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16/09/17 Suffolk SUP Nationals

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The Suffolk SUP Technical  and Sprint race will be the 4th event in the UK SUP 2017 race series.

Suffolk SUP were the first in the UK to run the SUPER LAP concept and it was a huge success.  We are looking forward to another exciting day of racing on the water in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

The venue has excellent parking and facilities with great views for spectators of all parts of the course. Camping will be available for vans and there will be food, demo equipment and sprint races. Alton Water is only 1 hour from the M25 with easy links from the South via A12 and the Midlands via the A14.

Format
The SUPER LAP distance will be between 6-8 km and will be finalised during the briefing on the day. It will consist of 4 – 6 laps with all paddlers completing a full lap to start.

Depending on the weather it will be a seated (in water) or run in start from the shore and each category will start at 10 min (to be confirmed) intervals. 

After the first full lap paddlers can then at any time, including the last lap, deploy their SUPER LAP which cuts out part of the course dramatically changing the race positions and adding to the excitement!

Sprint races in the afternoon; both the superlap and sprint races count towards points.

There will also be the final of the RED Paddle Junior Races happening and these can be entered on the day.

Distance
- 4 -6 laps between 6 - 8km

Event location
- Alton Water Sports Centre
Stutton
Ipswich
Suffolk 
IP9 2RY

Schedule

8:00 – 10:00 - Registration in the registration tent next to the start.
10.30 - Event / Safety Briefing
11:00 - Race start (weather dependant).  There will be10 min intervals between categories.
Sprint races in the afternoon
16:30 - Prizegiving

Both the Superlap race and Sprint race results will go towards final placing

 Entry Fee
- £25
Registration is now open.  Registration closes at 8pm on Wednesday 13th September at 8pm.
Details below

Categories
- 12'6 male and female
- 14' male and female
- Naish ONE design male and female
- Surf shape male and female

must be 3 or more paddlers in each class for podium.

Trophy for highest placed male and female rookie at this race.  We class you as a rookie if this is your first race

Age Groups for male and female
-18-39
-40-49
-50-59
-60+

Podiums for age groups (must be 3 or more paddlers in each age group class for podium)

Parking and Camping:
Please park in the sailing centre carpark (free) on the left as you drive into the site. Additional Pay and Display parking is also available on the right as you first enter the site by the cycle hire and further along the access road on the right just past the registration tent. Please see map for details. Boards can be dropped off on the grass area near to the registration tent or easily carried round from the carpark next to the sailing centre. 

Any overnight camping must take place in the carpark by the sailing centre and please do let us know should you wish to camp. A toilet is available for night use.

Toilets and Showers are available in the sailing centre and there is a café serving food and drinks all day.

No refund available within 10 days of the event and no transferring of entries allowed

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