Cannes Yachting Festival sees its first Stand Up Paddleboard Race

Cannes Yachting Festival sees its first Stand Up Paddleboard Race

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This September, Cannes Yachting Festival goers will, for the first time, be able to take part in a Stand Up Paddleboard Race on Friday 11th September 2015.

The fifteen hour competition by night will take participants 100km along the famous Croisette, crossing the finishing line in the Vieux Port amidst Cannes’ biggest yachts.


Stand Up Paddleboard Racing (SUP) has become one of the fastest growing water sports in history. Why, you ask? Because SUP is for everyone and anyone looking to get out on the water, have fun, and even get a great workout from it too. The sport is increasingly popular with yacht owners, which naturally led to the introduction of the inaugural SUP relay race at Cannes Yachting Festival.

Further enhancing the show’s lifestyle credentials, the race will take place on the Friday 11th September, which is the late night opening of the show. Kicking off at 7pm, contestants will paddle around a track of three buoys from the VIP pontoon on the beach, along La Croisette, to Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez arriving at 10am the following morning.


Candidates can take part solo or in relay teams of a maximum of four people. In each category – singles or team – the winner will be chosen based on the number of in the race and the time they cross the finishing line. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday 12th September at 11.30am on the festival’s beach.

Interested? Registration costs 75€ for singles, and 150€ for teams. For those that prefer to stay on dry land, you can purchase entry tickets to the show on the Cannes Yachting Festival website, from 15€ per person or 28€ for two.


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