Moving on from Stage 1 into an area I’m a bit more comfortable with…racing, although normally for me it doesn’t involve having 6 other women charging down the racecourse at the same time! The boater-cross was without doubt the most fun event of the grand prix. The big-water course was huge, but also super fun and not as daunting as the other racecourses to come. I really enjoyed this event and came in with a decent finish just behind Martina who took her first (but not last) win of the competition that day.
The whole event now over the ladies overall results were announced in the parking lot of the Basse Cachee River. Martina’s consistent paddling style was something I was hugely impressed by (and envious of) over the 2 weeks and she took a well-deserved win of the WWGP title 2014. The mens’ event took a little more time to work out and results were announced that evening in Quebec City…before drunken shenanigans ensued. Contrary to most expectations it was Dane Jackson who came out on top followed by Rush Sturges in second and Joel Kowalski in third.
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Huge thanks to Palm Equipment
And to Madawaska Kanu Centre for lending me a boat