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Painkiller Cup Attracts Unique, Strong Paddlers

Painkiller Cup: Kieran Grant, of Freedom City Surf, starts the first leg of the Painkiller Cup at Trellis Bay. Photo by Todd VanSickle

At the start of the fourth annual Painkiller Cup, boats filled with spectators followed the action along Tortola’s north shore cheering loudly as Bruno Mars’ hit song “Uptown Funk” blared through the air. For some paddlers, the cheering and music …

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Team Mexico Dominates 2015 Painkiller Cup

Team Mexico (from left) Ryan Helm, Bicho and Shelby Taylor. Photo by Magi Foster

A team of Mexican paddlers won the 2015 Painkiller Cup race in the British Virgin Islands. Team Stand Up Mexico, featuring Javier ‘Bicho’ Jiminez, Ryan Helm and Shelby Taylor dominated the 14-mile downwind course to win in a time of 02:48:30.They …

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Hawaiians Win BVI Painkiller Cup

The Painkiller Cup gets under way at Trellis Bay, Beef Island. Photo by Todd VanSickle

This year’s Painkiller Thriller in the British Virgin Islands featured more prize money, high-profile sailors and the same amount of rum and sun. The 14-mile standup paddleboard race started at Trellis Bay, Beef Island and finished at White Bay, Jost …

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