So I have signed up to race the 717 km Yukon River Quest. This is the first year the organizers have opened up the race to standup paddleboards. I was excited when I got an email from my SUP Yukon buddy Stu Knaack asking me if I would be interested in competing and before the words were out of his mouth I had filled out the online application.
This is a trial year for SUP and they are only allowing 10 sup racers to compete, at this time those 10 spots have been filled. This is a great goal for me and a challenge that I am really looking forward to. I am most excited about going to the Yukon, meeting the people up there and paddling a new body of water for me, this historic section of the Yukon River. After a year of racing downtime I am excited about training and competing.
I was recently interviewed by CBC Yukon about the race. You can listen to it here.
And here is the CBC article announcing the inclusion of the standup paddleboard class.
Follow along here for the training and preparation leading up to the race and live for the race itself starting June 28th.