Euro Tour St Maxime

Premiers résultats de cette journée. Une beach race avec les meilleurs internationaux. Dés le départ, plusieurs groupes éclatent. En tête , Connor Baxter et Titouan Puyo se livrent une belle bataille suivi de très près par Booth Mickael , Hassulyo Daniel et Leonard Nika. Derrière la bataille est rude avec une excellente position d’Eric Terrien. Chez nos frenchies, Arthur Daniel, Martin Letourneur, Martin Vitry, Ludovic Teulade et Gab Bachelet complètent ce top 20 . Connor Baxter après une excellente accelleration à l’avant dernière bouée prends 9 secondes à Titouan à l’arrivée. Un combiné qui laisse stratégiquement beaucoup de possibilités demain sur la longue distance.

Chez les filles, Sonni imperturbable mêne la cadence et remporte la première place devant Fiona Wilde et Olivia Piana.

Demain, tout est possible en longue distance , le plan d’eau sera plus propre avec un léger vent de travers qui  devraient se renforcer vers 12h.  Nous risquons de voir des changements sur les premières places avec une belle et prometteuse longue distance.

 

En 12’6 l’excellente performance de notre Julot Langlois de Planete surf qui a fait la différence. Excellente prestation aussi de David Vaillant qui termine 3ème. Plus d’infos à venir demain sur les résultats des filles et des autres concurents .

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SUP RACE CUP ST MAXIME

L’organisation de cette 7eme Edition de la SUP RACE CUP 2016 par la « Cigale surf club du Pays des Maures » installé a Sainte Maxime dans le Golfe de Saint Tropez atteind le sommet puisqu’elle sera la seul etape Francaise de l’European Tour 2016 14’
Forte de son expérience d’organisateur depuis 6ans, on pense notamment au Championnat de France de cet hiver et la Hobie City Race, la Cigale Surf Club va offrir toutes les garanties pour le bon déroulement de cette 7e édition de la SUP RACE CUP en présence de pres 20 Internationaux du top 30 mondial
The organization of this 7th edition of the SUP CUP RACE 2016

the « surf club Cigale du Pays des Maures » installed in Sainte Maxime in the Gulf of Saint Tropez reaches the summit since it will be the only French stage of the European Tour 2016 14 ‘
With its experience of organizing for 6 years, we think particularly in France Championship this winter and Hobie City Race, the Cigale Surf Club will offer all guarantees for the success of this 7th edition of the SUP CUP RACE presence International pres 20 of top 30 global

On the men’s side, you can expect the likes of : Connor Baxter, Titouan Puyo, Casper Steinfath, Arthur Arutkin, Jake Jensen, Trevor Tunnington, Leonard Nika, Beau O’Brian, Paolo Marconi, Michael Booth and a few more world class paddlers. On the women’s side, you can count on Fiona Wylde, Sonni Honscheid, Manca Notar, Susak Molinero, April Zilg, Lexi Alston, Ane Zulaika, Olivia Piana, Amandine Chazot and Céline Guesdon to put on a good show.

Don’t forget the local guys training at La Cigale Surf Club such as Gabriel Bachelet who’s always a top finisher on the Technical Race, Nicolas Beynet and Simon Gallot who can overtake some big names on both races, and the two young guns Melanie Lafenêtre and Inès Blatgé who really stepped up their game this year and are looking for a good performance next week-end.

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HOE HOE une première de classe internationale

3ème étape championnat PACA. HOE HOE une première de classe internationale

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Le 27 et 28 juin dernier s’est déroulé la 3 ème étape du championnat PACA et la longue distance de la coupe de France en 14′. C’est dans une ambiance très festive et parfois même émotive que ces deux journées se sont déroulés. Une organisation au top niveau orchestré par Benjamin Clement, le responsable coureur Chris Fautrier et une équipe de bénévole à l’écoute et compétente. Que dire de la logistique? Des Bus pour amener les coureurs sur le lieu de départ en gérant toutes les autorisations, le parcours dans la baie de Monaco avec les autorités…Un accueil Princier de Monseigneur Albert et Charlène son épouse au départ de la course, la participation de Garett, le frère de la princesse. On peut dire que l’engagement a été total et venu direct du coeur car beaucoup d’émotions sont venus accompagnés ces deux jours.

Le Lendemain pour la Beach Race de 6 km, l’avis des coureurs a été écouté autant sur le tracé du parcours que sur le port du leash ou le choix du départ. Tous les coureurs ont pu s’exprimer ce qui a permis de rassurer et d’offrir aux coureurs un événement participatif et associatif .

Nous retiendrons le nom de Nicolas Beynet, Jules Langlois, Mélanie Lafenètre pour les plus jeunes et les plus rapides avec une 11ème place pour « Julot » avec une moyenne de 8.44 après avoir terminé à la 1ère place la Kid Race. Mélanie, a fait un départ remarquable dans les 5 premiers et termine à la 12 place. Ces deux là ont un magnifique avenir (très proche) devant eux. Nico quand à lui, c’est une force de la nature. La veille, il fini à la 3ème place de la longue distance alors que Simon Gallot grand vainqueur était en 18′ et Franck Fifils en 14′. Bref le lendemain, il a mis tout le monde d’accord à la Beach race. Très belles courses aussi de Thierry Kostka, Cyril Garbous, David Vailland, Hervè Rota, Lulu Langlois pour ne citer qu’eux… Nous attendons le retour au très haut niveau après l’été de Gab Bachelet et Pierre Nau qui ont été absorbé par les études en cette fin d’année scolaire, mais qui reste présent dans le top 5 malgré tout…

Chez les Dames en longue distance, Virginie Sanson s’impose devant Aurélia Audran et Sandrine Rè  (club des Lesques). On peut regretter le peu de compétitrices, mais il est vrai que de nombreux événements se déroulaient en parallèle (Namur, Barcelone..) En Beach Race les Jeunes de la Cigale surf club monte sur le Podium (Mélanie Lafenetre et Ines Blatgè) en 3eme place Aurelia Audran (Energie les Lesques) suivi de Virginie Sanson et Sandrine Rè.

Une grande première qui laisse présager un bel avenir a ce club Hoé Hoé Polynésien dans l’âme. Un remerciement tout particulier à la Famille Fautrier pour son accueil tout au long de ce weekend. A noter que les fils, Nicolas et Vincent ont fait deux podiums.

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Les Partenaires présents

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Lulu Langlois SIC Agent

Quand on apprécie le downwind, un nom vient de suite à l’esprit : SIC.
La marque hawaiienne est née du SUP, elle représente l’esprit de la glisse tel qu’on le retrouve dans le film de Mike Waltze « The Art of Glide ».
Je suis assez excité de devenir l’agent français de cette référence et de retrouver Belar Diaz le team manager ainsi qu’Helgo Lass le sales manager Europe que j’ai vu naviguer en Windsurfer aux championnats du Monde Windsurfer à Bendor en 1975 émoticône smile .
En quittant le Tiki, je tiens à remercier mon ami Pascal POUGET Pascal Cat le fidèle vendéen, Stéphane Stephane Samat pour son implication, Clément Morandière et Matthieu, les Go Fast émoticône smile, et les riders du team Cyril Freeride, Jeremy Teulade et Ludovic Teulade, Nicolas Jarossay avec qui j’ai pu partager de bons moments en mer et sur terre.
A bientôt sur l’eau.
Keep paddling

Lulu

11401455_10204389066755123_2988890709648266224_nLulu Langlois, à 50 ans et quelques mois a toujours le sourire. Il fait parti de ces rideurs passionnaient toujours prêt a relever un défi ou ce faire plaisir. Langlois family’s pour qui la glisse est une vrai culture familiale . Lulu, agent SIC en France c’est avant tout une belle histoire qui commence pour cette marque qui a su trouver un ambassadeur Français à la hauteur de sa réputation.

Lost mills 2015

EURO TOUR 2015 3eme Etape en Allemagne ce week

2015 Lost Mills International SUP Race
Course: 18.7km
Conditions: Flat
Weather: F#$%ing hot
Race Index: Men’s 43.5% / Women’s 23.5%
View the updated Euro Tour Leaderboard
View the updated SUP Racer World Rankings
#
Name
Time
Points
Board
Nation
Born
1. Connor Baxter 1:49:26,6 43.50 14’0 Starboard USA 1994
2. Titouan Puyo 1:49:29,4 32.63 14’0 Starboard FRA 1991
3. Trevor Tunnington 1:49:32,6 26.10 14´0 Starboard AUS 1997
4. Arthur Arutkin 1:49:38,0 21.75 14´0 Fanatic FRA 1997
5. Georges Cronsteadt 1:50:00,1 18.49 14’0 SIC CAN 1980
6. Leonard Nika 1:50:03,0 15.23 14´0 Starboard ITA 1987
7. Davide Ionico 1:50:07,6 13.05 14’0 Fanatic ITA 1997
8. Jake Jensen 1:50:21,5 10.88 14´0 Fanatic AUS 1994
9. Chase Kosterlitz 1:50:40,4 9.79 14´0 BIC USA 1986
10. Eric Terrien 1:50:41,6 8.70 14’0 BIC FRA 1981
11. Bicho Jimanaz 1:50:43,4 7.83 14´0 Rogue MEX 1994
12. Casper Steinfath 1:50:48,8 6.96 14´0 Naish DEN 1993
13. Martin Letourneur 1:50:53,2 6.53 14´0 Hobie SUP FRA 1996
14. Davide Codotto 1:50:58,0 6.09 14’0 Fanatic ITA 1986
15. Fernando Stalla 1:51:01,9 5.66 14´0 Rogue MEX 1987
16. Jeremy Teulade 1:53:00,7 5.22 14´0 Starboard FRA 1993
17. Paolo Marconi 1:53:07,2 4.79 14´0 Jimmy Lewis ITA 1991
18. Bruno Caparella 1:53:11,1 4.35 14´0 BIC DEU 1986
19. Peter Weidert 1:53:38,6 3.92 14´0 JP Australia DEU 1972
20. Peter Bartl 1:54:15,8 3.48 14´0 JP Australia AUT 1972
21. Bart de Zwart 1:54:41,5 3.26 14’0 Starboard NLD 1970
22. Stephan Stiefenhöfer 1:55:00,6 3.05 14´0 Mistral DEU 1972
23. Branislav Sramek 1:55:27,0 2.83 JP Australia CZE 1975
24. Ike Frans 1:55:35,6 2.61 14´0 Starboard NLD 1973
25. Peter Tritten 1:55:59,4 2.39 14´0 Starboard CHE 1980
26. Aaron Rowe 1:56:14,3 2.26 14´0 Lokahi GBR 1997
27. Martijn van Deth 1:56:20,6 2.13 14’0 Starboard NLD 1977
28. Paul Ganse 1:57:39,3 2.00 14´0 JP Australia DEU 1986
29. Ryan James 1:57:58,1 1.87 14´0 Mistral GBR 1975
30. Belar Diaz 1:58:15,4 1.74 14’0 SIC ESP 1982
31. Ricardo Haverschmidt 1:58:29,8 1.65 14’0 Fanatic NLD 1988
32. Alexander Stertzik 1:58:31,2 1.57 14´0 Wark Board DEU 1981
33. Ludovic Teulade 1:58:48,0 1.48 14´0 Starboard FRA 1995
34. Nicola Masci 1:59:37,0 1.39 14’0 SIC ITA 1982
35. Pete Holliday 2:00:04,4 1.31 14´0 BIC GBR 1977
36. Steven Bredow 2:00:20,5 1.22 14´0 Focus Hawaii DEU 1985
37. Alain Nic. Luck 2:00:27,5 1.13 14´0 BIC CHE 1988
38. Leonardo Toso 2:02:10,5 1.04 14´0 JP Australia ITA 1995
39. Martin Salmhofer 2:02:14,0 0.96 14´0 SIC AUT 1976
40. Guy Barel 2:02:19,0 0.87 14’0 Starboard ISR 1998
41. Christopher Parker 2:03:04,0 0.83 14’0 SIC AUS 1983
42. Bojan Bernard 2:03:22,4 0.78 14´0 Fanatic SVN 1972
43. Christopf Salmhofer 2:03:50,2 0.74 14´0 JM Paddleboards AUT 1982
44. Ole Schwarz 2:04:10,2 0.70 12,6 Naish DEU 1997
45. Kai-Nicolas Steimer 2:04:11,8 0.65 14´0 Fanatic DEU 1990
46. Fritz Rometsch 2:04:18,1 0.61 14´0 Naish DEU 1978
47. Klaus Dedial 2:04:42,0 0.57 14´0 JP Australia DEU 1960
48. Arnd Dünziger 2:05:05,2 0.52 14’0 Starboard DEU 1963
49. Wolfgang Mayr 2:05:22,5 0.48 14´0 Makaio DEU 1968
50. Armin Zeidler 2:06:19,1 0.44 14´´0 Starboard DEU 1982
51. Carsten Kurmis 2:06:19,6 14’0 Starboard DEU 1968
52. Valentin Illichmann 2:06:31,9 14´0 Famatoc DEU 1999
53. Benny Jansen 2:07:13,0 14´0 Starboard NLD 1972
54. Crispin Jones 2:07:26,2 14´0 Red Paddle Co. GBR 1986
55. Michael Frosch 2:07:46,3 14’0 SIC DEU 1977
56. Tucker Ingalls 2:08:02,3 14´0 Naish USA 1996
57. Hein Droste 2:08:17,7 14´0 Fanatic DEU 1961
58. Paul Jackson 2:08:27,9 14´0 One SUP AUS 1976
59. Christian Moutsakos 2:09:10,9 14´0 BOGA AUT 1968
60. Gianmatteo Cau 2:09:29,9 14´0 Jimmy Lewis DEU 1981
61. Jim Terell 2:09:34,8 14’0 QB USA 1967
62. Dirk Worrmann 2:09:49,2 14´0 Fanatic DEU 1973
63. Colori Schilling 2:10:55,8 14´0 Starboard DEU 1974
64. Endre Virag 2:11:28,7 14’0 Starboard HUN 1967
65. Thomas Maier 2:11:50,0 14´0 JP Australia DEU 1958
66. Frank Gondek 2:12:04,0 14’0 JP Australia DEU 1965
67. Torsten Ahrens 2:13:55,2 14´0 Naish DEU 1965
68. Christian Hahn 2:14:31,2 14´0 Naish DEU 1973
69. Wolfgang Leeb 2:15:44,7 14´0 Starboard AUT 1969
70. Thomas Laurenz 2:16:13,8 14´0 Mistral DEU 1962
71. Stefan Prause 2:17:19,3 14´0 Starboard DEU 1965
72. André Dr. Zeglin 2:18:13,6 14´0 Starboard DEU 1978
73. Georg Schöpf 2:19:31,4 14´0 Lokahi DEU 1982
74. Alex Gäbler 2:19:54,6 14´0 Starboard DEU 1963
75. Jan-Willem van Stuijvenberg 2:20:01,4 14´0 Starboard NLD 1957
76. Alexander Kirsch 2:20:10,0 14´0 Naish DEU 1970
77. Pavel Sapounov 2:22:21,3 14´0 SIC DEU 1980
78. Stefan Iburg 2:22:48,2 14’0 Naish DEU 1970
79. John Fuglsang 2:23:54,5 14´0 One AUS 1952
80. Ralf Schultz 2:24:09,0 12,6 Gong SUP DEU 1971
81. Robin Ferchert 2:24:45,0 14´0 Fanatic DEU 1994
82. Aram Jaberg 2:25:26,2 14´0 Gong DEU 1968
83. Edgar Fischer 2:27:11,6 14´0 JP Australia AUT 1974
84. Klaus Schulten 2:28:25,6 14’0 NSP DEU 1963
85. Rachmann Djajakusuma 2:30:22,6 14´0 JP Australia DEU 1967
86. Michael Ferchert 2:30:26,8 12’6 Fanatic DEU 1963
87. Dirk Utecht 2:35:59,4 14´0 Naish DEU 1971
88. Thomas Suttner 2:37:15,2 14’0 Jimmy Lewis DEU 1975
89. Bernd Weitzel 2:41:27,7 14´0 Airboard DEU 1963
90. Jörg Bakuhn 3:03:54,8 12’6 SIC DEU 1963
Lost Mills stand up paddle race Germany

#
Name
Time
Points
Board
Nation
Born
1 Sonni Honscheid 2:00:59 23.50 14′ SIC DEU 1981
2 Angie Jackson 2:03:59 17.63 14′ One AUS 1976
3 Celine Guesdon 2:04:05 14.10 14′ BIC FRA 1978
4 Carol Scheunemann 2:05:04 11.75 14′ JP Australia DEU 1958
5 Fiona Wylde 2:05:58 9.99 14′ Starboard USA 1997
6 Susanne Lier 2:06:05 8.23 14′ Hobie DEU 1980
7 Shelby Taylor 2:06:17 7.05 14′ Riviera USA 1992
8 Susak Molinero 2:07:20 5.88 14′ Jimmy Lewis ESP 1988
9 Janneke Smits 2:14:10 5.29 14′ Starboard NLD 1983
10 Joanne Hamilton-Vale 2:17:46 4.70 14′ Charlie Grey GBR 1966
11 Emma Reijmerik 2:18:45 4.23 14′ Naish NLD 1988
12 Sabine Schellander 2:21:13 3.76 14′ SIC AUT 1977
13 Natalia Fon 2:24:44 3.53 14′ Naish SVN 1960
14 Phine Scheibe 2:26:48 3.29 14′ Fanatic DEU 1987
15 Anja Schilling 2:33:06 3.06 14′ Starboard DEU 1978
16 Linda Salbach 2:45:10 2.82 14′ JP Australia DEU 1986
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View the updated SUP Racer World Rankings

Day 2 Update: More Fun In The Bavarian Sun
Day 2 of the Lost Mills was a bit of a lay day, with a couple of fun little races happening but nothing too serious. Most of the pros were laying low, hanging out at the host hotel, the Strandhotel Seehof, and resting up ahead of tomorrow’s main event.

We did see some action out on the water though, including a highly entertaining jet-surf race this evening…

Friday started with the Parallel Slalom race, which was basically yesterday’s 200m course but with a zig-zagging set of buoy turns. Paddlers faced off head to head in a simple knockout format, with the men’s field, missing many of the resting pros, eventually whittling its way down to just three: Connor Baxter, Paolo Marconi and the previously-unknown young gun from Israel, Guy Barel.

With a trio still standing, the usual head to head format didn’t work in the final. Instead we saw a round-robin paddle off, with Guy upsetting Paolo (who’s shown some damn fine from on the Euro Tour so far) on the first run, before Connor stepped in and did what he usually does: Win. Paolo and Guy both gave a spirited fight, but the race belonged to the Starboard superstar.

To make the final, Connor had to defeat Casper Steinfath in the quarters, which proved to be one of the highlights. We may have unearthed a future contender in Guy though – the youngster looked super quick off the line and around the buoys. Could be a name to keep an eye on.

In the women’s Parallel Slalom nobody was really surprised to see Lina Augaitis and Angie Jackson reach the final two. As the fastest finishers in yesterday’s time trial, Lina and Angie once again battled for the title, and once again Lina came out on top.

Later in the evening we got a real treat: A demo race on the “WaterWolf” electric jet surfer boards. These things are basically a big, fat, really heavy surfboard with an outboard motor attached to the bottom. It was a hell of a lotta fun, even if most of us struggled to get the hang of it.

There were a few bright points, such as Tucker Ingalls who seemed to be a total natural, though most of the athletes wound up in the water at least once or twice on their run. It was highly entertaining to watch some of the guys accidentally pull the kill switch and go arse over tit. I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in a while…

A fun way to end another beautiful day in the Bavarian countryside. We’ve been seriously lucky with the weather this year: Perfect blue skies and 25-30 degrees celsius (86 F). Though ironically, this warm weather looks set to whip up a lightning storm tomorrow afternoon, which could mean an earlier start for the distance race.

And what a distance race it’s going to be. Although we’ve already had two full days of racing, tomorrow’s 18km distance race is the main event. It’s where all the points are on offer for the Euro Tour Leaderboard, and it’s where the vast majority of the bragging rights are up for grabs.

Won’t really be much of a spectator-friendly affair – it’s a “there and back again” style course – but it’ll be a very interesting contest for the serious paddlers.

We’ve got a lot of top ranked guys here this week, which should make tomorrow’s contest a fairly intense battle. Expect plenty of jockeying early on as the inevitable draft trains start to form, though don’t be surprised if that argy bargy continues well into the middle part of the 18km race. Nobody’s going to go quietly.

Though as much as the draft train positioning will help decide the race, the key moments will probably come on the beach runs. The Lost Mills course is held on two lakes that are divided by a break wall. Competitors paddle across the first lake, run around the beach to the next one, paddle a loop around that, then jump back in the first lake and paddle back to the start/finish line. It’s these run legs (or “portages”) that can make or break a race. It’s where the draft trains splinter and those who are suffering lose touch with the leaders.

So who are the contenders?

We’ve got 12-15 guys that could legitimately lay claim to a top five spot, then another 12-15 guys that would be an outside chance of sneaking into top 10.

Titouan Puyo, Connor Baxter, Georges Cronsteadt, Jake Jensen, Casper Steinfath, Eric Terrien, Trevor Tunnington, Fernando Stalla, Paul Jackson, Bicho Jimenez, Paolo Marconi, Chase Kosterlitz, Arthur Arutkin, a few names I’ve forgotten at this late hour, and then a couple of dozen European paddlers that would fancy their chances at upsetting a few of the big names.

On the women’s side I’d expect Lina Augaitis, Angie Jackson, Fiona Wylde, Sonni Honscheid and Celine Guesdon to be fighting for the podium, though we’ve got another half a dozen or so very determined ladies that will have something to say about that. Again, the key points will be on the beach run, where paddlers have to pick up their board and trek around 100m over to the next lake.

No matter what happens it should be an interesting battle – the stats geek in me can’t wait to see the results sheet. Look for said results to drop on Saturday afternoon. I may be a little late though, as I’m probably doing the race myself and will no doubt finish a good 20 minutes after the winner.

More to follow on Saturday…

DAY 1 UPDATE: Trevor Tunnington, Lina Augaitis Win “Fastest Paddler On Earth”
We’ve just wrapped up Day 1 of the 2015 Lost Mills, with Trevor Tunnington and Lina Augaitis drawing first blood in the “Fastest Paddler On Earth” time trial.

Trev was the quickest down the 200m, straight line, electronically-timed course here in the south of Germany, defeating Casper Steinfath, Jake Jensen, Connor Baxter and a host of other top ranked paddlers. Trevor Tunnington isn’t a name familiar to most paddling fans, however anyone following the sport closely would have noticed his rise through the ranks over the past year or two. Based in Queensland but hailing from New Zealand, the Starboard team rider definitely has a bright future ahead of him if he can keep up this sort of pace.

Trevor Tunnington at the Lost Mills
Trevor Tunnington won today’s “Fastest Paddler” race with a determined effort (photo: Surfstadl Ammersee – view full gallery)

As a big crowd of local holidaymakers built up on the shores of Lake Brombachsee – which has turned into a thriving beach despite being 1,000km from the ocean – the top 20 paddlers from the qualifying round went through to the final for a second run.

Casper looked set to take the crown, posting a quick time of 0:54.67 early in the final and then watching as paddlers narrowly missed his mark one by one. Jake Jensen came within a whisker, as did Connor Baxter, but nobody could match the Danish Viking. Then we had the final run of the day…

Qualifying second fastest in the morning heats, Trevor Tunnington lined up for the last run of the day. In the Fastest Paddler, competitors race parallel in pairs down the 200m course, which meant Trevor was matched with the fastest qualifier, Arthur Arutkin. Arthur faded on his final run, however Trev kept the pace going all the way to the line to claim victory by a solid 2 seconds. Might not sound like much, but that’s almost 5% faster than everyone else.

From my vantage point out in the water, I doubt Trevor reached a higher speed than Casper, Jake and Connor at any point along his run. However what he did do was keep the pace going right to the line. Many paddlers were fading over the final 50 metres, but Trev kept a quick pace all the way. For the record he was paddling the 14’x23″ Starboard Sprint.

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Jake Jensen and Leonard Nika (photo: Surfstadl Ammersee – view the gallery on Facebook)

Meanwhile Lina’s victory, which came by just 2/10ths of a second over Angie Jackson, gives the SIC team rider back-to-back “Fastest Paddler” crowns, mirroring her efforts from Lost Mills 2014.

Lina looked strong all day, with the world number three comfortably beating her SIC team mate Sonni Honscheid in the morning heats before just pipping Angie’s time in the final. Just like Casper, Angie was sitting in the box seat until the last run of the day, where Lina paired with second-fastest Celine Guesdon (who ultimately finished 4th).

It’ll be very interesting to see these two go head to head in Saturday’s classic distance race, where they’ll no doubt start as two of the hot favourites (though I doubt Sonni will let them have it all their own way). This “Fastest Paddler” is a great warm-up, but Saturday is definitely the main event here at the Lost Mills.

Apart from these strong women, another fine performance today came from 3rd fastest Manca Notar.

It’s a small miracle that Manca was even able to reach the start line here at the Lost Mills. The young Naish team rider is in the middle of her final high school exams and wasn’t planning on racing for a couple of weeks. But at the last minute Manca’s competitive spirit got the best of her, and her family did a 10 hour round trip from Slovenia to Germany just for one day of racing. Minutes after the racing was done, Manca hopped back in the car, headed home, and prepared for two full days of exams. That’s commitment for you. Oh and I should also mention Manca was paddling a 12’6 against the 14 footers of everyone else…

Game face: Lina Augaitis overpowered her SIC team mate Sonni Honscheid in the morning qualifying heat (photo: Ernstfried Prade)
Game face: Lina Augaitis overpowered her SIC team mate Sonni Honscheid in the morning qualifying heat (photo: Ernstfried Prade)

After the 14 foot sprints, a few of the top paddlers jumped on the one design 12’6 time trial. None of the top guns were expected to do this race, but in a bizarre chain of last minute events, organisers waved 3,000 Euros in front of the paddlers, which motivated a few big names to have a crack (note to all race organisers: Be sure to clearly communicate your prize money breakdowns before events). In a winner takes all showdown, Jake Jensen snagged the 2,000 Euro prize by just 1/10th of a second from a bummed out Fernando Stalla, while Lina Augaitis picked up another 1,000 Euro to go with her earlier victory.

The 200m sprint format is interesting. Despite the short distance, many paddlers struggled to hold a sprint pace the entire length of the course. I should also note that not all the top paddlers raced today, with the likes of Chase Kosterlitz and Titouan Puyo sitting it out. Other top contenders for the distance event, including Tahiti’s raging bull Georges Cronsteadt, are only arriving tomorrow.

All in all it was a great start to the Week 3 of the Euro Tour, with glorious sunshine and a big local crowd cheering on the paddlers here in Bavaria. This event garnered a reputation for being wet and cold after a shocking storm engulfed the lake two years ago, however this year the weather has been epic. Looks like we’re set for more hot weather leading into the weekend, so it should be a great few days down here at Lake Brombachsee (here’s the Google Maps location in case you’re wondering where on earth we are).

Full results from the Fastest Paddler On Earth are below. Scroll down for our live blog, and check back in on Friday and Saturday for rolling updates…

MORE PHOTOS: Surfstadl Ammsersee has a great photo gallery up on Facebook

Top finishers from the men’s and women’s ‘Fastest Paddler On Earth’ race (photo: SUP Racer)
Top finishers from the men’s and women’s ‘Fastest Paddler On Earth’ race (photo: SUP Racer)

The Lost Mills: The Fastest Paddler On Earth
Course: 200m sprint
Conditions: Flat water
Points: Ranking points for the SUP Racer World Rankings (The Euro Tour only counts the distance race)
View the updated World Rankings

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Name
Time
Points
1 Trevor Tunnington 0:52.02 33.50
2 Casper Steinfath 0:54.67 25.13
3 Jake Jensen 0:54.83 20.10
4 Connor Baxter 0:54.93 16.75
5 Paolo Marconi 0:55.26 14.24
6 Kai-Nicolas Steimer 0:55.46 11.73
7 Bicho Jimenez 0:56.13 10.05
8 Paul Jackson 0:56.27 8.38
9 Leonard Nika 0:56.53 7.54
10 Peter Weidert 0:56.79 6.70
11 Eric Terrien 0:57.74 6.03
12 Tucker Ingalls 0:57.75 5.36
13 Arthur Arutkin 0:58.91 5.03
14 Fernando Stala 0:59.17 4.69
15 Peter Bartl 0:59.24 4.36
16 Carsten Kurmis 1:01.25 4.02
17 Stephan Stiefenhofer 1:01.29 3.69
18 Belar Diaz 1:01.40 3.35
19 Bart de Zwart 1:03.19 3.02
20 Michael Frosch 1:04.55 2.68
21 Ryan James 1:05.41 2.51
22 Paul Ganse 1:05.44 2.35
23 Pete Holliday 1:05.73 2.18
24 Steven Bredow 1:05.73 2.01
25 Martin Letourneur 1:06.77 1.84
26 Valentin Illichman 1:06.95 1.74
27 Ran Gaash 1:08.39 1.64
28 Nicola Masci 1:09.55 1.54
29 Endre Virag 1:10.03 1.44
30 Christopherh Parker 1:10.07 1.34
31 Martin Salmhofer 1:10.13 1.27
32 MacRae Wylde 1:10.75 1.21
33 Klaus Dedial 1:11.85 1.14
34 Armin Zeitler 1:12.59 1.07
35 Robin Ferchert 1:13.11 1.01
36 Christian Hahn 1:13.34 0.94
37 Dirk Worrmann 1:13.45 0.87
38 Fritz Rometsch 1:13.65 0.80
39 Rami Zur 1:13.73 0.74
40 Georg Schopf 1:14.37 0.67
41 John Fuglsang 1:15.01 0.64
42 Wolfgang Mayr 1:15.62 0.60
43 Gianmatteo Cau 1:15.94 0.57
44 Rachmann Djajakusuma 1:20.13 0.54
45 Thomas Schillig 1:23.73 0.50
46 Alexander Kirsch 1:23.77 0.47
47 Dirk Utecht 1:25.63 0.44
48 Edgar Fischer 1:26.85 0.40
49 Maximillian Appel 1:32.48 0.37
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Name
Time
Points
1 LIna Augaitis 1:05.27 31.00
2 Angie Jackson 1:05.86 23.25
3 Manca Notar 1:07.44 18.60
4 Celine Guesdon 1:08.72 15.50
5 Fiona Wylde 1:09.19 13.18
6 Susanne Lier 1:09.61 10.85
7 Shelby Taylor 1:09.66 9.30
8 Sonni Honscheid 1:10.20 7.75
9 Susak Molinero 1:10.83 6.98
10 Carol Scheunemann 1:11.52 6.20
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1st: Connor Baxter (1:49:26)
2nd: Titouan Puyo (1:49:29)
3rd: Trevor Tunnington (1:49:32)
4th: Arthur Arutkin (1:49:38)
5th: Georges Cronsteadt (1:50:00)
6th: Leonard Nika (1:50:03)
7th: Davide Ionico (1:50:07)
8th: Jake Jensen (1:50:21)
9th: Chase Kosterlitz (1:50:40)
10th: Eric Terrien (1:50:41)
11th: Bicho Jimenez (1:50:43)
12th: Casper Steinfath (1:50:48)
13th: Martin Letourneur (1:50:53)
14th: Davide Codotto (1:50:58)
15th: Fernando Stalla (1:51:01)
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CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE 2015 LOST MILLS INTERNATIONAL SUP RACE

Connor claims victory in the classic Lost Mills distance race, outlasting Titouan Puyo, Trevor Tunnington and Arthur Arutkin after 18kms of long, hot, draining paddling.

It was a brutal and intense race out there today. The weather here in Bavaria is almost *too* good. Temperatures were pushing 30 degrees today (86F), which hammered the paddlers along the 18km, flat water course that circumnavigated two big lakes here in the south of Germany.

The start was manic. I think we had record numbers on the start line. Definitely felt tight as a dozen or so big international names faced off against two dozen of Europe’s dark horse paddlers and scores more local warriors.

The field was seriously stacked, with many big names being squeezed outside of the top 10. Massive effort from Connor to push all the way to the line – he’s the first to admit these aren’t his favourite conditions. Titou was just seconds behind, with Trevor and Arthur completing a group of four that sprinted to the line.

With Trevor overtaking Arthur right near the finish, it completed a clean sweep of the men’s podium for Team Starboard. That’s quite an achievement for the blue boards considering the level of competition here today.

1st: Connor Baxter
2nd: Titouan Puyo
3rd: Trevor Tunnington
4th: Arthur Arutkin
5th: Georges Cronsteadt
6th: Leonard Nika
7th: Davide Ionico
8th: Jake Jensen
9th: Chase Kosterlitz
10th: Eric Terrien
11th: Bicho Jimenez
12th: Casper Steinfath
13th: Martin Letourneur
14th: Davide Codotto
15th: Fernando Stalla
16th: …
1st: Sonni Honscheid
2nd: Angie Jackson
3rd: Celine Guesdon
4th: Carol Scheunemann
5th: Fiona Wylde
6th: Susanne Lier
7th: Shelby Taylor
8th: Susak Molinero
9th: …

(Note: These are provision results but I don’t see any reason for them to change…)

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CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE 2015 LOST MILLS
Connor takes out the classic 18km race ahead of Titouan Puyo, Trevor Tunnington and Arthur Arutkin.

SONNI HONSCHEID CLAIMS THE WOMEN’S

Paddling in her home nation, Sonni claims the win ahead of Angie Jackson and Celine Guesdon.

Full results and recap incoming…

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In the late mail: Lina Augaitis has pulled out just hours before the race, citing health concerns.

That leaves Sonni Honscheid to carry the baton for Team SIC in the women’s race, where she’ll be fighting the likes of Angie Jackson, Fiona Wylde, Celine Guesdon and another half dozen very quick ladies.

Speaking of SIC, the raging bull from Tahiti, Georges Cronsteadt, arrived last night and will be one of the top contenders today. But will jetlag play a role? Most of the other top guys have been here for a few days already…

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Welcome to the third and final day of the Lost Mills. This is the big one: The 18km distance classic. We’ve got about 15 top ranked paddlers along with another dozen or two dark horse Europeans and scores of local warriors.

It’s going to be a fairly intense race, and it’s also going to be a fairly hot race. Weather is expected to tip over 30 degrees C today (that’s 86 F for our American friends) and the humidity is already rising. So much so that we’re in for some hot weather lightning storms this afternoon, which has brought the race start forward to just before lunch.

I’ll be racing out there today and will no doubt cross the line a good half an hour after the finishers, so expect updates and results around 3pm Saturday German time (6am in California).

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Just posted an update from the afternoon session of Day 2, as well as a bit of a preview of tomorrow’s main event, the 18km distance race showdown.

It’s gonna be a long, hot slog out there tomorrow, and given the level of competition on show this week, it’s going to be extra tough…

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Day 2 midday update: We’ve just finished Round 1 of the “Parallel Slalom” race. It’s basically the 200m sprint course from yesterday, but with zig-zagging buoys along the course. Competitors race head to head in a knockout format. Right now we’re down to the final 24 guys and final 4 women.

The majority of the big names have sat this one out, resting up ahead of tomorrow’s main event (the 18km long distance showdown).

I’ll let you know who takes out the slalom in a few hours, then after that we’ll have a little 4km open race, followed by the one we’ve all been waiting for: The Water Wolf electric jetsurfer slalom race. This will be on the same course as the parallel slalom SUP race, except we’ll be on big heavy boards that go 50kms/h. Nobody has tried one of these yet, our trial run will be the race itself. Should be entertaining…

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One of the local surf shops, Surfstadl Ammersee, captured some awesome images yesterday. I’ll repost a few whenever I find some stable internet, but in the meantime check out their full gallery on Facebook.

Lost Mills – Day 1 (Fastest Paddler) – Photo Gallery

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What’s coming up on Day 2?

This morning we’ll have the “Parallel Slalom” sprints. This is a new event this year so we’re not sure what to expect, but I think it’ll be similar to the “Fastest Paddler” 200m sprints, expect with a bunch of zig-zagging buoy turns along the course.

Later this afternoon we’ve got the Water Wolf electric jetsurfer race. We REALLY don’t know what to expect with this new event, but after seeing these things in action I can only assume it’ll be a highly entertaining show.

There’s also rumours of a Beach Flags world title showdown sometime during the day…

Day 2 is really just a fun day though. The main event is coming up on Day 3 (Saturday): The classic 17km long distance race.

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Just posted a full recap of Day 1 up above…

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Final results from yesterday’s “Fastest Paddler On Earth” final.

1 Trevor Tunnington 0:52.02
2 Casper Steinfath 0:54.67
3 Jake Jensen 0:54.83
4 Connor Baxter 0:54.93
5 Paolo Marconi 0:55.26
6 Kai-Nicolas Steimer 0:55.46
7 Bicho Jimenez 0:56.13
8 Paul Jackson 0:56.27
9 Leonard Nika 0:56.53
10 Peter Weidert 0:56.79
11 Eric Terrien 0:57.74
12 Tucker Ingalls 0:57.75
13 Arthur Arutkin 0:58.91
14 Fernando Stala 0:59.17
15 Peter Bartl 0:59.24
16 Carsten Kurmis 1:01.25
17 Stephan Stiefenhofer 1:01.29
18 Belar Diaz 1:01.40
19 Bart de Zwart 1:03.19
20 Michael Frosch 1:07.59
1 LIna Augaitis 1:05.27
2 Angie Jackson 1:05.86
3 Manca Notar 1:07.44
4 Celine Guesdon 1:08.72
5 Fiona Wylde 1:09.19
6 Susanne Lier 1:09.61
7 Shelby Taylor 1:09.66
8 Sonni Honscheid 1:10.20
9 Susak Molinero 1:10.83
10 Carol Scheunemann 1:11.52
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Big performance from the Naish/Red Bull twins Casper Steinfath and Manca Notar here at the Lost Mills today.

Casper nailed the second quickest 200m in the “Fastest Paddler On Earth” time trial, while Manca was third in the women’s event. The Danish Viking drove 12 hrs to reach Week 3 of The Euro Tour yesterday, while Manca and her family did a 10 hour round trip in just one day…

The rising star from Slovenia (who competed on a 12’6 today while everyone else was on a 14) is in the middle of her final high school exams. She’ll actually be sitting a test while we’re all paddling in the Lost Mills main event on Saturday (the classic 17km distance race). So that’s 10 hours in the car for 60 seconds on the water. Must be a record…

We really couldn’t ask for better ambassadors for our sport, and Naish Stand Up Paddling and Red Bull (along with QuickBlade Paddles, FCS and Maui Jim) couldn’t be luckier to have them on their teams.

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I’ll grab the final results sheet for you in a moment, but in the meantime here’s a couple of quick shots of today’s winners. More on our Insta and Facebook, along with the official Euro Tour Facebook

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Trevor’s performance was really impressive. He probably didn’t reach a higher speed than the other guys, but he kept his pace going for longer. Many of the paddlers were burning out around the 150m mark, but Trevor powered right through to the line and was duly rewarded.

On the women’s side that’s back-to-back titles from Lina, who once again pips Angie Jackson by the narrowest of margins. Though a big shout out to Manca Notar, who competed on a 12’6 while everyone else was on 14s.

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RESULTS

Trevor Tunnington and Lina Augaitis have just WON the “Fastest Paddler On Earth” time trial!

Trevor nailed the fastest run down the 200m course this afternoon’s finale (the Top 20 from this morning’s qualifiers moved through to the final round), crossing the line 2 seconds quicker than Casper Steinfath, Jake Jensen and Connor Baxter.

Meanwhile Lina, who went on the final run of the day, pipped Angie Jackson by just 2/10ths of a second.
I’ll get you the accurate timing in a moment, but it was basically:

1st: Trevor Tunnington (52 seconds)
2nd: Casper Steinfath (54 seconds)
3rd: Jake Jensen (54 seconds)
4th: Connor Baxter (54 seconds)

1st: Lina Augaitis
2nd: Angie Jackson
3rd: Manca Notar

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It’s also been interesting to see how different paddlers approach this race. 200m sounds short but it’s actually a long way once you’re out on the water. It’s very difficult to go full speed the entire time, with the top runs coming in just under a minute.

Many paddlers (including yours truly) have found themselves burning out badly in the second half. It would be interesting to see the split times over the first 100m/second 100m…

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The women’s field is quite a bit smaller than the men’s, so we’ll go straight into a final. Lina Augaitis was quickest in this morning’s heats, but look for Sonni Honscheid and Angie Jackson to push her in the final run. Don’t count out Manca Notar and Celine Guesdon either.

Manca’s story is quite amazing: She’s doing a 10 hour round trip just to be here today. The young Slovenian is in the middle of her final exams at high school and actually has major tests tomorrow and Saturday.

So she couldn’t be here for the main event on the weekend, but Manca was so eager to race again that she drove all the way from Slovenia to Germany just for today’s “Fastest Paddler” race. That’s commitment…

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We’re just gearing up for the final of the “Fastest Paddler On Earth” super sprints. Looks like French young gun Arthur Arutkin qualified fastest for the final in 55 seconds, followed closely by Trevor Tunnington and Connor Baxter.

As you’d expect pretty much all the big names are safely through. Perhaps more interestingly, we’ve seen a few dark horse locals step up, including a former dragonboat world champion named Peter Weidert. He’s well known on the German scene but rarely races internationally. In this morning’s qualifiers Peter nailed a top 10 time, beating many big international names in the process…

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Welcome to Bavaria and the 2015 Lost Mills International SUP Race.

Paddlers were greeted with amazing weather as they arrived here in the south of Germany. The sun is expected to shine all week, so we should be in for a hot few days of racing.

Out on the water we’ve just wrapped up the qualifying round of the “Fastest Paddler On Earth” – the 200m time trial that’s become a unique feature of this event. All the big names are safely through to this afternoon’s final, where we’ll see a showdown between the likes of Connor Baxter, Jake Jensen, Casper Steinfath, Titouan Puyo, Eric Terrien, Paul Jackson, Leonard Nika, Bicho Jimenez, Fernando Stalla and… well, the list goes on. It’s a pretty stacked field.

In the women’s we’ll have Angie Jackson, Sonni Honscheid, Lina Augaitis, Celine Guesdon, Manca Notar, Susak Molinero, Shelby Taylor and plenty more strong women from around Europe.

Connor was the 2013 “Fastest Paddler” champion but lost his title 12 months ago to Danny Ching. Danny isn’t here this year (though rumour has it he may show up last minute for Saturday’s main event…), so Connor will have to start favourite this afternoon.

Lina is the defending women’s champion and beat Sonni in this morning’s qualifier. Sonni got one over her SIC team mate at last weekend’s SUP Race Cup, so we’ll see if Lina can balance the ledger this afternoon.

Though really, we’re all just looking forward to tomorrow (Friday) and the “Water Wolf” slalom race. We have no idea what to expect, all we know is that we’re on “electric jet surfer boards” that go around 30mph (about 50kms/h). Should be an entertaining show…

Then on Saturday it’s the main event: The 17km Lost Mills distance race. That’s where all the prize money (and all the Euro Tour Leaderboard ranking points) will be sitting. Just making the Top 10 will be a huge accomplishment…

Anyway we’ll keep you posted over the next 72 hours with everything that happens on (and off…) the water. Check back in an hour or so for results of this afternoon’s Fastest Paddler time trial finals.

Tags: Angela Jackson, Casper Steinfath, Jake Jensen, Lina Augaitis, Lost Mills Race, Manca Notar, The Euro Tour, Trevor Tunnington

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