Race Day 

Saturday 27th August 


All racing will take place in Customs House harbour (AKA South harbour) which forms part of the inner harbour at Whitehaven.  Protected from the winds of the Irish Sea by large harbour walls and from sea swell and waves by the harbour lock Customs House harbour is ideally suited for the purpose of race.

Fair Play

  • To ensure fair play the boards, paddles and leashes for the races will be provided by UK SUP Fest courtesy of Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project (two different sizes will be available).
  • Competitors will be categorised by  age and gender;
  Seniors  16 - 25
  Masters  25- 45

  Veterans   46+

  • Races will be run over 3 different disciplines; 

*Relay Race 

Teams for the relay will be drawn by the race committee from those who register to enter it.  Teams will be drawn and published no later than one week before the festival. 

The sprint and relay races will be straight out, round a marker buoy and straight back in whereas the obstacle course will follow the circumference  of the harbour with obstacles strategically placed that will need to be crossed. 

Safety craft will be in the water at all times and all of our race officials are trained First Responders.

Personal flotation devices and board leashes must be worn at all times, failing to do so will lead to automatic disqualification from the competition and all other water based activity being held.


At registration and on the payment of an entry *fee applicants will have the opportunity to register for one, two or all of the races.  Only registered competitors will be permitted to race . Online registration in now open.


Medals  and points will be warded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places of each race category. Trophies will be awarded to the  Individuals who have amassed the most points in their age and gender category after all races have been run.


To help cover the cost of insurance, water safety, trophies, medals and administration costs and entry fee is applicable and must be paid at the time of registration. Unfortunately registration fees are non refundable and can not be transfered.