2024 香港直立板衝刺賽

Race Introduction

The 2024 Hong Kong Stand Up Paddle Sprint Race is finally here!

This competition will be held in the waters of Kei Ling Ha San Wai on May 26 this year. Unlike previous sprint races, this competition not only has a 200-meter short sprint race but also has added a 1-kilometer technical race, adding more challenges to the competition.

If you often play stand up paddle but have never participated in a competition, this competition has specially set up a beginner group, and you will have the opportunity to compete with friends of similar skill level.

We sincerely invite you who love the sport of stand up paddle to participate in this competition, feel the passion of all participants for this sport, sweat together in the sea, and examine your training results.

Race Details

Date

26/05/2024

Venue

Kei Ling Ha San Wai

Race Categories

200 m sprint race + 1 km technical race

Race Groups

Men’s Open (No age restriction)

Women’s Open (No age restriction)

 Men’s Adult (Aged 35 or above)

Women’s Adult (Aged 35 or above)

 Men’s Youth (Aged 8-17)

 Women’s Youth (Aged 8-17)

*Men’s Novice (18+)

*Women’s Novice (18+)

*Novice Group Prerequisites

1. Never participated in the open group and adult group competitions of this association
2. Never won the championship in the novice group competition of this association

Board Restrictions

Youth Group:
Must use the 14-foot inflatable board provided by the organizers

Other Groups:
14-foot or smaller hard or inflatable boards

 
 

Race Format

Each racer will participate in two events, namely the 200 meter sprint and the 1 kilometer technical race (the 200 meter sprint has a total of 3 rounds)

The total score will be obtained by adding the scores of the two events.

If participants have the same score, the one with a better ranking in the 1-kilometer race will be prioritized.

Race Venue

Blue Sky Sports Club - Kei Ling Ha San Wai

No.16, G/F, Kei Ling Ha San Wai

Directions

Fees & Rental

Registration Fee

$ 380 per person

Hardboard Rental

$200 / pc*

Remarks

*Equipment is limited and will be arranged according to the order of registration
*No on-site rental service, please make a reservation in advance

 

Jersey Size

2024 香港直立板衝刺賽

Race Schedule

Race Route

Awards

Medals will be awarded to the champion, 1st runner up, and 2nd runner up.

Additionally, all participants will receive a finisher medal.

Race Registration

Registration Deadline

12/05/2024

includes: Participant’s uniform, medals / finisher medals

 

Payment Method

1. Online Credit Card
 (Visa / Master / AE / Union)

or 

2. Bank transfer
Bank of China 012-818-1-022092-5
HONG KONG SURF AND STANDUP PADDLE ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Safety Guidelines

1.
All participants must wear personal buoyancy aids/ leash during the race, otherwise result in disqualification.
(Personal buoyancy aids include life jackets, inflatable purses, inflatable vests, etc.) 

2.
Follow the instructions of the safety boat 

Adverse Weather Arrangement

1.
The race will be cancelled if tropical cyclone warning signal no.3 or above or if a red or black rainstorm signal is hoisted by Hong Kong Observatory at 5:30 am on race day. 

2.
Therefore, participants of the race are highly recommended to check the weather forecast on the night before the competition or at 5:30 am on race day. 

3.
The race organizer is not responsible to inform participants that the race is cancelled due to the aforementioned weather condition.

Health and Safety Advices

1. 
Participants are advised to take appropriate measures against sunburn and hypothermia/hyperthermia by applying sunscreen and wearing appropriate clothing.

2.
Keep your body hydrated by drinking non-alcoholic/caffeine-free beverage to recover the water lost during the race.

Insurance

Public liability is covered by the organizer, and participants can insure themselves if they feel necessary.

Participant Notices

1.
Participants must read the ‘Rules and Regulations carefully. Participants who completed the registration process agreed to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the race that they signed up for.

2.
Paddlers are responsible that their health condition is suitable to take part in the race. In cases of doubt, please seek medical advice before entering the race.

3.
Once the entry is accepted, the entry fee and submitted materials are non-refundable & non-transferable under any circumstances. Repeated entries to the same race will be counted as a single entry. The extra entry fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another applicant or race. Also, the submitted materials will not be returned.

4.
All prizes are not redeemable for cash.

5.
As the race will start at the beach or near the residential area, participants are advised to minimize the noise level and keep the area clean by disposing of the rubbish appropriately.

Rules and Regulations

1. 
All participants must register for their race entry at the registry 30 mins before the race start time published in the official race run-down. Failure to comply shall result in disqualification from the race.

2. 
All participants must wear their race jerseys assigned by HKSURFSUP during the race. A leash or Personal Floating Device is mandatory and must be worn during the race. 

3. 
Entry categories and bibs are non-transferable. Violation will result in disqualification and no refund of the entry fee will be entertained. 

4.
Participants other than the youth group can use their own SUP board, paddle, and PFD for the race. They should meet the requirements of HKSURFSUP. 

5. 
Participants will be disqualified if they do not start at the designated race category and start time assigned by the organizer. No result and finisher medals will be issued to those participants. 

6. 
The Chief Judge will announce three start commands (one minute, thirty seconds, and ten seconds) before the start of the race. If any racer makes a false start on the first start, the race will be restarted. If another false start was made by any racer afterward, that racer will be directly disqualified from the race. 

7.
All races will start with a water start. All participants should use a single-blade paddle and should be in a standing position on their board during the race. 

8. 
All participants are not allowed to take more than 5 strokes while lying, kneeling, or sitting on their board during the race.

9. 
All participants should note the hand signals to be used during an emergency. Hold up and wave your paddle or put both hands up (for emergency) to signal the race official / safety staff if help is required in case of injury, illness, or distressing situation. 

10. 
For a category with less than 4 participants to take part, HKSURFSUP reserves the right to cancel the race.

11.  
HKSURFSUP committee reserves the right to check the identification of any participants.

12.  
HKSURFSUP committee reserves the right to refuse entry into any races at its sole discretion. 

13.  
Any participant who severely contravenes the rules and regulations of the disciplinary code will be disqualified, and are not entitled to any prize and awards.

14.  
HKSURFSUP has the final decision on race results and will not accept any dispute or appeal of the race results at any time.

15. 
All participants grant permission to the organizer or its agent to use any photographs, videos, or any other record of the event for any lawful purpose including advertisement.

16. 
If any accident or injury occurred during the race, the organizer will provide assistance immediately and may suspend or cancel the event to conduct rescue operation.

Contact Us

We are looking for brand cooperation and sponsors, if you’re interested, please send an e-mail to race@hksurfsup.org

Sponsor Detailshttps://hksurfsup.org/sponsorship