Starboard racer, Connor Baxter, won the Fastest Paddler on Earth competition at the Lost Mills SUP event in Germany riding the Starboard Sprint. Video of his win can be seen in the Facebook video above from SUP Racer.
Starboard released this statement from Baxter about his incredible win:
“As it got close for me to go – the fastest time was 53.60 seconds held by teammate Boris Jinvresse – so I knew I could do that or hoping better. So when it was my turn and the horn blew I sprinted as fast as possible with just the finish line in my sites. When it got painful and hard I knew I had to just push harder without letting up. I shifted to the next gear and and crossed the line paddling 100%. It was a little slower than my first run, but it was just enough to put me in first and the new Fastest Paddler on Earth.”
To read the statement in full view Baxter’s letter on Starboard’s website.