Come to Florence for The Florence Paddle Games. An intense three days of paddling, packed full of races and SUP events. The Tuscan capital will become the capital of the SUP for three days, welcoming the best athletes in the world and hundreds of enthusiasts.
The Florence Paddle Games are organized by Toscanasup.org, the Florentine athlete Martino Rogai and Innate Sport Excellence by Riccardo Tonini, making it a fixed stop on the Italian circuit. But also this year the Italian competition will join the APP World Tour, it will part of the EU Qualifier Series of APP World Tour, following on from Florence it will then fly to London, New York, San Francisco and then Paris.
The opening day, Friday 10th May will see the opening of the race village at the Urban River Beach, Florence. The village is set under the Torre San Nicolò. The distance race on the Sunday will see the male and female paddlers race at separate times so you can really take in the ambience of all racers!
Saturday is dedicated to the Sprint Race, short and spectacular races are planned all day. The races will be divided into 300 meter heats. On Sunday will be the historic Long Distance. The route will follow that of previous years, it will take go under the beautiful bridges found in Florence, including paddling under the famous Ponte Vecchio.
The elite race will be 5 lap course, equally a distance of 15 km. The amateurs and junior categories will do 2 laps.
The Florence Paddle Games is a weekend of sport and fun that will bring together hundreds of SUP enthusiasts from all over the world. The weekend judy about racing! During the weekend you will be able to try other SUPs, get advice from the specialists, and relax in the race village to the sound of music. All this in the heart of Florence!
Friday 10th May
10 am – 5 pm: Clinics and test at acqua al Beach Village
8 pm: Opening ceremony and welcome drink at al Firenze Camping in the city
Saturday 11th May
8 am – 10 am: Race registration at the Beach Village
10 am: Sparto Race – The Elite, Amateur and Junior Sprint Races at the Beach Village.
Sunday 12th May
8 am – 10 am: Race Registration at the Beach Village
10am – 1 pm: Amateur, junior and pro female distance race
1 pm – 4 pm: Amateur, junior and pro male distance race
Need somewhere to stay? Check out the Firenze Camping Book through this site and there is a package waiting for all SUP racers, only 4 KM from the race!
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