When it comes to marketing a race, terms like biggest and best usually find their way into the moniker. But why use hyperbole when you can just call it what it is? At least, that appears to be the mindset of a few race organizers in Greece.

The 8th Corinth Canal SUP Crossing took place earlier this month under the classic billing as, “World’s Straightest SUP Race.” They weren’t kidding either, the race takes paddlers on a straight shot down the Corinth Canal with not a single turn involved.

This simplistic approach resonated with the paddling community and over 400 turned out for the linear paddling competition. But don’t think for a moment that the lack of turns makes the race dull, as these highlights prove just the opposite.


Like turns? This race has plenty of them.

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