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he APP World Tour prepares for first stop on the 2018 World Tour with the London SUP Open this week, July 7-8, 2018 at the Royal Docks and on the River Thames.

The action is non-stop and the top athletes, including Kai Lenny, Mo Freitas, Michael Booth, Candice Appleby, Shae Foodie and Travis Grant are gathered and training on the historic river Thames. Multiple opportunities to watch the racing and on LIVE broadcast are available throughout the weekend.

SATURDAY, JULY 7th:  ACTIVITY ON WATER

9:45AM            Youth Sprint Racing
10:45AM          Nisco Racing 1.5KM
11:45AM          Pro-Am Sprint Racing Qualifying Rounds
11:45-12PM    Wakeboard Demo
12-1:30PM      Nisco Spring & Amateur Sprint Racing
1:15-1:30PM   Wakeboard Demo
1:45-2:15PM   Dragon Racing Qualifying Rounds
2:15-2:30PM   Wakeboard Demo
2:30-3:30PM   Nisco Distance Race: 5KM
3:45-5:30PM   Pro Sprints:  Men & Women
5:40-5:50PM   Pro-Am Sprint Final Rounds:  Men & Women
6-6:20PM        Pro Sprints Final: Men & Women
6:30-6:50PM  Nisco Finals
7-7:15PM       Team Racing Finals

SUNDAY, JULY 8th:  ACTIVITY ON WATER

9-9:45AM       3KM Youth Racing
10-12PM        Amateur 1KM, 3KM & 6KM Races
12-12:15        Wakeboard Demo
12:15-1PM     Dragon Racing Qualifiers
1:15-3:15PM  Pro-AM & Amateur 9KM Race
3:30-5:15PM  Pro 11KM Race
5:30-6PM       Dragon Racing Finals
6:30-7PM       Foiling Exhibition featuring Kai Lenny, Mo Freitas, and others

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A PRO to PARTICIPATE?

The London SUP Open has something for everyone. From entry level paddleboarders, to World Championship Tour competitors, there are multiple races to get people out on the water and taking part. Even families are welcome to enter, as the London SUP Open welcomes everyone from ages 6-90+.  There are races for all abilities with a more challenging 10KM distance race or an achievable 3KM race.  There is even a 1KM, predominanty for entry level paddlers wanting to get their feet wet in SUP racing for the first time.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE:  CITY PADDLE FESTIVALS

Something for EVERYONE:  In addition to all the activity on the water, what makes the London SUP Open so special is the FULL spectrum of activities down on the Royal Victoria Docks as part of the CITY PADDLE FESTIVAL here in London!

Entry to the event village at the Royal Docks is free of charge all weekend.

The Royal Victoria Docks, East London will be transformed into an urban lifestyle zone with food and drink stands, retail and activities.  Entry to the retail village is completely free of charge.  Registration is only required for those who are planning to race on Saturday or Sunday.

Also on the Docks is a dedicated Wellness Zone for those not interested in getting on the water PLUS multiple activities for the whole family.  The APP World Tour & the London SUP Open wants to create a weekend festival for the entire community.

SATURDAY, JULY 7th:  ACTIVITY ON STAGE

9-10AM:             Soul Sisters Yoga with Charlotte Holmes
10AM                 Welcome to the London SUP Open:  MC
10:45-11AM:      Lizzie Carr – welcome to London SUP Open, tips from Plastic Patrol
12:05-12:20PM: London SUP Open talks with Michael Booth
1:15 – 1:30PM:   London SUP Open talks with Candice Appleby
2:20 – 2:30PM:   London SUP Open talks with APP World Tour Race Director Anthony Vela
2:30-2:45PM:     London SUP Open talks with young guns Ryan Funk & Annie Reickert
3:15 – 3:25PM    London SUP Open talks with Lizzie Carr
6:20 – 6:20PM    Interviews with winners of Pro Sprints
7:00 – 7:10PM    London SUP Open talks with Casper Steinfath
7:25 – 7:45PM    Awards Presentation
7:45 – 8:00PM    London SUP Open talks with Kai Lenny
8:00 – 9:00PM    Movie Premiere:  Paradigm Lost

SUNDAY. JULY 8th:  ACTIVITY ON STAGE

9-10AM:              Soul Sisters Yoga with Charlotte Holmes
10AM                  Welcome to the London SUP Open:  MC
10:45-11AM:       Lizzie Carr – welcome to the London SUP Open – tips from Plastic Patrol
12:15-12:30PM  London SUP Open talks with Mo Freitas
1:20 – 1:35PM    London SUP Open talks with Connor Baxter
2:20 – 2:30PM    London SUP Open talks with Danny Ching
3:15 – 3:25PM    London SUP Open talks with Lizzie Carr
5:15 – 5:30PM    Interviews with Winners of Pro Distance
6:00 – 6:30PM    London SUP Open awards

LIVE BROADCASTS will be available all weekend down at the Royal Victoria Docks so whether you’re on the water paticipating or sampling the retail village, all the action will be brought to your courtesy of the APP World Tour.

More information is available at www.appworldtour.com and fans can follow events @appworldtour on Facebook and Instagram. For more information on the APP’s City Paddle Festivals please visit www.citypaddlefestivals.com

John Beausanghttp://www.paddlemonster.com
Writer, Small Business Owner Father, Husband, Paddler, Surfer Sixers & Eagles Fan Proudly Independent Publisher, @distressdmullet Co-Founder @Paddlemonster

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