59 days to go to the Whitsunday SUP Challenge 2017

59 days to go to the Whitsunday SUP Challenge 2017

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With only 59 days to go before the 3rd annual Whitsunday SUP Challenge (7 – 13 May 2017), race competitors are getting excited for another huge week of sailing and Stand Up Paddle racing, and registrations are now open!

Supported and coordinated by the Australian SUP experts, Naish Australia, the ever-growing event is set to impress the biggest group of competitors yet.

“We currently have 48 paddlers for the week-long event who have already booked boats, and we haven’t even opened the day event registrations yet.” Event co-ordinator Alita Debrincat said.

“Word has gotten around about how much fun we had last year, and our numbers are growing rapidly. At this stage we have almost run out of boats, so anyone who is still considering joining us hasn’t got much time left.” Alita said.

The event centres around a fun island holiday set against the stunning backdrop of the Whitsundays. Catering for all levels of paddler, the Whitsunday SUP Challenge offers everything from skill building clinics and expert advice from leaders in the Stand Up Paddle industry to challenging but fun races and great social paddles with like-minded water people.

“2016 saw our competitors paddle in paddle tech clinics, distance races, relay and team races, downwind clinics, downwind paddles and of course plenty of swimming, snorkelling, sailing, relaxing and the odd party.” JB Messenger from Naish Australia said.

“We plan to make 2017 even bigger with more clinics, more races, more prizes, and more fun for everyone!” JB said.

The Whitsunday Escape fleet has both luxury and budget boats, catering to even the greenest boatie, with both sail and power boats available. Supported by the world’s most successful One Design SUP Class Organization by Naish (N1SCO), Naish One racing boards are available for all serious competitors to use.

Anyone interested in the day event on Saturday 13th May is invited to register now. There are two categories for day event paddlers, social/learning, and competitive racer.

The day event will feature a technique workshop, yoga on the beach, and either a leisure paddle or race depending on category entered. https://www.whitsundaysupchallenge.com/day-event.

For media enquiries & more information – www.whitsundaysupchallenge.com or call 1800 075 145

Joscelyn O'Keefe

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