ICF World Ocean Racing Championship in Hong Kong

Podium Winners

The World Championship of Surfski Racing(ICF World Ocean Racing) was held in Hong Kong with qualified paddlers from various countries. There is a standard you must meet to qualify to represent your country. They also have a non-qualified field who can just race. I have not seen those results yet as I post this. The Men’s race had rough conditions on a technical course unlike the Women’s Race the day before that was a long, hot 2 hour flat water grind over the same course.






Some of the Top Finishers, Hayley (winner) in Pink #4204, Michelle(2nd) #4203 on left, Teneale (3rd) not pictured, Bridgette (4th) #4223, Nicole (6th) #4206


1 4204 NIXON JO, HAYLEY SOUTH AFRICA – 70562  O24-39 F 1:55:23.0
2 4203 BURN, MICHELLE SOUTH AFRICA – 9788  O24-39 F 1:55:39.1 +0:16.1
3 4205 HATTON, Teneale Canoe Racing New Zealand  O24-39 F 1:56:13.8 +0:50.8
4 4223 HARTLEY ELLEN, BRIDGITTE SOUTH AFRICA – 3005  O24-39 F 1:56:32.8 +1:09.8

More results at Webscorer.com



Michelle, Hayley

Cory Hill from Australia won it for the second time in a row, leading the race after the first half mile and rarely looking back until the last 5K when (2nd)Hank Mcgregor, was trying to catch him and well as 3rd place finisher Jasper Mocke. Kenny Rice faded some in the final 5k, but came in 4th and won the Under 23 Class. Sean Rice placed 5th after getting married this week! Congrats to Sean and Emily. Austin Kieffer representing the USA placed 9th so well done Austin! Tim Bourdiak of the USA place 21st. Oscar placed 10th overall or 11th overall due to Matt Bouman not wearing a required pfd (according to Oscar’s FB post). Regardless Oscar is representing the over 50 age paddlers exceedingly well competing with top paddlers half his age and getting it done.

Podium Winners: Cory, Hank, Jasper, Kenny, Sean

Cory Hill (2nd time ICF World Champion from Australia.


1 3232 HILL, CoryAustralian Canoeing – 405056  Open M 1:31:55.0
2 3207 MCGREGOR, HANKSouth Africa – 6381  Open M 1:32:20.0 +0:25.0
3 3204 MOCKE EDUARD STEYN, JASPERSouth Africa – 5872  Open M 1:32:53.0 +0:58.0
4 3105 RICE JOHN, KENNETHSouth Africa – 5981  U23 M 1:33:53.0 +1:58.0

More results at Webscorer.com


Team USA Tim Bourdiak(21st), Michele(11th), Austin(9th)


ICF World Champs Site w/video, results, pics

Women’s Results

Austin Kieffer, 9th at finish

Surfski.info Summary of Women’s Race

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