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Bilbao (Spain) World SUP Challenge 2013 PDF Print E-mail
By: Water Sports World   
Monday, 29 April 2013

A new stand up paddle world event will be held in BILBAO (BIZKAIA / BASQUE COUNTRY / SPAIN) on june 21-22-23.

 

Co-organized by BWATERS (www.bwaters.org) the energetic local SUP Club of Bilbao and DIABOLO FUN (www.diabolofun.com) the organizer of OLERON ISLAND STAND UP PADDLE CHALLENGE (www.facebook.com/OleronSUPChallenge) and NAUTIC SUP PARIS CROSSING (www.facebook.com/NAUTIC-SUP-PARIS-CROSSING), this event will offer an unbelievable and unique race on the river “La Ria de Bilbao” right in the middle of the heart of Bilbao, the capital of Bizkaia.

 

With US$ 20.000 prize money BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE is a new STANDUP WORLD SERIES PRIME EVENT confirmed on the 2013 International calendar. Scheduled after “OLERON ISLAND” event BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE will attract the top riders of the world. Open to the “PRO” riders this event will be as well a very friendly gathering for those who just like to cruise and to discover the beauty of Bilbao. Therefore the event is open to “Amateurs” (OPEN DIVISION). With a long distance race of 15 km for “PRO DIVISION” and a 8.5 km for “OPEN DIVISION” the river will be crowed of paddlers coming from all around the world. The Long Distance race is scheduled on Saturday at 4.00 pm.

 

A Sprint Race will be held on Sunday afternoon at “Arenal”, inside the “old” Bilbao, where the “BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE Village” will be set up. With a very intense course between emblematic bridges of the city it is highly likely that competitors will be supported by thousands of spectators massed along the river. Emotional moments guaranteed!

 

Many activities, local games and clinics will be proposed as well to the public on Saturday and Sunday to bring to this 1st BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE the standing of the great local events.

 

To register to the event just go to www.bilbaoworldsupchallenge.com and follow the instructions.

To get any information thank you to contact info@bilbaoworldsupchallenge.com

 

 

Provisional Schedule

 

ATTENTION : if the weather conditions were not suitable enough, this program could be modified (adapted course, change timings, etc..).

 

FRIDAY 21 JUNE

 

01.00 pm to 03.00 pm

BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE “Village”,Arenal.

Registration confirmation for PRO DIVISION – Gauge Control (the size of the boards).

 

03.00 pm

“Welcome Briefing" for PRO DIVISION COMPETITORS – Press conference.

Presentation of the week-end.

Competitor’s introduction to the journalists – photo shoot, itv, and “action” with exhibition competition hereinafter...

03.30 pm

« Fun Race » – Stand Up Paddle Race / competition exhibition (sprint race on a short course close to the beach).

 

04.30 pm

Announcement of results.

 

06.00 pm

Departure for "recognition" of the Long Distance race (15 km) : "BILBOATS" (trip by boat along the river...).

 

07.00 pm

PRO DIVISION COMPETITORS Briefing – Long Distance Race (15 km).

 

08.00 pm

Official Opening Ceremony.

 

 

 

SATURDAY 22 JUNE

 

08.30 am to 12.30 am

BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE “Village”, Arenal.

Registration confirmation for OPEN DIVISION

 

12.00 am to 9.00 pm

Other on site activities

SUP clinics supervised by instructors from BWATERS – Games – Etc.

Na Kama Kai Youth Race.

Family relays.

 

1.00 pm

“Welcome Briefing" for OPEN DIVISION COMPETITORS.

Presentation of the week-end.

Long Distance Race Official Briefing (8.5 km).

 

3.00 pm

Launching the boards in the river for going to the starting area (PRO and OPEN).

 

4.00 pm

First possible start.

 

05.30 pm

Estimated time of arrival for the first "PRO" DIVISION.

 

06.30 pm

Estimated time of arrival for the last competitors.

08.30 pm

BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE “Village”, Arenal.

Official Party « BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE – Beach Party ».

 

SUNDAY 23 JUNE

 

10.00 am

BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE “Village”, Arenal.

COMPETITORS Briefing for PRO and OPEN DIVISION. Sprint Race in the City.

 

11.00 am

Official Photo shoot for PRO and OPEN DIVISION, Staff, etc. (groups, portraits, teams, ...).

 

12.00 am to 9.00 pm

Other on site activities – SUP clinics supervised by instructors from BWATERS – Games – Etc.

Na Kama Kai Youth Race.

Family relays

 

3.00 am

« SPRINT RACE » – First rounds. Elimination race (by heats...). Sprint races on short distance course / ARENAL.

Alternately MEN OPEN DIVISION, WOMEN OPEN DIVISION, MEN PRO DIVISION, WOMEN PRO DIVISION, NA KAMA KAI, FAMILY RACE, TEAM RACE, ...

 

5.00 am

« SPRINT RACE » – FINALS. ARENAL.

Alternately MEN OPEN DIVISION, WOMEN OPEN DIVISION, MEN PRO DIVISION, WOMEN PRO DIVISION, NA KAMA KAI...

 

06.00 pm

BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE “Village”, Arenal.

Official Prize Giving « BILBAO WORLD SUP CHALLENGE 2013 »
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