The most fascinating race of the year, the Corinth Canal Paddle Crossing in Greece is about to start.
On Sunday October 30th 2016, the naval traffic on the 4-mile canal will be stopped, for more than 200 stand up paddlers, canoeist and kayakers to compete at the “straightest race in the world.” The canal cuts through the isthmus of the peninsula of Corinth, and connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.
The race is so special, not only for its highly competitive level, but also for the emotions that overcome every paddler when they stand between the 80 meter vertical walls inside the historic canal.
The Corinth Canal is a unique global monument and very few have the privilege to cross it on a SUP.
For six consecutive years, this race has been considered of the one of the most interesting European contests and it draws paddlers from all over the world.
For more information: http://www.sups.gr/news/item/319-grand_finale_helenic_sup_cup_2016_eng (Greek language)