UK National SUP Festival 7-9 Sept 2012

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Friday, 20 July 2012 12:17

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Once again Allan Cross (organiser of the National Windsurf Festival on Hayling Island) is organising a National SUP Festival to run at the same time.  This means options are covered regardless of weather!

 The format for this years National SUP Festival (NSUPF) 7-9 Sept is as follows:

Friday

1100hrs Hayling Extreme paddle consisting of 1mile run, 1.5 mile Mbike and 1000m (under 11ft inflatable) Sup Sprint

Industry demo day with organised cruising and sandbar sessions........

Meet and greet from 3pm

Briefing and introductions with Race Director Steve West from 4pm

Informal evening paddling session 5pm (downwinder / evening cruise)

Dinner and drinks 7pm 'Inn on the Beach'

Saturday

Experienced Paddlers / Racers: Briefing 9.30am at the SUP registration tent.

Following the briefing, a series of races will be on offer and will include an 'ins and outs' Battle of the Paddle styled event , involving 3 consecutive and cumulative races, leaving from the shoreline, out around 2 markers set 250m from shore and back, forming a short triangular course.

Board restrictions divisions: 12'6"

Divisions: Men / Women 1st - 3rd

Lunchtime Talk / Clinic with Steve West (Venue TBA)

Paddles, Paddling Technique vs Style, Board Designs

Lunchtime Talk / Clinic with Ryan James (Venue TBA)

Nutrition, training regimes, health / fitness benefits of SUP

Afternoon a mid-distance race of 3-5 miles will take place and could take the form of a downwind or triangular course. Race briefing 4pm. Event start 5pm.

Board restrictions divisions: 12'6" and 14'

Divisions: Men / Women 1st - 3rd

Novice / Beginners: Please attend the 9.30am briefing to express your interest. A series of 'learn to' and 'improvement' sessions will be held during the morning and afternoon. These sessions will be run by a qualified ASI instructor.

Women: Please attend the 9.30am briefing to express your interest. ASI SUP L2 instructor Mandy West, will be mentoring women entrants in a series of 'learn to' and ' improvement' sessions which will involve a mix of on-land and on-water sessions. If numbers are sufficient a course race will be set in the afternoon.

Prize Giving: Following the last race of the day.

Sunday

Experienced Paddlers / Racers: Briefing 9.00am at the SUP registration tent.

Following the briefing, a tag team (names drawn from a cap) series of races will be on offer and will include an 'ins and outs' Battle of the Paddle styled event , involving 3 consecutive laps, leaving from the shoreline, out around 2 markers set 250m from shore and back, forming a short triangular course (open to men and women, but no divisions set aside)

Board restrictions divisions: 12'6"

Divisions: 1st - 3rd

12pm a mid-distance race of 3-5 miles will take place and could take the form of a downwind or triangular course. Race briefing 11.30pm.

Board restrictions divisions: 12'6" and 14'

Divisions: Men / Women 1st - 3rd

Novice / Beginners: Please attend the 9.30am briefing to express your interest. A series of 'learn to' and 'improvement' sessions will be held during the morning and afternoon. These sessions will be run by a qualified ASI instructor.

Women: Please attend the 9.30am briefing to express your interest. ASI SUP L2 instructor Mandy West, will be mentoring women entrants in a series of 'learn to' and ' improvement' sessions which will involve a mix of on-land and on-water sessions. If numbers are sufficient a course race will be set in the morning.

Prize Giving: 3pm

See more here.

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