With the summer break almost behind us, our attention now moves to our remaining events for 2023. It's all still to play for, with two OceanTech Series races remaining, Our National Champs and the final Distance Series race to complete. The next few months are set to be a cracker, so here is a brief overview of each event to whet your appetite.
Beadnell Belta - 9th Sep
Hosted by Northern SUP Race Team, Beadnell, Northumberland
The second stop of our 2023 Ocean Tech series sees a return to the stunning coastal village of Beadnell. A full day is planned, including kids and adults racing across Distance, Tech and Sprint formats. Beadnell offers a beautiful location, exciting paddling and a great chance to make a weekend of it, so it's one not to be missed.
Your event ticket includes entry to all the races on the day, and you can compete in as many or few as your choose. Junior entries are free.
For the Ocean Tech series, our adult competitors must compete in the Distance and Tech events. A combined time and overall placings will be produced from the results to find our series placings and calculations towards the overall Ocean Tech series standings.
Our 2023 National Competition rules and categories apply, and paddlers looking for a series placing must compete in the same category for both events.
8.00-9.15 am Registration for kids & adults races
9.30 am Briefing for distance race for kids & adults races
10.00 am Kids distance race (1.5km)
11.00 am Adults distance race (8km approx)
12.30 pm Kids Technical race (1 lap of the adult's tech course)
1.30 pm Kids Sprint races & adults sprint fun races
2.30 pm Adults tech race (approx 3 - 4km) Beach runs.
4.00 pm Prizegiving
British National Champs - 17th Sep
Hosted by Bray Lake Watersports, Windsor, Berkshire
This year our British National Champs moves to Bray Lake Watersports for a full day of competition to find our champions across our competitive fleets in Distance, Tech, Sprints and overall. Bray Lake are no stranger to the SUP Racing scene in the UK, and we can't wait to be there.
Paddlers will compete for National Titles across the Distance, Tech & Sprint disciplines and have the opportunity to claim the overall British National Championship.
The initial plans include an 8km Distance race, a 3-4km Tech Race and 150m sprints.
Full details on the competitions and championship details will follow in another blog for the event.
Proposed Event Timings (Subject to change)
8:30 - 9:30 am Paddler check-in
10 am Distance briefing
10:20/30 am Distance race start
12:30 pm Tech Race briefing
1 pm Tech race starts
2/2:30 pm Sprint Racing
4:30/5 pm Prizegiving
Barefoot SUP, Norfolk - 7th Oct
Hosted by Barefoot SUP, Sheringham, Norfolk
Our final race of the season sees us wind up the Ocean Tech series in Norfolk, a county with a long history of SUP racing, and we are looking forward to getting out on the beautiful Norfolk coast.
Our event in Norfolk will bring you Distance and Technical events to complete our Ocean Tech Series. Paddlers will have their combined results calculated to produce final standings for the event.
Alongside our competitive fleets, we will also have our Challenge Tour, aimed at novice paddlers wanting to give SUP racing a try and our Juniors who can enter free of charge as we look to encourage the next generation into SUP racing.
Full event timings will be posted in due course.