Burton Contractors Long Distance SUP Race 8:00 AM

Our Long Distance SUP Race sponsored by Burton Contractors is a 6km course is designed to test endurance, athletic and technical ability; seeing a designated off-shore route from Watsons Bay with some challenging elements to test true paddle skills and a determined athlete! This is for advanced paddlers.

Boards must be 14ft. and under to compete in this race..

Course info

The Distance SUP course will extend as far as Lady Bay around a turning buoy and traverse along the coastline line of Lady Bay and Camp Cove, and continue across the bay towards a turning buoy located pass Bottle and Glass rocks, peering into the infamous Nielson Park Beach where the course turns back towards the Bay of Watsons and along the foreshores of Vaucluse and Parsley Bays, continuing along to Kutti and Gibsons Beaches, pass the Watsons Bay Baths and finishing on the Southern side of the Watsons Bay Wharf.

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Technical Sprint SUP Race 9:30 AM

This is a 2km course and includes 2 laps along the northern side of Watsons Bay foreshore, out around the boat moorings and back to the shoreline. This SUP race will test the agility and speed of its competitors!

Boards must be 12’6”ft. and under to compete in this race.

Course info

Two laps of a flat water course traversing along the northern side of the Watsons Bay foreshore, towards Green Point, continue leftwards and turn left around a turning buoy around the outside of the boat moorings, then left turn back towards the shore towards the shoreline.

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ECS Dash for Cash SUP Race 10:30 AM

The Dash for Cash SUP Race is sponsored by ECS – East Coast Surfboards in which its competitors paddle to win prize money. This course is a short distance of 150m and challenges speed as well as technical ability and ends in an explosive finish on the sand! Open to all.

ECS will supply boards for this race.

Course info

Competitors for this race will be required to start on the sand and run to collect their board. Racers will then be required to paddle around the specified course, beach their equipment and complete a short run on the sand to the finish line.

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WBBH Kids Sup Races: U13’s and U18’s 9:00 AM

The Kids SUP Races sponsored by Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is approximately 1km for the U18’s course and 500m for the U13’s. We provide shorter courses for our younger paddling enthusiasts, but don’t worry there are still great prizes to win!

Boards must be 12’6”ft. and under to compete in this race.

Course info

The U18’s course is a flat water course traversing along the northern side of the Watsons Bay foreshore, towards Green Point, continue leftwards and turn left around a turning buoy around the outside of the boat moorings, then left turn back towards the shore towards the shoreline.

U13’s course is a Flat Water Course traversing on northern side of Watsons Bay Wharf.

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Man & Dog SUP Events 10:00 AM

The iconic and legendary Man and Dog SUP events where you and your beloved pooch paddle together in a series of races! Plenty of prizes to win including prizes for your furry friend! Entries into the Man and Dog SUP events allows participants to enter the Man and Dog Sup race and the Man and Dog Treasure Hunt.

Boards must be 12’6”ft. and under to compete in these races.

Course info

Man and Dog SUP Race is and Flat Water Course traversing on northern side of Watsons Bay Wharf. Owner and dog must be on SUP board at all times during race. Dogs must be on a leash at all times except when racing. It is a 150m sprint.

Man and Dog Treasure Hunt is when the participants are to paddle out and their pooch has to find as much “treasure” (toys) in the water as they can. Team with the most wins!

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Man & Dog Best Dress Competition

Every year prizes get given to the duo that’s best dressed! So get creative with your pooch and come up with some fabulous outfits in order to win some awesome prizes this Australia Day!