 39:34.1
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 7, 2011

Race report

I swear Bob still owes me a shirt for this race.

TNR May 31 - Grey Rocks Roche Point
Place: 7th
Time: 40:45.2
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 31, 2011

Race report

Race report

TNR May 24th -- Lone Raccoon Twinn Jug
Place: 7th
Time: 53:39.5
Distance: long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 24, 2011

Race report

Dropped off the lead group at Twin islands. Kept making progress to catch back up, especially right before Jug. By the time the Jug to Cove leg came, I spent too much energy trying to catch up but not catching up.

TNR May 17th - Bedwell Lone Rock
Place: 3rd
Time: 32:44.0
Distance: long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 17, 2011

Race report

John or Ben with Eric in a double should be banned.

Tour De Arm --- May 15th 2011
Place: 23rd
Time: 1:42:30.2
Distance: long - 19km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 15, 2011

Race report

First Tour de Arm and I did not enjoy it.

I keep telling myself to stick to sprinting but I keep entering these races.

TNR May 10th -- Bedwell Bay Light
Place: 8th
Time: 28:30.9
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 10, 2011

Race report

Report

TNR May 3rd - Grey Rx Hamber fig8
Place: 6th
Time: 22:56.8
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 3, 2011

Race report

Usually a fun course but I felt fatigued after getting over some illness I had.

TNR April 26 - Hamber/Boulder
Place: 11th
Time: 25:16.9
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 26, 2011

Race report

TNR April 12
Place: 2nd
Time: 24:00.8
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 12, 2011

Race report

A reasonable start to the season behind the perpetually fast Gareth.