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

Entries Open June 1st...
Close June 25th!

We have an initial capacity of 250, across all divisions

Event details are listed below and MUST be read prior to entry

Entry Link at Bottom of Page

EVENT SUMMARY

One day race format:

Saturday July 6th

  • Long course & Last Man Standing
  • OC / Va’a, 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, Paddle UK
  • Acknowledgment of Risk MUST be completed at time of booking

EVENT FORMAT

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

EVENT DISTANCES

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

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

Last Man Standing (details to come)

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 determined by conditions on the day and the Event Safety Officer. The event safety officers decision is final and will be informed by the water safety crew on the day

CATEGORIES

OUTRIGGER CANOE’S

  • V6
  • OC1 & OC2
  • Va’a (inside course only)

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS

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

PRONE

  • One category (up to 12′)

SKI

  • One category (ocean ski & SLS)

AGE CATEGORIES

It is important for all entrants to fully understand that not all craft disciplines have sufficient numbers to warrant providing a number of age categories that would be competitive – particularly with the complexity of the event hosting a broad range of ocean craft. In addition other craft disciplines require specific age categories for National Team select.

NB:

A none competitive age / craft category is defined as having less than four people entered to compete for podium places – in this instance that category, where possible, will be included in the most relevant category – the exception being where specific categories are required for National Team selection processes.

Age categories for specific craft will be the following:

SUP Prone Va’a OC1 & 2

  • Open
  • Masters 35+

V6

  • Open

Ski (single)

  • U18
  • U23
  • Open
  • Masters 35+
  • Vet 45+

Ski (double)

  • Open

Technical & Sprint (SUP & Prone)

  • Open

ENTRIES

Entry fee includes all events

  • Individual all craft – £35

(all age categories female & male excluding U18)

  • Double Ski & OC2 – £35 per person
  • V6 – £20 per person

HOW TO BOOK

We will be posting the link to enter here on June 1st – please be aware that entries close June 25th, due to the complexity of the event we will not be accepting entries on the day.

Saturday Event Details

DISTANCE 16km

The outside course (rounding the Island and into open ocean) is the default course however, 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 below). Ultimately the direction of travel around the course will be dictated by the prevailing wind conditions to maximise the longest down wind route.

Craft more susceptible to increased sea state my well be directed to complete the inside course on the day (SUP & Va’a)

Timings

  • 0830 Registration (all craft)
  • 0915 Registration close
  • 0945 Event briefing (all craft)
  • 1030 Race start (Single & double ski, OC1 & 2, Prone, Va’a, SUP)
  • 1200 Lunch & Prize giving
  • 1245 Race Briefing (V6)
  • 1300 Race start V6 Men
  • 1500 Race start V6 Women
  • 1700 Last Paddler Standing!

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.

General Information

CAR PARKING OPTIONS

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)

GETTING HERE

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).

Train

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.

HOTELS

Carbis Bay Hotel (click here)

Boskeris (click here)

The Atlantic (click here)

APARTMENTS

In Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay Hotel Apartments (click here)

B&B

Coast (click here)

Headland (click here)

Hawkes Point (click here)

CAMPING

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)

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ACCOMMODATION OR ST. IVES TRY THESE TWO SITES:

St. Ives Tourism Association (click here)

Visit St. Ives (click here)

Event Entry

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