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Brits set to take on the Ocean Racing World Championships

An 11-strong British team is ready to take on the 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships in Perth, Australia, racing across one day on 30 November.

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Brits will be competing across the junior, U23, senior, masters and para events and you can see the full start-lists here

With the competition kicking off 30 November, paddlers from across the globe will race on the Perth coastline, with the SS-1 (Single Surf-ski) category taking place on Thursday and currently the sole focus for the Brits, with the SS-2 (Double Surf-ski) event on Saturday 2 December.

There’s no live stream available for the event, but you can follow the results overnight on the Planet Canoe website, the official event website and event Facebook page.

British Canoeing will be rounding up the action across the channels the next day.

Ahead of the World Championships, Nick Hibberd from the British Canoe Ocean Racing team has provided a round up of how the team have performed in Australia. 

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Words: Nick Hibberd

GB’s top Ocean Racing paddlers have had a successful week of warm up races as they prepare for the ICF World Ocean Racing Championships. 

The week before the World Championships, the world’s best ocean racing paddlers raced the Western Australia Race Week - a series of five ocean races in one week culminating in the iconic The Doctor race - a 28km ocean cross from Rottnest to Sorrento. 

There’s been great results for the GB team across the board, both in the individual races and the overall WA Race Week standings.

Notable results as GB Ocean racing team have battled intense heat of up 40 degrees during a week of racing include:

  • Rosie Edwards - 10th U23 in The Doctor and 8th overall in the WA Race Week Standings 

  • Piran Phillips - 4th in Dash for Cash sprint race and 5th U23 in Sunset Surfski 

  • Drew Howells - 8th U23 in The Doctor and 7th overall in the standings for WA Race Week 

  • Terry Miller - 7th U18 in The Doctor and 7th U18 overall in the WA Race Week 

  • Grace Young - 10th in The Doctor and 6th U18 overall in WA Race Week Standing 

  • Lena Kraus, 17th in The Doctor, Open Women 

  • Para-ocean paddler Jon White completed all five races of the WA Race Week including The Doctor 

Having completed a week of warm up races the GB Ocean Racing Team now move on to the ICF World Ocean Racing Championships in Scarborough.

You can follow all the action across the British Canoeing channels and Planet Canoe here