#PPG2017 Distance Race Live Stream & Results
Day Two of the Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life kicked off with an incredible show from almost 400 paddlers during the event’s Distance races. A light, offshore southeast wind kept things relatively smooth for the start before the wind took a nasty turn to the west, throwing some challenging chop across the course.
The Men’s race was a tight affair with distance stalwart Danny Ching taking a dominant lead early. But on his way to the lap two turn around he headed for the incorrect outside buoy and he dropped from first to seventh. Michael Booth took advantage and pulled into first while Connor Baxter chased after. During the last leg back from Capistrano Beach, Booth tried to go it alone and hammer away but Baxter and Ching weren’t having it. Baxter used his downwind knowledge to create a gap and finished just nine seconds ahead of Booth in second and Ching two seconds behind him in third.
On the women’s side, Annabel Anderson put on another dominant Distance performance for the second year running. It wasn’t a sure thing though, as Fiona Wylde and Olivia Piana stuck with her for over half the race before Anderson opened up a gap. Wylde was a wave away from challenging Anderson at the finish with Piana right behind her.
On the Prone side, Matt Poole, Luke Cuff and Lachie Lansdown held down a tight top three for the men while Lizzie Welborn and Harriet Brown in the top two for the ladies.
Check out the livestream for this afternoon’s Technical racing at the @SUPthemag Facebook page!
FINISH TIMES HERE (Scroll down!)