RM 5, 12/F HEWLETT CENTRE,
54 HOI YUEN ROAD,
KWUN TONG,
KOWLOON,
HONG KONG S.A.R.
CHINA

© 2018 by Hong Kong Stand Up Paddle Board Association. | All Rights Reserved

presents

THE 4TH HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SUP CHAMPIONSHIP

2018 AUG 19

2 stars regional race

The event was a great success. See you all next time!

RACE GALLERY

 

RACE SCHEDULE

VENUE SPONSOR

RACE SPONSORS

TITLE SPONSOR

CO-HOST

VENUE SPONSOR

OFFICIAL EQUIPMENTS

OFFICIAL WATER

HOTEL SPONSOR

OTHER SPONSORS

 
 

STAR PADDLERS

MICHAEL BOOTH

KENNY KANEKO

TAGUCHI RAI

HIMSON WONG

ALAN NG

KATE BAKER

CHARLOTTE SPICERS

DAVE WHITE

MIKE HAYES

JACK SEYMOUR

TIO CHING

RYOHEI YOSHIDA

RACE PROMO

 
 

RACE  MAP

MVISION 18 km Elite Long Course

WHATZSUP 6 km Short Course

1km Inflatable SUP Race

200m Sprint Race

EVENTS

18 KM ELITE LONG COURSE (14' feet and under)

Male & Female: Open, Adult (O35), Youth (U18)

6KM SHORT COURSE (14' feet and under)

Male & Female: Open, Adult (O35), Youth (U18)

1KM iSUP RACE (14' feet and under)

Male & Female: Open, Adult (O35), Youth (U18)

200M SPRINT RACE (14' feet and under)

Male & Female: Open, Adult (O35), Youth (U18)

REGISTRATION

Submit the online registration form & advise your payments receipt in return to our office before the deadline: 

15 AUG 2018

 

Remarks: 
The 1km race is an inflatable SUP race, board requirement is 14 foot under, paddler is allowed use their own board during the race. For those who does not have a board, HKSUPBA have boards for rental,  paddler who need to rent a board may send your request to our email address at race@hksupba.com.  Boards are limited, they will be rented in first come first served basis, payment received before confirmation.

For 18km Elite Race, paddler will be withdraw from the race  if anyone exceed time limitation on checkpoints. 

ENROLLMENT LINK


For Hong Kong residents (Local athletes): https://goo.gl/yh63bf

For International athleteshttps://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=139709&owner=1

國內運動員報名https://wj.qq.com/edit.html?sid=2197703

 

PAYMENT

Entry Fee (simple packed lunch included):

1) Participate for one event only

18km Elite Race: HK$700

6km Long Distance Race: HK$500

1km Inflatable SUP Race: HK$300

200m Sprint Race: HK$250
 

2) Participate for two events: Additional HK$100 for the second event with lower price will be charged
 

3) Participate for three events: Additional HK$200 for the second and third event that with lower prices will be charged

Spectator Admission Fee (simple packed lunch included):
 

Admission fee: HK$180 (included a 1.8km warm up fun race)
Admission & to watch the race (18km Elite Race) on speed boat: HK$380 (included a 1.8km warm up fun race)

 

Board Rental:

  • $200 per HKSUPBA 14' x 27" training SUP (number of equipments are limited, booking are confirmed in first come first served basis).

  • More branded SUP will also be available  (HK$1,500 each), please contact us for details at race@hksupba.com (limited amount of equipment to provide, first come first served basis).

1. BANK DEPOSIT
 

Please direct full amount deposit to Bank of China: #012-818-1-022092-5, payable to "Hong Kong Stand Up Paddle Board Association Limited", and advise related transaction receipt to info@hksupba.com or fax at (852) 2994-6859.
 


2. CROSSED BANK CHEQUE
 

Please made crossed cheque payable to “HONG KONG STAND UP PADDLE BOARD ASSOCIATION LIMITED“. Write down your name & contact number on the back of the cheque. Cheque should be mailed to Room 5, 12/f., Hewlett Centre, No. 54 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon. Hong Kong
 


3. PAYPAL
 

For online application, an additional 5% service charged will be applied using PayPal. Please notice us by e-mail if you are choosing this method.

 

4.  WECHAT PAY

 

WeChat Pay: 13502267850 ddd_luo

Please send the transaction receipt to race@hksupba.com or WeChat bentko137 to complete the registration process



* No alteration to entries will be allowed after set closing date.
 

** HKSUPBA has jurisdiction over all matters not assigned by the rules above. Details of the above rules and regulations will be referred to English Version.

AWARDS

Medals will be awarded top 3 paddlers of each event

Paddler who has completed the race will be awarded a certificate of completion

 

HKSUPBA Supports Gender Equality

SPONSORED CASH PRIZE

All cash money is in Hong Kong Dollar

18 KM Elite Long Course

(Cash Prize Sponsored by MVISION)  

Equal amount of sponsored prize money will be awarded to both Male & Female winners

in Male & Women Open Category

WINNER     $ 20,000 

1st RUNNER-UP    $ 10,000

2nd RUNNER-UP    $ 5,000

6 KM Short Course Technical

(Cash Prize Sponsored by WHATZSUP)  

Equal amount of sponsored prize money will be awarded to both Male & Female winners

in Male & Women Open Category

WINNER     $ 5,000 

1st RUNNER-UP    $ 2,000

2nd RUNNER-UP    $ 1,000

1 KM inflatable SUP Race

(Prize Sponsored by WHATZSUP, SIC & Supflex)  

Men Overall champion  - SIC Tao Surf 10'6

Women Overall champion  - Supflex 10 Pro

RACE VENUE

Victoria Recreation Club

EMERALD BAY, SAI KUNG

ADDRESS: DD 252 Lot 316, Tai Mong Tsai, 210 Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung , New Territories

 

In 1849, on the shoreline of Hong Kong Harbour where the City Hall stands today, the original Victoria Recreation Clubhouse was established.  Having been in operation in Canton since 1832 the VRC is distinguished as the oldest sporting and recreation club in the territory. The primary functions of the club were water sports, with rowing in the main. Early members also enjoyed social gatherings in a congenial colonial setting in the spacious and well-appointed clubhouse, highlighted by an annual Grand Ball.

Emerald Bay could well be considered the crown jewel of the Sai Kung Peninsula and the VRC Clubhouse is blessed to sit high atop at its peak on the waterfront.  Enjoying stunning panoramic views across from Sharp Island in Port Shelter, it will make one easily forget that they are living in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong.

By taxi : 10 mins from Sai Kung to the Victoria Recreation Club

By bus # 94 (every 30 mins) : 20 mins from Sai Kung to Au Kung Wan,

then 10 mins walk to the Victoria Recreation Club

 
 
 

OFFICIAL HOTEL

It is our honour to have REGAL RIVERSIDE HOTEL as our accommodation sponsor for this year HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SUP CHAMPIONSHIP. 

 

Regal Riverside Hotel is giving away a special offer to our racers as well as their friends & family. please click the link or scan the QR code below to book and to enjoy their offers today.

BOOKING LINK: https://bit.ly/2yLB5Lr

Regal Riverside Hotel

34-36 Tai Chung Kiu Road, Shatin, Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus 299X (every 20 mins) : Hotel > Sai Kung (it takes 50 mins)

Bus 94 (every 30 mins)      : Sai Kung > Victoria Recreation Club (it takes 20 mins)

F A Q

Q : How Do I Sign Up? 

A: Please complete the enrolment form and make full payment in order to complete the enrolment process.

 

Q : How much for the registration fee? 

A:  

Registration Fee (lunch included):

  •  Participate for one event only

18km Elite Race: HK$700

6km Long Distance Race: HK$500

1km Inflatable SUP Race: HK$300

200m Sprint Race: HK$250

  • Participate for two events: Additional HK$100 for the second event with lower price will be charged

  • Participate for three events: Additional HK$200 for the second and third event that with lower prices will be charged

Spectators admission fee (lunch included):

Admission fee: HK$180 (included a 1.8km warm up fun race)

Admission & to watch the race (18km Elite Race) on speed boat: HK$380 (included a 1.8km warm up fun race)

Q:  What is the breakdown of the schedule for the event? (the schedule is subject to change at any time by HKSUPBA) 

A:

1km iSUP Race (14' feet and under) 
Male & Female: Open, Adult (O35), Youth (U18)


6km Long Distance Race (14' feet and under) 
Male & Female: Open, Adult (O35), Youth (U18) 


18km Elite Race (14' feet and under) 
Male & Female: Open, Adult (O35), Youth (U18) 


200m Sprint Race (14' feet and under) 
Male & Female: Open, Adult (O35), Youth (U18) 

 

 

Q: Is there a cash prize? 

A: The first three male and female athletes (regardless of age categories) who finished the 18km Elite Race: HK$20,000, HK$10,000, HK$5,000 respectively.

The first three male and female athletes (regardless of age categories) who finished the 6km Long Distance Race: HK$5,000, HK$2,000, HK$1,000 respectively.

Q. What kind of equipment should I bring with me on race day? 

A.       

18km Elite Race

All participants can use their own SUP board (composite or inflatable) which is 14 feet and under in length. Fixed fin, no rudder or foil.

6km Long Distance Race

All participants can use their own SUP board (composite or inflatable) which is 14 feet and under in length. Fixed fin, no rudder or foil.

1km iSUP Race

Open and Adult: All participants can use their own iSUP board (inflatable) which is 14 feet and under in length. Fixed fin, no rudder or foil.

Youth: SUP board provide by HKSUPBA.

200m Sprint Race

Open and Adult: All participants can use their own SUP board (composite or inflatable) which is 14 feet and under in length. Fixed fin, no rudder or foil.

Youth: SUP board provide by HKSUPBA.

Paddle

Only one blade is allowed for all paddles.

Q. What does the entry fee include? 

A.

An official bib number T-shirt

T-shirt sizes given to participants will be subject to stock availability

Souvenir Pack 

Limited amount of souvenir to provide for racers 

Race Equipment

HKSUPBA has limited amount of equipment to provide for youth racers who do not have a set of boards, first come first serve 

Service

First Aid service 

Lunch

Designation by HKSUPBA

Q : Which airport should I fly to if I come from outside of Hong Kong? 

A: Hong Kong International Airport 

 

 

Q : Is board rental available? 

A: Yes, HK$200 for inflatable board or HKSUPBA SUP race board. HK$1,500 for specific brand of SUP race board (e.g. SIC, ONE Sup, Naish, Starboard)

Q : Where will the event take place? 

 A: Victoria Recreation Club, Sai Kung 

 

 

Q : What will the 18km elite race - course look like? 

Mainly Flatwater, three 6km laps (changes could be made by HKSUPBA depends on condition).

 

Q : What will the 6km course look like? (subject to change) 

Mainly Flatwater (changes could be made by HKSUPBA depends on condition)

 

 

Q : Where do you recommend staying in Hong Kong?

A: Courtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin is recommended. For more information, please visit Hong Kong Stand Up Board Assoication (HKSUPBA) website.

Q : How do I get from the airport to the city?

A: The easiest way to get around is with MTR. For more information, please visit here.

Q : How is the weather in Hong Kong in August?

A: The weather in Hong Kong would be hot and humid in August, with average temperature above 30 degree C and humidity around 70-90%. You can find the weather forecast here.

Q : When are sunrise and sunset?

A: Sunrise is at approx. 06:00-06:10. Sunset is at approx. 18:40-18:50.

Q : Where is the starting and finish point of the race?  

All races will be set to start at Victoria Recreation Club Sai Kung (water start and finish). Including 18km Elite Race, 6km Long Distance Race & 1km Inflatable SUP Race, (changes could be made by HKSUPBA depends on condition) 
 

 

Q : Is there a cash prize? 

A: The first three male and female athletes (regardless of age categories) who finished the 18km Elite Race: HK$20,000, HK$10,000, HK$5,000 respectively.

The first three male and female athletes (regardless of age categories) who finished the 6km Long Distance Race: HK$5,000, HK$2,000, HK$1,000 respectively.

Q : Prize presentation?

A: Prize Presentation ceremony will be held at Victoria Recreation Club, Sai Kung right after races finished. Medals will be awarded to top three athletes of each races category. Commemorative medals will be awarded to the next 20 athletes who finish the race.

Q : Is there a time limit for the race? 

A: 160 mins for the 18km Elite Race and 80 mins for the 6km Long Distance Race. Athletes who fail to complete the race beyond the time limit are defined as “Did Not Finish” (DNF). Prize will not be awarded to participants who DNF.

Q : Do we have to buy insurance by yourself? 

A: Public liability is covered by organizer; participants can get their own insurance if they feel necessary.

Q : Adverse weather arrangement? 

A: The race will be cancelled if the tropical storm warning signal No. 3 or above or if a red or black rainstorm warning was hoisted by HK Observatory department at 05:30 a.m. on the race day. Therefore, participants of the race are highly recommended to check the weather forecast one night before the competition or at 5:30am on the race day. The race organizer is not responsible to inform participants that the race is cancelled due to aforementioned weather condition. If bad weather conditions occur during the races, the General Assembly has the right to decide whether to cancel the event according to the prevailing weather conditions.

Q. When will the payment period closed?

A. Due date of application on or before 15 Aug 2018.

Q. What should I do if I have applied but do not receive any notification? 

A . If you do not receive any acknowledge message after complete the enrolment process,

please contact HKSUPBA via email at race@hksupba.com

Q. What do I do if I cannot participate after I have registered? 

A. Once the entry is accepted, entry fee and submitted materials are non-refundable & non-

transferable under any circumstances. Repeated entries will be counted as a single entry. The extra fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another applicant or race. Also, the submitted materials will not be returned.

Q. What should I wear to race?

Please put on proper water-sports wear and water shoes. Remember to put the official bib number T-shirt on at all times during the race which is pick up on the race day to enable race officials to identify your race number.

For those who are wearing glasses or sunglasses, putting a strap on your glasses will make sure you don't lose them when you fall in the water.

Q. What should I bring with me on race day?

A. Please bring your ID card for identity verification. Please do not deposit valuable item(s). The Organizer will not be responsible for any loss or damage.

Participants should prepare a set of clothes for change after the activity. You may prepare the gears listed below for the activities: Water-sports wear, water shoes, towel, water bottle (drinks), light snacks, sunscreen...etc

Q. Do I need to report to any officials for check-in upon my arrival on the race day?

A. Participants are suggested to arrive at least 30mins early to sign up at registration area and attended the race briefing, please be reminded that your race will not be postponed because of individuals punctuality.

Q. Where is the First Aid stations?

A. First Aid stations will be located at the registration area (It’s subject to change at any time by HKSUPBA). Please visit Hong Kong Stand Up Board Assoication (HKSUPBA) website or facebook page to confirm before every single race.

Q. Will drinks be provided along the course?

A. There is no drinks provide along the course in general conditions.

Q. What do I do if I cannot complete the race by specific times? 

A. Athletes who fail to complete the race beyond the time limit are defined as “Did Not Finish” (DNF). Safety boat will then take you to the finish area. Prize will not be awarded to participants who DNF.

Q. What do I do if I need help along the course? 

A. Participants should mindful of the hand signals to be used. Paddle or hands up in the air and waving to the safely staffs if in need of help, injured or in danger.

Q. What should I do if I need to withdraw from the event?

A. You should wave your hands or paddle (emergency case) to declare your intention to withdraw from the race. The safety boat will then take you to the finish area.

Q: Is there a time limit for the race? 

A: 160 mins for the 18km Elite Race and 80 mins for the 6km Long Distance Race. Athletes who fail to complete the race beyond the time limit are defined as “Did Not Finish” (DNF). Prize will not be awarded to participants who DNF.

Q. Is there any other requirement to the race? 

A. All participants can use their own SUP board which is 14 feet and under in length. Fixed fin, no rudder or foil.

All participants must wear their own Bib No. assigned by HKSUPBA during the race. Leash,

Personal Floating Device is mandatory and must be worn during the race.

If the race is water start, all participants should get ready and keep the SUP board stay behind the start line before the race start.

Q. How to water start? 

A. If the 18km Elite, 6km Long Distance & 1km iSUP Race is water start, all participants should get ready in the sitting position at the middle of their SUP board, with both of their feet in the water before the race start.

If the Sprint Race is water start, all participants should get ready in standing position on the SUP board before the race start.

Q. What divisions will receive awards?

A: Trophies will be presented to the first three winners of every divisions of the race.

 

Q: Where and when will the Prize Presentation Ceremony be conducted? 

A: Prize Presentation Ceremony will be held at Victoria Recreation Club right after races finished. Medals will be awarded to top three athletes of each races category. Commemorative medals will be awarded to the next 20 athletes who finish the race. If winners failed to attend the Prize  Presentation Ceremony on time, he/she will not allowed to redeem his/her prize after event.