The Canadian Surfski Championships have opened the doors to Outrigger Canoe and Stand Up Paddleboards for the upcoming 2018 event.
To reflect the change, the race will be renamed "The Canadian Downwind Championships". In addition, the "Board The Fjord" SUP race will now be open to surfski and OC as well.
From the Deep Cove Kayak Centre:
"As promised - we're making some changes for 2018...
To kick off the season: Board the Fjord - Saturday, May 12th - AND it will now be open to surfskis, kayaks and OCs!!
Canadian Downwind Champs - Saturday, July 14th - formerly the Canadian Surfski Championships, the race in Howe Sound will now also be open to SUPs and OCs!!
To end the season in warmer weather: Indian Arm Challenge - Saturday, September 8th - still open to ANY watercraft!
Last TNR and Year End Party - Tuesday, September 11th.
Get those dates in your diary NOW and keep paddling through winter!"
The Canadian race, along with the Gorge Downwind Championships have seen their stocks rising in the past few years and are quickly gaining recognition as the top North American races on the calendar.