Newport SUP Cup This Weekend
The Newport SUP Cup presented by Coastal Urge is this Saturday October 1st at the Newport Shipyard. Looks like it should be a fun event and one of the last races in New England this season. Should be really interesting since I'm going to a B-52s concert the night before up in Hampton Beach, NH! I'll be heading down early Saturday morning with Surfari SUP & Surf team rider John O'Hara... Course The Course will beging and end at the Newport Shipyard, at 1 Washington St., Newport RI 02840. The 6 mile Elite Division course will paddle from the Newport Shipyard and north under the Goat Island causeway, and go around a buoy just south of the Newport Bridge, and then circle Goat Island, and then repeat, to finally fishing at the Newport Shipyard. The 3 mile Recreational Division will head north from the Newport Shipyard, under the Goat Island Causeway, and round a buoy just south of the Newport Bridge, and then circle Goat Island, finishing at the Newport Shipyard. There is provision by the race director to change the course due to weather on the day of the race. All racers must have a USCG Approved PFD with them to race. You do not have to wear it, but must have it on your board or body to comply with state and federal law Additional Info Paddlers will be competing for a $1,000 cash purse in the Elite Division and over $3,000 in prizes in the Recreational Division. Food and drink vendors will be setup at Newport Shipyard throughout the day as well as SUP City with sponsors offering demos and tech talk. In addition art exhibits and live music can be enjoyed at Newport Shipyard. Registration Fees Registration for the Recreational Division is $55.00 and the Elite Division is $75.00. All registrations processed after September 30th will incur an additional $15.00 fee. Proceeds benefit SUP Cleanup.