PADDLEBOARD  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP | NAPLES, FL  NOVEMBER  1, 2017

PADDLEBOARD - EVENT INFORMATION :

Wednesday, November 1st changes the pace to man-power momentum, as stand-up paddleboards (SUP) take to the water for closed course racing around Avalon Lake. SUP races typically are a long straight course, but during the championship week, paddlers will take to the buoys, making the same turns and straightaways as watercross racers, just at a calming speed. 

This event is open to the  public to watch.

BOARD SIZES & CLASSES

BOARD SIZE

12'6" to 14'

12'6" to 14'

Under 12'6"

12'6" to 14'

12'6" to 14'

Under 12'6"

12'6" to 14'

12'6" to 14'

12'6" to 14'"

CLOSED COURSE PADDLING

Elite (16 yrs +)

Open (16 yrs +)

Recreational (16 yrs +)

Legends (50 yrs +)

Pro Juniors (12-16 yrs)

Juniors (11 yrs & younger) 

Legends - Women's (50 yrs +)

Women's Open (16 yrs +)

Women's Recreational (16 yrs +)

QUICK LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

PADDLE BOARD: CLOSED COURSE

EVENT TIMELINE

12:00 PM

  • On-Site Race Registration OPENS

12:00-3:00 PM

  • Open Paddling on the Closed Course

1:00-2:00 PM

  • “SUP Demo’s by Donation” - Proceeds to benefit ongoing hurricane relief in the U.S. & Puerto Rico.
  • Appalachian Boarding Company will be hosting Intro to SUP: Stand Up Paddleboard lessons for beginners.
  • This is an ‘American Canoe Association’ accredited course taught by Evan & Brooke Young.

3:00 PM

  • Practice Laps on Closed Course for YOUTH DIVISION

3:45 PM

  • Registration CLOSES for YOUTH DIVISION
  • YOUTH RACER MEETING BEGINS

4:00 PM

  • YOUTH DIVISION heats begin

5:00 PM

  • Practice Laps on Closed Course for ALL RACERS (over AGE 16)

5:30 PM

  • Registration CLOSES for all remaining racers
  • RACE MEETING BEGINS

5:45 PM

  • Race Heats BEGIN

7:15 PM

  • AWARDS

All paddlers MUST wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket (PFD) at all times when operating on Avalon Lake in Sugden Regional Park. Violators will be asked to leave the event. It is recommended that each athlete also carry a whistle on your life jacket or in their boat in case of an emergency. 

    SITE / VENUE MAP

    Sugden Regional Park

    4284 Avalon Dr, Naples, FL 

      SAFETY RULES & RACE DETAILS:

      • ALL race participants are REQUIRED to wear a USCG approved PFD.
      • Participants are ENCOURAGED to wear a leash and helmet, however not required.
      • Participants are REQUIRED to abide by age, gender & board-length specifications per registered division.
      • Participants are REQUIRED to race STANDING UP, yet in the event of a fall & remount, a participant is allowed a minimal amount of forward strokes while seated or kneeling before STANDING again ASAP.
      • The NOSE of the board must remain behind the start line at the beginning of the race and winners will be based on whose BOARD NOSE hits the finish line first. Please paddle through & clear the finish line! *For the sake of safety and validity, paddlers should finish standing and not kick the board out forward.
      • Drafting IS allowed, however abrupt contact to the back of another racers’ board is highly discouraged!
      • Making contact with another paddler or their board using your paddle or body is NOT ALLOWED, and in extreme cases could be grounds for disqualification, however contact between boards from the side rales may occur and is allowed. (As the saying goes...“Rubbing is RACING!”) *Please be RESPECTFUL*
      • Participants awaiting their race heat are allowed to be on the water while waiting, however are REQUIRED to remain at least 30 feet away from the RACE COURSE during heats. Any physical interference with a participant during their active race heat could disqualify you from your race!

      HOST HOTEL:

      851 Gulf Shore Blvd, North

      Naples, FL

      Naples Beach Hotel ​​​​​​​

      Booking code: PWX-WC

      Room Rates

      $ 174.00 per night + tax

      You must book by October 12th to receive the discounted room rate. There is a limited number of rooms - book early!