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Louisiana Triple Crown

What is the Louisiana Triple Crown?

The Louisiana Triple Crown

Attracting the best of the best in canoe and kayak racing, the Louisiana Triple Crown is a quest for the fastest overall time in all three of the state’s paddling marathons events: the Bayou Vermillion Paddle Battle (35 miles)(), Tour du Teche 135(217 km), and the Ouachita River 49er (49 miles)(79km)
•Bayou Vermillion Paddle Battle is a 36 mile  race from Lafayette, LA down the Vermillion  to Abbeville, LA.
•Tour du Teche 135, is a three-day, 135-mile staged race down the entire length of Bayou Teche. “Staged” means that it is run in three stages or courses: 49 miles from Port Barre to St. Martinville, 59 miles from St. Martinville to Franklin; and 27 miles from Franklin to Berwick.
•Ouachita River 49er  is a 49 mile race from West Monroe, La. To Columbia, La. The race starts at Lazarre Park in West Monroe and ends at the Riverton Recreation Ares just above the Columbia Lock and Dam. Racers have 15 hours to finish the race.

*Paddlers in each of the  classes who compile the fastest combined time in all three races will have their name, hometown, class and time cast in bronze and will be placed on the Louisiana Triple Crown Monument in Berwick, La..
Racers  must enter all three races in one calendar  year. Fastest time  in each race is the time used for fastest combined time.  Male and Female classes are eligible.

The Louisiana Triple Crown recognizes the individual paddler. Any paddler vying in a multi-paddler class is not required to have the same partners for each race of the Triple Crown. Nor do the boats have to be the same but they must be in the same class.
The  classes are (for both Male and Female or Mixed):
1 – Solo Unlimited – Single blade paddles only. Minimum length 14 feet.
2 – Tandem Unlimited – Two paddlers, single and/or double blade paddles.  Minimum length 14 feet. (USCA C2 would be in this class)
3 – Solo Unlimited – Double blade (single blade allowed). Minimum length 14 feet.
4 – Big Boat Unlimited – Minimum three paddlers, maximum six paddlers, single and/or double blade paddles.

2023 Triple Crown Champions and times

2023 Triple Crown all three races and times

2022 Triple Crown Winners

2021 Triple Crown Winners

2020 – No races in the series for 2020

2019 Triple Crown Winners

2015-2017 Triple Crown Winners

2018 Triple Crown Winners

2019  Standings for LA Triple Crown -two races Ouachita 49er and Vermillion River Paddle Battle 2019