2019 ICF STAND UP PADDLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Course map

Sprint race - Qingdao no. 3 swimming beach

  • Course length approximately 200-250m;
  • The start will be between two buoys located 200-250 meters away from the beach;
  • The course will be straight line from the start line to the beach;
  • Finish will be a Beach finish;
  • Athletes must dismount their boards near the shore and run (with their paddle in hand) to the finish;
  • Athlete must cross the finish line with the paddle in hand.

SUP sprint course map

Technical race - Qingdao no. 3 swimming beach

  • The course will be approximately 2.5km;
  • Beach start;
  • First buoy #1 will be a Right turn (almost 180°) heading back to shore (slightly south from starting point);
  • On buoy #2 Left hand turn (almost 180°) back out to sea;
  • On buoy #3 Left hand turn (90°), heading north to buoy #4;
  • On buoy #4 Left hand turn heading south to buoy #5;
  • On buoy #5 Right hand turn towards the beach for the finish line;
  • The final may consist of 2 laps (depending on weather and number of racers taking part);
  • Finish will be a Beach finish;
  • Athlete must cross the finish line with the paddle in hand.

SUP Technical Course

Long distance race - Qingdao Fushan Bay coastline

  • Three laps of the course, approximately 6km per lap / 18km for the whole race;
  • Beach start;
  • First buoy #1 (about 400-500 meters away) will be a Left turn;
  • The rest of the buoys will be Right hand turns (buoy on athletes’ right side of their bodies);
  • Finish will be a Beach finish;
  • Athletes must cross the finish line with the paddle in hand.

SUP long distance course map

Inflatable race

  • The course will be approximately 2.5km;
  • Beach start;
  • First buoy #1 will be a Right turn (almost 180°) heading back to shore (slightly south from starting point);
  • On buoy #2 Left hand turn (almost 180°) back out to sea;
  • On buoy #3 Left hand turn (90°), heading north to buoy #4;
  • On buoy #4 Left hand turn heading south to buoy #5;
  • On buoy #5 Right hand turn towards the beach for the finish line;
  • The final may consist of 2 laps (depending on weather and number of racers taking part);
  • Finish will be a Beach finish;
  • Athlete must cross the finish line with the paddle in hand.

SUP inflatable course map

Public race

  • Course length 500m - 700m depending on the weather conditions;
  • Beach start;
  • First buoy #1 will be on the right side;
  • On buoy #1 Left hand turn (around 120°)
  • On buoy #2 Left hand turn towards the beach for the finish line;
  • Finish will be a Beach finish;
  • Athlete must cross the finish line with the paddle in hand.

SUP public race course map

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