Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lake Champlain SUP Cup

The 2011 Stand Up for the Lake event was the best yet, with a solid field of men, women and kid Stand Up Paddlers coming out to represent for Vermont’s burgeoning SUP community and raise a few thousand bucks for the Community Sailing Center in Burlington.

This was the third year of the event, and it happened to coincide with a national championship USA Triathlon event, but I think we had more fun. Congrats to the O’Brien family, Mike, Deb and kids, who SWEPT all divisions and took home the Lake Champlain SUP CUP.

A pig roast and Luau followed with Russ Scully from The Spot restaurant providing Master of Ceremony services.

We are psyched to see this event grow in the future and be there as Vermont gets on board with the SUP racing movement.

Here are some photos from the event (Aug. 20, 2011).

Women's winner Deb O'Brien

Canadians were having a lot of success in the men's field

The Kiddos

Photos by Deb and Mike O'Brien