Go Paddle Race Profile: North Shore SUP Cup

North Shore SUP Cup, Danvers, MA

North Shore SUP Cup, Danvers, MA

Date

June 10, 2017

Can you describe the different races and courses?

5 Mile Race, 2.5 Mile Race, and 1 Mile Kids Race

5 Mile Race:

14’ Male

12.6’ Female

12.6′ Male Amateur Racer

12.6′ Female Amateur Racer

2.5 Mile Race:

12.6′ Male Amateur Racer

12.6′ Female Amateur Racer

Male (Under 12’board)

Female (Under 12’board)

Course: Paddling along the flat waters of the Porter River and Crane River will be perfect for all paddle levels from novice to elite. The coveted rivers attract the novice paddler looking for a great workout, while amateur to elite paddlers can test their speed skills on this timed 5 mile course & 2.5 mile course.

North Shore SUP Cup, Danvers, MA

What kind of paddling settings and conditions will racers face?

Flatwater

What makes your event great? What will paddlers love about coming to your event?

North Shore SUP Cup is the kick off paddle party for the New England Summah SUP Series. Flatwater fast paddle, followed by a bountiful BBQ at the Danversport Yacht Club. Long sleeve spirit shirts for all pre-registered, giveaways, Barefoot Wine tastings, cash bar, age group awards, and so much more.

Will there be any clinics and what are the details?

There will be an on site pre-race clinic that will take place at 11:30am.

Where can people get paddle gear like PFDs and Hydration packs?

Our event partners: SUP East Coast Style, Cape Ann SUP, Coast to Coast Paddle or West Marine in Danvers.

Are there paddleboard rentals available and if yes, where? Contact info?

Our event partners: SUP East Coast Style, Cape Ann SUP or Coast to Coast Paddle.

Where can people buy groceries?

Market Basket – Endicott Plaza, Danvers MA

Where can people stay? Do you have a hotel you can recommend and contact info?

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites and Courtyard Boston Danvers

What great local restaurants can you recommend?

British Beer Company, Berry Tavern, or Nine Elm in Danvers, MA.

Where is the best coffee in town?

Kaffmandu Coffee House, Danvers MA

North Shore SUP Cup, Danvers, MA

Does your event benefit a charity and if so, can you tell us about them?

A portion of proceeds will be allocated to the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association)

website 

http://northshoresupcup.com/

 Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/events/364957537224446/

Instagram 

http://www.instagram.com/high5em

Twitter 

http://www.twitter.com/high5em

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Lisa is managing editor of PaddleMonster.com and is an avid paddler of all the things - including sup, SurfSki, outrigger canoe and prone, though she especially enjoys paddle surfing and downwinding. She is a former journalist with more than 30 years experience in print and broadcast journalism and in government communications. She is a six-time Chattajack finisher, racing both sup and OC2. When not paddling, she is an outdoor instructor.

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