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Red Paddle Co Dragon Boat Race : The Crabshell Inn

August 10 2017 Categories: News, Videos

This could be one of the fastest, Stand Up Paddleboard races, depending on the crew of course. Take advantage of the power of four paddlers, on an elongated racing SUP.

The Dragon Boat is the ultimate team Racing Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) event. This 22 foot board, which is only 34 inches wide and will take up to 4 able paddlers could be the fastest SUP racing craft, depending on it’s crew! As it’s only 34 inches wide, it can be quite unstable, however thanks to it’s streamline racing design, profiled nose and the power of 4 paddlers all in sync (hopefully), it could get going at a rate of knots.

With this in mind, and the sporting spirit of the team at Triocean Surf, we thought we’d turn this into a fun event in Kingsbridge. (This won’t get competitive at all!).

The format will be similar to a knock out tournament with eight mens teams and four women teams. For the women team it will be a straight final, with four teams racing against each other. The mens event will have 2 heats of four and the first two in each heat will be in the draw for the final.

This event will be taking place at the Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1JZ. The first race being at 18:45 and an entrance fee of £20 per person, with all fees being donated the Salcombe RNLI.

Hope to see some of you there tomorrow, should be a fun event.

Here’s a little taster of the World Series Dragon Boat racing event in Hong Kong.

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