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SUP Racing
What is SUP Racing?

Technical Race: This discipline requires a high level of paddling technique, balance, and agility. The courses are typically shorter and have numerous buoy turns, making it challenging for athletes to maintain their speed and balance. Technical races often take place in lakes, bays, or protected harbours.


Distance/Endurance Race: In this discipline, the objective is to cover a longer distance, often ranging from 5 to 20 kilometres. Athletes need to maintain a consistent pace, endurance, and efficiency in their paddling technique. Distance races usually take place in open water, such as oceans, bays, or large lochs. ultra endurance races are anything more than 20km. 

Sprint Race: Sprint races are the shortest of the three disciplines, often lasting only a few minutes. Athletes line up side by side and race to the finish line, with the first one crossing it being declared the winner. Sprint races require explosive power, quick acceleration, and exceptional starting and finishing skills.

Nothing to book right now. Check back soon.

GBSUP Racing in Scotland

The SUP racing rules we currently follow means that there are 5 champions within 5 divisions and anyone could win. Champions for both male and female racers.

All divisions are set by your overall 2K time. We run time trials at the start of each year. This gives you a division to work from and you use the board from your time trial for that year. If you can't make it don't worry, you can submit one via Strava, or we'll use your time on the day and add you within a category that suits you. These events are usually done with 5 or 10km options with some increased to 15 or 20km dependant on the race.

Division times for 2km

Division 1 - 13:29 and under

Division 2 - 13:30 - 14:59

Division 3 - 15:00 - 16:29

Division 4 - 16:30 - 17:59

Division 5 - 18:00 and over

The race setup is designed to allow everyone from pro athlete to social 10'6 paddler to get involved.

Board hire available from our fleet boards with some tourers. First come first serve.

2024 race dates will be live soon and all bookings will commence at the start of the 2024 season.

The Central Belter Team Endurance Challenge is available for booking now via events.

Check out what a race day is like

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