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The bay 6k

The Bay 6K Distance Sprint FREE ENTRY!
Date & Time: Friday 24th July 2009 6pm
Location: Set off from Mumbles slip near Verdi’s Café, finish at The Watersports Station, Swansea Bay

If the taster session whets your appetite or you’re already out there doing it, then charge yourself up for THE BAY 6K DISTANCE SPRINT!  This race is Swansea’s first official SUP race and a pre-runner to the forthcoming BSUPA Championships to be held at Bae Fest 2009 in September. 

The Prizes
1st Drops Paddle (RRP £169) and Winner’s Trophy
2nd Dakine SUP Leash
3rd SUP Gower T-Shirt

The Route

the bay 6k
Please check out the route map on this event page.  Competitors will set off at the slip near Verdi’s Café, Mumbles.  The route will be set by buoys and safety boat cover will be provided by Gower Kite Riders. 
The course takes you N/W to the Marker Post on Swansea Bay then a sharp turn N/W takes you along the final stage to the finishing point.  If at any point during the route you feel you cannot continue, please draw the attention of one of the organisers or safety boat operator who will be happy to assist you.  When you dismount on the shore you must carry your board up to the finishing post where the judges will record the winner.  Please feel free to hang around for a while for a mess around on the Bay and some light refreshments courtesy of The Watersports Station!

Return to Mumbles
If you need to return to your vehicle in Mumbles, you may not feel up to the paddle back across the water so try to arrange for someone to collect you from finishing point!

Entry Criteria
All entrants must:
Be fit and a proficient swimmer (be able to swim 200 metres)
Provide their own SUP board and paddle (alternatively boards are available for hire from SUP Gower at £10 special rate for the race)
Wear apparel appropriate to the weather conditions (Let’s hope it’ll be boardies weather
Agree to the content of the Disclaimer at the foot of this page (Disclaimer must be signed on the evening prior to setting off)
You MUST register in advance, either by calling Matt Smith on 07799 0624499 or Jay Doyle on 07970 577879.  Alternatively email SENDING YOUR NAME [email protected] 

You must arrive no later than 5.30pm to sign in at the race start point.

Male and female participants of all ages are welcome and although this is a race, it’s all in the name of fun and about building the light-hearted and friendly community of SUP Boarding so you don’t have to win it to be in it!

Kayakers are welcome to participate but the prizes will be awarded to SUP Boarders only.

Any news on the event will be posted here and also on SUP Gower’s official website at so keep checking in for updates!

Participation in the THE BAY 6K is undertaken at the participant’s own risk and SUP Gower, its subsidiaries, associated businesses and proprietor shall not be held personally liable for any personal loss, damage, injury incurred by participants to themselves and/or their property. 

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