Australian Michael Booth has won the 2017 EuroTour Championship, winning four events and coming second in another of the EuroTour’s prime-star Stand Up Paddle (SUP) races.
Booth’s EuroTour Champion title was confirmed at the San Sebastian Paddle Tour in Spain on the weekend 17-18 June; the seventh stop of the EuroTour SUP. And his dominance continued last weekend winning at stop #8, the Mercedes-Benz SUP World Cup Scharbeutz in Germany.
There are 10 stops on the Euro Tour with stops #3 to #7 weighted the most in points. Even with three events to go, Booth’s lead meant he couldn’t be beaten.
Originally from Newcastle, Booth, who now calls Perth home, burst onto the SUP racing scene just three years ago. However, he is no stranger to the water. He has competed and represented Australia at World Championship level in SUP, Sprint Kayaking, Ocean Ski and Surf Life Saving.
In November, Starboard competitor Booth was crowned ISA SUP Marathon World Champion after winning the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP Championship, a 17-kilometre marathon race from Cloudbreak to Musket Cove. Now, EuroTour Champion has been added to his growing list of accolades.