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Published on July 13th, 2013 | by Peter Svensson

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Ocean Racing World Championships 2013

Sean Rice and Michele Eray became the first World Champions in Ocean Racing. These two great paddlers from South Africa mastered the conditions best and showed the other paddlers that there are no room for mistakes.

Top 3 Women
1. Michele Eray, South Africa
2. Michele Burn, South Africa
3. Nikki Mocke, South Africa

Top 3 Men
1. Sean Rice, South Africa
2. Tim Jacobs, Australia
3. Cory Hill, Australia

Full race report will be posted when I’m back in Sweden. (All photos: Bengt Nilsson, Sweden)

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The paddle lock start was spectacular.
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About 300 paddlers starting at the same time. Biggest surfski start ever?
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Even if the start is hectic no bigger incidents were reported
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Sean Rice is no 1 in the world!
20130714-105100.jpgMichele Eray won the women’s race after a thight finish.

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2 Responses to Ocean Racing World Championships 2013

  1. Dawid Mocke says:

    Hi Peter, biggest surfski start in the World unfortunately the event has a long way to go to top 560 paddlers set in 2003 at the Discovery Surfski Series Grading Race in Durban.

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