Salt Springs Alliance
Citizen Support Organization for
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
April 27, 2014

The eigth annual Salt Spring Classic was held on a perfect Florida day in West Pasco. There was a mild breeze from the northwest and an incoming tide. The course was modified this year so that kayak racers paddled up the Cotee River to Jasmine Park, then turned around and finished at Gill Dawg Marina. The traditional course is the same length as in previous years; 5-1/2 miles. Even though the course is the same length as before, it may be just slightly slower since the kayaks must make a sharp turn in the river and paddle back downstream to the finish.

A new class was added for SUPs (stand up paddleboards), with a shortened course 3-1/4 miles in length. The SUP course only goes up the Cotee River to Millers Bayou and ends at Gill Dawg Marina. Fun paddlers also use the shortened course this year.

See below the race results for pictures of the race as they are posted.

Race Results ...

Traditional Course

Category
Participant Time
Tandem    
First Brent Postma & Rob Mirlenbrink
44:06
Second Lawana & Mike Moran
1:03:30
Third Ken & Suzanne Walker
1:13:40
Over 15 feet    
First Steve Hunter
52.33
Second Doug Lindsay
53:19
Third Karl Vogel
59:00
Fourth Mark Hardies
1:04:19
15 feet and under    
First Tom Baumgartner
1:03:16
Second Jim Wallis
1:09:07
Third Herb Salgado
1:13:39
 Fourth  Colleen Easterbrooks
 1:47:46

Short Course

SUP - Stand Up Paddleboards    
First
Bob Brodhead
36:11
Second
Steve Thomas
36:50
Third
Karen Mirlenbrink
37:23
Fourth
James McDougal
38:06
Fifth
Nannette Prevost
40:40
Sixth
Kevin Sugar
48:45
Seventh
Steven Weinstein
49:37

Aimee Feltes

Fun Paddle    
15 feet and under
Kelly Red
42:24
15 feet and under Alan Witt
51:28
15 feet and under Katherine Livermore
56:47
15 feet and under Dean Livermore
57:01
 SUP Duong Pho
1:45:26
 15 feet and under
Giang Pho
1:46:39

28 photo(s) Updated on: 27 Apr 2014
  • At the finish line...
  • Racers begin their journey up Salt Spring Run.
  • And they're off!
  • starter Paul Herman gets everyone lined up and ready to go.
  • Waiting for the start whistle.
  • Launching at Salt Springs Alliance headquarters.
  • Rick Buckman, Pasco County Parks & Recreation director, provided shuttle service for the racers.
  • Crossing the finish line.
  • Karl Vogel - 3rd place over 15 foot kayak.
  • Bob Brodhead - winner SUP class.
  • Rob Mirlenbrink and Brent Postma - winners in the tandem kayak class.
  • Suzanne and Ken Walker - 3rd place tandem kayak.
  • Karen Mirlenbrink - 3rd place SUP class.
  • Steve Hunter - winner of over 15 foot kayak class.
  • Lawana and Mike Moran - 2nd place tandem.
  • Karl Vogel paddling his OC-1 in the over 15 foot class.
  • Herb Salgado - 3rd place kayak 15 and under.
  • Winners in the kayak under 15 class.
  • Winners in the tandem kayak class.
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