Good morning racers! Unfortunately we woke up to a forecast that leaves us with no other choice than to cancel today’s race in Kincardine. A band of thunderstorms is tracking towards us and there is no break in the weather throughout the day. As always, the safety of our racers is paramount and as difficult it is to make this decision it is the only option.
A huge thank you Ash for his efforts in putting this together.
All registration fees will be refunded in the next 48 hours.
IT’S ON! The Great Lakes Paddle Games Hosted by West Shore. We’ve received the green light from the Town Of Kincardine and the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit, so we’re excited to announce that Stop 2 of the 2021 Ontario SUP Series is a go!
West Shore Clothing + Surf brings the Ontario SUP Series to Kincardine’s Station Beach. SUP Racers will battle it out at Kincardine’s Station Beach on a very unique race course. A race course layout that gives a fun up close spectator/racer experience. Spectators can line the beach, piers and harbour and cheer on the competitors.
EVENT UPDATE: Thursday, July 22nd: From Ash at West Shore
Ok folks!! Looks like it’s going to be a beauty downwinder for the Open and Elite divisions and you don’t want to miss this! So the big yellow bus is booked and ready to go!!
*MASKS MANDATORY ON BUS*
PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE + MANDATORY – there will be no on-site registration…preregistration below at this link
Saturday July 24th 2021
Race start time: 10:00am
IMPORTANT TO PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH.
BUS LEAVES at STATION BEACH KINCARDINE MARINA/HARBOUR at 9:30am sharp
If your running late and you cannot make this time then go straight to the starting point of your respective divisions. You will be responsible for finding your way back after race.
**there are washroom facilities at all of these starting and finish points**
*Address for Station Beach Kincardine – this address is for bus pick point before the race and where the race will end so this is where you want to park your car and ALL competitors will get on the bus
151 Station Beach Rd
Kincardine ON N2Z 2H3
Open Division Board Drop off point and Starting line Point A
*Address for 10th concession/boiler beach
195–199 Boiler Beach Rd
Kincardine ON N2Z 2X3
Elite Division – this is your board drop off point and your starting line Point A
*Address for Point Clark marina/harbour
526 Lighthouse Rd
Ripley ON N0G 2R0
2 RACE START POINTS // 2 BOARD DROP OFF POINTS
This is a beauty downwind paddle. It’s a true Point A to Point B downwind race!
Elite division – 15km downwinder from historic Point Clark Lighthouse to Kincardine’s Historic Lighthouse!!
Open Division – 6.5km Downwind from 10th concession/boiler beach to station beach kincardine.
Weather permitting, we will run the Novice and Kids race in the Kincardine inner harbour AFTER the completion of the Open/Elite downwind race, at approximately around 12:00pm – weather permitting
*Kids race is 12 years old and younger. These kids will race for FREE.
*13 years old and up will be considered Novice class and these youths will have to PRE-REGISTER HERE BELOW BEFORE THE EVENT (see below for registration link)
This is an interim decision, as it is too early to see a for sure reliable forecast so please check back here and at Ontario SUP Series social media pages the night before and morning of in case of any major changes to the forecast and there for the race course.
As always the safety of our competitors is our primary concern. Please choose the appropriate division and always match the conditions with your experience and ability level. We will have jet skies in the water for water safety.
Here are the specifics regarding logistics for point A to point B downwind race and where to be at what times before the races begin simultaneously at each starting point at 10:00 start times.
We will have a full size school bus parked at Station Beach Kincardine. It would leave station beach Kincardine no later than 9:30am from Station Beach to take COMPETITORS ONLY – NOT BOARDS to each divisions race start points. So for both open and elite divisions. All competitors for both divisions will get on the SAME bus to be dropped off at the respective starting points(point A)
What YOU have to do BEFORE the bus LEAVES from STATION BEACH KINCARDINE at 9:30am before the races start:
-ELITE division – Point Clark Harbour Lighthouse Race Start Point – 15km downwinder (map below)
– ELITE would drop their boards, paddles, life jackets and hydration off at the Point Clark Lighthouse drop off point.
We will have a volunteer here to watch the boards on the beach.
-after board drop off Then drive your vehicle into Station Beach Kincardine to park at the finish line
(This is about a 20 minute drive so please get there early enough to get back into station beach Kincardine to be picked up by the bus at 9:30am)
-Station Beach Kincardine is where all competitors for ELITE and OPEN DIVISIONS would all load onto a single school bus to drive back out to Point Clark and 10th concession to their boards
-this way their vehicles would be at the finish line and you can leave at any point after your race.
Again, the Bus would leave from Kincardine at 9:30am sharp to be at Point Clark for 10:00am race start.
-OPEN DIVISION – 10th concession / boiler beach road race start point 6.5km downwinder (map below)
-OPEN would drop their boards, paddles, life jackets and hydration off at the 10th concession / boiler beach road drop off point where we will have a volunteer at to watch boards at the beach.
-competitors will then drive their vehicles into Station Beach Kincardine to park at the finish line.
-Station Beach Kincardine is where OPEN AND ELITE COMPETITORS would all load onto a single school bus to drive back out to 10th concession / boiler beach road to their boards
-this way their vehicles would be at the finish line to leave after race at any point.
Bus would leave from Kincardine at 9:30am sharp to be at the 10th concession / boiler beach road for 10:00am race start. Elite riders would drop open riders off at this half way point on their way out to point Clark.
If a participant/competitor is running behind and can’t make the drop points they would have to go straight to the race start points check in and they would be responsible for finding there own way back to their vehicles after the race.
BEING ON TIME FOR THE 9:30am bus departure from station beach Kincardine to starting points is CRUCIAL FOR THIS TO BE SUCCESSFUL and on time.
THANKS EVERYONE! We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone!
Racer Check-in 8:30 am – 9:15 am – ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT OPEN AND ELITE RACERS WILL need to transport your board to the start line as per the above explanation, and come back to Station Beach for check-in prior to boarding the bus at 9:30 am
9:15 Race Meeting
10:00 ELITE AND OPEN Race(s) Start
12:00 Novice and Kids Race in the inner harbour
Awards posted on Facebook by our Prize Sponsors, Olukai, Georgian Bay Spirit Co., Rally Beer Co. and Epic North Coffee Roasters (there will be no on-site awards)
NOTE that for this event On line registration closes at MIDNIGHT, on July 23rd and there will be no onsite registration.
Cost: Online Pre-registration: $50. NO On Site Registration (except for kids race)
Registration NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
Elite – +/- 15 km
Open – +/- 6.5 KM
Novice – 2 km
Kids < 1 km
Cost: Online Pre-registration: $50. NO On Site Registration. Kids race FREE (day of registration).