Wednesday, 23 October 2013

2nd in Nationals!!!!

After stiff competition in Bundoran (see here), there was one final event left in the Irish Racing calendar, Castlegregory in County Kerry.

That weekend was planned to be super busy, as it would not only be crowning the Irish SUP Racing champions, but also the Irish SUP Wave champions also, and many of the SUP competitors planned on competing in both disciplines.



However with a poor forecast (no swell and gale force winds) the event organisers Surfdock were forced to cancel the event.

National tour rules dictate that if an event on the tour is postponed, then it cannot count towards national rankings. 

This meant that there that results as they stood after Bundoran, were the final national rankings.



Luckily I performed well at Bundoran and as such this meant that I finished 2nd in both the Technical Racing discipline as well as the Distance racing discipline!! 

Completely delighted with that especially as I only started SUP racing in March this year. 

It has to be said, a major boost in my performance this year is down to my Jimmy Lewis sponsorship. A bit of training helps too.

The Jimmy Lewis Blade 2 board is so quick, and has amazing acceleration, allowing you to power out of turns really fast.


 On the wave front, disappointingly I only managed to compete in 1 of 4 surf events, meaning that I finished 8th overall. 

Next year I plan to get the at least 3 surf events in , allowing me to score maximum points and achieve a better ranking.  It will also let me show off my new Jimmy Lewis StunGun board with my super cool K4 fins!

Full results for SUP Racing and SUP waves are below. Big congrats to Finn Mullen, Pete Kosinski, and Triona McMenamin.



SUP Surf
1. Finn Mullen, Causeway Coast Surf Club
2. Lewis Eickholt, Causeway Coast Surf Club
3. Paul Bynre, Causeway Coast Surf Club
4. Peter Kosinski, Causeway Coast Surf Club

SUP Men's Technical
1. Peter Kosinski, Causeway Coast Surf Club
2. Jonathan Coyle, Rossnowlagh Surf Club
3. Lewis Eickholt, Causeway Coast Surf Club
4. Emmet O'Doherty, Bundoran Board Riders

SUP Men's Marathon
1. Peter Kosinski, Causeway Coast Surf Club
2. Jonathan Coyle, Rossnowlagh Surf Club
3. Keith Gorman, Causeway Coast Surf Club
4. David Mangan, Causeway Coast Surf Club

SUP Ladies
1. Triona McMenamin
2. Jane Downes

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