For the French inland water championships in Annecy on 10th and 11th October I chose to run on the FitOcean Force (14*26*5). The weather conditions were bad with a lot of wind and fairly deep waves. The 6km race I entered was extraordinary with 3km of waves across the course: the fit ocean and I tasted the water from the lake The last 3km were calmer and Force 14 gave it its extraordinary; we passed many competitors, many of them stiff. And finally I arrived first, in the SUP inflatable roof age group (I have 52). Great board!
our les championnats de France en eaux intérieures a annecy les 10 et 11 octobre j’ai choisi de courir sur la FitOcean Force (14*26*5) Les conditions météorologiques étaient mauvaises avec beaucoup de vent et des vagues assez creusées La course de 6 km à laquelle je me suis inscrit était extraordinaire avec 3km de vagues de travers : la fit ocean et moi avons goûté l’eau du lac Les 3 derniers km étaient plus calmes et la Force 14 a donné ce qui la rend extraordinaire ; on a doublé de nombreux concurrents dont beaucoup de rigides. Et finalement j’arrive premier SUP gonflable toit âge confondu (j’en ai 52). Supere planche !
So much FUN at a SUP Race event again. Sun, Water, People, SUP, Sweat, Laughter, Smiles.
Big UP to our Teamrider Alex winning on the production model 2020 Force 14’x26”x5”. And our Teamriders Beatrice in the Womans division. And Faik and Marcel and Lukas battling it out in the inflatable division.
Alex finished in 35 minutes and 18 seconds which was place 1 in the inflatable division.
The hardboards start at the same time. The score has its own hardboard division.
Underneath their finish times. Looking closely Alex with 35:18 was that fast that he actually was place 4 in the hardboard disvision.
Alex in lead. Notice upright stance to reduce push down on the board and rather lift up bodyweight during the stroke (in contrast to racing hardboards where you push down the board to ”pump” it)
Faik around the buoys.
Marcel over the line (prototype 28” wide board double batten)
Okay we are now copy pasting the title this year. Aleksander won again. Enjoy the timelaps from start to finish of Aleksander his race. Interesting to see he is ahead of a Starboard Sprint in the sprint… He actually finished that fast again that not only finished 1st on inflatable but also 2nd in the hardboard class, on his FIT OCEAN Force 14ft inflatable.
Hardcore day in Biel Nidau Switzerland with rain and lots of wind. Race through a canal. This time we had 2 riders at the start. Aleksander took 1st place and Mark 3rd place (both on 2020 FIT OCEAN Force) but Mark was disqualified for the reason of drafting behind a hardboard as in this race apparantly drafting was only allowed behind an inflatable ;) Awsome to have fun with fellow FIT OCEAN riders.
Exiting race for us as Aleksander does his first race on the new 2020 FIT OCEAN Force 14’x26” and wins the inflatable class. The start was in sync with teh hardboard class and stricktly measuring time Aleksander was actually that fast that he also became 3rd in the hardboard class on his new inflatable.