Yukon 1000

Winning Yukon 1000 SUP division: Blackfish Rider Brad Friesen shares his experience

Winning Yukon 1000 SUP division: Blackfish Rider Brad Friesen shares his experience

“When I’m in the zone… pain doesn’t seem so bad and my mind is clear and focused,” says Blackfish Paddles Rider Brad Friesen who has just won the Yukon 1000 SUP division completing the challenge in 7 days and 6 minutes, as part of the Pirates of the Yukon squad where he teamed up with Scott […]

Yukon 1000: Yster SUP Dutch female duo smashes the world’s longest paddle race

Yukon 1000: Yster SUP Dutch female duo smashes the world’s longest paddle race

“I know that Janneke Smits and Ella Oesterholt of  Team Yukon SUPventure Ladies , were prepared to the teeth which involved putting their inflatable Yster iSUP 17’3”x 26” Linear boards to the test in different conditions. The boards were their ultimate lifelines between the race start at Whitehorse to the finish at Dalton Highway Bridge so the boards just had […]

Yukon 1000: Meet the All-Girl Dutch SUP Team competing on Yster Unlimited iSUPs

Yukon 1000: Meet the All-Girl Dutch SUP Team competing on Yster Unlimited iSUPs

“The races that really touched our hearts are the races that included a healthy share of suffering.” When a statement of this calibre comes from a duo with competitive paddle background in white water rafting, you know they mean business. With more teams arriving in Yukon to “join the elite few who have conquered the […]

“Yster SUP 17’3″ is the board for the job”: Interview with Scott ‘Skip’ Innes of Team SHAC Yukon 1000

“Yster SUP 17’3″ is the board for the job”: Interview with Scott ‘Skip’ Innes of Team SHAC Yukon 1000

The countdown is on to Yukon 1000, “the world’s toughest endurance and survival race” taking its paddling contestants through 1000 miles of “untouched wilderness” with zero support available. In the run up to this equally unforgiving and epic challenge, TotalSUP caught up with Scott ‘Skip’ Innes of Team SHAC Yukon 1000,  the first all UK SUP Team […]

Lincoln Dews & the Yukon Double: preparing for the world’s longest races back-to-back!

Lincoln Dews & the Yukon Double: preparing for the world’s longest races back-to-back!

In less than 1 month, 2-time SUP Race World Champion, Lincoln Dews, will embark on a very daunting and exciting challenge. He will be racing the world’s second-longest and longest paddle races back-to-back, with only 8 days of resting time between the two expedition races: the Yukon River Quest and the Yukon 1000. That is […]

Une expédition de 1600km en SUP ? Samuel Vauthier nous explique sa préparation au Yukon 1000

Une expédition de 1600km en SUP ? Samuel Vauthier nous explique sa préparation au Yukon 1000

Ce n’est pas n’importe quelle course de SUP Race que prĂ©pare Samuel Vauthier sur sa Starboard Allstar, avec son binĂ´me Nicolas Fayol de la Team French Paddler : la Yukon 1000 ! Yukon comme le fleuve d’AmĂ©rique du Nord Yukon, qui part du Canada avant de traverser l’Alaska. 1000 comme 1000 miles, soit environ 1600km […]

Yster iSUPs to power the UK SUP race duo at Yukon 1000: Interview with Craig Sawyer of Team SHAC

Yster iSUPs to power the UK SUP race duo at Yukon 1000: Interview with Craig Sawyer of Team SHAC

1000 miles of paddling through “untouched wilderness”, 10 days to complete, 0 support, “unless your life is in imminent danger”. If these numbers don’t cut it and fully illustrate the extreme uniqueness of the Yukon 1000 challenge, this quote does: “More people have been up Everest than have been beyond Dawson City”* The Yukon 1000 […]

10 Skills Needed for Ultra Endurance Paddling!

10 Skills Needed for Ultra Endurance Paddling!

Starboard Rider Bart De Zwart and partner Ike Frans completed the Yukon 1000 (1600 kms) in 8 days 1 hour and 42 minutes in 2018, only 3 other SUP teams registered and completed the race. This event, a multicraft one and the longest SUP race in the world, emphasizes the skill set that endurance paddlers […]

 
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