July 6th
One Day...New Format...All Craft

We have an initial capacity of 250, across all divisions

Entries Open April 1st

Click on this link to Enter!

Event details, Course route options, Entry Fees, Race Categories, How to get there, Where to park etc are all listed below and must be read prior to entry. This page will be updated by the end of January 2024 –  please bare with us. It’ll be worth it.


One day race format:

Saturday July 6th

  • Long course & Sprint
  • Outriggers, Ocean Ski, SUP & Prone

Please Pay Attention

  • Entry closes on June 25th
  • All entrants MUST HAVE person insurance provided by their relevant sporting body e.g. GBSLS, BSUPA, ASI, GB Outrigger, BC
  • Acknowledgment of Risk MUST be completed at time of booking


All V6 outrigger crews MUST contact me directly regarding beach access and rigging options prior to the event. Email: glenn@oceansportuk.com Mobile: 07533695031


Distance: this is categorised as being longer with fewer turns.

  • Full course (outside) 16km for those with significant ocean experience
  • Inside course 6km for those developing or new to the sport looking to gain experience on the ocean in a safe and friendly environment*

Technical: this is categorised as short (no more than 2k or no longer than 15 minutes in duration*) ‘M’ shaped course with more frequent turns and short run transitions.

If you are uncertain of whether to enter either the more challenging ‘Outside Course’ or the more sheltered ‘Inside Course’ simply enter your discipline and we are happy for you to talk with us and decide on the day at registration.

*distances are approximate, final course will be dictated by conditions on the day

Diamond Pursuit: similar to indoor track cycling, head to head time trials starting and finishing in the same place, crews are eliminated until a Grand finale. Approximately 1500m. This year we will use V6 outriggers in mixed teams using a Le Mans start, buoy turn in separate lanes with a beach sprint for the stroke.



  • V6
  • OC1 & OC2


  • Inflatable (up to and including 12’6)
  • Hard boards Open up to 14′

Challenge class will comprise hardboard and inflatable divisions with board lengths up to 12’6 – following the ethos of this event its focus about trying something new, testing developing skills and sharing the experience with others safely (none race shape board boards can enter in the same class as inflatables).


  • One category (up to 12′)


  • One category (ocean ski & SLS)


Age categories for all craft will be the following:

  • Lighties 13 – 14 (SUP only, challenge fun race on the beach)
  • U18 (only ski paddlers can complete the ‘inside course’ – SUP will remain within Carbis Bay beach)
  • U23
  • Open
  • Masters 35+
  • Vet 45+


TWO FOR ONE – One entry fee at least two races

Enter the distance race and be automatically entered into the technical / sprint event.


(if you would like to race a second day having already entered in the other, entry fee will be an additional £10 payable at check in)

  • Individual all craft – £35

(all age categories female & male excluding Junior)

  • Double Ski & OC2 – £35 per person
  • V6 – £20 per person
  • Juniors (SUP inc. female & male) – £5 per person
  • Challenge (novice or with limited ocean experience) £10


We are using Geotracks live this year, this means that entries must be made via the Geotracks portal. By doing so, not only is event safety increased (we will know exactly where each paddler is at any given moment) you can also stream the event live in the app on your phone, from your deckchair on the beach or at home in your armchair.  Simply click on this link to enter.

Saturday Event Details

SATURDAY DISTANCE 16km (V6 Outrigger Canoes)

The course used by the six person outrigger canoes will be the same as all other craft opting for the longer more exposed outside course. If conditions are not suitable on the day; the inside course, a more protected course (staying within St’Ives Bay) will be used. Both the inside and outside courses will start and finish on the beach at Carbis Bay (see route maps above). Ultimately the direction of travel around the course will be dictated by the prevailing wind conditions to maximise the longest down wind route.

Timings to be Confirmed

  • 9:00am Registration
  • 9:45am Event briefing
  • 10:15am Race start (Female & Male crews)
  • 12:00pm Race start (mixed crews)

SATURDAY Sprints (V6)

V6 outrigger canoes will participate in a mixed crew Le Mans style sprint, all other craft (Sunday) will follow the diamond pursuit similar to indoor track cycling, head to head time trials starting and finishing in the same place, paddlers are eliminated until a Grand finale. Approximate course distance 500 – 800m.

  • 1:00pm Sprint Registration & Race Briefing
  • 1:30pm Race Start
  • 3:00pm Presentation

Open (all craft) will start from Carbis Bay (bottom right) and head towards  St’Ives Harbour rounding Porthminster point making their way toward St. Ives. Competitors will then make their way past the ‘Island’ toward Clodgy point (far left) turn and head for the estuary cardinal mark – no waves this year!

After making the deep water turn around ‘Clodgy’ (far left) competitors will pass back round the ‘Island’ again and make the long down wind leg toward the Hayle estuary Cardinal mark (far right). Competitors will turn and head back out without having to confront breaking waves and straight toward Carbis Bay Beach to finish.

Single and double ski competitors will follow the same starting procedure as the Outrigger paddlers.

Paddlers using the inside course will follow the main field of competitors toward St’Ives harbour and turn around the same marker buoy (far left). Once around the turn paddlers will make their way back to the far left hand side of Carbis bay turning at Hawkes point (bottom right). The finish line will be in the middle of the beach.

If conditions are not suitable for the whole field paddlers will remain within the sheltered headlands of Carbis Bay and will complete two laps of the course.

Sunday Event Details

If you missed it earlier enter here using this link

General Information


To view the Google map or use Google Street map to tour the area – click here

– Carbis Bay Hotel Beach Car Park:  A daily rate applies. Parking right next to the beach. Very busy during high season (Street map Link)

– Carbis Bay Branch Line Train Station Car Park – a small pay and display car park with a capacity of 20 cars close to the beach (Street map Link)

– Porthrepta Road Council Car Park – up a steep hill from the beach, room for 200 cars, pay and display. Charge applies (Street map Link)

– St Anta Church: On Porthrepta Road, during peak weeks, offers car parking for a small charge per day (Street map Link)


Road links are very good to St’Ives with several options to choose from generally routes from London will either take te slightly less direct motorway option via the M4 and M5 or the more scenic A303 taking you past Stonehenge and the stunning Dorset coastline – both options ultimately converge with the A30 (the main road into Cornwall) at Exeter. Travel time from London (288 miles) can take as little as 4hrs 34 min, airport routes listed above range from Brighton (5hrs 36 min), Cardiff (3hrs 54 min), Bristol (3hrs 30 min) Exeter (1hr 54 min) and Newquay (45 mins).


Departing London Paddington to Penzance – changes often occur at Reading, Exeter and Plymouth although, direct routes are available. Travel time is approximately 5 ½ hours with tickets ranging in price from £75 with an ‘early bird’ saver ticket. There are a number of websites which tickets can be booked through go towww.firstgreatwestern.co.ukwww.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com

As a tourist destination St. Ives (including Carbis bay) has a huge selection of accommodation depend upon budget and preference ranging from the heart of the town to more secluded rural spots.


Carbis Bay Hotel (click here)

Boskeris (click here)

The Atlantic (click here)


In Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay Hotel Apartments (click here)


Coast (click here)

Headland (click here)

Hawkes Point (click here)


Hellesveor Holidays: Caravan & Camping (click here)

Mount Douglas Farm (click here)

Polmanter Caravan & Camping (click here)

Higher Pendaleath: Caravan & Camping (click here)

Ayr (click here)


St. Ives Tourism Association (click here)

Visit St. Ives (click here)