July 13, 2017
world are getting ready for Saturday's Canadian Surfski Championships (CSC) in Squamish, BC. CKBC member club, Squamish Paddling Club, is among the presenting sponsors for the event.
The CSC is a point-to-point, mass start, downwind surfski race. The 21 km race route tests paddlers’ skills and stamina as it runs downwind through the heart of the stunning Sea to Sky corridor. Racers will paddle from Porteau
Cove up Howe Sound into the heart of downtown Squamish.
Last year's overall champion, Dawid Mocke (South Africa), completed the course in just over 1 hour and 22 minutes.
A surfski is a long, narrow, lightweight kayak with an open (sit-on-top) cockpit, usually with a foot pedal controlled rudder.They are extremely fast when paddled on flat water (only an Olympic K1 or K2 kayak is faster) and the fastest paddled craft available over a long distance on ocean swells.
For more details see the event website.
Canoe Kayak BC is the Provincial Sport Organization for the paddle sports and actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in them. Members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport. The association's mission enourages and promotes personal growth and success for our members through participation and performance in paddle sports.