- The 2km Tangle is a 2km sprint as an intro to our virtual race sprint series. Typically, sprint races are not part of traditional paddle racing, so the minds behind the Virtual Paddle League thought it was time to give it a try. The sprint race is a standing start from a dead stop and you must paddle 2000m finishing and recording your fastest time. There will be shorter versions coming soon, with a special app to help you record your time. So practice with this first of it’s kind, 2km Tangle!So lay down your fastest time and challenge someone to beat it! See where you rank on our live leaderboard! Do the Sprint as often as you want, uploading your personal bests along the way to maintain your spot on the leaderboard. Represent your club, your brand, and your country!
Once You’re Done
Upload your time manually or by uploading your “.GPX” file exported directly from your Garmin or another compatible device by clicking the “Submit Race Time” button at the top of this page.
- May 15, 2020-December 31, 2020
There are different rules for each event so please be sure to carefully read the rules specific to the event(s) you plan to enter.
5km: Each 5 km event requires a separate entry. You must paddle from a dead start, standing on your board. Paddle 2.5km in one direction and turn, finishing where you started.
2000m: You must paddle from a dead start, standing on your board. Paddle 1000m in one direction and turn, finishing where you started.
1000m: You must paddle from a dead start, standing on your board. Paddle 1000m in a straight line.
500m: You must paddle from a dead start, standing on your board on a 500m course with clear start and finish markings. Find a friend to hand time you to the 1/100th of a second and submit this time manually.
200m: You must paddle from a dead start, standing on your board on a 200m course with clear start and finish markings. Find a friend to hand time you to the 1/100th of a second and submit this time manually.
We all know that fast times are done in fast conditions so we expect the sprint times will be done in tailwinds. Please make sure that your times are done on flat water with no tide or current. If you do not have access to a marked course you can mark your own by using your GPS and dropping buoys or, if you are paddling sufficiently close to shore, using markings onshore. Just make sure that you and your timer are both aware of the start and finish lines.
Remember, if you’re submitting times manually rather than uploading GPS files we’re using the honour system. Do your best to time your race or time trial accurately and, in the sprints, to start on the start line, not ahead of it. Our goal in the future is to eventually have a season-ending event where the paddlers with the top times are invited to compete against each other head to head so you’ll want to be sure your times accurately reflect what you’ll be able to do against others.