Caribbean Mini Tour 2009

Sunday, 01 February 2009 15:04 | Written by
What could be better than sandy tropical beaches, warm Caribbean Sea, friendly smiles and Dollar beers?  Answer ... all that plus surfski racing.  This year the Caribbean mini tour brings you not just two, but three top-notch races in an action-packed week.  Slotted in at the end of September /…

Video - Caribbean Tour

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 16:08 | Written by
Franck Fifils sent us some links to videos made of the Soualiga Challenge and the Defis Kayak... check them out. Idyllic Desirade Island - the start of the Defis Kayak
The Caribbean island of Guadeloupe had had a week of superb paddling conditions - great wind, great waves.  The day of the Defis Kayak race dawned however to... zero wind and zero waves.  "It was like paddling in an oven," said Franck Fifils. Idyllic Desirade Island... Defis Kayak 2008
One week after the 25km Soualiga Challenge race between the islands of St Barth and St Martin, the French national team is still training on the Caribbean Sea around Guadeloupe Island. Benoit Leroux - favorite to win the Defis Kayak 2008

Soualiga Challenge Race Report ** pics **

Thursday, 02 October 2008 13:26 | Written by
18kts of wind and 2m swells (albeit from the side) made for an absolute blast at this year's Soualiga Challenge - if you had the strength and skill to use it... Happy Paddlers - Soualiga Challenge 2008 (Pic: Mari)
29 Sep 2008: Breaking news: French paddlers take the first six places in the Soualiga Challenge, the first of two Caribbean races.  Benoit Leroux at the 2008 French Championships

Caribbean Tour Kicks Off

Tuesday, 23 September 2008 08:50 | Written by
This weekend is the start of the Caribbean mini Tour.  The Soualiga Challenge in St Maarten kicks it off on Sunday 28th and the Defis Guadeloupe follows on Sunday 5 October.  The field is looking incredibly strong, with 36 paddlers entered for the Soualiga Challenge and sixty boats entered for…

Soualiga Challenge 2008 - Caribbean

Thursday, 14 August 2008 12:01 | Written by
The Soualiga Challenge - a 25km down-wind run starting in Gustavia, St. Barthelemy and finishing in Oyster Pond, Sint Maarten - will run on 28 September 2008.  The race has over US$4,000 in prize money so far with a selection of international paddlers already entered. The Soualiga Challenge is a…

Caribbean Tour 2008 - Details

Monday, 09 June 2008 08:02 | Written by
Organisation for the Caribbean Mini Tour of 2008 is progressing smoothly.  Confirmed prize money of 4000 Dollars for the Soualiga Challenge in St Maarten and 8000 Euros for the Defis Guadeloupe is in place and negotiations are underway for a Tour sponsor to provide an overall cash incentive for the…


Monday, 10 March 2008 14:39 | Written by
I walked into the hotel bar on Saturday night and found Ian Gray nursing a beer, reclining as far back in the high-backed chair as he could without slipping off. Ian Gray wins the 2008 Culebra Challenge
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