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SYDNEY SUP Festival Feb. 20-21 2016

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Created by AA > 9 months ago, 1 Jan 2016
AA
NSW, 2140 posts
1 Jan 2016 1:03PM
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We are stoked to announce the that the SYDNEY SUP FESTIVAL is now a weekend event with the addition of the Pittwater Classic downwind marathon.

Hosted by the Royal Motor Yacht Club, Newport the Sydney SUP Festival is is all about fun racing for everyone.
With 4 races and events over 2 days, set in one of Sydney’s most beautiful waterways this will be one of Sydney’s premier SUP events.

Mark down the dates its just over 7 weeks away!




Saturday Feb. 20th
Pittwater Classic 10k Marathon from 9am.
Barrenjoey to Newport in a NE wind
Newport to Barrenjoey in a southerly - which happens to be one of Sydney's best downwind runs!
Boat and shuttle supported.
Major cash prizes.
SUP EXPO - check out the latest gear and accessories

Sunday Feb. 21st

From 8am
- 6k Scotland Island race
- 3k Scotland Island fun short course
- Naish One Design Sprints - challenge your family, challenge your mates!

- SUP Demo - try the latest gear from the top brands.
- SUP EXPO - check out the latest gear and accessories
- Paddle technique Clinics and Lessons

Heaps of Prizes and giveaways!
Restaurants and bars overlooking beautiful Pittwater and the event.
Jumping castles and beats from the RedBull team.
Live entertainment and full club facilities


Stay tuned for further info and updates and please share the link with fellow paddlers to help make this an event to remember!

Brought you by:
Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay and Balmoral Paddlesurf
Naish Australia
JP-Australia SUP
Sunova Surfboards I
Imagine Surf
Lahui Kai
SUP ATX
Sea to Summit - Outdoor Gear
Zhik
Vaikobi
Barz Optics


Check out last years FUN!



Register online shortly.

The Pittwater Classic runs the length of Pittwater. The Scotlands Isand race is around Scotland island in the foreground.


AA
NSW, 2140 posts
2 Jan 2016 12:28PM
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Saturday Feb. 20th
Confirming that the Pittwater Classic 10k Marathon from 9am is in Pittwater.

Barrenjoey to Newport RMYC in a NE wind - 2 course options.




Newport RMYC to Barrenjoey to S-SE wind - one of Sydney's best downwind runs!




Sunday Feb. 21st
From 8am
- 6k Scotland Island race is around the island.
- 3k Scotland Island fun short course is out and back to the island
- Naish One Design Sprints - inside in the Marina.














AA
NSW, 2140 posts
27 Jan 2016 10:10PM
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Sydney SUP festival Jan. 2016 - update.
Registration will be available on-line shortly. Stay tuned.

We have had our cash sponsorship recalibrated from extremely generous to very generous.
So there will be CASH prizes (TBA), trophies and medals for the Pittwater Classic Marathon on Saturday and
trophies, medals and heaps of giveaways for Sundays Scotland Island races and Naish Time trials.

Saturday February 20th from 9am
Pittwater Classic Distance 8-10k Board Class 14' Max
Sponsors Lahui Kai and Civic Properties
Entry Fee TBA
Prizes Trophies, Cash and Medals
Divisions:
Open Male
Open Female
40+ male and Female
50+ Male and Female
Junior 15-19

Sunday February 21st from 8am
Scotland Island Race Distance 6k Board Class 14' Max
Sponsors - All
Entry Fee TBA
Trophies, Cash and Medals
Divisions:
Open Male
Open Female
40+ male and Female
50+ Male and Female
Junior 15-19

Sunday February 21st from 8am
Scotland Island short course Distance 3k Board Class: 11' Funboard and 12'6 ONE
Sponsors - Naish and SUP ATX
Entry Fee TBA
Trophies, Cash and Medals
Divisions:
Funboard Male
Funboard Female
Funboard Junior 15-19
Naish ONE Male
Naish ONE Female

Sunday February 21st from 11am
Naish Time trials Distance 200m Board Class: 12'6 ONE
Sponsors - Naish
Entry Fee: Free
Trophies and Medals
1st Naish ONE Male
1st Naish ONE Female
1st Funboard Junior 15-19

AA
NSW, 2140 posts
29 Jan 2016 4:24PM
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[b]SAFETY
[/b]Saturday February 20th from 9am
Pittwater Classic Distance 8.5k Board Class 14' Max
Buoyancy vest, leg ropes and Hi Viz top mandatory

Sunday February 21st from 8am
Scotland Island 6k and 3k races
Buoyancy vest and Hi Viz top mandatory
Buoyancy vests can be hired from the RMYC

BOARD TRANSPORT for Saturdays down winder
Board transport will be available. $20pp includes you and your board along with secure overnight storage on Saturday night at the RMYC.
Please bring your board bag and tie downs

[b]GET YOUR TEAMS ON!
[/b]This year you can race in a Team as well as an individual. Get some paddling friends together, with least one being of the fairer persuasion - ladies get that dream team together!
Think up some a crazy name and your in the Teams category.
Your combined results over the weekend for the 8k and 6k go towards the Teams category trophy.


If you can get these guys on your team your probably going to do OK!
Sydney SUP Festival 2014

Remember, this is a SUP festival for everyone!


SUP DEMO


LESSONS, TUITION and FAMILY FUN


All on one of the most beautiful waterways in the world.


Photo courtesy of boatsales.com.au








Grenfell
NSW, 291 posts
29 Jan 2016 6:02PM
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Waist pfds ok?

AA
NSW, 2140 posts
29 Jan 2016 8:32PM
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Grenfell said..
Waist pfds ok?


Yes.

ShireSUP
NSW, 982 posts
5 Feb 2016 12:33PM
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Hey AA any update on entry fee?

AA
NSW, 2140 posts
5 Feb 2016 12:52PM
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REGISTRATION is now open for the SYDNEY SUP FESTIVAL RACES

www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=60753

1. 8.5k Pittwater Classic Down-winder 14' max Saturday Feb 20th
2. 6k Scotland Island Race 14'max Sunday Feb 21st
or
3. 3k Scotland Island Short Course
12'6 Naish ONE and FUNBOARD 11' max Sunday Feb 21st

Remember you can store your board overnight at the RMYC if you race on Saturday and Sunday.

Register for the Naish Time Trials on the day.
Register TEAMS on the day.

12'6 ONE boards available for free for the 3k Scotland Island race
RACE BOARD HIRE also available for both days.




Saturday 20th Feb 2016
PITT WATER CLASSIC 8.5k
PRE ENTRY: $57
LATE ENTRY: $65 on day
Pre entry closes Thurs 18th Feb

Barrenjoey to Newport RMYC in N winds. Newport RMYC to Barrenjoey in S winds

MEET at Newport RMYC from 8am
BRIEFING 9.30am
START 10.30am-1.00pm

TRANSPORT
Board and competitor transport available on the day.
$10 per board. $10 per person
Board bag & tie downs req.

SAT OVERNIGHT STORAGE at RMYC included

TEAMS
You may enter the Teams category when you register on Sat morning.
Teams consist of 4 people, min one female per team.
The combined results from Sat 8.5k and Sun 6k go towards your teams results.

BOUYANCY VEST mandatory SAT & SUN hire available both days $10 with $10 refundable deposit.
LEG LEASH mandatory SAT.

RACE BOARD HIRE.
14’ and 12’6 race boards are available to hire for all events.
Please contact info@paddlesurfing.com.au to reserve your board.

Naish ONE boards are free to use on Sun. 3k race
Please indicate this when you register

12’6 RACE BOARDS
You can race a 12’6 race board in Sat 8.5k and Suns 6k in your respective age category.

Sunday 21st Feb
6K SCOTLAND ISL. RACE
PRE ENTRY: $47
LATE ENTRY: $55 on day

3K SCOTLAND ISL. SHORT COURSE
PRE ENTRY: $27
LATE ENTRY: $30 on day

Pre entry closes Thurs 18th Feb

MEET at RMYC from 7am BRIEFING 8.15am START 9am

COMBO RACE ENTRY – Sat and Sun
Includes board and competitor transport, Sat
Sat 8.5k and Suns 6k $99
Sat 8.5k and Suns 3k $79
Available as pre entry only. Pre entry closes Thurs 18th Feb

BALMORAL SUP SERIES
For those competitors who have also raced in the Balmoral SUP series, the results from the 3k or 6k Scotland Island will be your Round 4 results. You will effectively be racing in both events in this race. You will need to use the same board length in your race category to be eligible.

SYDNEY DOWNWIND SERIES
For those competitors who race in the SYDNEY DOWNWIND SERIES, the results from the 8.5k Pittwater Classic on Saturday will be be counted towards this series. You will effectively be racing in both events in this race.

Presentation Sunday 2pm.

ALL Pre-rego goes in the draw to win a LAHUI KAI SUP Board.
Tickets $10 each on day

Brero
2 posts
7 Feb 2016 2:57PM
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AA, why the 14' max for a downwind race?

AA
NSW, 2140 posts
8 Feb 2016 10:07PM
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Brero, you can race Unlimited and your time will be recorded for the NSW Downwind series. If you can get 5 other unlimited competitors together (by Thursday) we will see if we can create division for you.

Brero
2 posts
9 Feb 2016 6:56AM
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Thanks AA

Todzilla
173 posts
10 Feb 2016 7:20AM
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I've got an Unlimited - but weirdly never done a DownWinder on it… Keen to have a go at this course though.

That makes 2… Pretty sure some of the other lads from the SPSC will be up for a crack at it on 17's.

NNSUP
NSW, 1228 posts
11 Feb 2016 8:33AM
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AA said..
Brero, you can race Unlimited and your time will be recorded for the NSW Downwind series. If you can get 5 other unlimited competitors together (by Thursday) we will see if we can create division for you.



Part of the series as long as it is a downwinder with 12 knots plus wind which is our criteria. The other inclusion criteria is a reasonable number of paddlers which will not be a problem for this race.

Tod, I'll be talking to AA about you starting in Bayview on your aircraft carrier to make it fair for others. If there's wind you'll love riding your board Todd as this is a great course, particularly in a southerly.

AA
NSW, 2140 posts
13 Feb 2016 2:54PM
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PRIZES and Trophies.
In keeping with the spirit of the event we want to reward participation so we have a swag of medals and trophies along with draw prizes from our sponsors.

Prize money:
Pittwater Classic 1st Male $ 400 Saturday
Pittwater Classic 1st Female $400 Saturday
Naish ONE 12'6 Sprints - best time $400 Sunday

The Naish Sprints
Sunday 11.00am-1pm
Gold coin donation to enter. One run each.
Head to head, dual racing on 200m course.
Outbid (with donation) your opponents for a second go at. Top 4 bids get a 2nd crack.
Last run and cut off is at judges discretion (no whinging).
All proceeds go to a charity nominated by the winner.
Medals for First Male. First Female and First junior

TEAM UP!
Don't forget to team up guys and girls. We have Medals for the winning team!




.....2016 by next weekend






AA
NSW, 2140 posts
13 Feb 2016 3:13PM
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GETTING To THE EVENT and parking

Saturday:
It look like we will have a decent N'Easter for the event which means we meet at RMYC for briefing and then shuttle to Palm Beach for the start.
There is parking for about 50 cars at the RMYC. Ride sharing will mean that everyone should get a parking spot.
Bring a board bag and or tie downs if you want your board to be shuttled.
There is free board storage overnight at the RMYC.

Sunday:
Sunday will be busy. First in best dressed at RMYC or park OR park at Porters reserve and get the shuttle bus, which runs every 15-20 mins
Alternatively if you have your board - paddle across from Bayview. We will have storage for personal belongings at the RMYC.






AA
NSW, 2140 posts
16 Feb 2016 4:52PM
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[i]Follow the race in style!
The RMYC has organised the ferry Reliance to follow the 6k Scotland Island race on Sunday.
So now you can bring the full cheer
squad!



[i]The round trip will be approx. 1.5 hours - $25 for Adults $15 for kids.

Book the family in early so as not to be disappointed. RMYC 9997 5511[/i]


Weather is looking good both days with sunshine, a top of 28-30 degrees (a slight chance of a few mm of rain) and a NE wind both days

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ShireSUP
NSW, 982 posts
16 Feb 2016 6:46PM
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Weather is looking good both days with sunshine, a top of 28-30 degrees (a slight chance of a few mm of rain) and a NE wind both days

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Ummmmmm AA.......I am not sure where your getting your wind forecast from but from what I can see I could almost paddle from the Deep South to the start.........baring a little land to get over here and there

AA
NSW, 2140 posts
16 Feb 2016 7:45PM
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AA said..
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Weather is looking good both days with sunshine, a top of 28-30 degrees (a slight chance of a few mm of rain) and a NE wind both days

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Ummmmmm AA.......I am not sure where your getting your wind forecast from but from what I can see I could almost paddle from the Deep South to the start.........baring a little land to get over here and there



Ooh! Aah! Looking good! The forecast has swung from South to North and back to South again. Fingers crossed it stays where it is!

AA
NSW, 2140 posts
17 Feb 2016 4:23PM
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Don't forget that early-bird rego savings finish tomorrow - Thursday.

[b]REGISTRATION is now open for all SYDNEY SUP FESTIVAL RACES
[/b]www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=60753

Time to turn it from a thought-bubble into a paddle!





AA
NSW, 2140 posts
19 Feb 2016 2:09PM
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Predicted conditions could not be better for tomorrow and Sunday.
With a decent 15-18 knot southerly predicted for tomorrow the start will be from the RMYC paddling north to Station Beach, Pittwater.
This is Sydney's Classic Down-wind run!

YOU CAN REGISTER ON THE DAY FROM 8am.
If you are pre-registered you will still need to go to the REGO desk at RMYC to get your RACE NUMBER.

Registrations: From 8am to 9.15am
Briefing Time: 9.30am
Start Time: 10-11am
Presentation: 1-2pm

See you there, bright and early!
If you have any further enquiries, please call the RMYC on 9997 5511






AA
NSW, 2140 posts
19 Feb 2016 2:13PM
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Lots of goodies to give away this Sunday!
Everyone one who registers for the racing over the weekend, gets a ticket in the draw to win paddles or a SUP board.
The winner can choose from 3 options - value $1500.
You will need to be at the presentation on Sunday to be eligible to win.
Tickets available to increase your chances on the day.
Over 60 prizes to give away from our generous sponsors.






Whassup
NSW, 82 posts
20 Feb 2016 8:13AM
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Anyone have the schedule for Sunday?

AA
NSW, 2140 posts
20 Feb 2016 4:42PM
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Its all here, Whassup-

www.facebook.com/SydneySUPfestival/

AA
NSW, 2140 posts
20 Feb 2016 4:57PM
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Couldn't have asked for better conditions today for paddling the length of Pittwater. Well done to everyone who gave it a go!
Give yourself a bonus and take 2 minutes of your time due to the 10:02 start time.

See you tomorrow for what should be a very fine day paddling around Pittwater!




Whassup
NSW, 82 posts
22 Feb 2016 6:22AM
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I went and checked out the festival yesterday. Well done to the organisers, it looked to be a well run event, lots of demos, great location too. Bit unlucky with the weather with the commodore getting everybody off the demo boards in the marina for a few minutes with the lightning nearby.

A highlight was Chris de Aboitiz and his SUPing dogs. He completed the 6km race with 4 dogs on his board, some handicap. He also gave the dogs to the kids demoing boards (including my daughter and nephew below).

Sorry for the formatting of the photos, I cannot work out the uploader on this site!

There is a great short vid (funny) of the kids dogs and sups which I also cant work out how to upload, link here.













AA
NSW, 2140 posts
22 Feb 2016 8:41AM
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Great stuff Whassup!
Thanks to everyone involved from the RMYC, the sponsors and of course everyone who turned up to make it an event to remember.
Tons of video and pics to sort through.

Here are the results of the 6k and 3k Scotland Island races and just a few of the first pics to come in.

If you enjoyed the event please give us your thoughts in the review section the FB page - www.facebook.com/SydneySUPfestival/












AA
NSW, 2140 posts
24 Feb 2016 9:32AM
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Just posted pics of the actual racing here of those who participated-

www.facebook.com/BalmoralPaddlesurf

Thanks to Mark Kane for some great shots from the Marina!








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