The 2012 Nautic SUP Paris Crossing happened December 9, 2012 with 200 riders from 14 different countries being represented. Conditions were close to freezing, with the temperature hovering around 4°C (39°F) as the paddlers took to the water just after sunrise. There were plenty of wetsuits, booties, gloves and beanies on show. The 12km long distance course stretched up and down the famous river Seine, with competitors gliding under historic bridges and past the Eiffel Tower. Over 200 paddlers braved the cold.
The Distance Race was only half of the show though; the whole event is part of a massive boat show happening in Paris, so in the afternoon the paddlers headed indoors for some short course sprints in the pool. Results were combined to crown the overall champ and our our female Naish team riders Faustine Merret and Manca Notar scored big time placing first and second overall in the women’s division.
Full results: http://www.supracer.com/results-nautic-sup-paris-crossing-2012/