SUP Racing in the Beautiful French Riviera
Check out this stunning edit from the SUP Race Cup in Sainte Maxime, France. The French Riviera is a place filled with mystique and wonder, but it’s also a pretty stunning location to go paddle boarding!
Taking in the beauty of the French Riviera (St. Maxime sits across the bay from the iconic St. Tropez) this event is as much a holiday as it is a race. The SUP Race Cup has been running every summer since 2009, making this year’s event the 9th annual edition.
Although it’s not as glitzy and hyped up as some of the bigger races in the world, this is certainly one of the true classics on the calendar and always attracts a big crowd.
The Tiki Family is currently on the SUP EuroTour and are having an absolute blast. We’ve only just completed the 3rd stop of ‘The Tour’ and we’ve had some solid results already with Leo Nika (Italy) & Penelope Strickland (New Zealand) taking out stop #1 in Crete, Greece and Bruno Hasulyo (Hungary) on top spot of the podium at stop #2 at Numur, Belgium. Now Micheal Booth (Australia) and Sonni Hönscheid (Germany) have announced their arrival to the EuroTour at stop #3: the SUP Race Cup here in beautiful Sainte Maxime, France by taking out top podium spots, both, with convincing wins.
The Starboard Dream Team had an amazing performance across the board with 60% of all top 5 finishers on Starboard race boards.
The weekend didn’t end when the final competitor crossed the line, follow the team as they head into town to explore some of the local fresh produce markets and immerse themselves in the night life that Saint Tropez has to offer.
Men’s Beach Race Results:
1 Titouan Puyo 0:53:43
2 Connor Baxter 0:53:47 (Starboard)
3 Michael Booth 0:53:59 (Starboard)
4 Bruno Hasulyo 0:54:36 (Starboard)
5 Slater Trout 0:55:09
Women’s Beach Race Results:
1 Sonni Honscheid 0:59:54 (Starboard)
2 Olivia Piana 1:02:19 (Starboard)
3 Candice Appleby 1:04:37
4 Laura Quetglas 1:06:58 (Starboard)
5 Petronella van Malsen 1:07:18
Men’s Long Distance Race Results:
1 Michael Booth 1:24:23 (Starboard)
2 Connor Baxter 1:26:10 (Starboard)
3 Titouan Puyo 1:26:12
4 Leonard Nika 1:26:25 (Starboard)
5 Slater Trout 1:27:14
Women’s Long Distance Race Results:
1 Sonni Honscheid 1:36:16 (Starboard)
2 Olivia Piana 1:37:35 (Starboard)
3 Candice Appleby 1:41:15
5 Amandine Chazot 1:08:52 (Starboard)
6 Susak Molinero 1:41:18
For full race results and report, go check out SUPRacer.com’s blog: http://www.supracer.com/2017-euro-tour-paddleboarding-race-schedule/
Music: Chill Breed by Christopher Lynch and Christopher Mohr/ Jingle Punks
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