Saskatoon Races

I am in the boat withe the green cover.  You can barely see me behind Graham.  Note that I am 1/2 a boat ahead (it did not last long).
I am in the boat withe the green cover. You can barely see me behind Graham. Note that I am 1/2 a boat ahead (it did not last long).

This weekend we hosted two days of marathon canoe racing in Saskatoon. It was a busy time leading up to it, but it seemed to go off fairly well.

Moving away from the start line
Moving away from the start line

I did my first ‘real’ race in the stern with Saska-buddy Trevor. Graham paddled with Saska-buddy Edith.

Graham and Edith coming into the finish, first by a large margin
Graham and Edith coming into the finish, first by a large margin
Trevor and I coming into the finish
Trevor and I coming into the finish

The second day was also pretty good; this time I raced with Edith while Trevor and Graham raced mixed with some other Saska-ladies. Edith and I had a big deficit after the start, since we are a little underpowered compared to the men’s and mixed boats. But with good lines and some perseverance, we clawed our way back to pass all but 1 boat – Graham’s!

Close up of me.  I'm hoping this is a few inches into the stroke.
Close up of me. I’m hoping this is a few inches into the stroke.

So I have 2 second place finishes and Graham has two first place finishes… but I won in eating ice cream tonight so it’s probably even.
Check out the full results and photos here.

Good work!
Good work!

One thought on “Saskatoon Races”

  1. Great pictures and great performance. One day you’ll get him – Graham that is. Maybe just paddle with him ONCE where you are in the front 🙂

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