HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE MAY 2-4 WEEKEND

NEXT RACE

The first race of the season is less than one week away (May 27) in PARIS Ontario. After consulting Jonah Logan, our river guide and host, it was decided that we would add three new categories to the regular list. 

To connect to Jonah Logan please use the email: Jonah@northshorepaddlesurf.com.

Those would be BOARD classifications: 14′, 12’6″ and 11′ and under. Since there are few 14′ inflatables out there, this will allow for more participation and competition.

RACE SCHEDULE

10:00-11:00  On-site Registration (Meet at 142 West River Road South, Brant, ON)

11:30;   RACE Meeting (Mandatory)

13:00:   RACE Start – Glen Morris

Awards and BBQ – At the finish line

To register click here

Remember the first 40 racers to register on-line will receive a complimentary Water Bottle and Sample from BIOSTEEEL. 

SUP NEWS

A hats off to DAN DAKIN and his SUP PODCASTS. His enthusiasm is giving the sport the added energy it needs. On top of that, his PODCASTS give us an in depth look at others who are just as dedicated and enthusiastic in the world of SUP whether for recreation or sport.

For a link to his PODCASTS please Click Here

RACE DATE CHANGE

Please note the date for the KINCARDINE RACE has been moved to AUGUST 05. Deadline to register on-line is August 03.

2017 Mid Winter Newsletter

It looks like another busy summer of paddling from all the events that have been posted on Facebook and other media. With MEC not hosting a race in Ottawa (Low participation) and Barrie (Centennial Beach will be under contraction this summer) this summer’s race series will only see 7 stops.

Race Schedule:
Saturday May 13 – Grand River – PARIS
Saturday June 24 – SUPfest – WASAGA BEACH
Saturday July 08 – Canadian Championships – TORONTO
Saturday July 15 – PORT DOVER
Saturday August 05 – KINCARDINE
Saturday, August 12 – Sidelaunch Days – COLLINGWOOD
Saturday August 19 – Ontario Championships – MUSKOKA

The Eastern Canadian Championships will be folded into the Nationals, hosted by The Would Paddling Association (WPA) under the leadership of Derek Schroder.

Muskoka – Race Recap

Thanks to Peter DeMos and LivOutside in Bracebridge for hosting the final race of the season.

Congratulations to Tracey Finlay and Mike Howes as the Overall Ontario Champions.

Congratulations to Tracey Finlay and Mike Howes as the Overall Ontario Champions.

Congratulations as well to the rest of the Ontario Champions in their respective categories:

ELITE M 18-49 – Mile Howes

ELITE M 50+ – Ivan Dimic

ELITE F 18-49 – Ariel Amaral

ELITE F 50+ – Tracey Finlay

OPEN M 18-49 – Dan Dakin

OPEN M 50+ – Bill Thornton

OPEN F 18-49 – Jacklyn Smith

OPEN F 50+ – Mirta Dopsa

For the Final Results please go to: http://ontariosupseries.com/2016-overall-race-results/

The MVP (Most Valuable Paddler) is awarded to the paddler who is a keen competitor and passionate spokesperson.

Congratulations to this years recipients Nancy Hamilton and Cody Peekstock

There are far too many people to thank that made this year’s series the best one yet. Having said that I would like to thank our major sponsors whose support carries the series forward each summer.

Aaron Pilon at Blu Wave, Darryl Austin at Ausmosis, Mauricio Di Bartolomeo at Tuga, Mitch McColl at LXV Outdoor and Glen Buchanan at Starboard.

Looking forward to another great series of racing in 2017

Henry and Cathi Haiduk

BOARD REVIEW – 2016 Naish Javelin

Board Review - 2016 Naish Javelin

BY: Steve Martin

Javelin Carbon boards are race designs suitable for ambitious racers and professional competition. They feature a state-of-the-art rocker line and newly developed deck and bottom shape for lightning fast acceleration and ultimate gliding speed.

Available in 24″, 26″ and 28″ widths, the newly refined Javelins feature a carbon construction, which makes for an incredibly lightweight and stiff board with even more direct board feel.

Engineered with a recessed stance area, the new shapes bring the center of effort lower, increasing rider stability without adding additional width to the body. The center double-concave bottom also maximizes directional stability, while increased tail volume and tucked edges optimize board positioning for controlled, yet aggressive buoy turns with faster recovery.

The advanced dihedral nose shape allows water to instantly release instead of wrap, forcing water to split off the sides of the board instead of toward the riders’ feet. This creates more lift when pearling, allowing the rider to continue their smooth pace without interruption.

Models:

JAVELIN 12’6” X24″ CARBON         218L
JAVELIN 12’6” X26″ CARBON         236L
JAVELIN 12’6” X28″ CARBON         254L
JAVELIN 14’0” X24″ CARBON         240L
JAVELIN 14’0” X26″ CARBON         260L
JAVELIN 14’0” X28″ CARBON         280L

For more information, please contact Steve Martin at Boardsports, steve@boardsports.ca

Collingwood – Race Recap

LONG DISTANCE RACE

We had a lot of different conditions for the Sidelaunch Days Collingwood Race.

The Elite had their challenge in the outer harbour (see below). Strong winds put up a very good wave break after a 1km downwinder with an uphill battle to do the inner harbour leg.

Above: Aaron Pylon (Blu Wave) showing how to ride a wave around the outer mark
Above: Aaron Pilon (Blu Wave SUP) showing how to ride a wave around the outer mark

Congratulation to Mike Howes and Tracey Finlay overall winners in the Elite Classification.
First place medals went to Jaclyn Smith and Dan Dakin in the Open Class.
For full results go to: https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=76241

SPRINTS
Close action in the Men’s Big Final (see below) with Mike Howes (1st), Aaron Pilon (2nd), Mike Sandusky (3rd), Kodie Peekstock (4th) and Sean Solowski (5th).
In the Women’s it was Ariel Amaral taking top spot with) Julie Colgan (2nd), Danielle Holdsworth (3rd), Shazia McCormick (4th) and Jacklyn Smith (5th).
All the heats were close and there wasn’t a single uncontested fight for the lead around that yellow Buoy.

Mike Howes leading the way
Mike Howes leading the way

WHALE RACES

GivePink against Team Spermie
GivePink against Team Spermie

It was a whale of a time, a whole whale of fun, and a whale of a race!
Thanks to Aaron Pilon of Blu Wave for providing the Blu Whales. I never saw so much comingling of sweat.
It sure looked competitive out there. Here are the Champions of the Whale.
There were 6 teams of 5, Team Beluga was the winner, with Ariel & Steve Amaral, Mike Howes, Laura Finlay and & Alissa Blais against Team Orca in the finals with Danielle Hollingsworth, Mitchell McColl, Kodie Peekstock, Courtney Lynn & Glen Buchanan

LEADER BOARD

Here are the top three leaders in the race to the Ontario Championships to be held in Bracebridge August 20th.
Elite M– Overall: Mike Howes (61). 2. Kodie Peekstock (56), 3. Tim Oliver (31)*
Elite M – 18-49: 1. Mike Howes (42), 2. Kodie Peekstock (39), 3. Tim Oliver (27) *
Elite M – 50+: 1. Ivan Dimic 13)*, 2. Frank Torres (8),
Elite F – Overall: 1. Tracey Finlay (41), 2. Ariel Amaral (40), 3. Rachelle Price (28), Jamie Lee Moir (27)*
Elite F – 18-49: 2. Ariel Amaral (28), 2. Jamie Lee Moir (21)*, 3. Rachelle Price (19)
Elite F – 50+: Tracey Finlay (15), 2. Nancy Hamilton (6)*, 3. Irina Anisimova (5)*
Open M – 18-49: 1. Dan Dakin (50), 2.Jason Peekstock (41), 3. Mitch McColl (23)
Open M – 50+: William Thornton (13)*
Open F -18-49: Courtney Bruce (27), 2. Jaclyn Smith (26)
Open F – 50+: 1. Mirta Dopsa (8)
* Need one or more races to qualify. Best 5 Races count.

NEXT RACE – MUSKOKA

Last race of the 2016 Summer of Splash. The race for the Overall and Provincial Titles is getting close.

Thanks to Peter deMos at LivOutside, 271 Ecclestone Drive. Bracebridge, ON P1L 1G4 for being our host.

Schedule

9:00-11:00 – Demos

10:00-11:30 – On Site registration (Elite, Open – $50, Novice, Youth $30)

11:30 – Race Meeting

12:00 – Race(s)

2:30 – Water Polo

3:30 – Awards

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Warren Won for providing this issues photos.

BOARD REVIEW – Blu Wave Carbon Race 12.6/14.0 and Carbon Race 12.6/14.0 Pro Elite

2016 Carbon Race 12-6 x 25

BY: Aaron Pilon

RE-DESIGNED FOR 2016!   For 2016 we have overhauled the shape of our winning race design, and introduced two different widths in each length – 12’6” x 25”, 12’6” x 27”, 14’ x 24” and 14’ x 27”.   In the 27” versions we’ve created a more stable board that will excel in a variety of conditions, including waves and will be ideal for downwinding and racing in various conditions.   Increased tail width and volume ads to the stability for downwinding and open water racing. Fibreglass and Carbon layers, with Kevlar edge reinforcements yield a light weight board with far greater durability than full carbon constructed race boards.

For 2016 we have added 25” and 24” widths in the 12.6 and 14.0, under the Pro Elite badge. Constructed with our biaxial carbon construction with re-enforcement layers of Kevlar in impact and standing areas (rails and edges), the new Carbon Race Pro Elite models are light weight speed machines. Advanced and expert riders will feel ample stability despite the narrow profile, due to the slight concave bottom shape. We’ve downwinded on these boards and continue to be amazed by the combination of speed and stability we have achieved with this design.

Shapers Notes: With distinct piercing entry nose, the board cuts through the water like a knife and convex deck shape sheds water to minimize water washing over the standing area. A wider and thicker tail than the 2015 versions, and slight V bottom through back third of the board releases water effortlessly and assists in directional efficiency. A moderate rocker line, prevents pearling in chop or while downwinding, and promotes planning when at race speeds.

We’re proud to say that the Pro Elite 12.6 and 14.0 versions are the board of choice of the Ontario SUP Series Elite Division points leaders, Ariel Amaral and Mike Howes, both Blu Wave SUP Team Riders.

Call us toll-free at 1-866-404-3155 or find your local Blu Wave SUP dealer @ http://www.bluwave.ca/dealers.html

Features:

  • External middle handle for beach starts and easy carrying
  • Goretex self venting valve
  • Textures light-weight EVA deck pad
  • Single fin set-up
  • Light weight and durable brushed carbon finish
  • Built in GoPro and GPS mounts at nose and in-front of standing area

The numbers:

Model Width Thickness LBS Volume
12.6 27” 6.5” 24 246L
12.6 Pro-Elite 25” 6.5” 22 235L
14.0 27” 7” 26 279L
14.0 Pro-Elite 24” 7” 24 258L

 

Kincardine – Race Recap

For the complete Race Video go to: https://www.facebook.com/OntarioSUP/posts/1262089607135582

Thanks to Ash Adams and Westshore Clothing and Surf Shop for once again hosting a unique race with an option leg for the Elite racers.

As you can see from above, the scenery was post card perfect and we had an outstanding representation from our Youth Nation.

The racing was close quarters and there were several obstacles not excluding large yachts in the boat channel. A great turnout and the hosts made sure there were lots of prizes for the winners and everyone received a West Shore

T-shirt.

LEADER BOARD

Here are the top three leaders in the race to the Ontario Championships to be held in Bracebridge August 20th.

Elite M– Overall: Mike Howes (56). 2. Kodie Peekstock (53), 3. Tim Oliver (31)*

Elite M – 18-49: 1. Mike Howes (39), 2. Kodie Peekstock (38), 3. Tim Oliver (32) *

Elite M – 50+: 1. Ivan Dimic (9)*, 2. Frank Torres (7),

Elite F – Overall: 1. Ariel Amaral (35), 2. Tracey Finlay (30)*, 3. Rachelle Price (27), Jamie Lee Moir (27)*

Elite F – 18-49: 2. Ariel Amaral (25), 2. Jamie Lee Moir (21)*, 3. Rachelle Price (19)

Elite F – 50+: Tracey Finlay (12)*, 2. Nancy Hamilton (6)*, 3. Irina Anisimova (3)*

Open M – 18-49: 1. Dan Dakin (39), 2.Jason Peekstock (38), 3. Kirk Neilson (27)*

Open M – 50+: William Thornton (9)*

Open F -18-49: Courtney Bruce (26), 2. Kara Richardson (23)*, 3. Jaclyn Smith (20)*

Open F – 50+: 1. Mirta Dopsa (7)

* Need one or more races to qualify. Best 5 Races count.

NEXT RACE – COLLINGWOOD

Lunch

Only online registrations will receive a lunch (Inc. in entry fee) on race day. Please register before midnight, Thursday, August 04 and make your selection from Ham & Swiss on a Ciabatta or Turkey Pesto or Roast Beef on a bun, and Gluten Free: Tuna Salad or Egg Salad on Spinach or Chicken Asiago on Spinach.

Board drop off is in a new location in front of the launch basin Just behind the LCBO and Starbucks. Please carry your board to the storage area. Board bag recommended.

Parking is limited to the area on the map.

There are two long distance race courses with the Elite heading out to the Bay for an extended leg. (see map)

Schedule of Events:

10-00-11:30   Free – Board Demos by Blu Wave, Starboard, LXV Outdoor, Tuga and Ausmosis

10:00-11:00     Race Registration (Distance /Sprint/Blu Whale Races)

11:30                 Race Meeting – Distance

12:00                 Long Distance Race(s)

13:30                 Sprint Race Meeting

14:00                 Sprint Races

14:45- 15:45   Blu Whale Sprint Races

16:00                Awards

Sprints

Register On –site.

$20 entry fee.

Prizes will vary according to size of field. 32M/16W max. Details at Sprint meeting @ 13:30.

Blu Whale Races

Teams of 5 will race head to head to crown Champion of the Blu Whale.

Make up your own team of 5 or we’ll assign you to one as everyone is in!

RACE MAP

2016 Race Course

BOARD REVIEW – KM Hawaii Compressor HP

KM Hawaii Compressor HPBY: Mitch McColl – LXV

Description:

The Compressor HP is KM’s our all carbon board for elite flat-water and surf-style racing.
Through four generations of hull evolution, the compressor has developed into an ultra-lean, water-slicing board capable of some serious speed.

This board is available in both 12’6 and 14′ versions.

On the business end of things, the Compressor HP sports an aggressive dropped point nose that minimizes your wake and pierces through chop and swells. Back at the tail, you’ll experience a low-drag design capable of some serious control in the surf.  New for 2016, we designed a small rise on the tail that assists with confident and aggressive buoy turns by locking you in to your board. Our skinnier models have dual grab handles on the board’s edges for lighting fast beach starts.  The largest widths on both the 12’6 and 14′ Compressors HP have a single center handle.

If you are a competitive athlete or a paddler that likes to cover distance quickly, you owe it to yourself to try our Compressor HP.  Whichever width you choose, you are guaranteed to have one of the fastest race designed shapes on the market.

Features:

  • Single Fin Set-Up
  • Genuine Goretex® two way self-venting valve
  • Equipped with a GoPro® mount
  • Cargo tie-down mounts on the front
  • Diamond cut multi-color track pad with KM logo
  • Drop nose that literally slices through the water and waves

Dimensions:

12’6″ Compressor HP

LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS VOLUME (L) FINS
12’6″ 24″ 5″ 210 Single
12’6″ 26″ 5″ 225 Single
12’6″ 28″ 5″ 242 Single

14′ Compressor HP

LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS VOLUME (L) FINS
14′ 24″ 5″ 232 Single
14′ 26″ 5″ 247 Single
14′ 27.5″ 5″ 268 Single