Een SUP-tour voorafgaand of tijdens een botenbeurs, in Nederland kennen we dit fenomeen al langer. In het Franse Cannes hebben ze de publiekstrekker ook ontdekt. Komende september start de eerste lange afstands SUP-race. In vijftien uur tijd zullen de deelnemers 100 km over het water afleggen. De tocht start op vrijdag 11 september om 19.00 uur en eindigt de volgende ochtend rond 10.00 uur.
Cannes Yachting Festival announces first long distance night Stand Up Paddleboard Race in the world
This September, Cannes Yachting Festival goers will for the first time be able to take part in a Stand Up Paddleboard Race. The fifteen hour competition by night takes participants 100km along the famous Croisette, crossing the finishing line in the Vieux Port amidst Cannes’ biggest yachts.
Stand Up Paddleboard Racing (SUP) has become one of the fastest growing water sports in history. Why? Because SUP is for everyone and anyone looking to get out on the water, have fun and get a great workout. The sport is increasingly popular with yacht owners, which naturally led to the introduction of the inaugural SUP relay race at Cannes Yachting Festival.
Further enhancing the show’s lifestyle credentials, the race will take place on Friday 11th September 2015, which is the late night opening of the show. Kicking off at 7pm, contestants will paddle around a track of three buoys from the VIP pontoon on the beach, along La Croisette, to Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez arriving at 10am the following morning.
Candidates can take part solo or in relay teams of a maximum of four. In each category, singles or team, the winner will be chosen based on the number of turns in the race and the time in which they cross the finishing line. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday 12th September at 11.30am on the Festival’s beach.
Registration costs 75€ for singles and 150€ for teams. Those preferring to stay on dry land, can purchase entry tickets to the show on the Cannes Yachting Festival website, from 15€ per person or 28€ for two.
Festival SUP Night Cannes – Friday 11th September 2015
Departure 7.00pm, arrival Saturday 12th September 10.00am
Spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis
Candidates can apply via the website www.cannesyachtingfestival.com