WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, North Carolina - The Carolina Cup is a Waterman's race, plain and simple. It's a true test of multiple skills fitness technique and tenacity. This year FCS Athletes took the Carolina Cup by storm and did extremely well in all of the races showing that they are tremendously skilled watermen and women.
FCS SUP would like to congratulate Carolina Cup winner Travis Grant and runner-up Danny Ching on a grueling two-plus hour duel between themselves. Inspiring performances in these conditions truly are the cutting edge of the sport of SUP racing. FCS is proud to support all of our athlete ambassadors who diligently work with us to use and abuse our products so that we may improve them year after year.
Travis won on a testing prototype of his own design he is collaborating with FCS on. Danny used his FCS signature race fin as well as FCS Grip, leash, and handle to keep his 12’6’’ 404 board performing at the highest level.
“We think that's the best way to ensure we are on the cutting edge of product performance and durability,” said FCS’s Tyler Callaway. “We know that even novice paddlers benefit from having great equipment. We believe that the fastest way to improve your performance, enjoyment and overall paddling experience is to paddle with great equipment and great paddlers.”
Also, a special congrats go out to FCS’s newest ambassador Quintin (Q) Chiapperino who won the Grave Yard Race in the 12’6” division! Congratulations to all our athletes who competed in the races and did a phenomenal job. Congrats to Fiona Wylde who led the first three miles of the Women’s race and finished in 6th. And Congratulations to Eric Terrien who finished in the 10th spot, Zane Schweitzer, Casper Steinfath, Michael Tavares and Tucker Ingalls for all putting in an exceptional effort.
To get an insight from Travis and Danny on the race and their performance, take a look at their interview with Tyler Callaway here.
About FCS SUP:
At FCS we do our best to make high-quality innovative products that will help you improve your performance and your standup paddle experience in and out of the water. We are honored to work with a long list of legends and to partner with them to help improve their performance and yours. We believe that the sport of standup paddling is largely about empowerment and helping people to enjoy their lives and achieve their performance goals. We are excited to share these products with you in our FCS catalog and we hope that you will be excited to share them with your friends and your customers. We hope that you will also share that same spirit of aloha that came from Hawaii so many years ago. It is truly a gift that keeps on giving.