The more you lean toward a straight forward race for distance, like a 5k sprint, the more age groups and classes come into play
There is an inherent problem in SUP races: Too many divisions.
Some great ideas if you're thinking of planning a paddle race....
Anything that starts with "How hard could it be?" is a bad idea when it comes to setting a race course. You should know what you're sending paddlers into.
Multiply this by first second and third and you get 10,083 pre-made trophies.
Plan your races so you don't just show up, but where you treat it as a meetup with people on the same crafts.
Paddleboard safety: In the framework of an organized event, personal responsibility extends to the impact of my actions and preparedness on others.
Races should consider time limits and a separate and qualified safety director
For Standup Paddleboard Race Directors, planning is HUGE. Here are some tips for Race Directors
Here are a few tips for paddlers and race directors on two common results and awards issues: Age Groups and Categories with less than 3 paddlers.
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