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DUBLIN BAY SUP CLASSIC

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WEEKEND TIDES:

Sat: HW = 10.10 LW = 16.01
Sun: HW = 10.58 LW = 16.43

SCHEDULE

Suggested Schedule:
Sat 26/05
9.30 – Registration/ Riders Meeting
10.30 – Survivor.
16.00 – SUP Surf World Record Attempt.

Sun27/05
9.30 – Technical Beach Race.
11.00 – Dragon World Series.

Board Classification:
Up to 14ft.

TECHNICAL BEACH RACE (BOP):

Technical sprints are generally short (3-5km) and require racers to perform several buoy turns, surf into shore, and, in some cases, a running sprint along the beach.
You will often hear the word “carnage” in the description of these types of races as racers commonly fall, crash, and smash into one another in a tangle of boards, paddles, and flesh as they return through the surf. You’ll be glad to hear that Dollymount rarely has conditions that will cause this type of carnage!!
These races are as much about technical skill as they are about fitness. The fittest racer does not always win. Rather the racer with the most fitness, and the best all-around SUP board handling, drafting, turning, racing, and surfing skill (as well as a bit of luck) will win the race.
Although these races are short, they should not be considered sprint races. These races are endurance events that require a sustained aerobic effort and repeated anaerobic efforts to get through the surf, around buoys, and charge the finish line.
## All SUP board classes to 14ft allowed in this event. Leash and PFD mandatory!

SURVIVOR RACE:

The Jamie Mitchell Survivor Race format is becoming very popular, with several events around the world including it in their schedule. For the uninitiated the format is pretty simple:
– Le Mans style start: Begin standing next to you board on the waterline, run and grab your paddle that’s stuck in the sand 10 metres up the beach, then run back, grab your board and start paddling.
– Short course race around buoys, either in flat water or through the surf.
– Every competitor starts together, with back-to-back heats whittling the field down to a final round of 4 paddlers.
– There are only two to three minute breaks between heats, with the clock starting from when the first paddler crosses the line.
It’s an exciting form of SUP racing for spectators and a gruelling workout for the paddlers. There’s practically no rest between each round, so if you’re lucky enough to make it all the way to the final (which usually involves around 4 or 5 knockout heats) you’re absolutely flogged.
## All SUP board classes to 14ft allowed in this event. Leash and PFD mandatory!

RED PADDLE DRAGON WORLD SERIES:

The ‘Dragon World Series’ is the first dedicated global team racing series which will see teams battling it out in national qualifiers. From these events, the best teams will advance to go head to head at the inaugural Dragon World Championships due to take place later next year! To find out more visit: www.redpaddleco.com/blog/dragon-world-series.
The Red Dragon opens SUP to the world of team racing where it is equally exciting to paddle or spectate. The Red Dragon brings intense, close racing close to shore. Its profiled nose, slim body and high sides, teamed with the power of eight arms driving the paddles through the water, guarantees the 22’0” Dragon will be the fastest board on the water.
This Fun Event is open to all but a basic paddling ability is required. Grab a group of your friends and get ready for some huge fun!
## Teams are comprises of 3 guys and 1 girl.

WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT…!!!!
This is a first for our event here on Dollymount….! We are looking at setting a new WORLD RECORD by having the most Stand Up Paddlers ride a wave at the same time. We are going to be using the ferry wave on the Saturday afternoon to try achieve this. The tides are perfect and hopefully we will have 4 waves to attempt this.
Make sure you are part of this piece of history. Make sure you let all your SUP buddies know, we need everybody that sups involved in this record attempt!!

Dollymount, Ireland – 26th – 27th May 2018

WHERE

The event takes place on Dollymount Beach at Bull Island, Clontarf/ Raheny, Dublin 3/5. – Google Map

Wind conditions at Dollymount are generally very good, the beach is considered to be one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world! And is on the doorstep of Dublin’s city centre.

It is a magical spot with the beautiful surroundings of the nature reserve at Bull Island and the occasional flaming sunset colors. Shallow waters and 4 km of sandy beaches makes this spot a heaven for kitesurfers. Thanks to the local authorities and the action of IKSA, KItesurfing has been growing there in a very sustainable way and it is with great pride that we try to keep it like that! When the wind dies, Bull Island is the perfect heaven for Stand-up Paddle boarders, cruise around the island, surf the Ferry Wave or Explore the majestic Ireland ‘s Eye!

Keep safe and respect your environment! Please leave no trace.

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