Oxford SUP Club Race SeriesWinter 2022/2023
SUP Club Race Series
Our SUP Race Series is open to all, regardless of experience, and we welcome paddlers of all abilities, on all sorts of boards, wanting to improve their techniques and train for success!
The Winter Race Series at Oxford SUP Club will consist of six races from October 2022 through to March 2023.
Who can enter the races?
Our Club Race Series is open to all. Each race is a stand-alone event, so you can enter just one or all 6 races to complete the series.
How are paddlers categorised?
We use a Division classification system to categorise competitors. Your Race Division will be used throughout the series.
Why do we use the Division System?
Each Division is categorised by Time and therefore speed, meaning you will compete with other paddlers of similar ability throughout the series. This system is also used in the wider UK SUP Racing scene.
What are the race divisions?
Your time over 2km is used to align to the below Divisions:
Division 1 – 13:29 and under
Division 2 – 13:30 – 14:59
Division 3 – 15:00 – 16:29
Division 4 – 16:30 – 17:59
Division 5 & Leisure Fleet– 18:00 and over
- The leisure category is for anyone to complete the course on any board, in their own time. It’s not a race, but a personal challenge so it’s suitable for less experienced paddlers and those just starting out in racing.
- Divisions 4 & 5 will compete on the same course, but over a shorter distance.
We support grass roots SUP racing and so in Spring 2023 we’ll launch our Junior SUP Academy, and all of the Summer Series races will include a Junior category. The junior divisions are as follows:
Junior 1: 12-14yrs
Junior 2: 14-16 yrs
Junior 3: 16-18yrs
- Juniors will compete on the same courses, but over shorter distances.
How do I set my Division?
Paddlers must complete a 2km time trial on the board they are using for the upcoming series or race. To verify your 2km time and Division, you must complete the Paddler Verification form. Full details on what you need to do can be found here.
How do you enter?
Each race can be entered individually, or you can buy a series ticket if you plan to compete in all 6 events through Webscorer here: Enter Race
Dates and Proposed formats (formats may change on the day depending on weather condidtions)
Race 1 – 15th October – Lake Distance Race – 8km
Race 2 – 26th November – Lake Technical Race – 5km
Race 3 – 17th December – Lake Joker Race – 4km
Race 4 – 21st January – Lake 2 hr Time Trial Race – ???km
Race 5 – 18th February – Lake Distance Race – 6km
Race 6 – 18th March – Lake Super Tech & Sprint Race – 3km + 200m
What are the event timings?
Registration closes 10pm the day before the race
Check-in on the day from 9 am to 10 am
Competitor Briefing 10:15 am
Race Starts from 11 am
Prize Giving is estimated at 45 mins after the last paddler finishes
How much does it cost?
Each event is £20 to enter
When will the results be posted online?
Results will be available on Webscorer after the racing is finished. Complete results will also be available to download through our Results page shortly after.
How do you get a series ranking?
Every paddler will automatically get a series ranking regardless of how many events they enter. Paddlers who compete in three or more races will have their best three results counted for their ranking.