Hails From: Victoriaville, Quebec, then Canmore & Banff, Alberta, now residing in Victoria, BC.Name: Yannick Michaud
Favourite Place to Race: Seattle, WA: Seward Park ROUND the ROCK: http://roundtherock.com/
Favourite Level Six Gear: Poseidon Dry Suit, a West Coast cold water downwind must. And Coastal Long Sleeve Loose Fit Rash Top.
Racing background as a youth and young adult in road and mountain biking. I have also been active in the sports of hiking, climbing, backcountry skiing, and trail running before discovering the stoke of SUP! Also actively involved with Outrigger Canoe training and racing.
Plans for the rest of this summer: race, train, stay fit, healthy, and injury free.
My main focus for the season will be a few of the longer racing events, while utilizing all the races to further build on my experience.
I am always happy to encourage and support people new to the sport of SUP racing, or anyone interested in paddling for the first time.
Accomplishments in this sport (with the help of great companies):
- 2014 race session SUP AND /OC6
- Crazy 8 Nanaimo OC6 5th place
- Brochie Reach OC6 3rd place
- Indian Arm Vancouver Deep Cove SUP 6th place
- Switchblade Victoria OC6 6 hulls relay including SUP 2place
Island Iron 4th place OC6
Island race SUP series 4th place
White Rock 7th SUP Sundog Race
George Hood River open 7th place SUP
Kalamalka Classic Vernon 6th place overall weekend SUP
Round The Rock Seattle 14th overall SUP
Board the Fijord 12 place and men's 14' stack files for Canada https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/85708889@N08/sets/72157647244239948/
Outside magazine TV: Stand Up Paddling on Vancouver Island
Feature article in International Airline Magazine
Photoshoot for Harbour Air Magazine BC
ET Canada featurette with Olympic Athlete Simon Whitfield and Host Rick Campanelli (sharing the love and skills of SUP)!
Men's health crossing :