Start of the 2018 Race Season

28th April 2018 Battle of the Thames
The 2018 National Stand Up Paddleboard Short Course Race Season kicks off with the Battle of the Thames. Back for it's 8th year this epic race has something for everyone from first time racer to international pro.

What you said in the SUP Racer Survey

38% of you have been racing for one year or less.
57% of you now see SUP as your main sport.
71% of you saw yourself as a friendly competitor rather than serious racer.
As the National short course race series moves into it's 5th year the team at GBSUP aim to deliver a year of friendly competitive racing to attract experienced and inexperienced racers to have fun & GET IT ON!
Amanda, Phil & Mark
Amanda, Phil & Mark GBSUP Team
66% of you are members of clubs.
63% of you do not attend organised SUP race training.
82% of you said you would you if they were available.

What to expect

Stand up paddleboard short course racing in the UK is still developing along with the international race scene. The National series has grown to involve three types of racing; Distance (10 to 16km), Technical (beach or water start with laps around a course of buoys) and Sprint (up to 100m with or without a buoy turn). For more info on the types of races and what's involved click the read more button below.