Bob Putnam


Racer info
Age: 59
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210 lbs
Gender: Male
Hometown: Deep Cove, BC
Country: Canada
Sports: Paddling - kayak
Skiing - cross-country
Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Racer notes

Surf ski Paddler, XC Skier who enjoys recreational racing, SUP paddlers and racer.

My race results 23 total
Sound Rowers: Bellingham Bay 2017
Place: 5th
Time: 1:17:10.6
Distance: 10mi (two laps)
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Bellingham, WA, United States
Date: Mar 25, 2017
Board the Fjord 2014
Place: 5th
Time: 1:30:00.2
Distance: 14km Long Course
Category: Men's 14'
Sport: Paddling - SUP
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 14, 2014
2014 USSC Mid Week Pre Run Race
Place: 3rd
Time: 1:56:45.5
Category: Surfski Sr Masters Men
Sport: Paddling
Location: San Mateo, CA, United States
Date: Aug 13, 2014
Tour de Indian Arm - May 11 2014
Place: 9th
Time: 1:29:58.7
Distance: 17km Long Course
Category: Men HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 11, 2014
Tour de Indian Arm - May 11 2014
Place: Unplaced
Distance: 10.5km Short Course
Category: SUP Men 14'
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 11, 2014
US Surfski Championships- 2013
Place: 50th
Time: 2:03:35.9
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Redwood City, CA, United States
Date: Aug 3, 2013
TNR Sept 13 - Marine 5 knot Grey Rocks
Place: 4th
Time: 23:45.7
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 13, 2011
TNR Sept 6 - Grey Rx Hamber Isl Figure 8
Place: 7th
Time: 26:50.0
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 6, 2011

Race report

Paddled a Fenn Elite Double with my best buddy Seth. 1st time this season. We had good speed at the start but faded as the race progressed and watched Marshall and Curtis pull away. We were able to put "The Hurt" on Chris D. who was riding our wash into the finish. We would pulled ahead, he would grind his way back on, then we would pull ahead. Kinda fun in a sick masochistic way. Sorry Chris. Just before entering Deep Cove Marshall and Curtis were about 100 metre ahead and Seth, "Let's go for it and catch them!!!" So I said " I hate to break it to you son, but it ain't gonna happen!"

TNR Aug 30- Grey Rocks Time Trial
Place: 6th
Time: 19:36.3
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 30, 2011

Race report

Dock Ducking, Corner Cutters...grumble grumble

Big Chop
Place: 5th
Distance: 4 km
Category: SUP Unlimited
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 25, 2011

Race report

Paddle SUP in the Little Chop. Great fun with a bit of surfing on the return leg

TNR Aug 23 - Racoon Isl Jug Isl
Place: 4th
Time: 36:55.2
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 23, 2011

Race report

A very civilized start, made for a large group. Shane and Dion held the pace at about 12.5 km/hr. Slowly people started to drop off the back. With frequent motor boat wash rides Dion re-joined the lead group. Finally it was myself, Ken Stanick and Shane in the lead. From Raccoon to Jug we were averaging 13.5 km/hr. Then I fell off the pace about 1/3 of the way over from Jug to Deep Cove. The others weren't far behind and Daryl caught and passed me at the finish. Good Clean Fun

TNR Aug 16- Grey Rocks Hamber Jug Island
Place: 2nd
Time: 37:24.9
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 16, 2011

Race report

I almost gave up at the start. Was still feeling tired from US Surf Ski Champs. I backed off the pace a bit and then jumped on the wave of Curtis and Marshall's double. Got re-charged and managed to catch up to Shane. The mandator remount at Hamber Island helped me get some ground on Jeff R. and I went out into the flood current for some additional speed. I was hitting 14 km/hr. At Jug another remount and the combination of paddling hard but most of Shane waiting for me, THANKS Shane. I caught up to the big guy and held on while he pulled me to the finish. I saw Jim trying to jump on but then he was gone. Shane dropped me at the finish.

US Surf Ski Championships
Place: 6th
Distance: 17 Miles / 27 km
Category: Senior Master
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Sausalito, CA, United States
Date: Aug 13, 2011

Race report

It was a tough race. Current played a big roll...staying out of it. I managed to create a gap between myself and Ken Stanick by following the shoreline and staying out of the current. Ken however caught me by Point Blunt. I managed to catch a great runner and created another gap. I started to push and take some chances as I new he would be chasing hard. Then I dumped! Losing a minute in my remount. Ken beat me by 30-ish seconds and avoided a years worth of gloating. I missed out on top 5 Senior Masters by 1 minute. Doh!! Must train harder for next year. Drink more milk

TNR Aug 9- Bedwell Bay 5kn Can
Place: 14th
Time: 43:02.0
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 9, 2011

Race report

Decided that killing myself to stay with the lead group a 4 days from US Surf Ski Champs wasn't such a good idea so I backed off and was domestic for jodi

TNR Aug 2 - Roche Point Maple Beach
Place: 6th
Time: 51:22.8
Distance: Long
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 2, 2011
TNR July 5- Hamber Jug
Place: 3rd
Time: 34:49.4
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 5, 2011

Race report

Good Race, Shane M. humored me, allowing me to hang with him until the final sprint where he dropped me like a hot potatoe

Round Bowen Challenge
Place: Unplaced
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Bowen Island, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 26, 2011
TNR June 14
Place: 4th
Time: 30:49.2
Distance: Long
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 14, 2011
TNR June 7- Superhero Night - Bedwell
Place: 3rd
Time: 39:22.0
Distance: Long
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 7, 2011
Big Chop
Place: 2nd
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 2, 2011

Race report

Rainy night. I did the Little Chop on a 14' Starboard Ace. Stand Up Paddle Board

TNR May 31 - Grey Rocks Roche Point
Place: 2nd
Time: 39:25.4
Distance: Long
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 31, 2011
Ski To Sea Bellingham - XC Ski Leg
Place: 42nd
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Mt Baker, WA, United States
Date: May 29, 2011

Race report

500 People on the start line. Beautiful day, a lot of work for a 20 minute race. I'll paddle next year.

TNR May 24th -- Lone Raccoon Twinn Jug
Place: 4th
Time: 52:21.4
Distance: long
Category: MHPK
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 24, 2011