Sarasota SUP Championships 2015

The 3rd Annual Sarasota SUP Championships shall be held on Saturday, June 20th on Siesta Key Public Beach. Stand Up Paddleboarders young and old from all across the country shall gather on Siesta to compete in distance races, fun team relays and sprint races in a Beach Carnival environment of great food, Live music(by Ben Hammond), surf and sup vendors, board and equipment demos and even a corn hole tournament. All are welcome to register for any of the races and the event is open to the public for spectating, eating , drinking and listening to the music!! For more information, go to Special thanks to Kona Brewing Company for the Pig Roast and The Beach Club for the food and beverage management.

Race Day Itinerary:

7:30 – 8:45 am Racer Check In –  All Divisions – Marked “Check In” Tent on Beach

8:45 am – Racer Meeting – Under “Red Bull” Tent on Beach – Open and Elite Divisions

9:15 am – Start of Elite and Open Races – Beach Start – Sent off in 2 minute intervals – Male and Female Divisions shall have separate starts if the Division has over 40 participants. Starting order is as follows:

– Elite Unlimited and 14’s Divisions

– Elite 12’6 Divisions

– Open 14’s Divisions

– Open 12’6 Divisions

– Open Stock Surf SUP Divisions

The object of this staggered start sequence is safety and providing the fairest start possible for all racers. The timing of each division shall reflect each divisions start times automatically.

11:00 am – Start of 1 K Grom Race

12:30 – Lunch available on Beach in Lunch Tent- Your Racer Bib is your ticket. Lunch tickets may be purchased for spectators and family.

–  Awards/Raffle to Start after Completion of NK Speed Coach Challenge  (Tentatively 1:30)  –

1:00 pm – Kids Paddle and Coed Team Relay Races (demos may be scheduled at any point after completion of Distance Races.

2:00 – 5 pm – Kona Corn Hole Competition…LazyBunz Lounge….Music…Hangin on the Beach Relaxin with old and new friends…

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