Shane Martin


Racer info
Age: 47
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 220 lbs
Gender: Male
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Sports: Paddling
Paddling - canoe
Paddling - kayak
Sailing
Updated: Saturday, September 18, 2021
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Whey-Ah-Wichen Whipper
Place: 3rd
Time: 1:15:37.3
Distance: 15km
Category: Men HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 18, 2021
TNR - LIVE - Sept 14
Place: 2nd
Time: 28:30.3
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 14, 2021
Jericho Wavechaser #15
Place: 2nd
Time: 24:38.0
Distance: Long
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 9, 2021
TNR - LIVE - Sept 7
Place: 5th
Time: 29:27.4
Distance: 3 laps - 6km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 7, 2021
TNR - LIVE - Aug 31
Place: 5th
Time: 29:43.9
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 31, 2021
Jericho Wavechaser #13
Place: 1st
Time: 44:59.3
Distance: Long
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 26, 2021
TNR - LIVE - Aug 24
Place: 1st
Time: 34:19.3
Distance: Just paddle - Long Course
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 24, 2021
Jericho Wavechaser #12
Place: 3rd
Time: 36:11.5
Distance: Long
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 19, 2021
TNR - LIVE - Aug 17
Place: 2nd
Time: 37:40.1
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPDK
Gender: F/M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 17, 2021
Jericho Wavechaser #11
Place: 1st
Time: 38:54.5
Distance: Long
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 12, 2021
TNR - LIVE - Aug 10
Place: 3rd
Time: 28:28.5
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 10, 2021
TNR - LIVE - July 27
Place: 2nd
Time: 27:52.2
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 27, 2021
Jericho Wavechaser #8
Place: 2nd
Time: 48:18.4
Distance: Long
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 22, 2021
TNR - LIVE - July 20
Place: 2nd
Time: 43:53.1
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPDK
Gender: F/M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 20, 2021
Jericho Wavechaser #6
Place: 1st
Time: 45:26.2
Distance: Long
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 8, 2021
TNR IS BACK!  5km + 10km - July 6
Place: 2nd
Time: 48:29.5
Distance: 10km
Category: HPDK
Gender: F/M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 6, 2021
Jericho Wavechaser #4
Place: 1st
Time: 44:08.5
Distance: Long
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 24, 2021
TNR LIVE! - Race #4 - June 22 2021
Place: 1st
Time: 35:26.3
Distance: 7km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Belcarra, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 22, 2021
Jericho Wavechaser #3
Place: 1st
Time: 45:15.0
Distance: Long
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 17, 2021
TNR LIVE! - Race #3 - June 15
Place: 1st
Time: 38:47.1
Distance: 8km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Belcarra, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 15, 2021
Jericho Wavechaser #2
Place: 1st
Time: 45:31.5
Distance: Long
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 10, 2021
TNR LIVE! - Race #2 - June 8
Place: 2nd
Time: 31:01.6
Distance: 7km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Belcarra, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 8, 2021
Jericho Wavechaser #1
Place: 1st
Time: 39:29.1
Distance: Long
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 3, 2021
TNR LIVE! - Race #1
Place: 1st
Time: 33:12.2
Distance: 7km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Belcarra, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 1, 2021
TNR #8 - May 25 - May 30 2021
Place: 1st
Time: 37:50
Distance: 8km Local
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 25, 2021
TNR #7 - May 18 - May 24 2021
Place: 1st
Time: 35:36
Distance: 7km Local
Category: Overall
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 18, 2021
TNR #6 - May 11 - May 16 2021
Place: 1st
Time: 31:34
Distance: 6.5km Local
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 11, 2021
TNR #5 - May 4 - May 9 2021
Place: 2nd
Time: 24:06
Distance: 5km Local
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 4, 2021
TNR #4 - April 27 - May 2 2021
Place: 2nd
Time: 29:20
Distance: 6km Local
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 27, 2021
TNR #3 - April 20-25 2021
Place: 1st
Time: 33:55
Distance: 7km Local
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 20, 2021
TNR #2 - April 13-18 2021
Place: 1st
Time: 29:42
Distance: 5.6km Local
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 13, 2021
TNR #1 - April 6-11 2021
Place: 2nd
Time: 22:27
Distance: 4.5 Local
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 6, 2021
TNR - Race #10 - FINAL RACE OF 2020
Place: 2nd
Time: 38:16.1
Distance: 7km
Category: HPDK
Gender: F/M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Greater Vancouver A, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 8, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 13
Place: 2nd
Time: 27:46.2
Distance: 6 km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 3, 2020
TNR - Race #9
Place: 4th
Time: 31:54.2
Distance: 7km
Category: HPDK
Gender: F/M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Greater Vancouver A, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 1, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 12
Place: 1st
Time: 37:46.7
Distance: 7.5 km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 27, 2020
TNR - Race #8
Place: 2nd
Time: 38:40.8
Distance: 7km
Category: HPDK
Gender: F/M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Greater Vancouver A, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 25, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 11
Place: 3rd
Time: 39:38.9
Distance: approx 9km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 20, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 10
Place: 1st
Time: 54:32.4
Distance: 10km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 13, 2020
TNR - Race #6 - Bedwell Bay Light
Place: 2nd
Time: 34:06.8
Distance: 7.5km
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Greater Vancouver A, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 11, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 9
Place: 1st
Time: 44:02.6
Distance: 9km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 6, 2020
TNR - Race #5 - Figure 8
Place: 1st
Time: 40:01.7
Distance: 7.5km
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Greater Vancouver A, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 4, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 8
Place: 2nd
Time: 55:50.1
Distance: 10km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 30, 2020
TNR - Race #4 - Carraholly Return
Place: 1st
Time: 40:13.1
Distance: 8km
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Greater Vancouver A, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 28, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 7
Place: 5th
Time: 42:35.7
Distance: 8km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 23, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 5
Place: 2nd
Time: 38:16.6
Distance: 8km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 9, 2020
TNR - Boulder Island Start
Place: 3rd
Time: 41:34.8
Distance: 8km
Category: HPDK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Greater Vancouver A, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 7, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 4
Place: 1st
Time: 37:29.1
Distance: 8km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 2, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 3
Place: 2nd
Time: 39:17.2
Distance: Long Course (approx 8km)
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 18, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 2
Place: 1st
Time: 39:11.9
Distance: Long Course (approx 8km)
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 11, 2020
Jericho Wavechaser 2020 Race 1
Place: 4th
Time: 48:20.6
Distance: 8km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 4, 2020
PNWORCA Winter Series - Race #4 - Jericho
Place: 1st
Time: 55:05.8
Distance: Long Course (10-12 km)
Category: Surfski 40+
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Feb 15, 2020
2019 Canadian Downwind Championships
Place: 6th
Time: 1:36:17.4
Category: Sski - Master M (40-49)
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Squamish, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 13, 2019
Super Sundays - Sept 30
Place: 1st
Time: 31:25.9
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 30, 2018
Super Sundays - Sept 23
Place: 1st
Time: 38:11.4
Distance: Long Course
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 23, 2018
Indian Arm Challenge
Place: 2nd
Time: 2:57:09.3
Category: Men HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 8, 2018
Wavechaser 2018 Race #10
Place: 2nd
Time: 28:43.0
Distance: Long Course 6 km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 30, 2018
TNR -August 28 - Doubles “No Cup” Cup
Place: 1st
Time: 36:45.9
Distance: Long Course 7.5km
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 28, 2018
Big Chop 2018 #10 - August 23, 2018
Place: 2nd
Time: 37:51.2
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf 1 - Single Surfski
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 23, 2018
TNR -August 21 - Jug/Buoy Course
Place: 1st
Time: 30:23.4
Distance: Paddle /Swim
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 21, 2018
Wavechaser 2018 race #9
Place: 1st
Time: 48:56.0
Distance: 9 km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 16, 2018
TNR -August 14 -Maple Beach Multi-Sport
Place: 1st
Time: 28:15.6
Distance: Just Paddle 6km
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 14, 2018
Big Chop 2018 #9 - August 9, 2018
Place: 2nd
Time: 47:49.4
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf 1 - Single Surfski
Sport: Paddling
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 9, 2018
TNR - August 7 - Camp Howdy/Buoy Course
Place: 1st
Time: 47:18.6
Distance: Long Course 9km
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 7, 2018
Wavechaser #8
Place: 1st
Time: 57:49.8
Distance: 10km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 2, 2018
TNR - July 31 - Great Kintec Swap
Place: 1st
Time: 40:47.3
Distance: Solo Paddle 8km
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 31, 2018
Big Chop 2018 #8 - July 26, 2018
Place: 1st
Time: 44:17.1
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf 1 - Single Surfski
Sport: Paddling
Location: New Westminster, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 26, 2018
TNR - July 24 - Cates Park Surprise
Place: 1st
Time: 28:56.2
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 24, 2018
2018 Canadian Downwind Championships
Place: 6th
Time: 1:39:37.5
Category: Sski - Master M (40-49)
Sport: Paddling
Location: Squamish, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 14, 2018
Big Chop 2018 #7 - July 12, 2018
Place: 3rd
Time: 42:02.2
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf 1 - Single Surfski
Sport: Paddling
Location: New Westminster, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 12, 2018
TNR - July 10 - Joes vs Pros
Place: 3rd
Time: 40:45.2
Distance: Long Course 8.3km
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 10, 2018
Jericho Wavechaser 2018 - Race #6
Place: 1st
Time: 34:47.7
Distance: Long Course 8 km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 5, 2018

Race report

Fun short course racing tonight. We did four loops of a short (< 2km) loop between Jericho and RVYC.

It was a downwind start so we got to jump on the bump right away then surf down to RVYC. Next there was a short leg with the waves coming from the side, and then upwind back to Jericho.

The chase pack was tight to the finish (including Chris for the first 3 laps) which was cool to see.

TNR - July 3 - Stand Up Sit Down
Place: 1st
Time: 37:41.0
Distance: Long Solo
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 3, 2018
Big Chop 2018 #6 - June 28, 2018
Place: 1st
Time: 41:17.2
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf 1 - Single Surfski
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 28, 2018
TNR - June 26 - Woodlands
Place: 2nd
Time: 35:11.7
Distance: 3 Laps
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 26, 2018

Race report

Criteriums are challenging. Criteriums in a double are extra challenging!

Wes was off in a class by himself tonight leaving us to duel with Katja and Jeff, with Daryl and Seth hanging on. The wide turn radius of the double skis left plenty of room for Daryl and Seth to sneak in, apex the corner and jump back on our wash for the next leg. I let it happen for the first half of the race then started my defence. On turn 3 we were on the outside of Jeff and Katja, Daryl and Seth so I backed it down, cut behind the pack to get the inside line, then powered up beside the pack to control the line. The goal was to keep everyone outside and force the singles to do the wider turn of the doubles. It generally worked (Seth got squeezed out, Daryl hung back on a safe spot in the wash). For the last turn the singles used their shorter turn radius to get inside again so I kept the turn wide and forced them to sprint to reconnect with our wash. Finished with an epic sprint against J&K.

Jericho Wavechaser 2018 - Race #5
Place: 1st
Time: 47:24.2
Distance: Long Course 8.25 km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 21, 2018

Race report

Talk about fun, tight racing!

As usual I started a bit back so that I wouldn't have OC1s and SUPs drifting into me. Big mistake! Daryl was on fire and took off like a bat out of hell. I had to work hard to catch him, along with Chris, Trista and Brian. We had a big pack and someone was always challenging for the lead. At any given time, Daryl, Bob, Conner, Brian and Trista, and I all led the pack. Anytime I backed it down a bit, someone would come charging up. It was great!

TNR - June 19 - Garage Guru Night
Place: 2nd
Time: 51:39.0
Distance: Long Course 10.5km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 19, 2018

Race report

More tight doubles racing tonight. We took turns leading the pack with Katja and Jeff, with each boat having their strong moments. We definitely suffered in the side chop and bigger boat waves...having a 3 yr old in the boat makes things a bit more challenging. :)

Jeff and Katja opened up a good lead going through the mess near Hamber, but backed it down at the entrance to Deep Cove so we could catch up, and have a strong finish together. Always fun racing with them!

Big Chop 2018 #5 - June 14, 2018
Place: 1st
Time: 48:10.0
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf 1 - Single Surfski
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 14, 2018
TNR - June 12 - Starboard One Design
Place: 1st
Time: 27:11.3
Distance: Short Course 5km
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 12, 2018
Jericho Wavechaser 2018 Race #4
Place: 1st
Time: 27:41.6
Distance: Long Course 6 km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 7, 2018

Race report

I accidentally gave everyone a head start, but it was all good in the end. Found myself getting squeezed on the line between OC1s on one side and a drifting surfski on the other, so I was behind the line and back paddling when the gun went. Whoops!

I settled in to a zone 3 effort and reeled in Chris at the first turn, then slowly pulled away from him on the second leg. It took until the end of the first loop to close the gap on Brian and Trista. Lucky for me there were constraints on the turn that affected their turn and gave me an opportunity to sprint up and close a 2 boat length gap. Brian started to panic when he realized I was right behind them which made it easier to pull up to their wash, then continue past them. Despite having much wider turns, they stuck with me right to the end. Great racing!

TNR - June 5 - Roche Point
Place: 2nd
Time: 42:04.6
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 5, 2018
2018 Round Bowen Challenge
Place: 8th
Time: 2:43:29.8
Distance: Whole Island Challenge
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Bowen Island, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 2, 2018

Race report

Once again, 'Round Bowen kicked my @ss! I had a strong first 20 kms but hit a wall and couldn't keep it going.

I suspect there are two parts to the failure:
1) I should have trained a bit more for the distance
2) I should have had some calories in addition to the electrolytes in my hydration

Loic had a fantastic race and answered every challenge that Wes and I threw at him early on.

I'm stunned that Wes not only closed the gap on him, but put a few more minutes in there for good measure. Well done Wes!

Big Chop 2018 #4 - May 31, 2018
Place: 4th
Time: 44:51.3
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 31, 2018

Race report

It was a fun race tonight. Bob and I agreed to take it easy tonight because the Round Bowen race is coming up. Consequently we had a nice friendly chase pack (Mike and Ash were off by themselves at the front) including me, Bob, Conner and Trevor. Everything was fine until the last couple kilometres when we approached the red mark. Bob and I both intended to shoot the gap between a sea kayak and the red mark....then the gap disappeared and we ended up sideways on the red mark getting pushed to the wrong side by the current. Important reminder: warn the people that you're passing! :D

Conner and Trevor stayed clear of the chaos and snatched victory.

TNR - May 29 - Jug Isl Lone Rock
Place: 2nd
Time: 31:10.3
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 29, 2018
Jericho Wavechaser 2018 Race #3
Place: 1st
Time: 46:06.2
Distance: Long Course 8 km.
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 24, 2018

Race report

Fun race tonight. I'd planned to take it easy and target a HR around 150bpm, but Trista and Brian were darn quick off the line so I had to bump it up a bit (158bpm) to pace them.

Had a good chuckle during the race when the chase pack aimed for the wrong mark, then realized I knew where I was going when the safety boat came by. :D

TNR - May 22 - Twinn Island
Place: 1st
Time: 51:12.1
Distance: Long Course
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 22, 2018

Race report

Victory for the family station wagon! We were a little slow off the line but Wes spotted us some time at the start and didn't have his usual jam at the finish, so we managed to hold him off.

Big Chop 2018 #3 - May 17, 2018
Place: 2nd
Time: 42:53.5
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 17, 2018

Race report

Apparently I don't have the stamina that I used to. Fifth race in ten days, and I felt it. Had a good start but halfway out to QC I hit the wall and my HR dropped to 150. Just couldn't get it up to race rate. Hopefully I'll be recovered in two weeks for a rematch. :D

TNR - May 15 - Secret Race
Place: 1st
Time: 32:27.9
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 15, 2018

Race report

We had a much better start and got clear of the chase pack before rounding the 5 knot can tonight, which was a definite improvement. Alex was extra wiggly tonight which impacted our power and speed a bit. The cherry on top was after giving Bob plenty of room to get around the mark in Belcarra Bay, he still couldn't turn tighter than a 25' double. Sorry Bob, next time I'm running you into the mark.

Board the Fjord + 2018
Place: 8th
Time: 1:09:01.1
Distance: 14km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 12, 2018

Race report

It took 3/4 of the race but I eventually got past Carl and Loic then connected with Wes so we could take turns pulling. Couldn't get him on the final sprint though. Next time! ;)

Jericho Wavechaser 2018 Race #2
Place: 1st
Time: 45:04.1
Distance: Long Course 8 km.
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 10, 2018

Race report

In anticipation of the Board the Fjord race on Saturday, I wanted to take it easy tonight. Kept the HR below 150 and focused on technique.

TNR - May 8 - Bedwell / Buoy Course
Place: 2nd
Time: 28:29.8
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPDK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 8, 2018
Big Chop 2018 #2 - May 3, 2018
Place: 1st
Time: 39:00.5
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf 1 - Single Surfski
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 3, 2018

Race report

Ash and Kelsey put on a strong challenge and stayed close for most of the race. I had to bump up the intensity to ~160 bpm to make sure they didn't get a chance to wash ride.

TNR - May 1 - Figure Eight
Place: 3rd
Time: 28:32.7
Distance: Long Course
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 1, 2018

Race report

Second race in the V10 Double as a family. Small improvement on our start this week but got squeezed out as the fleet compressed going through the moored boats. Thought for sure that Tye and Ruby were going to run right over us at the 100m mark so we backed down, waited for a gap.

Once we got moving and didn't have to worry about smacking paddles (or boats), our pace was pretty good and proceeded to reel in the chase pack, then pick off Bob and Wes when they fell off the lead pack (Gareth, Katja and Jeff). Probably wouldn't have gotten Wes but he found a rock while going around one of the islands. Ouch!

A few more races and maybe we'll be able to challenge Katja and Jeff. :)

TNR - April 24 - Beachview Criterium
Place: 4th
Time: 31:14.1
Distance: 3 Laps
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 24, 2018

Race report

First time paddling the V10 Double as a family. In order to fit Alex, we took out the rear footboard and added some padding to use the rear footwell as a rear facing seat. So far, it's working great!

We had a pretty tentative start but eventually got our speed up and moved through the pack. The V10D is not meant for tight turns so we would lose ground every corner, then catch up and pass during the straights...repeat for 6 x 1km pieces. ;) Couldn't quite catch Bob and Wes...maybe next week.

Big Chop 2018 #1 - 2018/04/19
Place: 1st
Time: 40:51.8
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 19, 2018

Race report

Easy paddle tonight as the usual suspects (Dave, Bob, Lucas, Chris, Warren, etc.) were are MIA.

Took it easy at the start and ramped up to ~150 bpm and held it there for the race, and kept opening more distance on the chase pack. Good recovery paddle in preparation for the Dan Harris race on Sunday. :)

TNR - April 17 - Jug Time Trial
Place: 1st
Time: 24:08.1
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 17, 2018

Race report

Tough time trial tonight. Knowing that Lucas would be the main challenge tonight (sorry Bob), I started behind Lucas and used the first 500m to close the gap, then get even with him. From there I kept working any bumps or flat stretches I could find to try and pull ahead. Lucas wasn't giving up though, every push was answered and by the time we reached Jug island, there wasn't more than a boat length between us. I hoped to break him coming out of the island but instead he surged up beside me as we reeled in all but one paddler in front of us. We paddled side by side all the way back. As we approached the final 500m, the safety boat cheered Lucas on and he started his finish push. Luckily I still had something in reserve and was able to surge ahead a little bit. :)

TNR - April 3 - Grey Rocks
Place: 2nd
Time: 21:07.1
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 3, 2018

Race report

There is a disturbance in the force...and their names are Lucas and Seth.

Lucas, who I've never seen race before, hopped on a V12 last night and hung with the lead pack the whole race. If Bob and I hadn't been wash riding Jeff and Katja's double, he might have been strong enough to beat us.

Meanwhile Seth was mixing it up with the chase pack and throwing it down with some very experienced paddlers.

Watch out guys, these two are going to put us in the hurt locker this summer!

TNR - Sep 12 - Race of Truth
Place: 7th
Time: 20:52.9
Distance: 3 Laps
Category: Truth SK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 12, 2017
TNR - Sep 5 - Grey Hamber Figure 8
Place: 1st
Time: 23:56.7
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 5, 2017
TNR - Aug 29 - SUP Buoy Course
Place: 2nd
Time: 47:33.2
Distance: Long Course 7.5km
Category: PK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 29, 2017
Big Chop 2017 #10 - 2017/08/24
Place: 1st
Time: 36:18.4
Distance: Big Chop
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 24, 2017
TNR - Aug 22 Jug Isl Time Trial
Place: 1st
Time: 24:21.4
Distance: Jug Isl
Category: PK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 22, 2017
Wavechaser #8
Place: 1st
Time: 40:56.5
Distance: 9km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 17, 2017
TNR - August 15 - Maple Beach Multi Spt
Place: 1st
Time: 34:47.4
Distance: Just Paddle Short
Category: PK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 15, 2017
Big Chop 2017 #9 - 2017/08/10
Place: 2nd
Time: 47:46.7
Distance: Big Chop
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 10, 2017
TNR - August 8 - Camp Howdy
Place: 1st
Time: 45:49.1
Distance: Long Course 9km
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 8, 2017
Wavechaser 2017 - Race 7
Place: 2nd
Time: 40:44.3
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 3, 2017
TNR - August 1st -Bedwell Bay
Place: 1st
Time: 31:25.5
Distance: Short Course 5km
Category: PK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 1, 2017
Big Chop 2017 #8 - 2017/07/27
Place: 1st
Time: 44:03.9
Distance: Big Chop
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 27, 2017
TNR - Kintec Great Kayak Swap
Place: 2nd
Time: 32:23.9
Distance: Just Paddle
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 25, 2017
2017 Canadian Surfski Championships
Place: 4th
Time: 1:26:55.9
Category: Master Male (40-49)
Sport: Paddling - surfski
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 15, 2017
TNR - Grey Hamber Boulder Isl
Place: 12th
Time: 29:02.0
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 11, 2017
Wavechaser #5
Place: 1st
Time: 35:01.7
Distance: Long Course 9km
Category: HPK
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 6, 2017
TNR - Lone Rock Racoon Jug Isl
Place: 1st
Time: 35:34.1
Distance: Short Course
Category: PK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 4, 2017
Big Chop 2017 #6 - 2017/06/29
Place: 1st
Time: 41:26.2
Distance: Big Chop
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 29, 2017
TNR - Muscle Mlk - Sit Down Stand Up
Place: 1st
Time: 38:45.2
Distance: Solo Paddle
Category: PK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 27, 2017
Wavechaser #4
Place: 1st
Time: 47:37.7
Distance: Long course
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 22, 2017
TNR - Starboard One Design
Place: 2nd
Time: 40:11.7
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 20, 2017
Big Chop 2017 #5 - 2017/06/15
Place: 1st
Time: 38:35.4
Distance: Big Chop
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 15, 2017
TNR - June 13 - Roche Point, Maple Beach
Place: 2nd
Time: 49:25.0
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 13, 2017
Wavechaser 2017 - Race 3
Place: 1st
Time: 41:04.2
Distance: Long Course
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 8, 2017

Race report

The combination of both SW and SE wind chop, plus some swell from the NW made for lumpy and confused seas. Kudos to everyone for getting around the course!

TNR - June 6 - Garage Guru Race
Place: 2nd
Time: 30:35.5
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 6, 2017
Big Chop 2017 #4 - 2017/06/01
Place: 2nd
Time: 46:39.1
Distance: Big Chop
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 1, 2017
TNR - May 30 -Twin Isl
Place: 1st
Time: 50:42.0
Distance: Long Course -10km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 30, 2017

Race report

Learned my lesson from the past few races...Bob is too strong to take lightly. I can't get away with pulling the pack all the time and still out sprint everyone at the finish. :)

Instead I let Bob take turns pulling, and backed it down a bit late in the race to rest a bit before the final sprint. :D

Wavechaser #2
Place: 2nd
Time: 43:07.3
Distance: 8 km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 25, 2017

Race report

The westerly filled in, and did not fade so we had some fun racing tonight! I towed Bob (aka Wash Riding Scum) upwind to the second dolphin, then we had an epic surf battle to the finish. In the end, Bob managed to squeak out a boat length lead at the final turn mark and I couldn't get past him.

Congratulations on your first ever win Bob! Next time I won't be sandbagging with my 10 year old V10 Performance. ;)

TNR - May 23 - Roche Point Return
Place: 2nd
Time: 42:17.6
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 23, 2017
Big Chop 2017 #3 - 2017/05/18
Place: 1st
Time: 43:58.0
Distance: Big Chop
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 18, 2017

Race report

Extra fun racing tonight. The top five surfskis all lead the race at some point with plenty of leader changes, jockeying for position, the occasional hard brace!

TNR - May 16 - Surprise Course
Place: 1st
Time: 29:47.5
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 16, 2017
Indian Arm Challenge
Place: 7th
Time: 2:56:18.0
Category: Men HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 13, 2017
TNR - May 9 - Bedwell & SUP Buoy Course
Place: 2nd
Time: 28:04.3
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 9, 2017
Big Chop 2017 #2 - 2017/05/04
Place: 1st
Time: 31:29.5
Distance: Big Chop
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 4, 2017
TNR - May 2 -.Grey Rocks Hamber Light
Place: 3rd
Time: 23:43.7
Distance: Long Course 5.5km
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 2, 2017
TNR - April 25 - Beachview Criterium
Place: 1st
Time: 33:43.6
Distance: 3 Laps - 6km
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 25, 2017
Big Chop 2017 #1 - 2017/04/20
Place: 2nd
Time: 38:19.0
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 20, 2017
TNR - April 18 - Jug Isl Time Trial
Place: 5th
Time: 24:58.1
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 18, 2017
TNR - April 11 - Lone Rock
Place: 3rd
Time: 26:06.7
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 11, 2017
TNR - April 4 - Grey Rocks
Place: 4th
Time: 22:02.0
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 4, 2017
PNWORCA #5 - March 4, 2017
Place: 3rd
Time: 51:40.4
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Date: Mar 4, 2017

Race report

Still not fit but at least I'm improving. At the Jericho race I was ~1min slower than The Magus, this time I was ~2min faster than him.

I drew Chris off and we tried to get around David by taking a less direct course that got us out of the current a bit. Unfortunately Mike and James were pulling hard so we didn't reap the benefits. Probably should have just drafted and done a sprint finish but it's early in the season and we need the volume anyway. :)

PNWORCA Winter Series Race 2 - Jericho
Place: 3rd
Time: 57:47.2
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jan 21, 2017

Race report

Big kudos to Rob Magus...my ego took a big hit when he passed me. Surfskis aren't supposed to get passed by OC1s on flat water. ;)


TNR - Sep 13 - The Crown Course
Place: 2nd
Time: 26:39.8
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 13, 2016
TNR - Sep 6 - Hamber Grey Figure 8
Place: 1st
Time: 26:13.9
Distance: Long Course 6km
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 6, 2016
TNR - Aug 30 - Doubles
Place: 1st
Time: 28:15.7
Distance: Long Course 6.25km
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 30, 2016
Big Chop 2016 Race #10 - August 25
Place: 4th
Time: 38:27.2
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf-M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 25, 2016
TNR - Aug 23 -Jug Time Trial
Place: 1st
Time: 23:47.5
Distance: Long Course 5km -Jug
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 23, 2016
TNR - Aug 16 -Maple Beach Multi
Place: 1st
Time: 38:09.8
Distance: Paddle - Long
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 16, 2016
Big Chop 2016 Race #9 - August 11
Place: Unplaced
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf-M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 11, 2016
TNR - Aug 9 - SUP Buoy Couse #3
Place: 2nd
Time: 45:30.0
Distance: Long Course 9.5
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 9, 2016
TNR - Aug 2 - Bedwell Bay 5kn Can
Place: 2nd
Time: 39:49.1
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 2, 2016
Big Chop 2016 Race #8 - July 28, 2016
Place: 1st
Time: 41:37.7
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf-M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 28, 2016
TNR - July 26 - Jug to Hamber Isl
Place: 2nd
Time: 33:51.6
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 26, 2016
2016 Canadian Surfski Championships
Place: 6th
Time: 1:34:24.0
Category: Master Male (40-49)
Sport: Paddling - surfski
Location: Squamish, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 16, 2016
Big Chop 2016 Race #7 - July 14, 2016
Place: 1st
Time: 45:28.1
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf-M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 14, 2016
TNR - July 12 - Pro Race
Place: 15th
Time: 28:59.7
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 12, 2016
TNR - July 5 - Lone Racoon Jug
Place: 3rd
Time: 37:16.9
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 5, 2016
Big Chop 2016 Race #6 -  June 30, 2016
Place: 1st
Time: 37:59.8
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf-M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 30, 2016
TNR - June 21 - One Design SUP Race
Place: 1st
Time: 28:32.5
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 21, 2016
Big Chop 2016 Race #5 - June 16
Place: 1st
Time: 39:04.7
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf-M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 16, 2016
TNR - June 14 - Roche Point
Place: 2nd
Time: 48:40.9
Distance: Longest Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 14, 2016
TNR - June 7 - Grey Rocks Roche Point
Place: 2nd
Time: 39:02.7
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 7, 2016
Big Chop 2016 Race #4 - june 2 2016
Place: 4th
Time: 44:05.5
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Surf-M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Date: Jun 2, 2016
TNR - May 31 - Surprise Race
Place: 4th
Time: 30:50.1
Distance: Long Course -6-8km
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 31, 2016
TNR - May 24 - Twin Island 10km
Place: 5th
Time: 50:50.4
Distance: Long Course -10km
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 24, 2016
Big Chop 2016 Race #3 - May 19
Place: 2nd
Time: 39:21.4
Distance: Big Chop
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Date: May 19, 2016

Race report

A fun night on English bay. Even though I know better, I decided to try out a new blade for tonight's race and used Chris' Jantex Gamma Rio. Nice catch and easy exit but the shaft felt really weird and slippery. Had to grip a lot more than I'm used to with my Epic which lead to forearm cramps mid way through the race. Dave and Daphne were super strong and paddled away while tried to get my groove back. At least I held off Warren, Chris and Ty! Great racing everyone!.

TNR - May 17 - Jug Isl Lone Rock
Place: 2nd
Time: 29:05.1
Distance: Long Course
Category: HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 17, 2016
Tour de Indian Arm 2016
Place: 3rd
Time: 1:19:55.0
Distance: 17km Long Course
Category: Men HPK
Sport: Paddling
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: May 15, 2016