Board the Fjord PLUS 2018

Board the Fjord PLUS 2018

Board the Fjord is CHANGING for 2018.We have added the “PLUS” as we are now opening the race to ALL WATERCRAFT. It is replacing the Tour de Arm race traditionally held at this time of the year, and for 2018 we will end the season with the Indian Arm Challenge on Saturday, September 8th. 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 Indian Arm.

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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!

This race will act as the Second Half of the International Surfski Challenge against the US paddlers – a reminder for them that TEAM CANADA has now won the last two years in a row…The first half of the Challenge is the Dan Harris Race in Bellingham – Sunday, April 22nd, 10:00 am at Boulevard Park, Bellingham – their website can be found here.

The race is ALSO the first race in the BC SUP Cup – see below for details!

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

Registration is open on March 2nd, by clicking here. Details about Race Day timing etc will be confirmed as soon as we can, but 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.
– Racers who register before April 8th will get a Custom Race Jersey – choose the name for the back of your shirt when you register. (Racers who register after April 8th will still receive a jersey, just not customised)

– 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:

8:00am: Check-in Starts
10:30am: Pre-race meeting
11:00am: 14km, 7km and 4km 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.

If you have ANY questions, please contact Amy at or call 604.987.2202 ext 2.

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

5 Races 5 Spectacular Places

Race 1 Board the Fjord Saturday May 12 N. Van 14k Distance Race Mike Darbyshire
Race 2 Tofino SUP Challenge Sat/Sun June 16/17 4k Technical Race Catherine Bruhwiler
Race 3 Victoria SUP Challenge Saturday July 7 12 k Distance Race Brian Raymer
Race 4 Vancouver SUP Challenge Saturday August 11 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