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Bart de Zwart Wins the 2019 Yukon River Quest

Starboard SUP team rider and endurance paddler Bart de Zwart has taken the fourth consecutive win in the 2019 Yukon River Quest, completing the 715km (444 miles) paddle expedition race from in Whitehorse to Dawson City, Canada in a winning time of 56 hours 47 minutes and 47 seconds.

Known as the “Race to the Midnight Sun”, the Yukon River Quest, is an annual ultramarathon paddling race with multiple craft disciplines including stand up paddleboard (SUP), taking place in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Teams from around the globe came to challenge themselves in this self-supported non-stop paddling quest through some of Canada’s untouched wilderness.

Bart was joined by Chris Parker (Starboard/Sup Racer) along with eight other stand up paddlers and hundreds of canoe and kayak competitors who attempted to conquer the mighty Yukon River.

2019 Yukon River Quest Paddleboard (SUP) Race Results:

1st: Bart de Zwart: 56 hours 47 minutes (Starboard)
2nd: Peter Allen: 59 hours 22 minutes
3rd: Shauna Magowan: 62 hours 3 minutes
4th: Brad Friesen: 65 hours 28 minutes
5th: Mike Procter: 70 hours 39 minutes
5th: Ben Ashwell: 70 hours 39 minutes
5th: Christopher Parker: 70 hours 39 minutes (Starboard/ SUP Racer)