True Winter Classic

January 30, 2012 · 0 comments

It looked like it was going to be a true winter classic in Vancouver today. As we were heading to the race site, there were snowflakes in the air and a cold wind coming from the north.

In spite of that, 40 canoes were on the water at the start line!

We changed the course to accommodate the wind and tide – heading east towards False Creek, over to English Bay, up past Jericho to the first dolphin and then back to the Jericho pier. This made the race a bit longer than was planned (and depending on the line the paddlers took – even longer!) but there were no serious complaints. The post race soup, bagels and coffee were inhaled as were the cinnamon bun prizes.

Thanks to everyone who raced and the volunteers and supporters who helped make it happen. Results are available from the CORA Race results page.

Jan

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