2O20 ONTARIO SUP SERIES SCHEDULE UPDATE
At this time of year we would hope to be gearing up for the season ahead, training for local races, or perhaps kicking off the race season with a road trip to the Carolina Cup in April. Unfortunately this year, instead of the excitement of the season ahead, we are all gripped with the new normal of social distancing, isolation and the relentless flow of news about Covid-19. We're all in for a tough time these next few weeks, maybe months. We hope that you are all staying safe during this unprecedented time, and doing your part in helping us get through this as quickly as possible.
With the start of out race season just 4 weeks away and social distancing measures in place, we have made the decision to cancel the May 9th River Race is Paris, Ontario.
The Toronto Windsurfing Club has also suspended all club events, which includes the Spring Classic, our the 2nd race on the Ontario SUP Series schedule. Although the race is a points race for the OSS, the event is organized and run by TWC, so we have deferred the decision on this event to the board at TWC. We fully support the decision they have made, to put your health and safety first.
With these two cancellations the remaining events on the 2020 Ontario SUP Series are as follows:
June 14th - Trailhead Paddle Shack Paddlecopia - Ottawa, ON
June 27th - Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club, Barrie, ON
July 11th - Wasaga Beach SUPfest, Wasaga Beach, ON
July 19th - On Board, Welland, ON
MOVED TO from July 25th to July 26th - Great Lakes Paddle Games, Kincardine, ON**
August 8th and 9th - Collingwood Side Launch Days, Collingwood, ON
August 22nd - Muskoka Series Championships
**Note: Race date changed to avoid a date conflict created by the scheduling of the Eastern CDN SUP Championships on July 25th. In the interest of giving our racers the option to compete in both events, and not have to select one over the other, we have decided to run our OSS race in Kincardine on the Sunday of the same weekend. IF you attended last year's Kincardine race, you'll know this is a NOT a race that you want to miss!
We recognize that things are changing rapidly, and we will be monitoring the situation as it unfolds. The decision to run our June races will be made in keeping with directives given by public health authorities and our Provincial and National governments. Any updates on the remaining schedule will be communicated through our newsletter, and on our social media pages.
We would also like to acknowledge many of our regular racers and friends in the SUP community who are front line health care workers and first responders. We are so grateful for your selfless efforts to care for the sick and keep us all safe. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts everything you are doing.
Once again, we wish all our community safe passage through this difficult period.
Aaron and Glen
Ontario SUP Series
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We'd like to graciously thank our 2018 TOUR SPONSORS, Blu Wave SUP and Starboard for their continued support of the ONTARIO SUP SERIES!