May 26, 2014
Press Release from Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan
Several Saskatchewan paddlers contributed to top place team finishes at the annual Ski to Sea race held May 25th in Bellingham, Washington. The race combines cross country skiing, downhill skiing/snowboarding, running, road biking, canoeing, mountain biking and sea kayaking. 421 teams competed in the event.
Ivan English, Edith MacHattie, Trevor Robinson, Graham Smith and Catherine Trask of Saskatoon and Mike Vincent of Regina all competed in the canoe leg of the 7 leg race. English, Robinson, Smith and Vincent represented teams which posted 3 of the 4 fastest canoe times of the 421 teams competing in the event. As well, MacHattie and Trask were the top female canoe team.
English and Vincent represented Team Aeromech which finished 2nd of 52 teams in the Competitive Open Division and 2nd overall out of all divisions. The duo posted the fastest time of all teams in the canoe leg of the race.
Trevor Robinson was a member of the GetSimpleBox.com team which finished in 5th place overall in all divisions and in 1st place out of 7 teams racing in the Masters Division. Robinson and canoe partner Joseph Manns posted the 3rd fastest time in the canoe leg of the race.
Smith was a member of the Boomer’s Drive-in Team, which finished the race in 4th place in the Competitive Open Division and in 8th place in all divisions. Smith and canoe partner Ron Williams finished in 4th place in the canoe leg of the race which is especially noteworthy as Williams is a 74 year old paddler.
MacHattie and Trask paddled for the Cascadian food.net which finished in 2nd place out of 12 teams in the competitive mixed division and 26th overall. The pair finished the canoe leg of the race in 22nd
place and was the fastest women’s canoe team.
The Ski to Sea race has been running since 1973. It is based on an historic race called the Mt. Baker Marathon which was held from 1911 to 1913. It attracts participants from around the world and includes several divisions in the competitive and recreational categories.
For event information please visit the official website at the following link: http://www.skitosea.com/
For results visit the following link: http://results.skitosea.com/
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