SUPsect Race Club is open to all experienced paddlers wanting to improve their technique. Although primarily founded to help select and train our team in the run-up to the British SUP Club Championships in late September, everyone prepared to put some effort into their paddling is welcome to attend. We meet on Thursdays and Fridays throughout high summer (provisional dates as below). This season we’ll be doing things a bit differently: kicking each evening off with an hour’s technique workshop followed by a £5 fun race. (Everyone is welcome to do either, both or neither! i.e. if you don’t want to race, just do the tech workshop then free-paddle / or if you don’t want to workshop, just enter the race / time trial…) Entries via our Webscorer account:

We welcome all sorts of paddlers on all sorts of boards wanting to improve their technique at the workshops – and then we know that not everyone will want to ‘race’, so you’re welcome just to practice and free-paddle afterwards if you’d rather. Or, for those that fancy it, race entry is £5 via If you’d rather keep your stats to yourself or want to take part purely as a personal challenge, you have the option to keep your position and/or time private – in which case we won’t publish publicly but will email your results directly. This is ‘fun racing’, meant for enjoyment and personal improvement, hence there will be no prizes or overall series results.

Provisional 2019 Race Club dates:
Friday 13th September
Friday 20th September

Race Club 2019 – #11, Friday 13th September
This week’s Race Club will be back on the river – meeting at Papermill Lock from 5.45pm ahead of a 6pm start to a (short!) technique workshop, which will be a full recap of stroke sequencing and a little warm-up. Then we’re planning a repeat of this season’s #1 and #5 TTs – 4.3km from Papermill to Rushes Lock and back (registration from 6.30pm ahead of an 6.45pm start). Please enter the time trial in advance; £5 via

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