This weekend 60 SUP, Prone paddlers and Surfskiers will set off on the Great Glen Challenge organised UK Paddle Endurance Series. Paddlers will downwind either 45 KM over two days or 90 KM from Fort William to Inverness in Scotland. This year the conditions are all lined up for an epic Caledonian downwind with 5 knots predicted on Saturday and 15 knots on Sunday.
The Great Glen Way is a 92 KM race across the whole of Scotland over the 15th and 16th September. The final race in series and the scenery will not disappoint. The race will take you through Loch Oich, Loch Lochie and the mighty Loch Ness. Will anyone meet the Loch Ness monster? In addition to these 3 Lochs you will navigate the Caledonian Canal. This race will be all downwind race with the start at Fort Augustus, at the south and head north. The race is certainly not a a flat water paddle with the huge size of the Lochs (especially Loch Ness) means sometimes they can resemble ocean conditions; UK paddlers have previously had their best downwind experience during this event!
This year there will be race craft podiums as well as age group podiums. Aimed at pushing and developing individual races within the challenge.
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