Connor Baxter goed bij de tijd
Connor Baxter has drawn first blood at the 2013 Lost Mills race in Germany, claiming todayâ€™s â€œThe Fastest Paddler On Earthâ€ time trial event. Eric Terrien was 2nd with Aussie Beau Oâ€™Brian 3rd. Meanwhile Olympic Gold Medallist Krisztina Zur took out the womenâ€™s race ahead of Sonni HÃ¶nscheid and Angie Jackson.
Despite the chilly weather, this unique new format produced a fun day on the water. Paddlers were racing the clock, not each other, as they paddled down the 200 metre, straight line course, which had electronic timing gates at each end. The pros were doing it in less than a minute..!
The race also produced plenty of prizes, with Connor taking home a $7,000 Breitling watch and the total prize pool for this event alone sitting at $12,000.
And this is just day oneâ€¦ this wasnâ€™t even the main event! Weâ€™ve still got two more days of racing and $22,000 in cash to hand out. Gotta love Germany!
Full recap coming soon but in the meantime check out some photos plus FULL RESULTS from todayâ€™s finals.
In case youâ€™ve been living under a rock lately; the Lost Mills is a big SUP race happening in the middle of nowhere in Bavaria, Germany. Itâ€™s offering $33,000 in cash & prizes and has attracted a whole stack of the worldâ€™s best international paddlers. Itâ€™s also event #2 on the completely unofficial but totally awesome â€œEuropean SUP Racing Tour presented by NSPâ€œ.
The level of organisation at this event is insane, the Germans are really taking it to the next level. Just check out the shots from inside the tentâ€¦ itâ€™s like Oktoberfest with a bunch of lucrative SUP races on the side! Epic!