Winners Announced for the 2nd Annual Five Flags Paddleboard Classic
Global Surf News Brought to you by Quiver Kaddy , 26 April, 2013 : – – Pensacola, Florida: 109 dedicated standup paddleboard racers battled beautiful but cool and windy conditions at Coastal Paddle Company’s 2nd Annual Five Flags Paddleboard Classic at The Grand Marlin on Pensacola Beach on Saturday, April 20th. The event featured a 1 mile race, a 3 mile race and a 1 mile kids fun race with courses slightly modified due to the water conditions in the Santa Rosa Sound.
Additionally, $3,450 was raised for The Eagle Fund of the Andrews Institute Foundation via a raffle of a 2013 YOLO Board Original Sea Turtle standup paddleboard. The Eagle Fund offers wounded military servicemen and women access to high quality care that might otherwise be difficult for them to obtain.
Top finishers in the 1 Mile and 3 Mile races per division are as follows:
1 Mile Race Overall Women 1st Place Stacey Troy 2nd Place Carol Forsythe 3rd Place Leah Palmer
1 Mile Race Overall Men 1st Place Chris O’Grady 2nd Place Matt Patrick 3rd Place Greg Baker
1 Mile Race Men 17 & Under 1st Place Ty Baker 2nd Place Cameron Baehr
1 Mile Race Men 50+ 1st Place Brent Harris
3 Mile Recreation Class Overall Women 1st Place Lin Cunningham
3 Mile Recreation Class Overall Men 1st Place Justin Labrato 2nd Place James Howe 3rd Place Macie Guzik
3 Mile Recreation Class Men 50+ 1st Place David Vail
3 Mile 12’6 Race Division Overall Women 1st Place Jessica Daleo 2nd Place Bernadette Leach 3rd Place MJ Jancweski
3 Mile 12’6 Men Race Division Overall Men 1st Place Justin Cook 2nd Place Matthew McDonald 3rd Place Trapper Chechak
3 Mile 12’6 Race Division Men 17 and Under 1st Place Matt Wise 2nd Place Jack Archer 3rd Place Tanner Chechak
3 Mile 12’6 Race Division Men 50+ 1st Place Rick Talbert 2nd Place Ron Newby
3 Mile 14′ Race Division Overall Men 1st Place Kyle Gallagher 2nd Place Pete Buzzelli 3rd Place Jeff Archer
3 Mile 14′ Race Division 50+ 1st Place David Leach 2nd Place Edward Rudzki 3rd Place Rick Moore
3 Mile Tandem Division 1st Place Heather Baus / Savannah Baus
Coastal Paddle Company thanks all racers and spectators for their support of the event and of the Eagle Fund of the Andrews Institute Foundation. The Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce recently honored the complete outdoor outfitter as the ‘2013 Emerging Business of the Year’.
Author: Jenny Etheredge
Tags: Florida, Coastal Paddle Company, Five Flags Paddleboard Classic