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Board The Fjord Paddle Sport Race

May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Race Results:
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Do you want to rent a surfski for the event? Do you need a windblade paddle? Do you have a rack to transport the surfski? If not we have the paddle and we can get the surfski to and fro the event for you.  Email Andy to reserve your surfski.

Andy’s email link

Cost: $100 Surfski,  $50 paddle, $125 transporting the surfski to and from the event for you. (If you have an approved rack for transportation then you do not need to pay the $125 transport fee)


Racers who register before April 12th will get a Custom Race Jersey – choose the name for the back of your shirt when you register

Board the Fjord is open to ALL WATERCRAFT. We are committed to keeping the spirit of the Board the Fjord event, with a full day of racing and festivities in beautiful Deep Cove and The Say Nuth Khaw Yum Heritage Park / Indian Arm Provincial Park.
DISTANCE: 4km, 7km, 14km
Kayak, SUP, Surfski or Proneboard


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The scenic race course takes paddlers around 7 different islands in North America’s southern-most fjord. There are 14km, 7km or 4km course options for all levels of paddler, and a 1km Kids Race which will take place after the main races. The race is open to recreational and competitive paddlers and we encourage everyone to come out and challenge themselves at this great event!

The race is ALSO the first race in the BC SUP Cup

We will have a great variety of draw prizes and some awards for top finishers in numerous categories. 

We anticipate a start time of 11am so that paddlers from Bellingham, Kelowna, Vancouver Island and further afield can make it.

Some ground rules/information points:

– For a category to podium it must have 3 or more persons registered to race in it.

– The 1km Kids Race is free BUT participants do not get a race shirt – you can add one for $30 to cover costs when you register your child.

– Tentative race day schedule:

– The 1km Kids Race is free BUT participants do not get a race shirt – you can add one for $35 below.

– Tentative race day schedule:
Kayak, SUP, Surfski or Proneboard
8:00am: Check-in Starts
10:30am: Pre-race meeting
11:00am: Long and Short Course Races Start
12:30pm: Food and drinks after the race
1:00pm: Kids Race
2:00pm: Awards

– This will be a ZERO WASTE event, which means PLEASE bring your own plate, cutlery and cup for drinks.

Board the Fjord is the FIRST RACE IN THE BC SUP CUP!!!

5 Races 5 Spectacular Places

  • Race 1 Board the Fjord Saturday May 11 N. Van 14k Distance Race Mike Darbyshire
  • Race 2 Tofino SUP Challenge Sat/Sun June 15/16 4k Technical Race Catherine Bruhwiler
  • Race 3 Victoria SUP Challenge Saturday July 6 12 k Distance Race Brian Raymer
  • Race 4 Vancouver SUP Challenge Saturday August 10 5k Technical Race Gary Parsons
  • Race 5 Kalamalka Classic Sat/Sun August 25/26 17k Distance Race Kevin O’Brien

Best 3 results to be used to determine winners of each category. Racers only need to compete in 3 of 5 and do not need to be at last race. Point system below. Racers who are competing for BC SUP points will need to use the same category of board for at least 3 of the 5 races. 

BC SUP Cup points will be based on an event ranking for competitors and then the BC SUP Cup point system applied.

Points Ranking System
1st – 22 pts
2nd – 19
3rd – 17
4th – 15
5th – 13
6th – 12
7th – 11
8th and under – 10 If 2 racers tied the racer with most 1st place (or best) finishes will be awarded title. Any further tie is broken by the racer that has the better result in the most recent head to head race


May 11, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Deep Cove Kayak
2156 Banbury Road
North Vancouver,British ColumbiaV7G 2T1Canada
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(604) 929-2268