One of the most spectacular stand up paddle races in the world is now open for registrations. The race takes place in the Corinth Canal which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. The canal was dug through the Isthmus at sea level and has no locks. It is 6.4 kilometres (4 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base making it a perfect and totally breathtaking SUP race track.
Here is the press release about the event:
The most fascinating SUP race of the year, the “CORINTH CANAL SUP CROSSING” which will take place at the famous Canal of Corinth – Greece, is about to start.
On Sunday September 30th 2018, the naval traffic of the canal will be stopped by AEDIK, for 300 and more Stand Up Paddlers to compete at the “World’s Straightest SUP Race”.
The race will designate, besides the winners of each category, also Greece and Greek history, as the specific race has stimulated the interest of the global SUP community.
The race is so special, not only for the high competitive level, but also for the emotions that overflows every paddler when he/she stands inside this historic canal, between its 80m vertical walls.
Corinth Canal is a unique monument around the globe and only few have the privilege to cross it on a Stand Up Paddle Board.
For 8 consecutive years, the “CORINTH CANAL SUP CROSSING” race (formerly known as “Isthmus Speed Crossing”) has been the most interesting for paddlers all around Europe and the Globe, who travel to Greece for this opportunity.
Live the experience of paddling the 6.343 meters through History.