Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Another Chilly Update from Gabriella

Hey SDCKT! 
I just got back from another cross country skiing camp this time  in Ă…nnaboda, Sweden. My kayak team and the kayak team that's  about an hour away from my city was there for the weekend. We skied around the  track, did some long distance, technique, and had some races! On Saturday we  skied about 6 miles on the lake and it was sunny and -4 degrees Fahrenheit,  definitely my record of cold weather so far. I had ice and snow all 
over my face  and had a blast. On Friday we went to an indoor water park because it was so  cold outside we all felt like our toes were going to turn into ice cubes within  seconds. I heard you guys are getting sunburned in February. I forgot what that  feels like. I am a little less experienced with cross country skiing than all  the others but managed to keep up with the group with the exception of a couple  falls and few bruises on my knees. 
Paddle harder for me while I'm skiing waiting for the ice  to melt away from the lake so I can get on the water 
too!
I hope everyone is well!

-Gabriella



Sunday, February 26, 2012

THE COMPETITION HEATS UP AFTER 6 RACES IN THE USASSC JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP POINTS

Three Under 19 paddlers are fighting it out for a $500.00 scholarship to the USA Surfski Championships in August 2012 and after 6 races of the Southern California Winter Race Series the competition is really heating up with 17 year old Michael Lowe just passing early leader Garen Doyle.  Both Michael and Garen are working hard to hold off Sean Barlow who also has a couple of wins under his belt.  
 

USA Surfski Championships is offering a $500 Scholarship to the top junior SOCAL surfski paddler from this year’s SOCAL Winter Race Series. Junior (U19) paddlers earn 100 points for a win in the Long Course and or 50 points for a win in the short course. At the end of the 9 race series the top points winner will be named as the Scholarship  winner.

The first race of the series in November 2011 had great surf conditions at the start of the La Jolla Shores Race. The following week it was up the coast to Oceanside and despite the cold offshore breeze a large field of 19 and under paddlers headed out through the harbor and back. The Santa Barbara, Tecolote, Hano Hano, and Newport Races took place in outstanding California sunshine…  This year’s Ocean races saw awesome performances by all SDCKT paddlers at every age group. Please extend a big THANK YOU to EPIC KAYAKShttp://www.epickayaks.com and to Valhalla ttp://www.valhallasurfskis.comf or their support of the SOCAL Winter Race Series Junior Races.  For full results:http://www.eteamz.com/SoCalOceanRacing for just the junior points go tohttp://www.sdckt.net or email:  info@sdckt.net
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

COMPETITION HEATS UP AFTER 6 RACES IN THE VALHALLA JUNIOR WINTER RACE SERIES

A Valhalla Surfski is up for grabs and after 6 races of the Southern California Winter Race Series the competition is really heating up with San Diego Canoe Kayak Team member Leilani Borm forging ahead with 280 total points. Leilani has had some great performances with Short Course age group wins at the Santa Barbara, HanoHano and the NAC races where she also had some top ten finishes overall.  




On Leilani’s tail with 245 points is her twin sister Danielle Borm. Also in the running is Carly DaCosta who is in 3rd with only 4 races, Sydney Bohlman in 4th and Sammy Lee in 5th. Sammy has only completed 3 races and this means she could move up the rankings quickly, especially with another performance like she raced at the HanoHano race in San Diego.






The first race of the series in November 2011 had great surf conditions at the start of the La Jolla Shores Race, but all the kids made it out through the breakers. The following week it was up the coast to Oceanside and despite the cold offshore breeze a large field of 19 and under paddlers headed out through the harbor and back. The Santa Barbara, Tecolote, Hano Hano, and Newport Races took place in outstanding California sunshine… This year’s 
Ocean races has seen awesome performances by all young paddlers at every age group. Please extend a big
THANK YOU to VALHALLA Surfskis (http://valhallasurfskis.com/) for their support of the SOCAL Winter Race Series Junior Races.  For full results: http://www.eteamz.com/SoCalOceanRacingorhttp://www.sdckt.net or email:  info@sdckt.net
OR CLICK HERE
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COMPETITION HEATS UP AFTER 6 RACES IN THE EPIC KAYAKS JUNIOR WINTER RACE SERIES

An EPIC KAYAKS V10L Surfski is up for grabs and after 6 races of the Southern California Winter Race Series the competition is really heating up with early front runner Bayley Olds just managing to hold onto his lead with 264 total points. Bayley has had some great performances with Short Course age group wins at La Jolla and Santa Barbara where he also finished in the top ten overall.  


Close on his heels and only one point behind Bayley (with 263 points) is a hard charging Michael Lowe. Michael, after coming a close second to USA Junior National Team member Garen Doyle in the first few races, has had some great finishes in Santa Barbara, Newport and Hano Hano races to win the 19 and under age group in the Long Course.




outstanding California sunshine…  
This year’s Ocean races saw awesome performances by all SDCKT paddlers at every age group. Please extend a big THANK YOU to EPIC KAYAKS http://www.epickayaks.com for their support of the SOCAL Winter Race Series Junior Races. For full results: http://www.eteamz.com/SoCalOceanRacingor for just the junior points go tohttp://www.sdckt.netor email: info@kayakfast.com 
OR CLICK HERE
San Diego Canoe Kayak Team Celebrating 15 Years of offering a year-round PaddleSports Program to the youth of San Diego.