The Corinth Canal Paddle Crossing 2016 took place at the end of October hosting more than 300 participants. The Greek canal is 6343-meters long and during the race vessel traffic through the canal was shut off for two hours. The event was put on by organizers in cooperation with Hellenic Canoe-Kayak and SUP federation.
The race included paddlers using canoes, kayaks and SUPs. Canoe and kayak divisions went first, followed by SUP divisions. Naish, who sponsored the Corinth Canal Paddle Crossing along with others like Quicksilver, swept the SUP race boards with wins by team members.
Wins included Zahos Koumoudiou (first) and Nikos Syrigos (second) in the Men’s 14’0″ category, Phaedon Doukas (first) and Christopher Bullant (second) in the Men’s 12’6″ category, Konstantina Kontarini (first) and Virginia Ethnopoulou (third) in the Women’s 14’0″ category, and Foteini Hatzimina (first) and Sofia Kasimi (second) in the Women’s 12’6″ category, among other wins in the Youth, Surf, and Kids divisions.
For a full list of the Corinth Canal Paddle Crossing’s winners view Naish’s recap here.