SupWA Events at Champion Lakes, Armadale
The Starboard Black Blade is the finest SUP?Short Course?regatta in Australia. The Black Blade was the first SUP Sprint race on a buoyed course in the world outside America. Competitors will race over 3 distance - 200m, 1000m and 5km. Come down to see?who will take out the title for?F[b]astest Paddler in the State [/b]for the 200m.
Great fun format, with all divisions contesting state championship medals for the [b]best paddler across the 3 distances[/b].
This year also includes a PaddleLoop division. Paddlers wanting to cruise can enter the [b]Paddleloop Package [/b]- a [b]200m fun?run[/b] and a 4[b]km PaddleLoop [/b]- around the island at Champion Lakes - both with projected times. You choose the time you think you will get - should be great fun with the 200m - no paddling backwards or stopping!
Board : 14' (must use the same board for all 3 races)
Male Open Elite*
Female Open Elite*
Entry fee is for all [u]3 races[/u]. [b]Overall points for Flatwater Champion across 3 distances [/b]- total time will be added from your 3 races to decide the Black Blade Champions.
*Top 4 best?overall times will constitute the [b]Open Elite divsion [/b]- recognising the [b]most outstanding paldders [/b]in the State. Paddlers finishing outside the top 4 will then be broken down into [u]age divisions [/u]for the best times for each age category (top 3).
There will be a [b]seeding race[/b] held to rank paddlers into A, B & C finals for 200m and 1000m. There are [u]no medals [/u]for 200m and 1000m races (this is no longer?a champion race - just a race to add to your overall time), except the [b]200m[/b] [b]Open Elite Medal for the fastest paddler in the State (first 4).[/b]
All races work toward the [b]final overall tim[/b]e to determine the [b]Age Group Divisions [/b]- this means paddlers will race against paddlers with [u]similar speeds, rather than just similar age[/u], but will still end up competing for their Age Group Championship (Unless they are too fast and end up in the top 4 overall - becoming an Open Elite Champion - the top paddlers in the State!).
Registration & Briefing: 0700
SupWA Events Link: supwa.tidyclub.com/public/events/7279-The
2017 Starboard Black Blade