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Discussion: Expedition Canada

in: Adventure Racing; News

Sep 28, 2021 11:18 PM # 
Has anyone seen live tracking for the event? I may have missed it...
Sep 29, 2021 12:11 PM # 
Mark Harris posted it this morning:
Sep 29, 2021 5:14 PM # 
Stark RavingMad:
Very spotty tracking on first Trekking leg.
Sep 30, 2021 12:15 AM # 
I think they may be rebooting system because all teams were not reading a few minutes ago. Maybe that will help with consistency?
Sep 30, 2021 12:25 AM # 
WT, Bend and Peak look to be killing it. Not sure if the wind just means cancel CP9 but Paddle back to TA4 or shuttle back. Looks like teams are either resting at CP 10 waiting for wind to die down or haven’t updated in a while.
Sep 30, 2021 12:33 AM # 
Doesn’t look Ike it’s expected to let up for some time. South wind will devastate final paddle :-(
Sep 30, 2021 12:35 AM # 
Just got the answer…. Bend showed up on water 3/4 of way back to TA4 and WT was halfway back and hour ago
Sep 30, 2021 2:08 AM # 
Thanks, FB. Pretty excited for Will!
Sep 30, 2021 2:22 AM # 
Enjoying watching the dots on this one - I wish WT would update!
Sep 30, 2021 2:49 AM # 
I’m thinking WT is very close to Bend when they update
Sep 30, 2021 3:05 AM # 
That's my guess, too.
Sep 30, 2021 4:15 AM # 
Guess I’m going to bed without seeing a pulse update
Sep 30, 2021 9:56 AM # 
Sooooo…. Anyone know why there are suddenly some ‘green’ teams?
Doesn’t look good :-(
Sep 30, 2021 10:32 AM # 
Looks like a lot of short coursing happened overnight.

Also, evidence of the wind on the water:
Sep 30, 2021 2:31 PM # 
Sep 30, 2021 2:45 PM # 
That's Team Wilderness Traverse. It's Julie in the bow wearing lots of layers and Chad in the back wearing a foil emergency blanket in addition to his layers. That's never good to see.
Sep 30, 2021 4:41 PM # 
It appears to be one of those new airfoil canoes I’ve heard about…
Sep 30, 2021 5:07 PM # 
AR Live Coverage described this leg as "Paddling Canadians", which I told him has a different meaning in Canada. :)
Sep 30, 2021 5:18 PM # 
I'd like to know what it means in Canada :)
Sep 30, 2021 5:26 PM # 
It's not an expression that most Canadians have ever heard or would even understand! So we have to make stuff up. Nicky Cameron responded with, "I personally paddle Canadians at 10 cps (cheeks per second)." :)
Sep 30, 2021 5:49 PM # 
I'm trying to find the reference for context, but not seeing it! Can you copy the full post?
Sep 30, 2021 6:08 PM # 
It was yesterday on AR Live Coverage: "Halfway up to CP10 and Wilderness Traverse hold a 1.4km lead over Bend Racing. BUT - Wilderness updated 7 minutes after Bend and I think they're paddling Canadians at about 7kph ( depending on wind) so that's about 8 minute K's. So I would say they're leading by less than half a kilometer and less than 5 minutes."

Is that expression used in the U.S.? It would confuse the heck out of most Canadians, lol.
Sep 30, 2021 6:10 PM # 
I'd heard the expression while travelling overseas but from Wikipedia: "In the United Kingdom and several other European countries the kayak is considered to be a kind of canoe. (Technically this is understandable, as one can easily see when a whitewater kayak is converted into a decked whitewater canoe just by taking the seat out and paddle it kneeling with a single blade paddle.) To distinguish canoes from kayaks, a touring, whitewater and racing canoe are then often called ‘Canadian canoe’ or ‘Canadian’ for short — e.g. Canadier in German, Kanadensare in Swedish, Canadees in Dutch, et cetera.

"This naming practice has led to confusion, with sea kayaks called sea canoes, kayakers called canoeists, and canoes sometimes even called ‘Canadian kayaks’… It was one of the reasons why women were not allowed to canoe at the Olympic Games until 2020, as one of the arguments was that women were already allowed because a kayak is a canoe."
Sep 30, 2021 6:25 PM # 
No, definitely not a common expression here. And I took your above post in a totally different context, ha!
Sep 30, 2021 6:30 PM # 
Well, Nicky *did* suggest a totally different context! :)) We just have canoes and kayaks here. "Canadians" are just Canadians.
Sep 30, 2021 6:33 PM # 
Yep, that was my read, too :)
Oct 1, 2021 2:20 AM # 
Race continues to be a battle at the front I think with Bend holding a moderate lead. It appeared to me that bend did the last trek I order of CP # while the two chasers are taking a more efficient order maybe I misread of maybe some confusion on rules?
I expect to be at Kelowna paddle centre mid day tomorrow so maybe I can get some answers and hopefully I’ll not miss the lead teams coming through
Oct 1, 2021 2:22 AM # 
I see that the short course teams are arriving at the ropes. Does anyone know what the short course involves.
Seems like they are still on same course. ?
Oct 1, 2021 2:30 AM # 
Their course looks the same as the Full Course on the leaderboard but it hasn't been easy to follow the tracking so maybe they've skipped something we didn't notice. Maybe the Short Course teams missed a cut-off that will affect their course in the future? But that seems strange. Cool that you're there!
Oct 1, 2021 2:37 AM # 
Actually at YYZ right now. Flair.... so not counting my chickens :-)
Oct 1, 2021 2:40 AM # 
Safe travels!

Just saw this: "Short Coursed Teams - Update.
I speculated last night that teams made good time on the lake due to good condition. I could not have been more wrong. The winds had increased and 11 teams had the remainder of the kayak leg cancelled. Obviously this was a safety call by the Race Director to ensure teams are looked after. All teams are fine and doing well.
The SUP leg on Leg 11 has been cancelled for the same reason and the RD will keep an eye on the forecast for the last Kayak stage."

So I think the "short course" has already happened.
Oct 1, 2021 2:43 AM # 
Weird cause it looks like some of the short course teams made it all the way to 10? Maybe they shuttled them back?
Oct 1, 2021 2:58 AM # 
That's my guess because some of them *did* get to CP10 and it would explain why so many teams suddenly moved to the Short Course.

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