Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay, San Diego (April 28, 2012) – From a field of 76 five-person teams, team captain Ryan Goforth and “Paddle This!” were crowned champions of the 2012 Wells Fargo Outrigger Challenge. “Paddle This!” is now the five-time defending champion of the event.
The event was held at Crown Point Shores along Mission Bay in idyllic San Diego weather. “Paddle This!” narrowly defeated “3 Guys & a Couple Oars” and “5 Loc’ed Outriggers Going Crazy” in the three-team final.
Paddlers were also treated to a Hawaiian Luau, which was complete with food from DaKine’s Plate Lunches and beverages from Kona Brewing Company and Dr Pepper TEN.
The racing action was supported by the Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club. The club provided the canoes, and handled the paddle training and race management.
Other sponsor partners included Bridgepoint Education, Hawaiian Airlines, Think Blue San Diego, XX 1090, KPRI 102.1 FM, Cox Communications, San Diego Business Journal, Navy Dispatch, and San Diego City Beat.