The Greece On Board Festival, returns for second consecutive year in Schinias beach at Moraitis Beach, on 2nd and 3rd of July 2016.

With the addition of the Eurotour, the 2nd Greece On Board Festival becomes even more demanding for the Greek paddlers. WBSF this year will host the best European athletes and will bring the Greeks in their home spot, face to face with international racing conditions.

The 2nd Greece On Board Festival’s program has something for everyone, whether you are a beginner in SUP, either already being an elite athlete or just want to get to know the fastest growing water board sport, in the best way.

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Day 1

On Saturday morning, July 2nd, all the athletes who have completed their online registration, will have to go through the Race Office to check in and receive their athletes pack. A quick Supers Meeting will follow to meet the Race Officers, the course and the 2-day program.

* The online entries will be accepted until 29.06.2016. To register and to read the terms of participation, press HERE

~SUP Clinic~

Shortly after that, a prototype clinic will follow, from the International Athlete, Eric Terrien, who will share information on the athletic side of sup and difficulties of this race, as well as the methods the less initiated in the sport should follow.

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For the already-prepared and anxious paddlers, this time will be available for a test ride on the racing course in the bay of Schinias in Marathon, as it coincides with the start time of the Long Distance Race which will be held the next day and they will probably meet the same weather conditions.

See more information about the SUP Clinics HERE!

~Side Acitvities~

After the necessary lunch break, we will continue with the XL team relay where participants will be invited to form teams of 5 people. Each team should consist of at least one woman, an U18 and one Elite paddler, who will confront each other on the boards of the Red Paddleco, a beach race full of spectacle and noble competition.

After such an activity, everyone will want to continue their playtime with the sea and this is what the guys from the Line up surf shop will offer. They will show us how much fun skimboarding is and how impressive tricks are made with it. Of course anyone who wants can give it a try, since qualified instructors will show you the first steps on a skimboard.

The first day of the 2nd Greece On Board Festival will close with a welcome party for all and all will prepare for the next big day, the day of the Races.

Day 2

~Elite & Amateur Race~

Sunday, July 3, and tall will be set for the big Race. Athletes will gather at the Moraitis Beach at 9am and will be notified of the races, the course and all the necessary informations.

After 11am the bay of Schinias will be filled with paddlers of all levels and ages and everyone will face their own challenge either paddling the 18km race or the 9km. Athletes will receive electronic timing and start time depending on the race they will participate, as stated in the notice of race.

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Amateur Race Course 9km

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Elite Race Course 18km

For several hours the bay of Schinias will become a battlefield full wilth paddlers. The spectators will have tha chance to welcome them at the finish point at the beach, and cheer for their effort.

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~Juniors Beach Race~

Sortly after the Elite and Amateur races, it’s youngsters’ turn to show what is the future of the sport. Small paddlers will be divided into categories every two years, from U 12 to the U 18 and we will have the opportunity to enjoy their first steps into the Stand Up Paddle.

The two-day celebration of the 2nd Greece On Board Festival will conclude with the awarding ceremony and gifts from sponsors.

Join us!

 

Soon we will announce the detailed program of the 2-day event. For accommodation and athletes’ benefits, press HERE!

* The online entries will be accepted until 29.06.2016. To register and to read the terms of participation, press HERE

* Registrations during the event will only be accepted on Saturday 02.07.2016 and from 09.00 – 10.30am and with extra participation fee of 10€ per category.