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SUPTwelve (individual) Entry Fee

SUPTwelve (individual) Entry Fee

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Paddlers at SUPTwelve

Event:SUPTwelve

Date: 13th April 2024

Location:Torquay, Devon

Time: 7am to 7pm

Price:£95

Overview
This is a Stand Up Paddle board endurance event in its second year.  Last year the event went down a storm for its first outing.  The event runs for 12 hours from 7 am until 7pm with a very simple objective... who can paddle the most laps in 12 hours? No categories for board, just you against the TWELVE hours!
SUP TWELVE takes place on coastal water, over a course of approximately 3.5 km, all paddlers start at 7am and every lap of the course will be professionally timed & recorded.  If at the end of 12 hours there are a number of paddlers on the same amount of completed laps then it becomes a race to see who finishes that last lap first to become the SUP TWELVE Champion.
NO eating is allowed on the board, only in the paddlers rest area so paddlers will have to take 'time out' of the race to 'pit stop' and refuel.  You can stop and rest at any time and for as long as you want in the paddlers rest area so tactics will play a big part of your race. This event is all about YOU, YOUR BOARD & PADDLE against the 12 hours, for this reason NO music/headphones are allowed whilst out on the water for each lap.
The 3.5km course has been designed to give maximum visibility to the supporter and greatest interest for the paddler for such a short course.  Repeating laps, time and time again, forces the paddler to 'dig deep' if they want to champion the 12 hours.  The course, more so than the time will challenge the paddlers resolve and mental strength to keep paddling when it would be so so easy to stop and rest.
Torbay has clear waters that 80% of the time are pan flat but if an easterly has blown into the Bay then waves will very much be part of the course.  Paddlers are required to return to the sand after every lap so if there is surf then 'paddling out' and 'surfing in' will be a big part of the race!  (It is very rare to get anything bigger than 2 foot surf in this corner of the Bay).
Competitors at SUPTwelve
Requirements:
  • Board- ANY board, any size, hard or inflatable
  • Paddle
  • Waist Leash preferred, ankle leash accepted
  • Buoyancy (PFD) essential- traditional or inflatable
  • appropriate clothing suitable to the conditions on the day
  • enough food and liquid for your entire event
Paddler rest area: Every competitor will be given a space in this area to set up your base, bring a chair, cool box, everything you need to help your 12 hours of paddling (area is approx 1x1m per competitor and secure but not covered)
Sarah Thornley Brendon Prince Simon Hutchinson at SUPTwelve
Event Safety briefing
This will be made available to all competitors as a video.  Any final information will be give 10 minutes before the start of the event at 6.50am.  All paddlers MUST watch the briefing video and be present at the final befitting on the morning of the event.
Medals
Everyone who enters will get one of our awesome wooden medals.
AWARDS
  • Furthest distance/most laps 1st, 2nd & 3rd (Male & Female)
  • Fastest single lap (Male & Female)
  • 2 person Relay Furthest distance/most laps 1st, 2nd & 3r
  • 4 person Relay Furthest distance/most laps 1st, 2nd & 3rd
  • Tandem Furthest distance/most laps 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Parking & Board drop off
Available along the sea front or 250m away at the rugby club.  Overnight van camping is permitted at both locations.  Public toilets are within walking distance. A drop off area for boards is less than 30m from the event START/FINISH.
Medical assistance
Professional medical team will be in attendance for the entire event.  Due to the endurance element to this event, the medical team may require you to stop and be checked for good health to proceed.  If requested to STOP, you must cooperate with the medical team.  A decision to continue or STOP will be made by the medical team, their decision is absolute and final.  Every competitors good health is paramount, the event team are here to help you achieve your potential.
After Party & Awards
Winners will receive their prizes at the afterparty in the rugby club plus all competitors receive a Devon Pasty and a pint for entering!
Accommodation 
Torquay has many many hotels, B&B's and places to stay to suit everyones budget.  If you are struggling for accommodation, please just give us a call and we can help.
Insurance & Consent
Competitors have to be 18 or over to enter.  All competitors will sign a consent/waiver to take part in the event and are expected to be fit & healthy to take part in a 12 endurance event.
Entry price breakdown
Fee... £95
What do you get for your entrance fee...
  • 12 hour event with water safety & medical cover
  • ALL profits go to the Charity Above Water
  • Every competitor gets a medal
  • Prizes for top 3 places plus fastest single lap
  • Event Technical Tee (must be worn for event)
  • Secure paddler area and toilets just for paddlers.
  • Professional Timing & Lap counting with large monitor display
  • Pasty & Pint in rugby club at 8pm
Cancellation
If the event is cancelled for any reason, all entries will be transferred to the follow year.  Unfortunately, due to costs we have already paid, we cannot refund. If you require to cancel your place, we allow you to transfer your place to someone else up to 7 days before the event.  No refunds can be offered, only transferred to another competitor, this costs us £5 to transfer in fees so this fee will be transferred to the new competitor. Within 7 days of event start, no transfers can be made and no refunds.
Brendon Prince showing course for SUPTwelve
 
 
Medals for SUPTwelve
Start of SUPTwelve 2023
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