Winning the 11 Cities Race - With 24 hour World Record Holder - Niek Van Der Linde

This week we feature the incredible Niek Van Der Linde, who is the four-time winner of the classic (and gritty) Non-Stop 11 Cities Race. This year he added to his win by simultaneously breaking the world 24 hour SUP record on a regulation board rather than the usual 'unlimited' version used for these record attempts. In this episode we talk about the classic 11 Cities Race, his experiences, his training and get the inside track on paddling in the Netherlands. Check out the video of his successful world record attempt here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCND6wkpWS_D9A9iuLBOQngQ Nick's website is here: http://www.leersup.nl/ (www.leersup.nl) Nick is a Fanatic team rider https://www.fanatic.com/sup Gear supplied by https://www.ion-products.com/ Paddle from https://blackprojectsup.com/ Find out about the 11 Cities Race here: https://www.sup11citytour.com/ Connect on social media Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/leersupnl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leersup/ You tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCND6wkpWS_D9A9iuLBOQngQ This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at https://sup.star-board.com/ Keep up with SUPfm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SUPfmPodcast/ (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supfmpodcast/ (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) https://www.supfmpodcast.com/ (https://www.supfmpodcast.com/) and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at www.supfm.thinkific.com See you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. https://www.supfmpodcast.com/course (Course)

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