$100 **Price increases to $120 on August 22nd Includes two days of Racing, Race Jersey + Post-race Meal & Drink Both Days
Can I still race if I am not a 'National Level' paddleboarder?
ABSOLUTELY! While a few racers might have there sights set on competing for Canada at international events, this event is open to all paddlers who want to get out and have some fun racing in Deep Cove.
What National Titles are being determined at this event?
Men's Overall (combined placing in all three events) Women's Overall (combined placing in all three events) U18 Boys Overall (combined placing in all three events) U18 Girls Overall (combined placing in all three events) Men's Distance Women's Distance Men's Technical Women's Technical Men's Sprint Women's Sprint U18 Boys Distance U18 Girls Distance U18 Boys Technical U18 Girls Technical U18 Boys Sprint U18 Girls Sprint
What are the rules for the Canadian SUP Racing Championships
If you are a more competitive racer and fancy a shot at competing for a spot on the National Podium and representing Canada at the ISA SUP World Championships in Puerto Rico, your details are below. This event is being sanctioned by Surf Canada and will officially crown Canadian Champions in multiple disciplines.
Saturday September 17th 18km Distance Race
Top Canadian Male(1) and Top Canadian Female(1) from this event will be crowned as the Canadian SUP Distance Champions and earn a spot to represent Canada at the ISAs in Puerto Rico in the distance race. The second Male and Female distance spot has been given to the top finishers from the Eastern Champs. This event will also determine the single male(1) and female(1) spots for Prone Paddleboard for ISA Distance Race.
Sunday September 18th 5km Technical Race - Multi-lap Buoy Course - No Surf
Top two Males(2) and Females(2) from this race will be crowned as Canadian Technical SUP Champions and will earn a spot to represent Canada at the ISA SUP World Championships Technical Race.
Top Male(1) and top Female(1) Prone Paddleboarders will also earn a spot for the ISA SUP World Championships
Top U18 Male(1) and Female(1) SUP Paddlers will earn a spot for the ISA SUP World Championships
How do I earn a spot to try and qualify for the Pan Am Games?
This race is sanctioned by Surf Canada as an international qualifier and will determine who will get a chance to represent Canada at the Pan Am Games Qualifying event(still to be scheduled) in early 2023.
Here are the details if you want to try and make it to the games: Pan Am Games - October 20- November 5 2023 - Santiago, Chile There are two routes to earn a spot in the Pan Am Games for 2023.
Route A: (primary route, will over-rule Route B) 1. Place first or second in the 5km Technical race on Sunday September 18th in Deep Cove 2. Compete for Canada at the ISA SUP World Championships in Puerto Rico October 28-Nov 6 2022 3. Place in the top 10 in the ISA Technical Race AND in the top 4 among Pan American Countries to earn a spot in the Pan Am Games
Route B: (applies if no Canadian qualifies via Route A) 1. Place first in the 5km Technical Race on Sunday September 18th in Deep Cove OR earn the title of Overall National SUP Champion by earning the highest combined placings in the 3 events (distance, tech and sprint) over the weekend of September 17,18. 2. These racers(2 female/2 male) earn the opportunity to represent Canada at the PASA Games(date and location TBD). 3. At the PASA Games, these racers must compete to earn one of the remaining spots in the Pan Am Games.
**please note that these qualifications may be subject to change as information changes from the Pan Am Games and funnels down through the various national sporting bodies. We will do our best to keep consistent and fair rules but some changes may be out of our control.
Do you have any smaller practice events?
Yes we do. You can try out the small distance race at our 'Tuesday Night Race' Series. This is the perfect way for you to test the waters and see whether you'd like to 'go bigger' for the Whipper in September. The 'TNR' is open to beginners and inflatable stand up paddleboards can also compete.
Is it similar to the Tuesday Night Race Series?
Yes. It's very close in the way it'll run and feel. Except the Whipper has more excitement, a buzz connected to it. It also has longer distances you can pick. At the Whipper, you'll have your own race jersey, there's bigger prizes, a meal and drink at the end, and a post-race get-together (a mini party if you will!). If you're still unsure, check the video out below to see a youtube short showcasing our 'Tuesday Night Race'.