London SUP Open 2018 Schedule Released!

The APP World Tour prepares for first stop on the 2018 World Tour with the London SUP Open this week, held on the July 7-8, 2018 at the Royal Docks and on the River Thames.

The action is non-stop and the top athletes, including Kai Lenny, Mo Freitas, Michael Booth, Candice Appleby, Shae Foudy and Travis Grant are gathered and training on the historic river Thames. Multiple opportunities to watch the racing and on LIVE broadcast are available throughout the weekend.

London SUP Open

Check out the schedule here!

SATURDAY, JULY 7th:  ACTIVITY ON WATER

9:45am            Youth Sprint Racing
10:45am          Nisco Racing 1.5KM
11:45am           Pro-Am Sprint Racing Qualifying Rounds
11:45-12pm     Wakeboard Demo
12-1:30pm       Nisco Spring & Amateur Sprint Racing
1:15-1:30pm    Wakeboard Demo
1:45-2:15pm    Dragon Racing Qualifying Rounds
2:15-2:30pm    Wakeboard Demo
2:30-3:30pm   Nisco Distance Race: 5KM
3:45-5:30pm   Pro Sprints:  Men & Women
5:40-5:50pm   Pro-Am Sprint Final Rounds:  Men & Women
6-6:20pm         Pro Sprints Final: Men & Women
6:30-6:50pm   Nisco Finals
7-7:15pm          Team Racing Finals

SUNDAY, JULY 8th:  ACTIVITY ON WATER

9-9:45am       3KM Youth Racing
10-12pm         Amateur 1KM, 3KM & 6KM Races
12-12:15pm    Wakeboard Demo
12:15-1PM      Dragon Racing Qualifiers
1:15-3:15PM   Pro-AM & Amateur 9KM Race
3:30-5:15PM  Pro 11KM Race
5:30-6PM       Dragon Racing Finals
6:30-7PM       Foiling Exhibition featuring Kai Lenny, Mo Freitas, and others

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A PRO to PARTICIPATE?

The London SUP Open has something for everyone. From entry level paddleboarders, to World Championship Tour competitors, there are multiple races to get people out on the water and taking part. Even families are welcome to enter, as the London SUP Open welcomes everyone from ages 6-90+.  There are races for all abilities with a more challenging 10KM distance race or an achievable 3KM race.  There is even a 1KM, predominanty for entry level paddlers wanting to get their feet wet in SUP racing for the first time.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE:  CITY PADDLE FESTIVALS

Something for EVERYONE:  In addition to all the activity on the water, what makes the London SUP Open so special is the FULL spectrum of activities down on the Royal Victoria Docks as part of the CITY PADDLE FESTIVAL here in London!

Entry to the event village at the Royal Docks is free of charge all weekend.

The Royal Victoria Docks, East London will be transformed into an urban lifestyle zone with food and drink stands, retail and activities.  Entry to the retail village is completely free of charge.  Registration is only required for those who are planning to race on Saturday or Sunday.

Also on the Docks is a dedicated Wellness Zone for those not interested in getting on the water PLUS multiple activities for the whole family.  The APP World Tour & the London SUP Open wants to create a weekend festival for the entire community.

SATURDAY, JULY 7th: Stage Action!

9-10am                Soul Sisters Yoga with Charlotte Holmes
10am                    Welcome to the London SUP Open:  MC
10:45-11am         Lizzie Carr – welcome to London SUP Open, tips from Plastic Patrol
12:05-12:20pm  London SUP Open talks with Michael Booth
1:15 – 1:30pm     London SUP Open talks with Candice Appleby
2:20 – 2:30pm   London SUP Open talks with APP World Tour Race Director Anthony Vela
2:30-2:45pm     London SUP Open talks with young guns Ryan Funk & Annie Reickert
3:15 – 3:25pm    London SUP Open talks with Lizzie Carr
6:20 – 6:20pm   Interviews with winners of Pro Sprints
7:00 – 7:10pm    London SUP Open talks with Casper Steinfath
7:25 – 7:45pm    Awards Presentation
7:45 – 8:00pm   London SUP Open talks with Kai Lenny
8:00 – 9:00pm   Movie Premiere:  Paradigm Lost

SUNDAY. JULY 8th:  Stage Action

9-10am                Soul Sisters Yoga with Charlotte Holmes
10am                    Welcome to the London SUP Open:  MC
10:45-11am         Lizzie Carr – welcome to the London SUP Open – tips from Plastic Patrol
12:15-12:30pm   London SUP Open talks with Mo Freitas
1:20 – 1:35pm     London SUP Open talks with Connor Baxter
2:20 – 2:30pm    London SUP Open talks with Danny Ching
3:15 – 3:25pm     London SUP Open talks with Lizzie Carr
5:15 – 5:30pm     Interviews with Winners of Pro Distance
6:00 – 6:30pm   London SUP Open awards

LIVE BROADCASTS and commentating from TotalSUP will be available all weekend down at the Royal Victoria Docks, so whether you’re on the water participating or sampling the retail village, all the action will be brought to your courtesy of the APP World Tour  and TotalSUP.

There’s still time for you to register! Registrations for the London SUP Open end on Friday!
https://www.citypaddlefestivals.com/london

About the Author

Helen

SUP, OC1, V6, Surfski ... and field hockey coaching, Helen is a busy British mother of two who lives in Bretagne, France with a passion for all things Ocean. Helen runs Barrachou SUP, a SUP tour company specialized in excursions around Bretagne and Scotland.

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